Match Preview: Brisbane Roar vs Western United


Now four games unbeaten, Western United look to move up to fourth on the A-League ladder with a trip to face Brisbane Roar on Wednesday night.

Match Details

Wednesday, 5 May

Kick-off: 7:05pm

Moreton Daily Stadium, Redcliffe

Broadcast: The match will be broadcast live on Fox Sports 505, Kayo and the MyFootball Live app.

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Form guide

Western United: LWDWD

Brisbane Roar: DWWWD

Western United’s 0-0 draw with Adelaide United on Friday night maintained the side’s place in the top six, but only on goal difference after Western Sydney Wanderers’ win over Sydney FC.

United is currently on its longest run of games without defeat this season with two wins and two draws in the last four games, but Brisbane is one of the form teams in the competition.

Warren Moon’s side is six games unbeaten since mid-March when a Dylan Pierias goal sealed victory for United AAMI Park.

The Roar sit one point behind United with a game in hand, so a win for either side will be a big boost to their hopes for finals football in June.

Previous Meetings

That game in March was the last time the sides met and the only time so far this season.

It continued United’s good fortune in this fixture after securing two victories against the Roar last season, while Brisbane managed one win in February last year.

What Mark Rudan is saying

On the Roar

“We’ve seen in their shape there’s a lot of areas where we can expose.

“The focus will be what we do on the ball, they’re a good team no doubt and they’ve got some form on the board.

“We definitely will respect them, however, it’s completely about us, we’re going there to win the game.

On a season-defining road trip

“We don’t talk about it being ‘season-defining’. We know we’ve still got eight games left and anything can happen in this league. We haven’t spoken about any game other than Brisbane.”

Stats of the Week

  • Western United (6) have scored the joint-most goals of any team in the opening 15 minutes of games in the A-League this season.
  • In the four previous games between the two teams, the losing side has failed to score on each occasion
  • Western United are one of only four teams in the A-League that are outperforming their Expected Goals this season.