Sydney FC vs Brisbane Roar
Australia A-League, Season 2016/17
Date: Friday, 30th December 2016
Kick-Off: 7:20pm AEDT/ 8:50am UK
Venue: Allianz Stadium, Sydney.
The first game of round 13 will be in Sydney as Sydney FC take on Brisbane Roar at Allianz Stadium on Friday the 30th of December.
The Sky Blues have been brilliant this season as they currently sit on top of the table with 30 points while the Roar are in third spot with 21 points. Sydney FC were far too good for Adelaide United in their last match as they won 4-1. Meanwhile, Brisbane were only able to get a 1-1 draw against Western Sydney Wanderers.
Sydney FC vs Brisbane Roar: Head-to-Head Statistics
In the head-to-head statistics, Brisbane Roar have the better winning record with 14 wins compared to Sydney FC’s 7. There have also been 12 draws played out this these encounters. The last time they met was this season in round 7 where the game ended 1-1.
Allianz Stadium has not been a great ground for Brisbane Roar to play on with only 4 wins in 17 matches. But have only lost 1 in the past 5 matches against Sydney FC at the stadium and as a matter of fact, won their last game at Allianz Stadium last season.
Sydney FC vs Brisbane Roar: Predictions
Brisbane will be looking to give Sydney their first loss of the season in this match.
The key to doing that is to not allow Sydney’s midfield any space to create plays to their attack to score. They also need to break down Sydney’s defence with only 5 goals conceded so far this season and with only 16 goals scored this season, it will take a team effort for Brisbane to break them.
For Sydney FC, they just need to continue their form, give another consistent performance in every position on the ground and that should be enough to get away with the three points. A win for the Roar will see them move up to second place while a win for the Sky Blues will see them extend their lead on top of the table.
The two best defences in the league right now are in this match so we will see which team’s defence breaks down if that does happen. Brisbane Roar should be good enough to finish the game with a draw against Sydney FC in this fixture.
Sydney FC vs Brisbane Roar: Bet Tips
Draw at 3.80 (20/7)
Both Teams to Score at 1.80 (4/5).