Balanced ball game between Brisbane Roar and Western United expected

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Competition: Australia A-League
Competition: Wed 05.May
Match begins: 09:05 (UTC)
Venue: Moreton Bay Central Sports Complex 1 (1000 seats)

Getting closer to the top teams is at stake when these two mid-table clubs battle it out. Both will be aiming to improve their league table standing, Brisbane Roar in 8th and Western United in 6th place.

Insights:
  • Brisbane Roar have the fewest conceded goals (17) in A-League
  • Western United have the fewest matches over the total-line (4) in A-League

There haven't been much time to rest for the hosts, as they played a A-League match only four days ago. Thankfully the previous game, versus Wellington Phoenix, was also a home game here at Moreton Bay Central Sports Complex 1. The away team is better rested.

Everyone involved with the away team has to get their travel gear ready for this match as there's a whopping 1700 kilometers to cover before arriving at the match.

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Brisbane Roar form and stats

When playing at home in the A-League, Brisbane Roar, who have the fewest conceded goals (17) in A-League, have managed 2 wins, 4 draws and suffered 2 defeats from 8 games. So many draws at home for Brisbane, an amazing four in a row now.

The Brisbane goalkeeper Jamie Young is looking to record 90 more "clean sheet" minutes as his team have now played 247 minutes without conceding a goal in the A-League.

Brisbane drew their last game, also a home match. Wellington Phoenix (placed 9th) was the opponent, 0-0 the score. In the game before, an away victory match versus Central Coast Mariners with a 4-0 scoreline.

The bookmakers consider this a fairly even contest. One could say only the home advantage separates the teams. It could be relevant to look at how Brisbane have performed in matches similar to this (as small favourites). Our database has found nine matches with the results: Won two, drawn two and lost five.

There will be little rest for Brisbane after this match as they are travelling to Melbourne City for a A-League game in only four days.

Brisbane Roar has scored 10 league goals at home this season, in 8 matches. On the other hand, Brisbane Roar have conceded 8 goals.

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Western United form and stats

Western United have only collected 7 points from their away games in the A-League, after 2-1-5 (8 played).

263 minutes! That's how long the Western United goalkeeper Ryan Scott and his defense have shut out their league opponents.

That result followed a home victory 2-0 versus Newcastle Jets.

So, this is expected to be a close game, an even contest. Looking at earlier matches with Western playing away and similar expectations, we found nine relevant matches. Results were six Western United wins, one draw and two defeats.

There might be some complaints about the fixture list from the Western United manager M. Rudan as the team has another away game coming up in only three days, this time against Western Sydney Wanderers.

Western find the net regularly in their away games. 11 goals from 8 away fixtures in the league. Western's defence is not exactly unbeatable as they have conceded 15 goals from these trips.

Head 2 Head

The most recent history between these sides is the Western United - Brisbane Roar 1-0 played earlier this season. H2H stats regardless of arena (last four matches): Brisbane Roar one win, zero draws and Western United three victories. As for goals, zero matches ended with three or more goals (over 2,5), four games had two or less.

Top Goalscorers

BrisbaneD. Wenzel-Halls
D. Wenzel-Halls
7 goals
Western UnitedB. Berisha
B. Berisha
7 goals
Brisbane RoarR. Danzaki
R. Danzaki
6 goals

Brisbane Roar missing players

Western United missing players

Brisbane Roar Western United
Total Home vs mid Statistics Stat vs mid Away Total
17 8 2 Played P 1 8 18
7 2 0 Won W 0 2 8
6 4 1 Drew D 0 1 4
4 2 1 Lost L 1 5 6
25 10 1 Scored S 1 11 27
17 8 3 Conceded C 2 15 23
82% 75% 100% Over 0.5 O 0.5 100% 88% 83%
71% 62% 100% Over 1.5 O 1.5 100% 75% 61%
47% 25% 0% Over 2.5 O 2.5 100% 62% 44%
29% 25% 0% Over 3.5 O 3.5 0% 38% 28%
6% 12% 0% Over 4.5 O 4.5 0% 38% 28%
59% 50% 50% BTTS BTTS 100% 62% 50%
24% 25% 0% Clean Sheets C S 0% 25% 39%
35% 50% 50% Failed to Score F T 0% 25% 28%
 
0 0 0 Corners for (avg) C F 0 0 0
0 0 0 Corners against (avg) C A 0 0 0
1.5 1.6 1.5 Yellow cards (avg) Y C 1 2.4 2.8
1 0 0 Red cards R C 0 3 4
 
14.9 17.5 17.5 Shots (avg) S ( 6 10.2 11.3
5.5 6.8 8 Shots on Target (avg) S O 2 4 4.9
27% 19% 6% Goal Efficiency G E 50% 34% 30%
Key stats in A-League this season:
  • Brisbane Roar have the fewest conceded goals (17) in A-League
  • Brisbane Roar have the fewest conceded goals in the second half (9) in A-League
  • Brisbane Roar have the fewest dropped points from leading position (2) in A-League
  • Brisbane Roar have the fewest points from losing position (2) in A-League
  • Brisbane Roar is in the best form (3-3-0)
  • Western United have played more matches over 2,5 goals away than home.
  • Western United have the fewest matches over the total-line (4) in A-League

  Total Home Away  
# Team MP W D L F A MP W D L F A MP W D L F A +/- P
1 Melbourne City 18 11 2 5 42 20 8 7 0 1 25 8 10 4 2 4 17 12 22 35
2 Sydney 20 8 7 5 28 21 11 5 4 2 12 9 9 3 3 3 16 12 7 31
3 Adelaide United 19 9 4 6 32 29 9 6 2 1 14 7 10 3 2 5 18 22 3 31
4 Central Coast Mariners 19 9 4 6 29 26 11 5 3 3 17 17 8 4 1 3 12 9 3 31
5 Macarthur 20 8 5 7 24 27 10 3 4 3 15 14 10 5 1 4 9 13 -3 29
6 Western United 18 8 4 6 27 23 10 6 3 1 16 8 8 2 1 5 11 15 4 28
7 Western Sydney Wanderers 20 7 7 6 34 33 10 4 2 4 18 16 10 3 5 2 16 17 1 28
8 Brisbane Roar 17 7 6 4 25 17 8 2 4 2 10 8 9 5 2 2 15 9 8 27
9 Wellington Phoenix 20 7 5 8 32 29 11 4 2 5 19 17 9 3 3 3 13 12 3 26
10 Perth Glory 17 5 4 8 26 32 7 3 2 2 13 11 10 2 2 6 13 21 -6 19
11 Melbourne Victory 18 4 2 12 20 47 9 3 0 6 14 25 9 1 2 6 6 22 -27 14
12 Newcastle Jets 20 3 4 13 17 32 9 1 1 7 7 16 11 2 3 6 10 16 -15 13

Read more about A-League

The A-League is the top level of the Australian football league system. Seasons run from October to May. Ten teams play a regular season of 27 fixtures to create a league table winner and the highest placed teams qualify for a playoff. The league winner is called the “premier” while the playoff winner is the “champion”. There is no set system for relegation, unlike most leagues in the world.