Brisbane Roar and Central Coast Mariners meet forces at Suncorp Stadium, in a match for the 23rd round of League A. In the last direct match for this edition of the league, on 25‑01‑2020, Brisbane Roar won by ( 0‑1). In this stadium, the history of direct confrontations is favorable to the home team, which registers 6 wins and 2 draws in the last 8 games. In fact, the last time these two teams played a match at this stadium was on 30‑11‑2019, in a League A match that ended with the Brisbane Roar winning by (2‑0). The goals of the match were scored by R. O’Donovan (61 ‘) and S. Neville (66′) for Brisbane Roar. The home advantage may play an important role in this match, since both teams present considerable differences in the results achieved at home and away.
After 8 wins, 5 draws and 7 losses, the home team is currently in 5th place, with 29 points won. In their last match, they have won against Western Sydney Wanderers at home by (3‑1), after in the previous match they lost (1‑0) away, in a match against Melbourne City. This is a stronger team with the support of their fans, since in the last 30 games they have recorded 4 wins, 4 draws and 7 losses as a visitor, with 14 goals scored and 21 suffered; against 10 wins, 3 draws and 2 losses in his stadium, with 33 goals scored and 14 suffered. In their last 9 home games for the championship, Brisbane Roar has won 5, tied 2 and lost 2, winning 17 points in 27 possible.
For this competition, he does not lose in his stadium 5 games ago. Defensive consistency hasn’t been their best feature, as they have conceded goals in 7 of the last 10 matches, but their offense has scored consistently, as they have scored goals in 8 of the last 10 matches for this competition. In 20 matches in the competition, he suffered the first goal 13 times and only got 3 comebacks. In the last 10 home matches for all competitions there are 2 periods that stand out: they have scored 7 of their 15 goals between minutes (61’ ‑ 75 ‘); they have suffered 4 of their 11 goals between minutes (46’ ‑ 60 ‘).
Despite having started the championship in a negative way, the truth is that the Brisbane Roar has managed to increase its competitive level in the last days and reaches this day 23 of the A-League in fifth place in the league table , with two points more than Western United and Adelaide United. The team coached by Robbie Fowler is having a good time in form, as evidenced by the fact that they have only lost one of the last five games for the championship. It happened two days ago, on the visit to the city of Melbourne (0x1). On the last day, however, the Brisbane Roar managed to return to good results, winning 3×1 against Western Sydney Wanderers. A game in which Scott McDonald opened the scoring in the 3rd minute and increased the lead in the 37th minute, while James O’Shea, at 72 ‘, from a penalty kick, closed the scoreboard.
Central Coast Mariners :
After 4 wins, 1 draw and 15 losses, the visiting team is currently in 11th position, with 13 points won. In their last match, they lost to the Wellington Phoenix at home by (1‑3), after in the previous match they lost out, in a match against Western United, by (6‑2). This is a stronger team with the support of their fans, since in the last 30 games they have recorded 4 wins, 1 draw and 10 losses as a visitor; against 6 wins, 1 draw and 8 losses in his stadium. For the championship, the Central Coast Mariners conquered 3 points in 30 possible, after 1 victory and 9 defeats in the last 10 games that they played as a visitor.
For this competition, it registers a sequence of 8 defeats in the last away matches. His defense has not been very solid, as he suffered at least one goal in each of the last 10 matches for this competition. In their home matches there is a tendency for goals, since 9 of the last 10 matches for this competition have ended with Over 1,5 goals. In 20 games in this competition, he only got 1 comeback in the 14 games in which he suffered the first goal. In the last 10 away matches for this competition there is 1 period that stands out: they have scored 5 of their 10 goals between minutes (31’ ‑ 45 ‘).
The Central Coast Mariners team has increasingly stood out as the worst team in this edition of the A-League and as such it is not surprising that it reaches this 23rd round in 11th and last place in the overall standings, with just 13 points from 20 games, leaving Alen Stajcic’s team five points behind the penultimate finisher, the Newcastle Jets. The results crisis is there, as evidenced by the eight consecutive defeats with which the Central Coast Mariners come to this game. After the heavy 6×2 loss on the visit to Western United, the Gosford team lost 3×1 again at home to Wellington Phoenix a week ago. After suffering three goals (two of them during the first half hour), the Central Coast Mariners scored their honor goal, for Jair, already in the 89th minute.