Key stats ahead of City v Roar Elimination Final
History is on Melbourne City’s side when they host Brisbane Roar at AAMI Park on Friday night in the first of the Hyundai A-League’s Elimination Finals.
City is unbeaten in their last 10 games against Roar at the venue, winning seven of those matches.
Despite trailing at half-time in three of those encounters, City have managed to fight back to avoid defeat, which should give them plenty of confidence heading into this do-or-die clash.
While City’s record against Roar at AAMI is encouraging, their Finals Series record is a little more concerning.
In their last six finals matches, City have managed just two wins and lost their home Elimination Final last season, a 2-0 defeat to Perth Glory.
So what will unfold on Friday night? Can’t wait to find out!
OTHER MATCH FACTS
- Melbourne City have lost only one of their last five games against Brisbane Roar (W2, D2), and will be hunting for consecutive wins against them for the first time since winning all three of their meetings in 2014/15.
- Brisbane Roar (13) have more post-season wins than any other team in the competition; however, they’ve lost each of their last four finals games away from Suncorp Stadium.
- Warren Joyce’s troops boast a passing accuracy of 72% in opposition territory this campaign, better than any other team in the Hyundai A-League.
- Roar have received 62 yellow cards this Hyundai A-League season, the joint-most of any team alongside Wanderers and 19 more than Melbourne City (43).
- City striker Bruno Fornaroli has scored in each of his last four Hyundai A-League outings.
- Roar gloveman Jamie Young has a 73% save percentage this Hyundai A-League season, the best of any keeper to have played more than two games