Match preview: Perth Glory v Brisbane Roar

Are Tony Popovic's men the real deal?

If Perth Glory can back up their thrilling win in Melbourne with a triumph over Brisbane Roar on Saturday night, it would go a long away to establishing Popovic’s side as the early Hyundai A-League team to beat.

It won't be easy, though, with the Roar themselves still undefeated and itching to turn flashes of promise into something more convincing than their two straight draws.

Adam Taggart could be the key man should John Aloisi’s side claim all three points in Western Australia, with the Roar striker returning to club where he made his name.

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  • Perth Glory have scored multiple goals in each of their last five games against Brisbane Roar; however, they’ve picked up just two wins in that span (D1, L2).
  • Brisbane Roar picked up a 3-2 victory in their most recent game against Perth Glory at nib Stadium, snapping a six-game winless streak at the venue (D3, L3).
  • Perth Glory are without a win in their last three games at nib Stadium (D1, L2), the last time they went longer without a win at the venue was a five-game stint in 2015 (D2, L3).


Perth Glory squad: 1.Tando VELAPHI (gk), 2.Alex GRANT, 3.Jason DAVIDSON, 4.Shane LOWRY, 5.Ivan FRANJIC, 6.Dino DJULBIC, 7.Joel CHIANESE, 9.Andy KEOGH, 13.Matthew SPIRANOVIC, 15.Brandon WILSON, 16.Tomislav MRCELA, 19.Chris IKONOMIDIS, 20.Jake BRIMMER, 22.Fabio FERREIRA, 23.Scott NEVILLE, 27.JUANDE, 33.Liam REDDY (gk), 88.Neil KILKENNY

**two to be omitted**

Ins: 13.Matt SPIRANOVIC (promoted), 6.Dino DJULBIC (promoted)

Outs: Nil

Unavailable: 11.Brendon SANTALAB (hamstring – 1 week), 17.Diego CASTRO (hamstring – 1-2 weeks), 21.Jacob ITALIANO (knee – 1-2 weeks)

Brisbane Roar FC squad: 1.Brendan WHITE (gk), 2.Dane INGHAM, 4.Daniel BOWLES, 6.Avram PAPADOPOULOS, 7.Thomas KRISTENSEN, 8.Jacob PEPPER, 9.Adam TAGGART, 11.Eric BAUTHEAC, 13.Stefan MAUK, 14.Alex LOPEZ, 17.Matt MCKAY (c), 18.Joe CALETTI, 19.Jack HINGERT, 21.Jamie YOUNG (gk), 22.Tobias MIKKELSEN, 24.Connor O’TOOLE, 26.Nicholas D’AGOSTINO, 33.HENRIQUE

**two to be omitted**

Ins: 2.Dane INGHAM (returns from injury), 18.Joe CALETTI (promoted)

Outs: Nil

Unavailable: 10.Brett HOLMAN (knee – TBC)

Adam Taggart


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