Sydney FC will be looking to build on their form following last week’s win over ladder leaders Perth, as they welcome Brisbane Roar to Jubilee Stadium for a huge Summer of Football clash on Saturday.
The Sky Blues sit third after their impressive 2-1 win in Round 9, a result that extended their winning streak to an incredible nine matches against the Western Australia-based side.
They do not have a similar hold against the Roar, though, despite Sydney FC’s recent Hyundai A-League dominance.
Of the last nine games between the two sides, Sydney and Brisbane have won three apiece and there have been three draws.
The Roar could desperately do with a win having triumphed in just one Hyundai A-League fixture this season – that came against Melbourne City in Round 5.
And four losses in a row has Brisbane sitting second bottom, with the side’s defending from set pieces in a 4-1 loss to Wellington Phoenix last time out frustrating.
Sydney FC striker Adam Le Fondre will be out to continue the Roar’s defensive woes, the English forward having netted seven times in nine Hyundai A-League fixtures.
Key Opta stats
- Sydney FC have kept three clean sheets in their last five games against the Roar, conceding goals in the first half of only one game in that time.
- Brisbane Roar come into this fixture off the back of four consecutive defeats, The last – and only previous – time they lost more in succession was a five-game stretch immediately after their record 36-game unbeaten run in late 2011.
Ins and outs
Sydney FC squad: 1.Andrew REDMAYNE (gk), 2.Aaron CALVER, 4.Alex WILKINSON, 6.Josh BRILLANTE, 7.Michael ZULLO, 8.Paulo RETRE, 9.Adam LE FONDRE, 10.Milos NINKOVIC, 11.Daniel DE SILVA, 13.Brandon O’NEILL, 14.Alex BROSQUE (c), 18.Jacob TRATT, 20.Alex CISAK (gk), 21.Charles LOKOLI-NGOY, 22.Siem DE JONG, 24.Cam DEVLIN, 25. Joel KING, 31.Luke IVANOVIC.
**two to be omitted**
Ins: 21.Charles LOKOLI-NGOY (promoted), 24.Cam DEVLIN (promoted), 25. Joel KING (promoted)
Outs: 23. Rhyan GRANT (International Duty)
Unavailable: 3.Ben WARLAND (foot – 2 weeks), 5.Jop van der LINDEN (hamstring – 3 weeks), 12.Trent BUHAGIAR (ACL – indefinite), 19.Chris ZUVELA (knee – indefinite)
Brisbane Roar FC squad: 1.Brendan WHITE (gk), 2.Dane INGHAM, 4.Daniel BOWLES, 6.Avram PAPADOPOULOS, 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.Nick D’AGOSTINO, 33.HENRIQUE, 36.Daniel LECK
Ins: 11.Eric BAUTHEAC (returns from suspension), 13.Stefan MAUK (promoted), 18.Joe CALETTI (promoted), 24.Connor O’TOOLE (promoted), 36.Daniel LECK (promoted)
Outs: 7.Thomas KRISTENSEN (not selected), 20.Shannon BRADY (not selected), 23.Dylan WENZEL-HALLS (not selected)
Unavailable: 10.Brett HOLMAN (knee)
How to watch
Find out whether Brisbane can cause an upset LIVE and FREE on 10 Bold or tenplay, or on FOX SPORTS 505, with kick off at 7.50pm (AEDT).
You can also stream it live on the MyFootball Live App, Live Fast and Data Free for Telstra mobile customers.
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