Our rivalry with Western Sydney Wanderers continues to grow with every meeting. Take a look at some key facts ahead of Friday night’s blockbuster game. Kick-off 6:50pm.
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Roar v Wanderers at Suncorp Stadium
- Brisbane have won four of their last five home matches against the Wanderers
- There has never been a draw in a Roar-Wanderers clash at Suncorp Stadium
- Only once in the last six meetings has a side kept a clean sheet
- Overall, the Roar lead the ledger four wins to three at Suncorp Stadium with both sides scoring 11 goals apiece in the seven outings at the venue
Roar v Wanderers: Head-to-head
- Sixteen goals have been scored in the last three meetings between the teams with a draw and a win each
- Overall, the Wanderers hold a slight advantage in the head-to-head (seven wins to six) and have scored two more goals than the Roar in sixteen meetings
- There is an average of three goals in Mariners-Roar meetings. The most common scoreline is a 1-1 draw followed by 2-1 Wanderers win and 1-0 & 3-1 Roar wins
- Dimi Petratos’ bullet free-kick last weekend puts the Roar equal first in the league for goals from direct free kicks
- The Roar are second in the Hyundai A-League for headed goals, trailing only the Glory
- The Wanderers have the best shooting accuracy in the league while the Roar sit in fourth.
- Only Sydney FC have conceded less goals from set pieces than the Roar while only the Phoenix have conceded more than Western Sydney
- The sides’ defences have shared opposing fortunes so far this season. The Roar have kept three clean sheets and conceded just 11 goals and the Wanderers are yet to keep a clean sheet.
- Brisbane have scored most of their goals in the 15 minute period before half-time. The Wanderers concede most in the fifteen minutes proceeding the start of each half.
- Both sides conceded the majority of their goals in the second half. Brisbane have conceded just two first half goals all season, while the Wanderers have conceded 15 of their 21 goals after the break.
- The Roar have never lost after scoring first (5W, 3D). The Wanderers have recorded a draw on each of the four occasions they have scored first but have won from a losing position, something the Roar have not done this season.
- Jamie Maclaren (above) enjoys facing the Wanderers. He’s scored five goals in his last three fixtures against Western Sydney, bagging two braces and the first goal of the game twice.
- Brendon Santalab and Maclaren enter the clash as the teams’ respective top scorers with six goals apiece.
- There are five members in the Roar squad with passing accuracy at 80% or better led by Matt McKay with 555 passes.
- Thomas Kristensen still leads the squad in tackles and interceptions.
- Tommy Oar is in lethal form in the attacking third and leads the squad in assists, crosses and dribbles.
- Brisbane have three members in the Hyundai A-League’s top 20 for passing – Thomas Broich, Matt McKay and Corey Brown.