Weekly Warm up: Brisbane Roar v Newcastle Jets

Five games unbeaten and back in the top two, Brisbane are roaring again! Help them make it a super six on Saturday.

Five games unbeaten and back in the top two, Brisbane are roaring again! Help them make it a super six on Saturday.

Get along to Suncorp Stadium this Saturday evening as Brisbane Roar aim to cement their position in the top two by gunning down the Jets. Another unbeaten run is starting to take shape, so be sure to make the kind of noise that will help your players remain undefeated for a sixth successive game!

The champions return home after gaining a valuable draw away to Melbourne Heart last weekend. In a tricky fixture against one of the sides of the season so far, Ange Postecoglou's men snatched a good point thanks to a goal from that man Besart Berisha.

Only permitted to play because of his right to appeal the one-match ban dished out by the FFA Match Review Panel, the controversial frontman ended a headline-filled week by not only scoring the equaliser midway through the second-half, but also through missing a penalty in the first period.

Newcastle Jets, meanwhile, went into Wednesday's regional clash with Adelaide on the back of a disappointing 1-0 home defeat to Wellington. However, they will take spirit from their previous away encounter, when they did Roar a favour by drawing an exciting F3 derby at Bluetongue Stadium.

It was an impressive performance indeed and, with a bit more luck, would have resulted in all three points after Labinot Haliti struck early and then Troy Hearfield missed a penalty for their bitter rivals. Patrick Zwaanswijk's equaliser denied them a fantastic win, but the game showed that the Jets can mix it up with the best of them. This should act as a warning to Brisbane Roar. The visitors to Suncorp Stadium this Saturday will be no pushovers.

If the previous battle between these two sides in the Hyundai A-League 2011/12 season is anything to go by, this one will be a belter. In November, the champions were forced to come from behind to pick up three points.

One up at half-time, Newcastle started the second-half strongly and came close on a number of occasions to finding a potentially match-killing second goal. However, they failed to capitalise on this pressure and Roar fought their way back into the game, eventually taking all three points with a couple of sucker punches.

The home side will be looking for a similar outcome today as they try to close the gap on Central Coast Mariners. While it seems the Yellow & Navy have an unassailable lead, all it takes is a bad run for the table toppers to come tumbling down - Roar know that better than anyone. So, it is crucial that the champions keep their eye on the prize.

Get along to Suncorp Stadium and sing your side to three points which will keep them very much in the hunt for silverware!