Brisbane Roar vs Western Sydney Wanderers
Date: Friday, 21st April 2017
Kick-Off: 7:50pm AEDT/ 10:00am UK
Venue: Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane.
First week of the 2016/17 finals series will see Brisbane Roar host Western Sydney Wanderers at Suncorp Stadium on Friday the 21st of April.
The Roar finished third on the table while the Wanderers finished in sixth place.
Last round saw Brisbane grab a 4-3 home win against Wellington Phoenix.
Meanwhile, Western Sydney came back from 2 goals down to get a 2-2 draw against Adelaide United.
Brisbane Roar vs Western Sydney Wanderers: Head-To-Head Statistics
The head-to-head record is even with both Brisbane and Western Sydney on 7 wins each.
They have faced-off 3 times in finals and Western Sydney have won 2 to Brisbane’s 1.
Western Sydney’s last win against Brisbane was in last year’s finals where they won 5-4 to get into the Grand Final.
Brisbane have not lost against Western Sydney in the previous 4 meetings.
Last time these sides met was in round 17 of this season where Brisbane won 2-1 at Suncorp Stadium.
Brisbane Roar vs Western Sydney Wanderers: Predictions
First game of this season’s finals and this match should be a close encounter.
Brisbane will come into this game in good form after last week’s win and they have had the wood over the Wanderers this year so they will feel at home, they can produce a win to proceed to the semi-finals.
Western Sydney have not lost in their last past 6 matches but their last win at Suncorp Stadium was last season so they need to be at their best to overcome the Roar.
The key for this match will be the battle of the strikers. Roar’s Jamie MacLaren and Wanderer’s Brendon Santalab have been in goal scoring form all season, scoring 19 and 14 respectively and they will be valuable and could be the difference between winning and losing the game.
This result looks to go the way of Brisbane Roar because of their home form but Western Sydney Wanderers will push them and should be a great game to kick-off finals.
Brisbane Roar vs Western Sydney Wanderers: Bet Tips
- Brisbane Roar to win – 2.20 odds at Bet365.