Brisbane Roar v Newcastle Jets: stats preview
Newcastle Jets never fear a trip to Suncorp Stadium but they’ll be wary of a Brisbane Roar side chasing their first points of the Hyundai A-League campaign.
Thanks to Opta Data, we’ve got the all-important stats ahead of Sunday’s intriguing clash.
o The last six Hyundai A-League meetings between these sides have seen two wins apiece and two draws, although the Newcastle Jets have won three of their last six trips to Suncorp Stadium.
o Brisbane Roar have now lost three Hyundai A-League games in succession, the last time they lost more was a four-game losing streak in March 2015.
o The Jets will be looking for back-to-back wins away from home in the Hyundai A-League for the first time since October 2015 after a 5-1 win against the Mariners in Round 1.
o Roar is the only team in the Hyundai A-League yet to be caught offside this season, while only the Wanderers (9) have been offside more often than the Jets (7).
o Ernie Merrick’s side have made 137 passes into the final third so far this season, the most of any team in the Hyundai A-League and 31 more than the Roar.
o Jets striker Roy O’Donovan has been involved in five goals this campaign (4 goals, 1 assist), two more than any other player in the Hyundai A-League.