OPTA Stat Preview: Wanderers vs Brisbane

OPTA Stats have crunched the numbers and here are some of the top stats for Saturday's clash against Brisbane Roar.

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  • Western Sydney Wanderers have won their last two games on the bounce against Brisbane Roar, keeping a clean sheet on both occasions. The last time they won more against the Queensland club was a four-game streak in their first ever four meetings in 2012/13.
  • Brisbane Roar have won just five games against Western Sydney in NSW (D1, L3), despite leading at half-time three times in that span. 
  • This will be the first Hyundai A-League game at Glen Willow Regional Sports Stadium and the Wanderers have won three of their last six home games at venues other than Parramatta Stadium or Spotless Stadium.
  • Brisbane Roar have failed to keep a clean sheet in their last 10 games away from home - never have they gone 11 games on the road without holding their opposition scoreless.
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  • Western Sydney Wanderers have hit the woodwork with shots on 16 occasions since the beginning of the 201/18 campaign, more than any other team in the competition, while Brisbane Roar (5 times) have struck the woodwork the fewest.
  • Brisbane Roar are the only team yet to register a shot on target within the first half of a match this season and are just one of two teams (Newcastle Jets) yet to score in the opening stanza. 
  • Accordin tog Opta's Expected Goals metric, Brisbane Roar's Adam Taggart should have scored three goals this season - the most of any player; however, he's found the back of the net just twice.
  • Only Melbourne City's Luke Brattan (43) has made more passes into the final third this season than Brisbane Roar's Alex Lopez (41).