Brisbane Roar vs Sydney
Date: Friday, 8 February 2019
Kick-Off at 08:50 UK / 09:50 CET
Venue: Suncorp Stadium (Brisbane).
Brisbane Roar are struggling badly coming into two very tough fixtures against the likes of Sydney (3rd place) and Perth Glory (1st place) in next two rounds. They took only 9 points from 17 matches so far in the season and sit second from bottom after a dreadful thread of 9 defeats and 3 draws in past 12 rounds.
The Welsh manager Darren Davies has huge problems with the lack of meticulousness in his team’s defensive line. The Roar shipped as many as 12 goals in last four league affairs. It’s certainly not the kind of form you want to have coming face to face with one of the deadliest attacking lines in the country.
Sydney started the season in a somewhat slower fashion, but their form grew rapidly in recent months. They climbed up to 3rd place with a run of eight wins in last ten league outings. They bagged 31 goals in 17 league affairs so far in the season.
Brisbane Roar vs Sydney: Head-to-head
The head to head stats is all level at 16 wins, draws and losses apiece ahead of teams’ 49th meeting.
Sydney won three of past four league matches against the Roar.
Three or more goals were seen in all of past four H2H clashes.
Brisbane Roar vs Sydney: Prediction
Steve Corica’s troops responded well after a 2-1 defeat to Melbourne Victory in their last fixture in January. They saw off Melbourne City 2-0 on Sunday via goals from Luke Ivanovic and Adam Le Fondre. The former Bolton Wanderers forward (Le Fondre) thus took his league tally to 12 to go top of league’s goal-scoring charts.
Given he will be up against one of the weakest defensive lines in the league here, we feel Le Fondre to score anytime is a decent betting option here. The away win is definitely a banker at the odds of 1.61.
Brisbane Roar vs Sydney: Bet Tips
Sydney to win @ 1.61 (8/13)
Sydney Over 1.5 Team Goals @ 1.57 (4/7).