Brisbane Roar v Adelaide United: match preview
A huge opportunity awaits Brisbane Roar as they take on Adelaide United in an intriguing clash at Suncorp Stadium on Saturday night.
While Roar’s four-game unbeaten run came to an end at the hands of champions Sydney FC last time out, Robbie Fowler’s side should have plenty of confidence heading into this one.
And they go into the match in the knowledge a win would propel them into the top six heading into the last third of the regular season.
If Brisbane can take all three points against Adelaide, it would be the first time since March 2018 they have won back-to-back games at Suncorp.
But they come up against a Reds outfit that have second spot in their sights on the back of three straight wins.
Gertjan Verbeek’s side have found their attacking mojo in recent games, netting 10 goals in those three wins including a 3-1 triumph against Melbourne City last weekend.
It was a late James Troisi goal that proved the difference when these two sides met earlier this season, a 1-0 win to the Reds at Coopers Stadium.
Saturday, 8 February 2020
Kick-off: 6.30pm local, 7.30pm AEDT
Venue: Suncorp Stadium
Broadcast: FOX Sports 505
Stream: MyFootball Live App, Kayo Sports
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Brisbane Roar FC squad: 1.Max CROCOMBE (gk), 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, 28.Izaack POWELL, 30.Mirza MURATOVIC, 77.Scott MCDONALD
**2-4 to be omitted**
Ins: 15.Aaron REARDON (promoted), 22.Jake MCGING (promoted), 27.Kai TREWIN (promoted)
Outs: 2.Scott NEVILLE (suspended – 1 week)
Unavailable: 29.Jordan COURTNEY-PERKINS (knee – TBC)
Adelaide United squad: 2.Michael MARRONE, 4.Ryan STRAIN, 5.Michaël MARIA, 6.Stefan MAUK, 7.Ryan KITTO, 8.Riley McGREE, 11.Kristian OPSETH, 17.Nikola MILEUSNIĆ, 18.Lachlan BROOK, 20.Paul IZZO (gk), 22.Michael JAKOBSEN (c), 23.Jordan ELSEY, 26.Ben HALLORAN, 27.Louis D’ARRIGO, 31.Mirko BOLAND, 33.Cooper NUNN, 40.Dakota OCHSENHAM (gk), Mohamed TOURE
**0-2 to be omitted**
Ins: 6.Stefan MAUK (promoted), 33.Cooper NUNN (promoted), Mohamed TOURE (promoted)
Outs: 14.George BLACKWOOD, 16.Nathan KONSTANDOPOULOS (knee)
Unavailable: 10.James TROISI (quad), (24.Pacifique NIYONGABIRE (adductor), 29.Kusini YENGI (knee), 30.Isaac RICHARDS (knee), 35.Al Hassan TOURE (foot)
Did you know?
- Adelaide United have won their last four games against Brisbane Roar in the Hyundai A-League.
- There has been an average of five goals per game scored in the last four league meetings between the Reds and Roar.
- Only Western United FC (10) have won more competition points from losing positions in the Hyundai A-League than Roar’s eight.
- The Reds’ Riley McGree has scored seven goals in his last eight away games in the Hyundai A-League.
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