A-League In Focus – Adelaide United vs Brisbane Roar Preview

When? Saturday 30th December, 06:35 (UK)

Where? Coopers Stadium

What channel is it on? BT Sport 3

Are tickets still available?

Adelaide United & Brisbane Roar - https://premier.ticketek.com.au/shows/show.aspx?sh=AUFC1318

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: Adelaide United W3, Brisbane Roar W1, D1
A-League meetings: Adelaide United W16, Brisbane Roar W15, D9
All-time meetings: Adelaide United W16, Brisbane Roar W15, D9

ADELAIDE UNITED

Predicted line-up: Izzo; Strain, Elsey, Gulum, Garrucio; Adlung, Isaias; Mileusnic, N. Konstandopoulos, Kitto; Blackwood

Unavailable: Elrich (Injured), Diawara (Injured), Lia (Injured)

Doubtful:

BRISBANE ROAR

Predicted line-up: Young; Hingert, DeVere, Pepper, Brown; Kristensen, McKay; Skapetis, Akbari, Ben Khalfallah; Maccarone

Unavailable: Theo (Injured), North (Injured), Holman (Injured), Papadopoulos (Suspended), Bautheac (Injured), Caletti (Injured), Franjic (Injured), Bowles (Injured)

Doubtful: D'Agostino (Injured)

PREDICTION
Brisbane Roar are in desperate need for a positive result and they have the benefit of having several days more rest than Adelaide. They have plenty of goals in their team with Maccarone up front but their under-strength defence looks vulnerable so expect both teams to score.

MEMORABLE MEETING
Brisbane Roar fans will have fond memories of their clash with Adelaide United back in October 2011, as their team thrashed the travelling Adelaide side by seven goals to one. Besart Berisha would rightfully earn the plaudits after scoring no fewer than four goals that day in a game that was nothing short of a rout.