Brisbane Roar v Wellington Phoenix - Preview

We are one! We are Brisbane! Week 4 of this fantastic Hyundai A-League 2010/11 season gets going with a battle between two unbeaten sides. Get ready to Roar…

Brisbane Roar v Wellington Phoenix Friday 27th August 8:00pm Venue : Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane

We are one! We are Brisbane! Week 4 of this fantastic Hyundai A-League 2010/11 season gets going with a battle between two unbeaten sides. Get ready to Roar…

…Friday-s game at Suncorp Stadium between two sides who have yet to taste defeat in the Hyundai A-League 2010/11 season is a tough one to call. Will there be goals galore, or will a single piece of magic decide the outcome? The net has been bursting in Phoenix-s two games so far, with eight goals having been scored in total, while, in contrast, Roar-s two matches have produced just a single strike.

Regardless, it-s sure to be a close game and, at home for the second weekend in a row, Roar will be looking for the same fervent support that their loyal fans showed in last week-s outstanding win over Sydney FC. A victory on Friday would be their third in a row at home. Apart from a six-match winning streak on home soil between November 2008 and February 2009, the Roar have never won more than two in a row at home before.

Having recovered from injury, Reinaldo-s cameo appearance from the bench for the last ten minutes against Sydney FC suggests he-ll be pushing for a starting place and the opportunity to boost Roar-s potency up-front. Meanwhile, Phoenix will need all of their attacking wits about them if they are to penetrate a Brisbane defence that has yet to concede a goal in the Hyundai A-League 2010/11 season.

If anyone can find a way through Brisbane-s backline though, it-s Paul Ifill, who scored on his 400th professional appearance last week in the cracking victory over Central Coast Mariners.

However, Wellington - whose four points have come from two home games - don-t travel especially well, and trips to Brisbane are notoriously fruitless for the New Zealand side. In five games there, they have never won, and only once come away with a point. On their last visit, Phoenix conceded three second-half goals in a 4-1 drubbing.

However, Roar fans shouldn-t get too complacent. Brisbane-s solitary defeat to Phoenix came in the previous meeting between the two sides in Wellington and, with Phoenix scoring five goals in two games at the start of the Hyundai A-League 2010/11 season, it-s going to take plenty of noise from the home fans to help the Roar secure another three points!

Tickets available Here.

Full squad information and match details will be available at www.a-league.com.au on Thursday.