A spot in the top six is on the line as Western United take on Brisbane Roar to conclude A-League Round 19 action on Sunday.
United vs Roar kicks off at 4.00pm AEDT at Mars Stadium. The game will be broadcast live on Fox Sports in Australia.
There should be plenty of spice in this showdown as United and Roar collide in a crucial encounter on Sunday afternoon.
United prevailed 2-0 in their last meeting in December, but it was the war of words post-match that created headlines, with Brisbane coach Robbie Fowler telling United counterpart Mark Rudan to ‘take a good look at himself’ after he refused to shake his hand at full-time.
You can bet neither man or their respective teams would have forgotten that fiery spat, and with finals implications also on the line, it shapes as an unmissable clash on Sunday.
Brisbane overtook United into sixth spot last weekend as they posted a superb 2-1 win over Adelaide.
It’s been a great recent run of form for the Roar, who have now lost just one of their last seven matches.
By contrast, United are in a slump with just one win since December 13. Their last outing resulted in a 0-0 stalemate with the struggling Jets before last week’s bye.
It’s a huge match for both teams, but Brisbane are the side in form at the moment and I’m going to lean with Fowler’s troops to get the job done here.
Western United – $2.48
Brisbane Roar – $2.70
Draw – $3.55
– Brisbane’s last four games have resulted in a 0-0 half-time score
– Brisbane have gone on to win three of them
– Roar have scored the most goals in the last 30 minutes of any team this season (13)