Melbourne City v Brisbane Roar: stats preview

Melbourne City host Brisbane Roar in the opening match of the Hyundai A-League 2017/18 Season and we’ve got some key stats for the fixture, courtesy of Opta Data.

*Three of the last six Hyundai A-League games between these two clubs has ended in a draw, including each of the last two.

*City is undefeated in their last nine Hyundai A-League home games against Brisbane, with Roar’s last victory against them in Melbourne coming in November 2010.

*Roar has maximum points in each of their last two Hyundai A-League season openers away from home (2013/14, 2015/16), and have lost just one of their last four season openers overall (W2, D1).

*Melbourne City scored the opening goal of the game on 19 occasions last Hyundai A-League season, the second-most of any team in the competition behind Sydney FC (20).

*Roar won three games in Hyundai A-League 2016/17 Season after trailing at half-time, more than any other team in the competition.