Brisbane Roar v Central Coast Mariners: match preview
A spot in the Hyundai A-League top six is at stake as Brisbane Roar do battle with Central Coast Mariners at Suncorp Stadium on Saturday.
The Mariners currently hold a finals position after their drought-breaking 1-0 win over Western United FC on Sunday.
Not only did Alen Stajcic’s side secure their first home win since April, they also kept their first clean sheet in 39 Hyundai A-League matches.
For Roar, it’s been a case of one step forward, two steps back it seems so far this season.
After their incredible comeback to beat Melbourne City a fortnight ago, Robbie Fowler’s men were unable to back it up, going down 2-1 to Wellington Phoenix last weekend.
Despite their inconsistency, Roar are just two points behind the sixth-placed Mariners heading into this one, placing great importance on the three points for both clubs.
Saturday, November 30 2019
Kick-off: 5.00pm AEDT
Venue: Suncorp Stadium
Broadcast: ABC TV, FOX Sports 505
Stream: MyFootball Live App, Kayo Sports, ABC iView
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Brisbane Roar squad: 1.Max CROCOMBE (gk), 2.Scott NEVILLE, 4.Daniel BOWLES, 5.Tom ALDRED (c), 6.Macaulay GILLESPHEY, 7.Jai INGHAM, 8.Jacob PEPPER, 9.Roy O’DONOVAN, 10.Bradden INMAN, 12.Aiden O’NEILL, 13.Stefan MAUK, 14.George MELLS, 15.Aaron REARDON, 20.Aaron AMADI-HOLLOWAY, 21.Jamie YOUNG (gk), 22.Jake MCGING, 23.Dylan WENZEL-HALLS, 25.Rahmat AKBARI, 26.Jay O’SHEA, 28.Izaack POWELL, 29.Jordan COURTNEY-PERKINS
**2-4 to be omitted**
Ins: 14.George MELLS (promoted), 25.Rahmat AKBARI (promoted), 28.Izaack POWELL (promoted)
Unavailable: 19.Jack HINGERT (knee)
Central Coast Mariners Squad: 1.Mark BIRIGHITTI (gk), 2.Ian Zygmunt GORDON, 3.Jack CLISBY, 4.Eunsun KIM, 6.Giancarlo GALLIFUOCO, 7.Milan ÐURIĆ, 8.Mikey MCGLINCHEY, 9.Jordan MURRAY, 10.Thomas OAR, 11.Daniel DESILVA, 12.Adam PEARCE (gk), 14.Abraham MAJOK, 15.Kye ROWLES, 16.Dylan FOX, 17.Samuel SILVERA, 18.Gianni STENSNESS, 19.Matthew SIMON, 21.Ruon TONGYIK, 26.Joshua NISBET, 27.Lewis MILLER
**2-4 to be omitted**
Ins: 14.Abraham MAJOK (Promoted), 16.Dylan FOX (Promoted)
Unavailable: 29.Jair BRITTO (Injury – Quad)
Did you know?
- Brisbane Roar are undefeated in their last 15 Hyundai A-League matches against Central Coast Mariners (W11, D4), winning a 5-3 goal fest in their most recent meeting.
- The Mariners kept a clean sheet for the first time in 39 Hyundai A-League matches last weekend and could secure back-to-back clean sheets for the first time since November 2017.
- Roar remain the only team in the Hyundai A-League 2019/20 Season yet to score a goal within the first half of a game, despite this they have still managed to accrue competition points in half of their matches played (W1, D2, L3).