Brisbane Roar vs Western Sydney Wanderers
Date: Friday, 25 January 2019
Kick-Off at 08:50 UK / 09:50 CET
Venue: Suncorp Stadium (Brisbane).
Both Brisbane Roar and Western Sydney Wanderers made dreadful starts to the new season. They are separated by a single point between 8th and 9th position (out of ten teams) coming into the Matchday No 16 opener on Friday at Suncorp Stadium.
The hosts sit second from bottom with just eight points collected from 15 games so far in the season. They ended a two-loss thread with a 1-1 draw away at the rock-bottomed Central Coast Mariners on Sunday. Defender Luke DeVere notched his first goal in third appearance for the Roar to secure a point against weak Central Coast Mariners side last weekend.
Western Sydney Wanderers made a solid kick off to the season, but tough schedule caused a streak of six consecutive defeats. They are finally in for a winnable contest here against Brisbane. Can Markus Babbel’s men bring such a dreadful thread to an end on Friday?
Brisbane Roar vs Western Sydney Wanderers: Head-to-head
Brisbane could move level on number of wins in their H2H record with the Wanderers with a three-pointer here.
Western Sydney Wanderers were more successful in the recent period as they won two and drew one of past three ties with the Roar.
The Wanderers notched five goals in last two encounters with Brisbane Roar.
Brisbane Roar vs Western Sydney Wanderers: Prediction
Both teams have been super easy to break down ever since the start of the season. The hosts shipped 32 goals in 15 games, while the Wanderers were even worse allowing 33 at the same time.
However, we have to praise Babbel’s team for a strong effort at the opposite end in recent matches. They lost each of last two away fixtures with the same 4-3 scoreline. Such attacking displays are definitely worth if we know the opposition included leaders Perth Glory and 4th-placed Perth Glory.
The Roar allowed as many as 13 goals in last three home matches (more than four on average). This is why we fancy double chance bet on Western Sydney Wanderers not to lose at the odds of 1.53 here. You won’t make a mistake backing the Over 2.5 goals FT at 1.55 either.
Brisbane Roar vs Western Sydney Wanderers: Bet Tips
Western Sydney Wanderers or Draw @ 1.53 (8/15)
Over 2.5 goals FT @ 1.55 (11/20).