The Roar will be looking to secure a home final and won’t want to trip over the Phoenix in this.
After winning midweek in the Asian Champions League, Brisbane will be on the quick back up and will want to end the regular season on a bright note against Wellington in this.
Travel and fatigue could be a factor here after they went to Perth last week and were handled 3-1.
Wellington, on the other hand, had the week at home and scored a late goal to salvage a point against Sydney FC, however, it wasn’t enough to keep them in the finals race.
PRIMED FOR PLAYOFFS
John Aloisi’s side had recorded wins over Melbourne Victory and Central Coast by an aggregate score of 6-1 prior to last week’s defeat in Perth.
It shouldn’t come as a surprise to see Brisbane lose on the road considering they seem to lose a leg when playing away from Suncorp Stadium.
With this game in front of their home fans they are entitled to start favourites especially when have the second-best defence at home, conceding just 11 goals in 12 games to only trail Sydney FC in that department.
ALL TOO LATE
WELLINGTON has picked up points in five of their past six starts with three of those being wins.
That sort of form was needed earlier in the season but unfortunately for the Nix, they will be without finals football again despite some big wins in 2016/17.
Remarkably they have beaten Melbourne Victory twice by a score of 3-nil this season but the problem has been they haven’t been able to replicate that on a weekly basis.
Wellington are definitely in this game with a chance if history is anything to go by.
The Kiwi outfit has won three of the past six outings between the teams including their most recent clash on February 25. Although Brisbane have historically been strong at home against Wellington, going 12 straight without defeat, they have dropped two of the past three at Suncorp to the visitors.
This is Brisbane’s game to lose as far as we are concerned.
They have plenty of play for with finishing positions in the top six still up for grabs while on the other hand, Wellington would’ve given it everything they had in last week’s encounter with Sydney FC only to come up short.
Although they have the quick back up it’s likely to be a Brisbane win here with in-form striker Jamie Maclaren likely to figure amongst the goals.
JAMIE MACLAREN FIRST GOALSCORER