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Brisbane Roar FC
Brisbane Roar FC
Brisbane Roar and Perth Glory will be going head to head in a thrilling clash at Dolphin Stadium. Join The Roar for live scores and a blog of the match, with the tie kicking off at 5:00pm (AEDT).
Brisbane Roar have won 13 times they have faced off compared to Perth Glory’s ten, but haven’t beat Perth since April 2018, with Perth winning three of their five previous clashes.
But Brisbane Roar are in with a chance. They have been in stunning form in recent weeks, losing just one of their last eight games and winning five along the way.
Brisbane have been boosted by the signings of Corey Brown and Scott McDonald in the summer transfer window. McDonald in particular has played a key role in their recent success.
McDonald is back in the side after missing last week’s clash against Western United due to a contract agreement with the Melbourne side but will be back and in full fitness for this fixture that is vital to Brisbane’s finals push this season.
Brisbane have netted only 19 goals in 17 games, but have conceded the third fewest goals in the league with just 21.
They currently sit sixth on the table with 25 points to their name, four above Western United, who are in seventh place.
Their solid, low defensive line will be key to this clash, and Robbie Fowler will most likely play five at the back again for this clash.
Perth Glory have also been in great form in recent weeks and are unbeaten in their past nine A-League games, netting seven wins and two draws during that period.
They currently sit third on the A-League ladder, one point behind second-placed Melbourne City, but City have played two more games than Perth. City have a bye this weekend, which means a Perth win would see them jump into second place on the table.
They have scored the third most goals in the league with 31 and have conceded the second least with 16, which means they are statistically a better side than Brisbane Roar.
Both teams have been in stunning form over the past month or two, and that makes this an extremely hard game to predict, but I think the quality of Perth will edge Brisbane, with the final score being 2-1 to Glory.
Join The Roar for live scores and a blog of the match, with the ball first rolling at 5:00pm (AEDT).
Kick-off: 5:00pm (AEDT)
Venue: Dolphin Stadium, Brisbane
TV: Fox Sports 505, ABC TV
Stream: Kayo Sports, MyFootball Live App
Odds: Brisbane Roar $3.30, Draw $3.50, Perth Glory $2.25
Last five meetings: Perth three wins, Brisbane one win, one draw
Brisbane Roar squad
1. Max Crocombe (gk), 2. Scott Neville, 3. Corey Brown, 4. Daniel Bowles, 5. Tom Aldred (c), 6. Macaulay Gillesphey, 8. Jacob Pepper, 10. Bradden Inman, 12. Aiden O’Neill, 15. Aaron Reardon, 19. Jack Hingert, 20. Aaron Amadi-Holloway, 21. Jamie Young (gk), 22. Jake McGing, 23. Dylan Wenzel-Halls, 25. Rahmat Akbari, 26. Jay O’Shea, 27. Kai Trewin, 30. Mirza Muratovic, 77. Scott McDonald
Perth Glory squad
1. Tando Velaphi (gk), 2. Alex Grant, 3. Jacob Tratt, 4. Gregory Wuthrich, 5. Ivan Franjic, 7. Joel Chianese, 8. James Meredith, 9. Bruno Fornaroli, 12. Kim Soo-Beom, 13. Osama Malik, 16. Tomislav Mrcela, 17. Diego Castro (c), 18. Nicholas D’Agostino, 20. Jake Brimmer, 21. Tarek Elrich, 22. Vince Lia, 28. Gabriel Popovic, 29. Kristian Popovic, 33. Liam Reddy (gk), 88. Neil Kilkenny