A-League In Focus – Brisbane Roar vs Melbourne City Preview

When? Friday 17th November, 08:50 (UK)

Where? Suncorp Stadium

What channel is it on? BT Sport 2

Are tickets still available?

Brisbane Roar - http://premier.ticketek.com.au/shows/show.aspx?sh=GR0718

Melbourne City - http://premier.ticketek.com.au/shows/show.aspx?sh=GR0718

Head-to-head – last five meetings: Brisbane Roar W1, Melbourne City W2, D2
Head-to-head – A- League meetings: Brisbane Roar W8, Melbourne City W9, D5
Head-to-head – all-time meetings: Brisbane Roar W8, Melbourne City W9, D5

Melbourne City have not lost any of the last three previous encounters between the two sides (W1, D2).

Brisbane Roar are still looking for their first win of the season after failing to pick up a single victory from their first six matches (D3, L3). They come into this game having drawn their last three successive matches, having lost the first three games of the A-League season.

Brisbane Roar are the joint lowest scorers in the A-League with just six goals from as many matches (joint with Adelaide United and Melbourne Victory). The bottom three sides are also the lowest scorers at present.

Former Middlesbrough forward Massimo Maccarone is Brisbane’s top scorer with three goals to his name – he has contributed to 50% of his team’s A-League goals.

Brisbane Roar have conceded 10 goals this season - an average of 1.66 goals against per game.

Melbourne Victory won their first four games of the A-League this season but have only picked up one point from their last two outings.

They have the meanest defence in the A-League with just three goals conceded - an average of 0.5 goals against per game.

Former Aston Villa and Fulham striker Ross McCormack has scored four of Melbourne City’s eight goals this season, and like his Brisbane counterpart Massimo Maccarone he has also contributed to 50% of his team’s goals in the A-League during this campaign.

Melbourne City have won both of their away fixtures this season, scoring four goals and conceding one in the process.

Of the 22 previous matches that these two sides have played against each other, Brisbane Roar just edge it in terms of goals with 31 to Melbourne City’s 30.

The 2015 Christmas holiday period would give Brisbane Roar further cheer as they managed to earn all three points against Melbourne City thanks to a 3-1 win in front of their own fans. Henrique Silva’s injury time strike would make sure that the home side ended up on top.