Preview: Melbourne City vs Brisbane Roar

Brisbane Roar make its final away trip of Hyundai A-League Season 2018/19 to face Melbourne City at AAMI Park on Friday night (6:50pm KO QLD time)

The Roar will be eyeing three points in their final road trip of the season, before returning to Suncorp Stadium for three back-to-back home matches to close out the season.

Brisbane's opponents enter the contest on the back of a 3-0 defeat against Western Sydney Wanderers last weekend & will face fresh attacking danger this weekend in the likes of Dylan Wenzel-Halls, Eric Bautheac & Henrique.

Bautheac


THIS SEASON

Friday’s match is the third meeting between the Roar and City this season with the sides claiming a win each from their two clashes so far.

City ran out 1-0 winners at AAMI Park in January in the last match-up, while the Roar claimed a 2-0 victory at Suncorp Stadium in November.

LAST FIVE MEETINGS

Melbourne City 1 - 0 Brisbane Roar
January 11, 2019 – AAMI Park

Brisbane Roar 2 – 0 Melbourne City
November 24, 2018 – Suncorp Stadium

Melbourne City 2 – 0 Brisbane Roar
April 20, 2018 – AAMI Park

Brisbane Roar 1 – 2 Melbourne City
February 4, 2018 – Suncorp Stadium

Brisbane Roar 3 – 1 Melbourne City
November 17, 2017 – Suncorp Stadium

Henrique


KEY STATS

  • In-form attacker Eric Bautheac has scored three goals in his last four games while Dylan Wenzel-Halls has scored four in his last seven, registering at least one shot on target in each of those matches.
  • Teenager Zach Duncan, who made his Brisbane Roar debut in our last trip to Melbourne against the Victory in Round 22, is in line for his second Hyundai A-League appearance on Friday night.
  • Former Roar striker Jamie Maclaren is set to line up against the Roar for the first time.

MATCH DETAILS

Hyundai A-League Round 24: Melbourne City v Brisbane Roar
AAMI Park, Melbourne
Friday, 5 April (6:50pm KO)

Brisbane Roar FC squad

Goalkeepers: 1. Brendan WHITE, 21. Jamie YOUNG

Defenders: 8. Jacob PEPPER, 12. Ruon TONGYIK, 15. Stefan NIGRO, 32. Zachary DUNCAN, 36. Daniel LECK, 38. Izaack POWELL

Midfielders: 7. Thomas KRISTENSEN, 14. Alex LOPEZ, 17. Matt MCKAY, 18. Joe CALETTI

Forwards: 11. Eric BAUTHEAC, 16. Charles LOKOLI-NGOY, 23. Dylan WENZEL-HALLS, 26. Nick D’AGOSTINO, 33. HENRIQUE, 92. Eli BABALJ

Ins: Izaack POWELL (promoted), 18. Joe CALETTI (promoted)

Outs: Nil

Unavailable: 2.Dane INGHAM (foot), 4.Daniel BOWLES (knee), 10.Brett HOLMAN (knee), 13.Stefan MAUK (groin), 19.Jack HINGERT (knee), 22. Tobias MIKKELSEN (knee), 24.Connor O’TOOLE (broken leg)

Wenzel-Halls team


Brisbane Roar FC squad

Goalkeepers: 1. Brendan WHITE, 21. Jamie YOUNG

Defenders: 8. Jacob PEPPER, 12. Ruon TONGYIK, 15. Stefan NIGRO, 32. Zachary DUNCAN, 36. Daniel LECK, 38. Izaack POWELL

Midfielders: 7. Thomas KRISTENSEN, 14. Alex LOPEZ, 17. Matt MCKAY, 18. Joe CALETTI

Forwards: 11. Eric BAUTHEAC, 16. Charles LOKOLI-NGOY, 23. Dylan WENZEL-HALLS, 26. Nick D’AGOSTINO, 33. HENRIQUE, 92. Eli BABALJ

Ins: Izaack POWELL (promoted), 18. Joe CALETTI (promoted)

Outs: Nil

Unavailable: 2.Dane INGHAM (foot), 4.Daniel BOWLES (knee), 10.Brett HOLMAN (knee), 13.Stefan MAUK (groin), 19.Jack HINGERT (knee), 22. Tobias MIKKELSEN (knee), 24.Connor O’TOOLE (broken leg)