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16 Mar 2018 by TSZ

A-League In Focus – Sydney FC vs Brisbane Roar Preview

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When? Saturday 17th March, 08:50 (UK)

Where? Allianz Stadium

What channel is it on? BT Sport 1

Are tickets still available?

Sydney FC & Brisbane Roar - http://premier.ticketek.com.au/shows/show.aspx?sh=SYDFC2318

Where can I stream the match? BT Sport subscribers can stream the match online via the BT Sport website

HEAD-TO-HEAD
Last five meetings: Sydney FC W3, D2
A-League meetings: Sydney FC W12, Brisbane Roar W15, D13

SYDNEY FC

Predicted line-up: Redmayne; Retre, Buijs, Wilkinson, Carney; Brillante, O'Neill; Mierzejewski, Simon, Ninkovic; Bobo

Unavailable: Grant (Injured), Zullo (Injured), Wilkshire (Illness)

Doubtful:

BRISBANE ROAR

Predicted line-up: Young; Hingert, Pepper, Bowles, Franjic; Kristensen, McKay; Bautheac, Ben Khalfallah, Holman; Maccarone

Unavailable: Theo (Injured), D'Agostino (Injured), DeVere (Injured), Oxborrow (Injured), Papadopoulos (Injured), North (Injured)

Doubtful:

PREDICTION
Sydney FC’s very impressive league unbeaten streak finally came to an end in their last outing, as Graham Arnold’s side were beaten by Newcastle Jets 2-1 in a top of the table clash. However, they still have a sizeable advantage at the top of the A-League and will look to bounce back in the best way when they play host to the Brisbane Roar this weekend.

The Roar have won four of their last six league outings, but they still find themselves eighth in the table after a sluggish start to the season. They will need to continue this recent momentum if they are to have any hope of making the end of season play-offs, although with this Sydney side looking to return to winning ways, it may well be stalled for at least a week.

MEMORABLE MEETING
Sydney FC’s last home success over Brisbane Roar came back in November 2017, and it’s fair to say it was something of a feisty clash as both sides ended the game with 10 men. However, it was Graham Arnold’s men who came away with all three points. The home side raced into a 3-0 lead and although Jack Hingert scored an injury time consolation for the Roar, it would do little to affect the outcome at full time.

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