Melbourne Victory vs Brisbane Roar Prediction & Match Preview

Melbourne Victory vs Brisbane Roar FC
Australia – A-League
Date: Saturday, 16th March 2019
Kick-off at 08.50 UK/ 09.50 CET
Venue: Marvel Stadium (Melbourne).

Rarely do Victory fans pray for their local rivals to win a game, but the special circumstances at play make such a scenario possible. Melbourne City is taking on Sydney, whom Melbourne Victory is trying to pass in the league table. Right now a four-point deficit act as an obstacle. But they have got a favorable draw to count on. At home, they are taking on one of the worst teams in the A-League.

If not for the Mariners, Roar would easily have been the weakest of the entire division. Of the 21 league matches they have taken part, only three were wins, and they have conceded the second-most number of goals in the competition. On the road, no team has let in as many goals as this team.

Melbourne Victory vs Brisbane Roar FC Head-to-head (h2h)

  • Four of the last five wins at this venue, belong to Victory.
  • Eight of the last ten wins at this stadium also went to the same team.
  • Five of the last six overall wins were recorded by Melbourne.
  • The last four meetings returned three Melbourne wins.
  • The very last encounter between these teams ended in a 0-5 win for Victory, who was on the road then.

Melbourne Victory vs Brisbane Roar FC Prediction

Victory is a podium contender and is actively pursuing the second position in the league table. On the other hand, Roar is the second-worst team in the competition and has the worst defense on the road.

Melbourne will go all in for the win, considering their home advantage, and the fact that Sydney, whom they are trying to overtake, has a comparatively difficult game this weekend.

Also, Roar has just a single win in their last 13 matches on the road, and they lost the very last meeting against this opponent, at home, 0-5. Moreover, five of the last six overall h2h wins and eight of the last ten at this venue belong to Melbourne.

Expect an easy win for the hosts.

Melbourne Victory vs Brisbane Roar FC Betting Tips

  • Melbourne Victory to Win @ 1.40 (2/5)
  • The Hosts to Score in the First Half @ 1.44 (4/9).