In a rematch of last season's Elimination Final, Western Sydney Wanderers and Brisbane Roar both find themselves needing a win to inspire confidence of returning to those heights.
Here are the key facts ahead of Saturday's clash at ANZ Stadium.
- Brisbane are undefeated in their last four games against Western Sydney (W2, D2), though the score has read 1-1 at full-time in three of those fixtures.
- There have been 14 goals scored in the Wanderers' last three home games against the Roar, with the hosts going undefeated in that span (W2, D1).
- Western Sydney are without a win in six games (D5, L1). The last time they went longer was a 14-game drought from 2014 until 2015 (D4, L10).
- Brisbane are winless in their last seven games away from home (D2, L5), the last and only time they went longer without a road win was an eight-game stretch between December 2009 and September 2010 (D3, L5).
- Josep Gombau's side average 473 passes with an accuracy of 83% on home turf this campaign, better than any team in either category.
- According to the Expected Goals Against (xGA) rating, Brisbane should have conceded just 10.3 goals this season. However, they have actually conceded 14 goals, the largest negative disparity (-3.7) of any team in the competition.
- Jamie Young has made 4.3 saves per game so far this campaign, the second-most of any keeper who has played more than one match (Janjetovic 4.6).