The Roar enjoy a great record at Coopers Stadium and will be hunting the three points on Sunday afternoon. Take a look at some key stats ahead of our Round 23 clash.
Head-to-head: Reds v Roar
- Overall record: 15 wins, 9 draws, 14 defeats. Goals for: 49; Goals against: 41
- The Roar won the sides’ last meeting in a 4-0 rout at Suncorp Stadium.
- Adelaide were undefeated in the previous three meetings against the Roar (W2, D1).
- Brisbane have taken four points against the Reds this season, including a point in a 1-1 draw at Coopers Stadium earlier this campaign.
- There has not been a scoreless fixture between the two clubs since January 2009.
- The most common scoreline is a 1-0 Roar win.
- There is an average of 2.37 goals in Reds-Roar meetings.
Last five meetings
- Roar 4-0 Adelaide – December 11, 2016 at Suncorp Stadium
- Adelaide 1-1 Roar – November 11, 2016 at Coopers Stadium
- Adelaide 3-0 Roar – February 27, 2016 at Coopers Stadium
- Roar 1-4 Adelaide – January 22, 2016 at Suncorp Stadium
- Roar 3-0 Adelaide – October 31, 2015 at Suncorp Stadium
Adelaide United v Brisbane Roar at Coopers Stadium
- Record: 10 wins, 4 draws, 6 defeats. Goals for: 20; Goals against: 20
- The Roar are winless in their last three trips to Adelaide (L2, D1).
- Brisbane have a strong record in Adelaide and won six straight games at Coopers Stadium between January 2011 and April 2015.
- The Roar are undefeated in their last four away matches in the Hyundai A-League
- Adelaide United are undefeated in their last two games when hosting the Roar, the last and only time they’ve enjoyed a longer streak against them at home was a three-match stretch from 2008 to 2009.
- Adelaide United have won 52.4% of duels contested so far this season, the second-most of any team in the competition behind Perth Glory (53.3%).
- Isaias has made 168 long passes so far this campaign, the second-most of any outfield player behind Neil Kilkenny (173).
- The Reds have scored the fewest goals in the league this season (17). Only Sydney FC have had more shots than the Roar (230), while only the Mariners have attempted fewer than the Reds (179).
- No side has completed more passes than the Roar (10518) led by league-leading passer Matt McKay (837 passes at 77.4%).
- Adelaide have only scored 2 goals all season between 31-60 minutes while the Roar have scored 10 in the 15 minutes before the break alone – the most in the competition.
Match details & squads
Hyundai A-League 2016/17 Round 23, Adelaide United v Brisbane Roar, Sunday, 19 March 2017. Coopers Stadium, Adelaide. Kick-off 4pm (QLD time).
Adelaide United squad: 1.Eugene GALEKOVIC (gk) (c), 4.Dylan McGOWAN, 5.Taylor REGAN, 7.Jae-sung KIM, 9.Baba DIAWARA, 11.Sergio CIRIO, 12.Mark OCHIENG, 13.Marc MARINO, 14.George MELLS, 15.Ben WARLAND, 16.Jesse MAKAROUNAS, 17.Nikola MILEUSNIC, 18.Riley McGREE, 19.Ben GARUCCIO, 21.Tarek ELRICH, 24.Jordan O’DOHERTY, 30.Daniel MARGUSH (gk), 92.Eli BABALJ **two to be omitted**
Ins: 1.Eugene GALEKOVIC (gk) (returns from injury), 13.Marc MARINO (promoted), 14.George MELLS (promoted), 15.Ben WARLAND (promoted), 17.Nikola MILEUSNIC (promoted)
Outs: 2.Michael MARRONE (not selected), 10.Marcelo CARRUSCA (not selected), 20.John HALL (gk) (not selected)
Unavailable: 3.Iacopo LA ROCCA (hip – 3 weeks), 8.Isaìas (knee – indefinite), 22.Ryan KITTO (hamstring – 2 weeks), 23.Jordan ELSEY (knee – season)
Brisbane Roar FC squad: 1.Michael THEO (gk), 5.Corey BROWN, 6.Avram PAPADOPOULOS, 7.Thomas KRISTENSEN, 8.Jacob PEPPER, 9.Jamie MACLAREN, 10.Brett HOLMAN, 13.Jade NORTH, 15.Manuel ARANA, 17.Matt MCKAY (c), 19.Jack HINGERT, 20.Shannon BRADY, 21.Jamie Young (gk), 25.Kye ROWLES, 26.Nicholas D’AGOSTINO, 28.Brandon BORRELLO, 29.Joe CALETTI, 46.Cameron CRESTANI **two to be omitted**
Ins: 7.Thomas KRISTENSEN (promoted), 20.Shannon BRADY (promoted), 25.Kye ROWLES (promoted), 28.Brandon BORRELLO (promoted)
Outs: 11.Tommy OAR (hamstring – 3 weeks), 22.Thomas BROICH (ankle – 1 week)
Unavailable: 3.Luke DEVERE (calf – 1-2 weeks), 4.Daniel BOWLES (knee – season), 24.Connor O’TOOLE (ankle – 3 weeks)
Referee: Stephen Lucas; Assistant Referee 1: Paul Cetrangolo; Assistant Referee 2: James Tesoriero; Fourth Official: Rick Schneider