A-League In Focus – Western Sydney Wanderers vs Brisbane Roar Preview

When? Saturday 7th April, 08:35 (UK)

Where? ANZ Stadium

What channel is it on? BT Sport 3

Are tickets still available?

Western Sydney Wanderers & Brisbane Roar - http://premier.ticketek.com.au/shows/show.aspx?sh=WAN0618

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: : Western Sydney Wanderers W1, Brisbane Roar W2, D2
A-League meetings: Western Sydney Wanderers W7, Brisbane Roar W7, W7

WESTERN SYDNEY WANDERERS

Predicted line-up: Janjetovic; Clisby, Risdon, Hamill, Llorente; Carrusca, Bonevacia, Lustica; Ikonomidis, Riera, Cejudo

Unavailable: Tyson (Injured), Aspropotamitis (Injured), Thwaite (Suspended)

Doubtful:

BRISBANE ROAR

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

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

Doubtful: )

PREDICTION
This is without the doubt the most interesting clash of the weekend and the one that arguably has the most riding on it too. That is because both teams aspire to reach the play-off series, but it looks as if only one will manage to do so.

Western Sydney Wanderers start the weekend in seventh place it is almost sudden death for them as defeat would see the Brisbane Roar, who lie sixth, open a five-point gap with just one game to play.

A draw or a win for Josep Gombau’s side would see the drama unfold on the last day of the season but with the visitors having picked up 10 points from the last 12 that have been on offer, then it could well be they that book their place in the top six with a win this weekend.

MEMORABLE MEETING
The 2016 season semi-finals threw up an incredible encounter between Western Sydney Wanderers and Brisbane Roar.

There were no fewer than nine goals that day in what can only be described as a topsy-turvy encounter. The visiting Brisbane side raced into a 3-0 lead only for the hosts to then score an astonishing four unanswered goals.

That was not the end of scoring though as Jamie McClaren’s strike for the Roar nine minutes from the end forced extra-time. However, this is where the fairytale would end for them as Dario Vidosic scored 12 minutes into additional time to secure a dramatic win for the Wanderers.