Second vs first: Adelaide vs Brisbane Roar
In round 21 of the A-League Adelaide United will face top of the table Brisbane Roar in a clash where the minor premiership could be decided.
Although this is a first vs second fixture, it doesn't look like one because the Roar are eight points clear of the Reds.
As things stand now, Adelaide can finish the season with a maximum 58 points but should Adelaide lose this match then their maximum points haul becomes 55 points.
This means therefore that the Roar can finish above Adelaide with two more wins after a win at Hindmarsh whilst a draw means the Roar needs eight more points to finish ahead of the Reds.
Adelaide won their last match against cellar dwellers Sydney FC whilst the Roar managed a draw in their M1 derby against Gold Coast United.
In their previous two meetings this season, the first match ended in a one-all draw whilst in the second the Roar won 4-nil. Both matches were played at Suncorp Stadium.
Here is some of the stats for the two teams so far:
|Failed to score||4||3|
|Ave. goals scored||1.6||1.9|
|Ave. goals conceded||1.3||0.9|
|Biggest win||Adelaide Utd 3 - 0 Wellington Phoenix||Brisbane Roar 4 - 0 Melb Heart|
Brisbane Roar 4 - 0 Adelaide Utd
Central Coast Mariners 1 - 5 Brisbane Roar
|Biggest loss||Brisbane Roar 4 - 0 Adelaide Utd||Melb Victory 3 - 0 Brisbane Roar|
|Scored 3 or more||4||6|
|Conceded 3 or more||3||2|
|Scored 5 or more||0||1|
|Conceded 5 or more||0||0|
|Ave. goals scored||1.9||2.0|
|Ave. goals conceded||0.6||0.7|
|Ave. goals scored||1.3||1.8|
|Ave. goals conceded||1.8||1.0|