Brisbane Roar return to A-League this season when they take on Central Coast Mariners on Tuesday night.
Venue: Moreton Daily Stadium (Brisbane)
Brisbane Roar are unbeaten in their last two home games (one win and one draw).
The hosts have scored just 26 league goals this season. Only Perth Glory (18) have scored fewer goals.
They have just two clean sheets from their last 16 games.
Central Coast Mariners have scored eleven goals in their last four league games.
The visitors are unbeaten in their last five away league games (two wins and three draws).
Head to head
Brisbane Roar have the upper hand in this fixture recently as they have won five of the last ten head-to-head meetings between both sides. Central Coast Mariners have just one win in that same period with that win coming in the reverse fixture.
Latest performances in all competitions.
Brisbane Roar: L-D-L–D-D
CC Mariners: W-W-W-D-L
Brisbane Roar will look to win their first league games since early April when they welcome Central Coast Mariners to Moreton Daily Stadium this Tuesday night.
Since winning their first game in April against Newcastle Jets, the hosts have won none of the subsequent five games, losing to Macarthur FC (2-1) and Adelaide United (2-0) in their last game, while drawing three games against WS Wanderers (1-1), Melbourne Victory (0-0 and 1-1).
They come into this tie sitting second-to-last in the league table having taken just 23 points from their 24 league games this season.
With just two games left to play in the regular season, they are currently 13 points behind the top six and so have no chance of finishing in the playoffs. And so their immediate aim in the remaining games will be to get as many points as possible ahead of the next season.
Given that they are unbeaten in their last two league games at home, they will fancy their chances of getting an excellent result here.
Possible Brisbane Roar starting line-up
Macklin Freke; Corey Brown, Kai Trewin, Tom Aldred, Jack Hingert; Jesse Daley, Ville Matti Steinmann; Jay O’Shea, Henry Hore, Nikola Mileusnic; Juan Lescano.
Injured: Alex Parsons, Connor Chapman
Central Coast Mariners
Unlike their hosts, Central Coast Mariners are looking to protect their place in the playoffs when they face off.
The visitors come into this tie on the back of a hard-fought 1-0 win over Western United. The result was their third consecutive win in the league and kept them firmly within the top six.
They are currently sitting in fifth place, level on points with Wellington Phoenix in sixth but just five points ahead of Macarthur FC in seventh with two games to play. And so, they can secure their place in the playoffs if they win this game.
Given their recent record away from home, which has seen them go unbeaten in their last five away games, they will fancy their chances of getting the desired result in this game.
Possible Central Coast Mariners starting line-up
Mark Birighitti; Jacob Farrell, Kye Rowles, Lewis Miller, Storm Roux; Max Balard, Oliver Bozanic, Beni N’Kololo, Josh Nisbet; Marco Urena, Jason Cummings.
Brisbane Roar 0-2 CC Mariners