Round 12 Preview: Roar vs Wanderers


Christmas comes early with a Harvey Norman Friday night blockbuster in Brissy.

Friday, 23 December 2016

Brisbane Roar FC v Western Sydney Wanderers FC

Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane

Kick-Off: 6:50PM (Local) (7:50PM (AEDT))

Referee: Kris Griffiths-Jones

Assistant Referee 1: David Walsh

Assistant Referee 2: Anton Shchetinin

Fourth Official: Jarred Gillett

TV Broadcast: Live coverage on Fox Sports 505 from 6.30pm (AEDT), SBS VICELAND from 7:30pm (AEDT) and Sky Sport 2 (New Zealand)

Radio Broadcast: 612 ABC Brisbane, 666 ABC Canberra, 702 ABC Sydney, ABC Local Radio Qld/NSW, Grandstand Digital, Online & via the ABC Radio Mobile App – A-league Live, Crocmedia A-League Live (www.facebook.com/A-leagueLIVERadio), Hawkesbury Radio

Join the conversation on Twitter using the hash-tag #BRIvWSW

To purchase tickets visit: www.aleague.com.au


Brisbane Roar FC squad: 1.Michael THEO (gk), 3.Luke DEVERE, 4.Daniel BOWLES, 5.Corey BROWN, 7.Thomas KRISTENSEN, 8.Jacob PEPPER, 9.Jamie MACLAREN, 11.Tommy OAR, 13.Jade NORTH, 15.ARANA, 17. Matt MCKAY (c), 19.Jack HINGERT, 21.Jamie YOUNG (gk), 22.Thomas BROICH, 23.Dimitri PETRATOS, 24.Connor O’TOOLE, 26.Nick D’AGOSTINO, 28.Brandon BORRELLO
**two to be omitted**

Ins: 24.Connor O’TOOLE (promoted), 26.Nick D’AGOSTINO (promoted)

Outs: Nil

Unavailable: 10.Brett HOLMAN (knee – 3 weeks)


Western Sydney Wanderers FC squad: 1.Jerrad TYSON (gk), 2.Shannon COLE, 3.Jack CLISBY, 5.Brendan HAMILL, 6.Mitch NICHOLS, 8.DIMAS (c), 10.Nicolás MARTÍNEZ, 11.Brendon SANTALAB, 12.Scott NEVILLE, 13.Bruno PIÑATARES, 14.Jumpei KUSUKAMI, 15.Kearyn BACCUS, 16.Jaushua SOTIRIO, 17.Artiz BORDA, 18.Robert CORNTHWAITE, 20.Andrew REDMAYNE (gk), 22.Jonathan ASPROPOTAMITIS, 23.Lachlan SCOTT
**two to be omitted**

Ins: 2.Shannon COLE (promoted), 18.Robert CORNTHWAITE (promoted)

Outs: Nil

Unavailable: 9.Kerem BULUT (ankle – one week)


Get set for an early Christmas cracker at Suncorp as the in-form Roar host a Wanderers side desperate for some festive cheer heading into 2017.

Last week John Aloisi’s side made it nine games without defeat after coming away with a hard-earned 2-1 win against the Mariners in Gosford.

Almost under the radar, Roar has moved into third spot on the Hyundai A-League ladder and well-placed for an assault on some silverware in the New Year.

Wanderers have fallen out of the top six and have work to do to play finals footy, especially with an AFC Champions League campaign thrown in from February. It makes this a vital clash and should ensure an entertaining clash in front of an expected big crowd. 

This article was originally published at: http://www.a-league.com.au/article/hyundai-a-league-preview–brisbane-roar-v-western-sydney-wanderers/1fnzfa3rp528k1sbar6qifbi6o