Melbourne City vs Brisbane Roar
Date: Friday, 5 April 2019
Kick-Off at 09:50 UK / 10:50 CET
Venue: AAMI PARK (Melbourne).
Melbourne City shocked their fans with a horrendous display in a 3-0 loss to bottom-half Western Sydney Wanderers last weekend. Such a painful came just one week after a huge 0-2 victory over Sydney (one of league’s strongest teams). Can Warren Joyce find the way to motivate his lads to rebound from the mentioned defeat and pick up a comprehensive confidence-boosting victory on Friday when City Blues play host to penultimate-placed Brisbane Roar?
The clash with the Roar comes just at the right time for the hosts. The tea, led by Darren Davies did not play defense at all in recent weeks. Brisbane lost three on the spin conceding nine goals in the process. They sit second from bottom with no more than 15 points in 23 rounds.
Melbourne City vs Brisbane Roar: Head-to-head
On top of Brisbane’s catastrophic spell of form, the hosts can rely on the head to head trend.
They won four of past five meetings with the Roar.
City Blues dominated this match-up entirely in matches on the home ground where they won 9, drew 3 and lost just 1 of 13 ties against Brisbane Roar.
Interestingly, none of last four head to head encounters saw goals scored at both ends which is quite rare for Australian A-League.
Melbourne City vs Brisbane Roar: Prediction
Brisbane also have a dreadful away record in this term of A-League. They won just one, drew 3 and lost 9 of 13 league affairs on the road. Knowing Melbourne City lost just 1 of 10 home outings of their own, we can understand why the bookies also see the hosts as enormous favourites to pick up a three-pointer here.
Melbourne City notched seven goals in last three home outings in the competition. They will have plenty of room to keep such high-scoring form going past the second weakest defensive line in the league here.
Melbourne City vs Brisbane Roar: Bet Tips
HT/FT Melbourne City/Melbourne City @ 1.80 (4/5)
Melbourne City to win & Over 3.5 goals FT @ 2.60 (8/5).