Aron Wright - March 14, 2018
Sydney vs Brisbane Roar
Australia – A-League
Date: Saturday, 17 March 2018
Kick-Off at 08:50UK
Venue: Allianz Stadium (Sydney).
The defending champions will be looking to rebound from the 2-1 defeat away at the second-placed Newcastle Jets on Saturday when they host the playoffs contenders Brisbane Roar at Allianz Stadium. The Sky Blues are still pretty safe being eight points clear at the top of the standing in spite of the loss against their main challengers for the title, but another failure here could further ruin the atmosphere in the dressing room.
The Roar are desperate for points being four points shy of top six spots and it’s hard to believe they will make it to the playoffs with five games left to play until the end of the regular season. John Aloisi’s men have had way too many slip-ups in a generally turbulent campaign for them and to be fair they haven’t deserved to make the playoffs due to the lack of the consistency throughout the season.
Nonetheless, the hosts will have to be careful here given that the Roar have been enjoying a solid spell of form on their most recent travels in the competition. Aloisi’s side has won four of last five matches on the road netting two or more goals in each of these wins. On the other side, Sydney have only picked up a single victory in last six games in all competitions as they’ve had a poor campaign in the AFC Champions League.
The head to head statistics is all tied at 15 wins, draws and losses for each of the teams.
Sydney have been entirely dominant in the most recent history, though, winning three and drawing one of last four meetings with the Roar.
The Sky Blues have bagged three goals in each of last two matches against Brisbane.
The hosts will be motivated to rebound from the most recent failures in both A-League and AFC Champions League and we’ll back them to clinch a three-pointer as the main bet at 1.50 odds.
Given that the Sky Blues have been pretty efficient in the most recent clashes with Brisbane, we’ll back them to net three or more goals here at the odds of 2.62.