Q: What's better than the prospect of heading along to HBF Park to see Glory in A-League action under the Friday night lights?
A: Heading along to HBF Park to see Glory in A-League action under the Friday night lights with a cheeky little selection of game facts and stats tucked away in your back pocket ready to drop casually into conversation as and when required!
Let's get into them...
Glory are looking to extend a five-game unbeaten run in this fixture which is their longest ever against Roar.
Since being edged out 3-2 by the Queenslanders on the final day of the 2017/18 season, the men in purple have picked up three wins and two draws, scoring 12 goals along the way.
Century In Sight
Neil Kilkenny is poised to make his 100th A-League appearance on Friday evening.
The Glory midfielder, who currently leads the competition for assists with five, has scored twice in his nine career appearances against Roar.
Glory have lost only once in their last seven games at HBF Park and have averaged 3.4 goals scored during that run.
Brisbane have visited the WA venue on 22 occasions in the A-League, winning nine of those meetings.
Macaulay Gillesphey has been a tower of strength at the back for Brisbane this season and currently leads the competition for clearances with 48.
The 25-year-old Englishman has also chipped in going forward, recording one assist and five shots.
Four players have started each of Glory's five games this season - Dane Ingham, Neil Kilkenny, Bruno Fornaroli and Darryl Lachman.
Brisbane have had six ever-presents in their eight games to date, namely Tom Aldred, Macaulay Gillesphey, Corey Brown, Dylan Wenzel-Halls, Riku Danzaki and Jay O'Shea.
Roar Quieten Castro
Diego Castro has scored three goals in 13 appearances against Roar, making them his second-least scored-against opponents along with the Mariners.
The Spaniard has been his most prolific in games versus the Jets, finding the net eight times in 13 games.
Curious and Curiouser...
Glory lead the league for average goals per game thus far this term with 3.00, but are ranked last for number of shots taken with 41.
Roar are ranked fourth for both average goals per game (1.63) and number of shots taken (89).
Current Glory squad members Nick D'Agostino, Dane Ingham, Tando Velaphi and Liam Reddy have all previously played for Roar.
Other players to have represented both clubs include Adam Taggart, Mitch Nichols, Scott Neville, Ivan Franjic, Michael Baird and Mitch Oxborrow.