Melbourne Victory vs Brisbane Roar
Australia A-League, Season 2016/17.
Date: Friday, 13th January, 2017
Kick-Off at 7:50pm AEDT/ 8:50am UK
Venue: Aami Park, Melbourne.
Brisbane Roar will travel to Melbourne to face Melbourne Victory at Aami park on Friday the 13th of January.
The Victory are currently in second spot on 29 points while the Roar are fourth with 21 points. Another win for Melbourne Victory in their last round with a 2-0 win over Adelaide United. Meanwhile, Brisbane Roar were beaten at home by Newcastle Jets 3-2.
Melbourne Victory vs. Brisbane Roar: Head-to-Head Statistics
- The Victory have the upper hand in the head-to-head record by 15 wins to 12.
- There have been 7 draws and it has happened in the previous two meetings
- Last time these sides met was round 1 where the game ended 1-1.
- Melbourne have won 4 of the past 7 meetings against Brisbane while the Roar only have 1.
- It was round 13 of the 2013/14 season where Brisbane had their last win at Aami Park against Melbourne.
Melbourne Victory vs Brisbane Roar: Predictions
Arguably match of the round as these sides have been consistent all season.
Melbourne are looking for their sixth consecutive win and will be confident of doing that with the squad they have in their disposal.
Despite how bad Brisbane were last week, this team should bounce back and be looking to break Melbourne’s winning streak on their home ground.
To do that, they need players like Jamie McLaren, Tommy Oar, Dimitri Petratos and Thomas Broich to fire up front to compete with Melbourne’s attacking threat of Besart Berisha, Marco Rojas, James Troisi and Fahid Ben Khalfallah.
The Victory can exploit the Roar’s defence with not one clean sheet in the past 4 matches but Brisbane will want to return to their best at the back.
A win for the Victory does not move them up higher but can close the gap on the league leaders Sydney FC, while a win for the Roar can move them into third spot.
At home and in front of a home crowd, Melbourne Victory should continue their winning streak and get the win over Brisbane Roar in this fixture.
Melbourne Victory vs Brisbane Roar: Bet Tips
Melbourne Victory to win at 8/11 (1.73).