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

When? Monday 8th January, 08:50 (UK)

Where? Suncorp Stadium

What channel is it on? BT Sport 1

Are tickets still available?

Brisbane Roar & Sydney FC - http://premier.ticketek.com.au/shows/show.aspx?sh=GR1518

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

Last five meetings: Brisbane Roar W1, Sydney FC W2, D2
A-League meetings: Brisbane Roar W15, Sydney FC W12, D13
All-time meetings: Brisbane Roar W15, Sydney FC W12, D13


Predicted line-up: Young; Hingert, DeVere, Pepper, Brown; Bowles, Oxborrow; Skapetis, Gameiro, Ben Khalfallah; Maccarone

Unavailable: Theo (Injured), North (Injured), Holman (Injured), Papadopoulos (Suspended), Caletti (Injured), Franjic (Injured), McKay (Suspended), D'Agostino (Injured), O'Toole (Injured)

Doubtful: Bautheac (Injured), Kristensen (Injured)


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

Unavailable: Grant (Injured)


Sydney are the outstanding team in the A-League by a long distance but they only scraped a draw with the Jets last time out. The Roar are missing so many first team players, it is highly unlikely they can match the leaders if they are motivated and it should be a comfortable away win.

The last time that Brisbane Roar came out on top against Sydney FC was back in March 2016. Suncorp Stadium was the setting and it would be a very entertaining game for the fans in attendance. The Roar would edge this five goal thriller by three goals to two with Henrique Silva’s late winner proving to be the difference.