All you need to know: Roar's test in the west

It's historically a thrilling, high-scoring encounter. What can we expect from the latest installment of Perth Glory v Brisbane Roar?

Head-to-head: Glory v Roar

  • Overall record: Played 34: 19 wins, 8 draws, 7 defeats. Goals for 66, goals against 42
  • The away side has not won an iteration of this fixture since Australia Day 2013. The Roar won 1-0 that day.
  • The Roar have lost just one of the last six clashes with the Glory (W3, D2, L1)
  • Brisbane won the sides' only meeting this season - a 2-1 win at Suncorp Stadium in October.
  • The most common scoreline is a 2-1 Roar win followed by 1-0 Roar win.
  • There is an average of 3.18 goals in Glory-Roar meetings.
  • Only twice in 34 meetings have the sides played out a scoreless draw.

FUN FACT: Brisbane Roar have scored 60% of their goals in the opening half of games so far this season, the highest percentage of any team in the competition.

Last five meetings

  • Roar 2-1 Glory - October 30, 2016 at Suncorp Stadium
  • Glory 6-3 Roar - February 20, 2016 at NIB Stadium
  • Roar 2-1 Glory - January 2, 2016 at Suncorp Stadium
  • Roar 1-0 Glory - November 15, 2015 at Suncorp Stadium
  • Glory 2-2 Roar - February 28, 2015 at NIB Stadium
  • City 1-1 Roar - December 3, 2016 at AAMI Park

Perth Glory v Brisbane Roar at NIB Stadium

  • Record: 8 wins, 4 draws, 5 defeats. 31 goals for, 24 goals against
  • Brisbane's last win in Perth came in January 2013.
  • The Glory won the last meeting at the venue in a game-of-the-season contender, winning 6-3 late last season.
  • Brisbane are winless in their past four games at the venue, conceding 11 goals in that period (D2, L2).

In form

  • The Glory have scored the third-most goals in the league (36) however have leaked more goals than seven sides this season (35)
  • After playing the league's worst-disciplined side last week, the Roar face the Glory who have conceded 260 fouls and received 49 yellow cards - the second-most of both statistic in the league.
  • The Roar have completed over 2100 passes more than the Glory this sesaon. The Roar's 8956 is the most in the league while the Glory's 6793 is the least.
  • Perth's 18.8% shots-to-goals ratio is only bettered by Melbourne Victory. Brisbane however have the second-best defensive record in the competition.
  • Jamie Maclaren will be the only player on the pitch to have reached double-figures infront of goals this season, however Glory's Adam Taggart and Andy Keogh both sit on nine goals each.
  • No player in the league has had more shots than Maclaren. At the other end, Diego Castro has found the net eight times from just 14 shots on target.
  • The Roar have two representatives in the league's top-20 for passing (Matt McKay - 2nd, Thomas Kristensen - 12th). The Glory's sole representative is Castro (17th).
  • Jade North has made 119 clearances so far this season, the most of any player and one of only two players (Alan Baro – 102) to have made more than 100.

Key area

The Glory have been ruthless infront of the goal this season and Diego Castro epitomised that statement with an eye-catching performance in Perth's demolition of Adelaide United last weekend.

Defence has been the issue for the Glory, conceding 35 goals (third-most in the league) but it has been the back-bone of the Roar's strong season so far. Only Sydney FC have conceded fewer goals than the boys in orange, and with memories of being hit for six in the last trip to Perth fresh in the memories, this clash was once pencilled in on the calendar early in the piece.

Expect a high-scoring encounter flooded with high-quality attacking players. There is an average of more than three goals scored in games between these sides and the Roar will be keen to find the net first having not won in the five occasions they've conceded first this season.

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