Roar v Wanderers: All you need to know


The Roar return home to face Western Sydney after grabbing all three points in Wellington last weekend. Take a look at all you need to know ahead of our clash against the Wanderers.

Head-to-head: Roar v Wanderers

  • Overall record: 6 wins, 4 draws, 7 defeats, 24 goals for, 26 goals against.
  • Both matches between Roar-Wanderers this season have finished 1-1.
  • The most common scoreline is 1-1
  • The two sides have never played a scoreless draw
  • There is an average of 2.94 goals in Roar-Wanderers game

Key matchup

Matt McKay and Dimas will both have a huge influence on the outcome, as the two players are their respective team’s most accurate passers. This individual matchup will go along way to deciding midfield dominance.

The last time Brendon Santalab played at Suncorp Stadium, he was sent off after a tussle with Brisbane’s Jade North. If Santalab is picked ahead of Lachlan Scott, his battle with North and Luke DeVere will be closely watched.

In form

Brisbane Roar have only conceded 5 goals from set pieces, tied for least in the league with Melbourne City.
Jamie Maclaren has taken 42 shots this season, fourth-most in the league.
Ex-Roar player Mitch Nichols (35) has created the most chances in the league.
This match will feature the two most accurate passers in the league, with Dimas (79.8%) and Matt McKay (75.3%) sitting first and second respectively.
Roar have kept 4 clean sheets, third-most in the league.
Western Sydney have faced 60 shots on target, third-least in the league.

Western Sydney Wanderers at Suncorp Stadium

  • Record: 3 wins, 1 draw, 4 defeats, 12 goals for, 12 goals against.
  • The Wanderers have the lowest draw percentage of any visiting team at Suncorp Stadium, with only 1 draw in 8 visits.
  • The 51,153 that attended the 2014 Grand Final at Suncorp Stadium was the highest ever Brisbane Roar home crowd.

Last five meetings

  • Roar 1-1 Wanderers – December 23, 2016 at Suncorp Stadium
  • Wanderers 1-1 Roar – November 25, 2016 at Spotless Stadium
  • Wanderers 5-4 Roar – April 4, 2016 at Parramatta Stadium
  • Roar 3-2 Wanderers – March 4, 2016 at Parramatta Stadium
  • Wanderers 2-1 Roar – December 5 2015 at Parramatta Stadium

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