The faint championship hopes of Perth Glory and Brisbane Roar could be fully extinguished by the conclusion of Round 27 but the two finals-chasing teams will be putting it all on the line when they meet in Saturday evening’s blockbuster.
Fittingly there has been no shortage of goals or drama between both Glory and Roar in the past with a massive 28 goals scored in total across the last six meetings between the pair, with neither side keeping a clean sheet in that time.
With both sides failing to convince from a defensive standpoint consistently this season, combined with the do-or-die nature of the contest, it’s likely to be another frenetic match at nib Stadium.
Should Perth come out firing early in the match and produce the opening goal of the encounter it could prove critical – Brisbane have failed to win any match this season in which they’ve given up the first goal, with John Aloisi’s men drawing twice and losing nine of these 11 matches.
A special match could be brewing in the West – take a glance at all the other key statistics thanks to Opta data as Perth and Brisbane clash to keep their season alive.