Melbourne City vs Brisbane Roar FC
Date: Friday, 11th January 2019
Kick-off at 08.50 UK/ 09.50 CET
Venue: AAMI Park (Melbourne).
The fight for the top two spots has really fired up in the A-League the last few weeks. The major obstacle for the City Blues will be their local rivals Melbourne Victory. As of now, City is just three points away from occupying the semi-final spots for the playoffs.
Brisbane seems to have accepted their fate for the season and has really been unmotivated in their performances in the recent weeks. Along with the Central Coast Mariners, the team has been the worst in the league. These two have remained the only teams to not yet record a single win on the road in 2018/19.
Melbourne City vs Brisbane Roar Head-to-head (h2h)
- 15 of the last 17 h2h wins belonged to the sides hosting the match.
- Since 2010 the Heart has a 100% unbeaten record against Brisbane, at the AAMI Park.
- Melbourne has scored at least a goal in every single h2h game at this venue.
- The Roar was shut off by the City defense in five of the last eight AAMI Park h2h matches.
- No league match between these teams has ended without at least a goal from the home side.
Melbourne City vs Brisbane Roar Prediction
The Heart has been the best home side in the entire league this season. Only their local rivals stand above them in the table when home record is concerned, though Victory has played an extra match.
At the AAMI Park, only Sydney has managed to defeat Melbourne City in the 2018/19 A-League. Sydney has always been a thorn on the side for the City Blues. In the last 15 months Melbourne failed to score at home in only four occasions, and three times it was against the team from New South Wales, and the other time, it was Melbourne Victory. No other side has managed to shut off the brilliant frontline of City.
The excellent home record of Melbourne extends over Brisbane too. Since 2010, City has managed to stay unbeaten against the Roar, at this venue. Also, never in their history has the Heart failed to score at home, against Brisbane.
Brisbane has had a terrible away record in the A-League this season. They were winless in ten of their last 11 matches on the road. Also, the last ten h2h matches at this venue saw two draws and eight Melbourne wins.
Brisbane has conceded goals in their last 16 away matches in a row. In their last straight 11 matches away from home, the Roar conceded two or more goals. This week, everything points to a goal-fest by Melbourne City.
Melbourne City vs Brisbane Roar Betting Tips
Over 1.5 Team Goals by Melbourne City FC @ 1.60 (3/5)
To Score in First Half: Melbourne City @ 1.66 (2/3).