Robbie Fowler's Brisbane Roar will be eager to bounce back from the 5-1 drubbing at the hands of Champions Sydney FC and they get the chance to do so against Western United on Friday.
The Roar will be looking to break their unwanted record of being the only Hyundai A-League side without a first-half goal, while Mark Rudan's team are aiming to snap their habit of conceding the opening goal, which they have done in their past seven games.
The Green and Black may fall behind often but they have proved their ability to find a response, as they did in the 3-1 triumph against Melbourne Victory. Ex-Roar supremo Besart Berisha is clearly a man in form and he proved last Sunday that he does not lose his appetite against his former clubs.
Those three points got Rudan's side out of a three-match losing funk, keeping them fourth in the Hyundai A-League ladder. Brisbane are five points back in ninth and a win at Suncorp Stadium would close the gap and keep them in touching distance of the top six.
Friday, December 13 2019
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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TBC on Thursday
Did you know?
- There has been a total of 18 goals scored in Brisbane Roar’s last four A-League games; the Queensland side has been outscored 10-8 in that period.
- The Brisbane Roar have won their last two A-League home games; the last time they won more in succession was a four-game stint in March-April of 2017.
- Brisbane Roar remain the only team yet to score a first-half goal this A-League campaign; their last first-half goal was scored by Nicholas D’Agostino against Adelaide United in April 2019.
- Each of Western United FC’s two A-League games outside Victoria have ended in a score of 1-0, with Western United earning a win and a loss in that span.
- Western United FC have hit the woodwork on five occasions this A-League season, more than any other team in the competition.