We will be looking to record back-to-back wins for the first time this season against league leaders Sydney FC on Saturday night. Take a look below at some key stats ahead of the weekend's clash.
Overall: Roar wins: 13, draws: 13, Sydney wins: 10
At Allianz Stadium: Roar wins: 4, draws: 7, Sydney wins: 7
- The most common scoreline between the two sides is a 1-1 draw which has happened eight times in 36 meetings.
- There is an average of 2.47 goals in Sydney-Brisbane meetings with the Roar outscoring the Sky Blues 48-41 overall.
Last five meetings
Brisbane Roar 0-0 Sydney FC - February 3, 2017, Suncorp Stadium
Sydney FC 2-0 Brisbane Roar - December 30, 2016, Allianz Stadium
Brisbane Roar 1-1 Sydney FC - November 19, 2016, Suncorp Stadium
Brisbane Roar 3-2 Sydney FC - March 26, 2016, Suncorp Stadium
Sydney FC 1-3 Brisbane Roar - January 30, 2016, Allianz Stadium
The Great Wall of Young
Brisbane goalkeeper Jamie Young boasts the best save percentage (86%) of any goalkeeper in the Hyundai A-League this season. Young has only conceded two goals in the last three games and has pulled off Save of the Week in both the last two rounds.
Only Perth Glory and the Newcastle Jets have been more accurate infront of goal than the Roar. Brisbane has put 49.1% of shots this season on target and are one of only two sides to have scored multiple goals from set pieces this campaign.
Deadly from close range
Both Brisbane and Sydney are yet to net from outside the area, with eight goals apiece coming from inside the box. Both sides will be looking to be the first to find the back of the net with neither side recovering after conceding first to take the three points so far this season.
Hyundai A-League 2017/18: Round 8 - Sydney FC v Brisbane Roar FC
Saturday, 25 November (6:50pm KO QLD time)
SYDNEY FC SQUAD
1.Andrew REDMAYNE (gk), 4.Alex WILKINSON, 5.Jordy BUIJS, 6.Josh BRILLANTE, 7.Michael ZULLO, 8.Paulo RETRE, 9.BOBÔ, 10.Milos NINKOVIC, 11.Adrian MIERZEJEWSKI, 13.Brandon O’NEILL, 14.Alex BROSQUE (c), 16.Anthony KALIK, 17.David CARNEY, 18.Matt SIMON, 21.Charles LOKOLINGOY, 22.Seb RYALL, 26.Luke WILKSHIRE, 30.Tom HEWARD-BELLE (gk) **two to be omitted**
Ins: 18.Matt SIMON (promoted), 26.Luke WILKSHIRE (promoted)
Unavailable: 23.Rhyan GRANT (knee – indefinite)
BRISBANE ROAR SQUAD
2.Dane INGHAM, 6.Avram PAPADOPOULOS, 8.Jacob PEPPER, 9.Massimo MACCARONE, 10.Brett HOLMAN, 14.Fahid BEN KHALFALLAH, 16.Mitchell OXBORROW, 17.Matt MCKAY (c), 18.Joe CALETTI, 19.Jack HINGERT, 21.Jamie YOUNG (gk), 22.Eric BAUTHEAC, 24.Connor O’TOOLE, 26.Nick D’AGOSTINO, 31.Brendan WHITE (gk), 33.Petros SKAPETIS, 34.Aaron REARDON, 77.Ivan FRANJIC **two to be omitted**
Ins: 2.Dane INGHAM (returns from international duty), 77.Ivan FRANJIC (promoted)
Unavailable: 1.Michael THEO (gk) (finger – 2-3 weeks), 3.Luke DEVERE (knee – 10 weeks), 4.Daniel BOWLES (knee – TBC), 5.Corey BROWN (hamstring – 2 weeks), 7.Thomas KRISTENSEN (hamstring – TBC), 13.Jade NORTH (groin – 1 week), 20.Shannon BRADY (broken foot – TBC)