Brisbane Roar vs Central Coast Mariners
Date: Sunday, 21 October 2018
Kick-Off at 07:00 UK/ 08:00 CET
Venue: Suncorp Stadium (Brisbane).
John Aloisi, the former Aussie international took charge as manager of the Roar in 2015. In his second season the team finished third in the league and qualified for AFC Champions league as well.
But 2017/18 season was below par and the team finished 6th in the table. The fans would really want their team to roar this season.
Club brought in former Celta and Gijon Midfielder Alex Lopez this season to stabilize that part of their play.
The Yellow and Navy won against the Roar previously in 2014 at Brisbane. Since then they are winless in 12 h2h matches.
With 4 wins they ended up last in the League in 2017/18.The side scored just 28 goals in 27 matches which was the lowest by any club last season.
The club brought in Ross McCormack, a Scottish forward on loan from Aston Villa in this transfer window.
But Mariners were all over the news last week because of a certain Usain Bolt. The Jamaican was signed by the Australian Club while he was under training with Borussia.
The Sprint Legend scored 2 goals after coming on as a substitute in a pre season match.
Brisbane Roar FC vs Central Coast Mariners: Head-to-head (h2h)
- In 10 latest h2h fixtures Brisbane has won 9 and only lost once.
- Last season Brisbane won at home against the Mariners 1-0.
- The Roar has won 5 of their last 10 games and was defeated 4 times. At home they have lost 3 times in previous 5 games and won 2 also.
- Mariners have lost 7 games on the trot and won just once in last 10 matches.
- They lost all prior 5 away games and are on an 11 game winless streak.
Brisbane Roar FC vs Central Coast Mariners: Prediction
Mariners have a terrible away record. Their last away victory was against the Wellington Phoenix long back in 2017.
Even with his latest heroics Bolt would not be picked by Mulvey in this game. The Jamaican has a long way to go to train his body and mind for a 90 minute game.
McCormack may feature for them in this season opener and he may be key in overcoming their weakness in scoring.
Brisbane Roar vs Central Coast Mariners: Betting Tips
The Roar win @ 1.95 (10/11).
Under 2.5 @ 2.25 (5/4).