Brisbane Roar will be out to maintain their spot in the top six when they host Western Sydney Wanderers to launch A-League Round 22 action on Friday night.
Roar vs Wanderers kicks off at 8.30pm AEDT at Suncorp Stadium. The game will be broadcast live on Fox Sports in Australia.
With just two points separating these sides on the ladder, it’s a must-win game for the Roar and Wanderers as Round 22 gets underway at Suncorp.
Brisbane lost just their second match in 10 games after falling 1-0 to Melbourne City last week – a result that drags back into a finals battle with the Wanderers and Western United.
The Roar had staged a superb resurgence in 2020 to surge into the top six and will be determined to return to the winners circle as soon as possible.
One thing’s for certain – the winner of this clash will be inside the top six come full-time on Friday night.
Western Sydney will be confident of doing so after putting together a four-match unbeaten run under intern boss Jean-Paul de Marigny.
Mitchell Duke has rounded back into top form, scoring four goals in his last three matches, including last week’s 1-0 triumph over competition leaders Sydney FC.
That was the second time the Wanderers have knocked off the reigning premiers this season and they will be hoping to build on that performance on Friday night.
Brisbane ended a six-match winless run against the Wanderers in their most recent meeting when they prevailed 2-1. Both sides are in good form, and with a top six spot on the line, this should be a cracking contest.
Brisbane Roar – $2.40
Western Sydney Wanderers – $2.88
Draw – $3.60
– Brisbane won their last meeting 2-1 on New Year’s Day
– Before that, Wanderers were six games unbeaten vs Roar
– Five of their last six games have seen 3+ goals scored