Head To Head: Alex Brosque v Oriol Riera

Fresh off the heels of an AFC Champions League game against star-studded Shanghai SIPG, Sydney FC now turn their attention to this Saturday night’s #SydneyDerby at ANZ Stadium (kick off 7:50pm AEST).

While the Wanderers have struggled this season and the Sky Blues are pushing for a third consecutive Premiers Plate, the Derby is always a fiercely-contested match.

This week’s key matchup is between strikers Alex Brosque and Oriel Riera, with both scoring plenty of goals this season, the front men will be important factors in potential victories for their side on Saturday night.

Let’s take a look at the ‘Head to Head’ statistics between two stars of this weekend’s clash.

 

14. Alex Brosque

 

9. Oriel Riera

35

AGE

32

182cm

HEIGHT

185cm

Sydney, Australia

BORN

Barcelona, Spain

Striker

POSITION

Striker

 

Marconi Stallions

Feyenoord

Brisbane Roar

Shimizu S-Pulse

Al Ain

FORMER CLUBS

Barcelona

Cultural Leonosa

Celta

Cordoba

Alcorcon

Osasuna

Wigan Athletic

Deportivo

239

   A-LEAGUE APPEARANCES

46

21 (5 goals)

INT’L APPEARANCES

2 (1 goal)

21 games

6 goals

24 key passes

23% conversion rate

2019 A-LEAGUE STATS

22 games

10 goals

23 key passes

16% conversion rate

 

It will be a hotly contested battle between the two strikers and both men will be out to put their team on the front foot with a goal or two.

Riera has scored more goals this season and has more shots in total, however Brosque’s conversion rate just nudges the Spaniard, with the Sky Blues’ Captain adept at scoring from both inside and outside the box.  

The mass of quality players around Brosque including the likes of Adam Le Fondre and Milos Ninkovic will surely give him the edge in this edition of the #SydneyDerby - #WatchWithUs LIVE on 10 Bold & Fox Sports 505 from 7:50pm AEST.