Key stats: Sydney v Roar

Tonight will be the battle of the competition's two tightest defences. Take a look at a few more key facts ahead of tonight's clash courtesy of Opta.

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Brisbane Roar at Allianz Stadium

  • Overall record: Played 17, Won 4, Draw 7, Lost 6. Goals for 22, Goals against 23
  • The Roar won the last meeting in Sydney, winning 3-1 in January
  • Brisbane have won two of their last five matches at the venue, losing just once
  • Sydney have only scored two or more goals at home twice against the Roar
  • The last time the Roar conceded and also failed to score at Allianz Stadium was April 2011.

Head-to-head: Sydney v Roar

  • Overall record: Played 34, Won 14, Draw 11, Lost 9. Goals for 49, Goals against 39
  • The most common scoreline in Sydney-Brisbane matches is 1-1 followed by 0-0 and 1-0 Brisbane wins.
  • In only 10 of the 34 meetings has a side scored three goals or more. Only once have both sides scored 3+ goals in the same game.
  • There is an average of 2.59 goals in Sydney-Brisbane games.
  • Brisbane are undefeated in the last four meetings, winning twice.

Battle of the defences

  • Brisbane and Sydney have the two tightest defences in the league. Brisbane have conceded 12 goals while the Sky Blues have leaked just the six.
  • Additionally, the two sides first and second for clean sheets (Sydney 7, Roar 3). 
  • Sydney have faced the fewest shots in the league this season (100), the Roar have faced 141 of which only 43 have been on target.

A tale of two halves

  • Both sides have established periods in which they have become lethal infront of goal and in defence.
  • The Roar are the best defensive first-half team in the league, conceding just two goals before the break. Similarly, Sydney have conceded just the one after half-time.
  • The record is simlar in attack. The Roar have scored nine of their 16 goals in the first half while Sydney have scored 21 of their 29 in the final 45 minutes - nine of those coming in the final 15 minutes.
  • When scoring first, Brisbane are yet to lose (W5, D4). The Sky Blues have scored first eight times and gone on to win seven of those matches - the one draw coming against the Roar.
  • Brisbane are yet to secure the three points when conceding first (L1, D2). Sydney have only conceded first three times but gone on to win twice.

Top of the heap

  • Roar striker Jamie Maclaren has had the most shots on target of any player in the Hyundai A-League, scoring six goals.
  • Milos Ninkovic leads the competition in assists (7) for 20 chances created, the same number created by Roar's Tommy Oar.
  • Sydney FC have scored more goals and conceded less than any other side in the competition.
  • Thomas Kristensen has made more tackles than any other player this season (48).