Brisbane Roar will host Perth Glory this Wednesday in the rescheduled Round 5 match of the 2021/22 Isuzu UTE A-League Men.
Venue: Dolphin Stadium (Brisbane)
Brisbane Roar are winless in their last six games in all competitions (D2, L4).
The hosts have scored just two goals in their opening five games. No side has scored fewer goals in that period.
Perth Glory have won just one of their last 12 away league games (D4, L7).
The visitors have averaged one goal per game in the league this season.
Head to head
Brisbane Roar and Perth Glory have met several times in the A-League and the FFA Cup, and each time it has been an interesting matchup. But over the last 15 competitive meetings, Brisbane Roar have the advantage as they have won six times in that period, while Perth Glory have won just four in that time (D5)
Latest performances in all competitions
Brisbane Roar: D-L-L-D-L
Perth Glory: L-D-L-L-D
Brisbane Roar will begin their play the first of their double-header home games to wrap up January with the visit from Perth Glory this Wednesday night.
After a series of games were postponed during the week due to the rising Omicorn variant cases within the squads, the Australian Professional Leagues gave Roar the clearance to play this game.
The match was originally due to be played in December but like many other games, this season did not survive the grasp of Covid.
Regardless of the previous circumstance, both teams will finally meet on Wednesday looking for all three points.
The hosts come into the fixture sitting in the bottom spot of the table. They have played just five games this season and have conceded seven times while scoring just two.
Their last league action was on Monday against Sydney FC; a game that they came from one goal down to draw. With Adelaide United up next at home, the Roars will be looking to make their home advantage count in these two games as they look for a route out of the bottom of the table.
However, with just one win from their last four home league games, they will enter this game, not as favourites, but an evenly matched opponent with Perth Glory.
Possible Brisbane Roar starting line-ups
Macklin Freke; Nicholas Olsen, Kai Trewin, Scott Neville, Jack Hingert; Jesse Daley, Ville Matti Steinman; Jay O’Shea, Alex Parsons, Nikola Mileusnic; Cyrus Dehmie.
Injured: Luke Bodnar, Brad Jones
After over a month of not playing, Perth Glory returns to league action this Wednesday looking to pick just their second three points in a league game this season.
Richard Garcia’s men have been the club most hit by the Omicron virus and are playing just their fourth league game this season (no side has played fewer games). Their last game was a 1-0 loss to Melbourne City on the 8th of December, 2021. The loss, coupled with other matches going on in the absence, means that Glory come into this fixture 10th on the table.
They will look to pick up just their second league win this season to push themselves away from the bottom six into the top six.
With their full squad now back in action, Garcia’s men will be confident of winning this game.
Possible Perth Glory starting line-ups
Cameron Cook; Aaron Calver, Darryl Lachman, Jonathan Aspropotamitis, Kosuke Ota; Antonee Burke-Gilroy, Luke Bodnar; Adrian Sardinero, Daniel Stynes, Bruno Fornaroli, Jack Clisby.
Brisbane Roar 1-2 Perth Glory