Wednesday night preview: Brisbane Roar v Perth Glory - June 2
Perth Glory travel to Queensland with their season on the line ahead of a clash with Brisbane Roar at Moreton Daily Stadium on Tuesday night.
Perth have the chance to cash in on their game in hand in the final game of Matchweek 23. Richard Garcia's side currently sit ninth on 33 points but can jump into seventh with a win, closing the gap to sixth-placed Brisbane Roar to just one point.
A draw would keep Perth mathematically in the hunt with one game to play, but a loss would wipe out the away side's hopes of a top-six finish.
The Roar, meanwhile, have motivating factors of a different nature heading into the Wednesday-night fixture. Three teams placed seventh to tenth on the A-League table have Brisbane in their sights heading into the final Matchweek of the season, but Warren Moon's team could eliminate both Perth and Western Sydney Wanderers from the Finals Series conversation with a three-point effort at Moreton Daily Stadium.
Perth are unbeaten in six games heading into their final two games of the campaign. An entertaining 2-2 draw against Wellington Phoenix last time out left the West Australian side with an uphill climb to reach the Finals Series by the end of the season, but beating Brisbane for the second time this season would reinvigorate their desperate last push.
Brisbane Roar v Perth Glory
Wednesday, June 2 2021
Venue: Moreton Daily Stadium
Kick-off: 7.05pm AEST
Broadcast: FOX Sports 505
Stream: MyFootball Live App, Kayo Sports
Ins and Outs
Brisbane Roar FC squad: 1.Macklin FREKE (gk), 2.Scott NEVILLE, 3.Corey BROWN, 6.Macaulay GILLESPHEY, 9.Masato KUDO, 10.Riku DANZAKI, 11.Joe CHAMPNESS, 15.Jesse DALEY, 16.Joshua BRINDELL-SOUTH, 21.Jamie YOUNG (gk), 22.Antonee BURKE-GILROY, 23.Dylan WENZEL-HALLS, 25.Rahmat AKBARI, 26.Jay O’SHEA, 27.Kai TREWIN, 29.Jordan COURTNEY-PERKINS, 34.Alex PARSONS, 35.Hassan RAMAZANI, 36.Eli ADAMS, 37.Cyrus DEHMIE
**2-4 to be omitted**
Ins: 9.Masato KUDO (promoted), 22.Antonee BURKE-GILROY (promoted), 35.Hassan RAMAZANI (promoted), 36.Eli ADAMS (promoted)
Outs: 5.Tom ALDRED (hamstring)
Unavailable: 17.Golgol MEBRAHTU (groin), 19.Jack HINGERT (hamstring)
Perth Glory squad: 1.Tando VELAPHI (gk), 2.Jason GERIA, 5.Jonathan ASPROPOTAMITIS, 6.Osama MALIK, 8.Kosuke OTA, 9.Bruno FORNAROLI, 10.Andy KEOGH, 11.Joel CHIANESE, 13.Luke BODNAR, 15.Brandon WILSON, 17.Diego CASTRO, 18.Nick D'AGOSTINO, 19.Callum TIMMINS, 20.Carlo ARMIENTO, 22.Josh RAWLINS, 23.Dane INGHAM, 24.Daniel STYNES, 29.Darryl LACHMAN, 33.Liam REDDY (gk)
**1-3 to be omitted**
Ins: 20.Carlo ARMIENTO (promoted)
Unavailable: 4.Sebastian LANGKAMP (groin – 1-2 weeks), 7.Chris IKONOMIDIS (international duty)
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