Brisbane Roar vs Wellington Phoenix
Date: Sunday, 28 October 2018
Kick-Off at 06:00 UK/ 07:00 CET
Venue: Suncorp Stadium (Brisbane).
The Roar had to settle for a point in their opening match against the Mariners. A chance to start the season with the home win was wasted when the forwards missed chances in front of goals. It would have been a big victory if that was not the case.
In their second consecutive home game Roar’s coach John Aloisi have their finishing to work on. A man he would be putting his money on to find goals would be Adam Taggart. The striker has scored 4 goals in 3 consecutive appearances against the side from New Zealand.
Wellington is one of the few teams that play in a league of a different confederation than the one that they are based on.
The Nix have kicked the season off with a home win over Newcastle Jets. A gift of an own goal from the Jets and a second half strike from Roy Krishna meant the home side won 2-1.
Mark Rudan’s team has improved a lot last season bringing in new talent and strengthening their squad depth.
In March, both the teams settled for a draw. All the goals came in the second half. Nix’s goals came from Andrija Kaludjerovic and Logan Rogerson. Roar equalized with goals scored by Brett Holman and Thomas Kristensen. The match was played in Wellington.
Brisbane Roar vs Wellington Phoenix: Head-to-head (h2h)
In the last 20 h2h matches Brisbane is leading with 10 wins and they lost 5.
The last h2h was in March which ended as a 2-2 draw.
Brisbane are currently on a 3 match losing streak. In the last 10 competitive matches they have 4 wins and defeats each. At home they have 2 wins and same number of losses in 5 matches.
The Nix have lost 6 of their last 10 matches and won only 3. They have a 7 game losing streak in away matches in all competitions. All 7 matches recorded over 2.5 goals in total.
Brisbane Roar vs Wellington Phoenix: Prediction
The season has just begun and the teams are just starting to warm up. Both the teams had a good opener this year.
With stronger opponents around the corner they will have to make the most of the start.
With their terrible away form Nix will be happy to get a point from Sunday’s game. Especially Krishna who has scored three against Roar in previous four games is to be feared by Taggart and company.
Brisbane Roar vs Wellington Phoenix: Betting Tips
Brisbane to win @ 1.80 (4/5).
BTTS @ 1.66 (2/3).