Adelaide United target their fifth straight win over Brisbane Roar when the two sides clash in A-League Round 18 action on Saturday night.
Brisbane vs Adelaide kicks off at 7.30pm AEDT at Suncorp Stadium. The game will be broadcast live on Fox Sports in Australia.
Back in form and with second spot in their sights, Adelaide look to continue their winning momentum when they come up against Brisbane on Saturday.
After a difficult period, Adelaide are back to their best, bringing a three-game winning streak into this showdown, completing a trio of victories over Melbourne teams, beating Melbourne Victory 1-0, Western United 4-3 and Melbourne City 3-1.
That run of form has propelled Adelaide to 24 points and level on fourth spot with Wellington, but more importantly, they are only three points off City in second place after conquering them last weekend.
Another three points will see the Reds well and truly push for a top two spot – but they will have to hold off an improving Roar outfit.
Brisbane’s four-game unbeaten run came to an end at the hands of runaway leaders Sydney FC last week, but Robbie Fowler’s side have been playing the kind of football that is deserving of a finals spot over the last month.
After beating the Mariners a fortnight ago, Brisbane are on the verge of completing consecutive home wins for the first time since 2018 if they can topple Adelaide.
However, Brisbane have a poor recent record against the Reds, losing their last four encounters. Both sides come into this contest in good form, so a share of the spoils could be on the cards on Saturday night.
Adelaide United – $2.30
Brisbane Roar – $3.10
Draw – $3.75
– Adelaide have won the last four games between the teams
– An average of five goals per game have been scored during that period
– Brisbane haven’t won back-to-back home games for two years