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Western United vs. Brisbane 3/26/2021 Australia A League Soccer Picks, Prediction, and Preview

Western United visits Brisbane on 3/26/2021.

Western United meets Brisbane in a regular season match. Western United with a record of 4.0-2.0-5.0 this season comes into this game with a 1.0-0.0-4.0 record on the road. Brisbane is 4.0-4.0-4.0 this season and is 2.0-2.0-2.0 at home.

It has been a mixed bag in the past five matches for Western United and it is an opportunity to get rolling. An opportunity presents itself in this road match. How does Brisbane bounce back from a tough loss? They will get to answer that question on their home pitch against Western United.

It has been a mixed bag in the past five games for Brisbane and it is an opportunity to get rolling. In their previous match, Brisbane came out with a draw and will look to chalk up a tally in the win column. Their home crowd or lack thereof (in person, but there will be virtual fans “present”) due to ongoing pandemic is hungry for a win.

The Western United Roster

The Players to Watch for the Western United

Aaron Calver DF,MF

Aaron Calver has 5 shots fired this season. He is not considered a threat to score, but he takes a share of shots. Not all shots reach the goalkeeper, but Aaron Calver had 2 shots on target this season. He does not have enough shots on goal to really be respected.

Aaron Calver has 9 goals scored this season. He falls in the middle as a scorer. Aaron Calver has 0 assists this season. He is generally not involved in setting his teammates for scoring opportunities.

Aaron Calver has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Aaron Calver has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed 17 fouls this season. He has drawn 2 fouls this season in Australia A League action.

Tomoki Imai DF,MF

As a shooter, Tomoki Imai had 5 shots fired this season. He is not considered a threat to score, but he takes a share of shots. Not all shots reach the goalkeeper, but Tomoki Imai had 4 shots on target this season. He is capable of taking shots that can turn into goals.

As a scorer, Tomoki Imai had 11 goals this season. He falls in the middle as a scorer. Tomoki Imai has 1 assists this season. He is an average offensive contributor as far as his ability to set up his teammates for scoring opportunities.

Tomoki Imai has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Tomoki Imai has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed 16 fouls this season. He has drawn 13 fouls this season in Australia A League action.

Connor Pain MF

As a shooter, Connor Pain had 8 shots fired this season. His role is to not be a scoring threat, defenses are shutting him down quite easily and/or he is just a passive player when it comes to scoring attempts. Connor Pain has 3 shots on target this season. He is capable of taking shots that can turn into goals.

Connor Pain has 10 goals scored this season. He falls in the middle as a scorer. Connor Pain has 0 assists this season. He is generally not involved in setting his teammates for scoring opportunities.

Connor Pain has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Connor Pain has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed 7 fouls this season. He has drawn 16 fouls this season in Australia A League action.

Besart Berisha FW,MF

Besart Berisha has 25 shots fired this season. He is a persistent threat to score, at least by his efforts to try to take shots. Not all shots reach the goalkeeper, but Besart Berisha had 10 shots on target this season. He is a sharpshooter, his ability to constantly threaten to score makes him a top focus for defenses.

Besart Berisha has 8 goals scored this season. He is not known for scoring goals. Besart Berisha has 5 assists this season. He is considered one of the top set-up players for his teammates in the league, he distributes the ball well.

Besart Berisha has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Besart Berisha has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed 9 fouls this season. He has drawn 8 fouls this season in Australia A League action.

Víctor Sánchez MF,DF

Víctor Sánchez has 12 shots fired this season. He is a threat to score, but should not be considered a main threat. Not all shots reach the goalkeeper, but Víctor Sánchez had 5 shots on target this season. He is capable of taking shots that can turn into goals.

Víctor Sánchez has 9 goals scored this season. He falls in the middle as a scorer. When it comes to setting up scoring opportunities for his Western United teammates, Víctor Sánchez had 3 assists this season. He is considered one of the top set-up players for his teammates in the league, he distributes the ball well.

Víctor Sánchez has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Víctor Sánchez has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed 18 fouls this season. He has drawn 26 fouls this season in Australia A League action.

Tomislav Uskok DF,MF

As a shooter, Tomislav Uskok had 7 shots fired this season. He is not considered a threat to score, but he takes a share of shots. Not all shots reach the goalkeeper, but Tomislav Uskok had 1 shots on target this season. He does not have enough shots on goal to really be respected.

Tomislav Uskok has 9 goals scored this season. He falls in the middle as a scorer. When it comes to setting up scoring opportunities for his Western United teammates, Tomislav Uskok had 1 assists this season. He is an average offensive contributor as far as his ability to set up his teammates for scoring opportunities.

Tomislav Uskok has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Tomislav Uskok has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed 15 fouls this season. He has drawn 5 fouls this season in Australia A League action.

Alessandro Diamanti MF,FW

As a shooter, Alessandro Diamanti had 21 shots fired this season. He is a threat to score, but should not be considered a main threat. Not all shots reach the goalkeeper, but Alessandro Diamanti had 5 shots on target this season. He is capable of taking shots that can turn into goals.

Alessandro Diamanti has 9 goals scored this season. He falls in the middle as a scorer. When it comes to setting up scoring opportunities for his Western United teammates, Alessandro Diamanti had 0 assists this season. He is generally not involved in setting his teammates for scoring opportunities.

Alessandro Diamanti has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Alessandro Diamanti has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed 7 fouls this season. He has drawn 21 fouls this season in Australia A League action.

Steven Lustica MF

As a shooter, Steven Lustica had 5 shots fired this season. He is not considered a threat to score, but he takes a share of shots. Steven Lustica has 2 shots on target this season. He does not have enough shots on goal to really be respected.

As a scorer, Steven Lustica had 7 goals this season. He is not known for scoring goals. Steven Lustica has 1 assists this season. He is an average offensive contributor as far as his ability to set up his teammates for scoring opportunities.

Steven Lustica has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Steven Lustica has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed 13 fouls this season. He has drawn 2 fouls this season in Australia A League action.

The Brisbane Roster

The Players to Watch for the Brisbane

Tom Aldred DF

As a shooter, Tom Aldred had 12 shots fired this season. He is a threat to score, but should not be considered a main threat. Tom Aldred has 2 shots on target this season. He does not have enough shots on goal to really be respected.

As a scorer, Tom Aldred had 12 goals this season. He falls in the middle as a scorer. When it comes to setting up scoring opportunities for his Brisbane teammates, Tom Aldred had 0 assists this season. He is generally not involved in setting his teammates for scoring opportunities.

Tom Aldred has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Tom Aldred has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed 17 fouls this season. He has drawn 12 fouls this season in Australia A League action.

Corey Brown MF,DF

As a shooter, Corey Brown had 7 shots fired this season. He is not considered a threat to score, but he takes a share of shots. Corey Brown has 1 shots on target this season. He does not have enough shots on goal to really be respected.

As a scorer, Corey Brown had 12 goals this season. He falls in the middle as a scorer. Corey Brown has 0 assists this season. He is generally not involved in setting his teammates for scoring opportunities.

Corey Brown has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Corey Brown has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed 22 fouls this season. He has drawn 11 fouls this season in Australia A League action.

Macaulay Gillesphey DF

Macaulay Gillesphey has 8 shots fired this season. His role is to not be a scoring threat, defenses are shutting him down quite easily and/or he is just a passive player when it comes to scoring attempts. Macaulay Gillesphey has 2 shots on target this season. He does not have enough shots on goal to really be respected.

As a scorer, Macaulay Gillesphey had 12 goals this season. He falls in the middle as a scorer. Macaulay Gillesphey has 1 assists this season. He is an average offensive contributor as far as his ability to set up his teammates for scoring opportunities.

Macaulay Gillesphey has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Macaulay Gillesphey has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed 11 fouls this season. He has drawn 5 fouls this season in Australia A League action.

Jay O’Shea MF

As a shooter, Jay O’Shea had 20 shots fired this season. He is a threat to score, but should not be considered a main threat. Not all shots reach the goalkeeper, but Jay O’Shea had 7 shots on target this season. He is capable of taking shots that can turn into goals.

As a scorer, Jay O’Shea had 12 goals this season. He falls in the middle as a scorer. Jay O’Shea has 1 assists this season. He is an average offensive contributor as far as his ability to set up his teammates for scoring opportunities.

Jay O’Shea has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Jay O’Shea has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed 7 fouls this season. He has drawn 7 fouls this season in Australia A League action.

Dylan Wenzel-Halls FW,MF

Dylan Wenzel-Halls has 54 shots fired this season. He is a persistent threat to score, at least by his efforts to try to take shots. Dylan Wenzel-Halls has 21 shots on target this season. He is a sharpshooter, his ability to constantly threaten to score makes him a top focus for defenses.

Dylan Wenzel-Halls has 11 goals scored this season. He falls in the middle as a scorer. Dylan Wenzel-Halls has 6 assists this season. He is considered one of the top set-up players for his teammates in the league, he distributes the ball well.

Dylan Wenzel-Halls has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Dylan Wenzel-Halls has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed 21 fouls this season. He has drawn 16 fouls this season in Australia A League action.

Riku Danzaki MF

As a shooter, Riku Danzaki had 19 shots fired this season. He is a threat to score, but should not be considered a main threat. Not all shots reach the goalkeeper, but Riku Danzaki had 11 shots on target this season. He is a sharpshooter, his ability to constantly threaten to score makes him a top focus for defenses.

Riku Danzaki has 10 goals scored this season. He falls in the middle as a scorer. Riku Danzaki has 3 assists this season. He is considered one of the top set-up players for his teammates in the league, he distributes the ball well.

Riku Danzaki has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Riku Danzaki has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed 6 fouls this season. He has drawn 11 fouls this season in Australia A League action.

Rahmat Akbari MF

As a shooter, Rahmat Akbari had 11 shots fired this season. He is a threat to score, but should not be considered a main threat. Not all shots reach the goalkeeper, but Rahmat Akbari had 2 shots on target this season. He does not have enough shots on goal to really be respected.

As a scorer, Rahmat Akbari had 9 goals this season. He falls in the middle as a scorer. When it comes to setting up scoring opportunities for his Brisbane teammates, Rahmat Akbari had 0 assists this season. He is generally not involved in setting his teammates for scoring opportunities.

Rahmat Akbari has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Rahmat Akbari has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed 17 fouls this season. He has drawn 15 fouls this season in Australia A League action.

Jack Hingert MF,DF

As a shooter, Jack Hingert had 5 shots fired this season. He is not considered a threat to score, but he takes a share of shots. Not all shots reach the goalkeeper, but Jack Hingert had 1 shots on target this season. He does not have enough shots on goal to really be respected.

Jack Hingert has 10 goals scored this season. He falls in the middle as a scorer. Jack Hingert has 1 assists this season. He is an average offensive contributor as far as his ability to set up his teammates for scoring opportunities.

Jack Hingert has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Jack Hingert has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed 8 fouls this season. He has drawn 10 fouls this season in Australia A League action.

Western United Team Stats

The Western United Offensive Stats and Metrics

Per 90 minutes of action in non-penalty situations, Western United was able to score 1.64 goals. This is an extremely potent offense that is tough to shut down. Per 90 minutes of action in non-penalty situations, Western United was able to score 1.45 goals off assists. This offense finds ways to score by sharing the ball and that is quite nice to watch.

Per 90 minutes of action in non-penalty situations, Western United was able to score on 0.32 of their shots on target. This offense creates high quality shots.

Since we are discussing shots on goal, Western United attempts 5.18 shots on target per 90 minutes of regulation. This offense is a persistent threat to score with shots on goal. If you think we have not discussed their ability to get shots on goal enough, you are wrong. Western United attempts more shots than their shots on target, often they are altered by defenders and from all their shots 40.1% of their shots ended up requiring a goalkeeper challenge. They are among the best at ensuring that their shots reach the goalkeeper and striking fear in the hearts of opposing fans.

Western United Defensive Stats and Metrics

Per 90 minutes of action in non-penalty situations, Western United was able to hold opponents to 1.55 goals. Western United plays below-average defense and puts a lot of pressure on their offense to score to make up for it. When it comes to the stress put on goalkeepers, 5.64 shots were saved by Western United goalkeepers this season on a per 90 minute basis. This defense plays with fire far too often due to their inability to prevent shots on goal.

Western United goalkeepers were able to keep shots on goal from getting into the net 7260.0% of the time. The defense and goalkeeper effort as a collective does an excellent job together forcing weaker shots on target and preventing shots from becoming goals. Western United goalkeepers were able to get a clean sheet 27.3% of the time. This defense and goalkeeping crew is capable of having a clean sheet, the consistency is just not there.







Western United Utility Stats

Per 90 minutes of action, Western United had 21.73 crosses of the ball on the pitch. This puts Western United in the top 8 percentile in the league in crosses per 90 minutes. Per 90 minutes of action, Western United had 11.91 interceptions. Western United is in the top 31 percentile in intercepted passes per 90 minutes. Per 90 minutes of action, Western United commits 12.55 fouls. Western United is in the top 35 percentile in fouls committed per 90 minutes. Western United drew 13.27 fouls per 90 minutes of action. Western United is in the top 34 percentile in fouls drawn per 90 minutes. Per 90 minutes of action, Western United committed an offside 2.27 times. Western United is in the top 86 percentile in offside calls against them.

Brisbane Team Stats

The Brisbane Offensive Stats and Metrics

Brisbane scored 1.33 goals per 90 minutes of action in non-penalty situations. This is an extremely potent offense that is tough to shut down. Brisbane scored those goals off assists 88.0% of the time, which in per 90 minutes terms came out to 1.17 assists. This offense finds ways to score by sharing the ball and that is quite nice to watch.

Brisbane converted on 0.26 of attempted shots on goal. The quality of the shots on goal and the accuracy of these shots are inconsistent.

Since we are discussing shots on goal, Brisbane attempts 5.08 shots on target per 90 minutes of regulation. This offense is a persistent threat to score with shots on goal. If you think we have not discussed their ability to get shots on goal enough, you are wrong. Brisbane attempts more shots than their shots on target, often they are altered by defenders and from all their shots 33.0% of their shots ended up requiring a goalkeeper challenge. Inconsistency in ensuring that their shot attempts become a true scoring threat has creeped in this season.

Brisbane Defensive Stats and Metrics

Brisbane gave up 1.17 goals per 90 minutes of action in non-penalty situations. There is nothing remarkable about their defensive effort. This is a generally average defense. When it comes to the stress put on goalkeepers, 4.5 shots were saved by Brisbane goalkeepers this season on a per 90 minute basis. Fans are holding their breath when the ball crosses over into their defensive territory.

When it comes to the saves percentage, 7410.0% of shots on target were saved by Brisbane goalkeepers. The defense and goalkeeper effort as a collective does an excellent job together forcing weaker shots on target and preventing shots from becoming goals. When it comes to the clean sheet percentage, 16.7% of games resulted in a clean sheet for Brisbane. This defense and goalkeeping crew is really struggling, expecting a clean sheet is unreasonable.

Brisbane Utility Stats

Brisbane tried 21.5 crosses per 90 minutes of action. Brisbane is in the top 9 percentile in crosses per 90 minutes. Per 90 minutes of action, Brisbane had 11.33 interceptions. Brisbane is in the top 44 percentile in intercepted passes per 90 minutes. Per 90 minutes of action, Brisbane commits 13.33 fouls. Brisbane is in the top 50 percentile in fouls committed per 90 minutes. Per 90 minutes of action, Brisbane drew 12.17 fouls. Brisbane is in the top 61 percentile in fouls drawn per 90 minutes. Brisbane had opportunities spoiled by offside calls 2.17 times per 90 minutes of action. This puts Brisbane in the top 82 percentile in the league in offside turnovers.

Western United vs. Brisbane Prediction, Picks, and Odds


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