Brisbane Roar will be looking to continue one of the longest unbeaten runs against an opponent in Hyundai A-League history when the Roar meet the Mariners at Suncorp Stadium on Friday night.
The Roar are unbeaten in the last 17 outings against the Central Coast, a run that dates back to 2014 and incudes 13 victories.
Robbie Fowler’s men will also become just the second side in league history to reach 400 Hyundai A-League fixtures on Friday night.
Overall – Roar wins: 27, draws: 13, Mariners wins: 7
At home – Roar wins: 12, draws: 7, Mariners wins: 5
Set piece defence
No side has conceded a fewer percentage of goals from set pieces than Robbie Fowler’s men. The Roar have only been breached from a set play on three occasions (12.5%) – significantly less than Friday’s opponents (26.1%)
Suncorp Stadium is once again becoming one of the league’s most feared venues for travelling sides. The Roar have now three games on the bounce at the venue – the first time since April 2016 – and are unbeaten at home since before Christmas.
Irishman Jay O’Shea has quickly become one of the league’s most creative midfielders. Not only did the former Premier League midfielder net his first goal in Brisbane colours last week, but he has made more than 100 passes more than any other player in the league (861 @ 81.5%)
The Great Wall of Young
Only Sydney FC’s Andrew Redmayne has a higher save percentage than Jamie Young’s 74.6% this season. The two-time defending Gary Wilkins Medallist finds himself in the top echelon of big chances saved, as well as on the lower end of the scale for goals conceded this campaign.