Melbourne City vs Brisbane Roar predictions for Friday’s match in the A-League. Read on for all our free predictions and betting tips.
Melbourne City vs Brisbane Roar Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Previews
Melbourne City to Win and Over 2.5 Match Goals @ 11/8
Melbourne City 3-2 @ 22/1
Reason For Melbourne City vs Brisbane Roar Betting Tips
Forth placed Melbourne City extended their unbeaten run to four games on Sunday when they narrowly beat Newcastle Jets 2-1 in the A-League. Friday’s guests to AAMI Park are struggling Brisbane Roar, who lost their fifth game in six matches in league at home to title chasing Perth Glory at the weekend. Five places and thirteen points separate these two clubs ahead of kick-off, so its no wonder hosts Melbourne City are the bookmakers favourites to claim all three points.
Newcastle Jets took an early lead against Melbourne City via a fourth minute strike from O’Donovan, but a good comeback from the hosts saw them lead 2-1 at the break. Newcastle Jets were architects of their own downfall in this match, as Vargas was sent-off for a second bookable offence after just twenty-five minutes. Melbourne City got themselves back on levels terms thanks to a twenty-seventh minute penalty from McGree, and just five minutes later the hosts turned the game around through Brattan. Melbourne City never looked like conceding once they were in front and despite controlling the match with 59% of the possession, failed to add any further goals against the ten-men of Newcastle Jets.
Brisbane Roar found themselves 2-0 up at home to title challengers Perth Glory last weekend, but still managed to end up losing the game in the second half. Taggart struck twice for the hosts inside the opening forty-five minutes and for a while it looked like Brisbane Roar were going to end their winless run. However, Kilkenny scored two penalties, once in the fifty-ninth and the other in the eighty-first minute, to draw the two teams level and an own goal from Reardon put Perth Glory in front with just five minutes left on the clock. As the hosts pushed forward in desperate search of an equaliser Melbourne City exploited the gaps in behind and added a fourth goal in the eighty-seventh minute through Keogh.
When these two sides locked horns in November for their reverse league fixture, Brisbane Roar pulled off a 2-0 win to earn a much needed victory. A goal in either half from Brisbane’s goal machine Taggart proved enough to defeat Melbourne City, and Friday’s hosts will be even more wary of the Australian striker when the two clubs meet once again. With four wins, one draw, and one defeat from their last six matches, Melbourne City are the form favourites heading into Friday’s game. Brisbane have lost five and drawn one of their last six matches, but their one and only win this season did come against Melbourne City. Brattan, De Laet, and McGree all joint top score for Melbourne City this season with three league goals apiece, while despite their struggles Brisbane Roar’s top scorer Taggart is already on nine A-League goals for the campaign.
We’re confident that Melbourne City will win and that over 2.5 goals will be scored in the process, and have backed the scoreline to end 3-2. Melbourne City have won four of their last six matches against Brisbane Roar and have the home advantage on Friday. Melbourne City have won four of their last six matches in the A-League, while Brisbane Roar have lost five of their last six. Over 2.5 goals have been scored in each of Brisbane Roar’s last five matches, and we’re expecting another high scoring game involving the visitors on Friday.
Melbourne City Team News
Florin Berenguer is the main injury concern for the hosts, with the French midfielder struggling with a calf injury.
Brisbane Roar Team News
Brett Holman (knee), Stefan Mauk (groin), and Avraam Papadopoulos (glute) could all miss Friday's game through injury, while Daniel Bowles is suspended.
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Published: January 8, 2019
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Recent Competition Form
|4/12 (33%)||Over 2.5 Goals||8/13 (62%)|
|4/12 (33%)||Both Teams Scored||9/13 (69%)|
|3/6 (50%)||Over 2.5 Goals||2/5 (40%)|
|2/6 (33%)||Both Teams Scored||3/5 (60%)|
|1/6 (17%)||Over 2.5 Goals||6/8 (75%)|
|2/6 (33%)||Both Teams Scored||6/8 (75%)|
|3/10 (30%)||Over 2.5 Goals||7/10 (70%)|
|2/10 (20%)||Both Teams Scored||7/10 (70%)|
|0/0 (0%)||Over 2.5 Goals||0/0 (0%)|
|0/0 (0%)||Both Teams Scored||0/0 (0%)|
|0/0 (0%)||Over 2.5 Goals||0/0 (0%)|
|0/0 (0%)||Both Teams Scored||0/0 (0%)|
|1/5 (20%)||Over 2.5 Goals||4/5 (80%)|
|2/5 (40%)||Both Teams Scored||4/5 (80%)|
|2/5 (40%)||Over 2.5 Goals||2/5 (40%)|
|2/5 (40%)||Both Teams Scored||3/5 (60%)|
|0/5 (0%)||Over 2.5 Goals||3/5 (60%)|
|1/5 (20%)||Both Teams Scored||3/5 (60%)|
Head To Head
|Over 2.5 Goals||5/10 (50%)|
|Both Teams To Score||6/10 (60%)|
|Previous Meetings (Last 10)|
|24.11.18||Brisbane Roar FC||2-0||Melbourne City FC|
|20.04.18||Melbourne City FC||2-0||Brisbane Roar FC|
|04.02.18||Brisbane Roar FC||1-2||Melbourne City FC|
|17.11.17||Brisbane Roar FC||3-1||Melbourne City FC|
|06.10.17||Melbourne City FC||2-0||Brisbane Roar FC|
|11.02.17||Melbourne City FC||2-2||Brisbane Roar FC|
|03.12.16||Melbourne City FC||1-1||Brisbane Roar FC|
|04.11.16||Brisbane Roar FC||1-0||Melbourne City FC|
|18.03.16||Melbourne City FC||3-1||Brisbane Roar FC|
|27.12.15||Brisbane Roar FC||3-1||Melbourne City FC|
|4||Melbourne City FC||12||7||2||3||16||10||+6||23|
|8||Western Sydney Wanderers FC||12||2||3||7||14||23||-9||9|
|9||Brisbane Roar FC||13||1||4||8||15||26||-11||7|
|10||Central Coast Mariners||11||0||2||9||10||29||-19||2|
|2||Melbourne City FC||6||4||1||1||9||5||+4||13|
|7||Brisbane Roar FC||5||1||2||2||7||9||-2||5|
|9||Western Sydney Wanderers FC||7||1||1||5||8||14||-6||4|
|10||Central Coast Mariners||5||0||1||4||4||12||-8||1|
|4||Melbourne City FC||6||3||1||2||7||5||+2||10|
|8||Western Sydney Wanderers FC||5||1||2||2||6||9||-3||5|
|9||Brisbane Roar FC||8||0||2||6||8||17||-9||2|
|10||Central Coast Mariners||6||0||1||5||6||17||-11||1|
Scores Vs Opponents
|1||Perth Glory||3rd Mar||1-0|
|2||Melbourne Victory||1-1||23rd Feb|
|3||Sydney FC||0-3||16th Mar|
|4||Melbourne City FC||N/A||N/A|
|5||Adelaide United||13th Apr||0-2|
|6||Wellington Phoenix||2-0||21st Apr|
|7||Newcastle Jets||2-1||15th Feb|
|8||Western Sydney Wanderers FC||22nd Jan||30th Mar|
|9||Brisbane Roar FC||5th Apr||2-0|
|10||Central Coast Mariners||26th Apr||16th Jan|
|1||Perth Glory||2-4||16th Feb|
|2||Melbourne Victory||15th Jan||15th Mar|
|3||Sydney FC||29th Mar||2-1|
|4||Melbourne City FC||2-0||5th Apr|
|5||Adelaide United||25th Apr||2nd Feb|
|6||Wellington Phoenix||12th Apr||4-1|
|7||Newcastle Jets||20th Apr||2-2|
|8||Western Sydney Wanderers FC||8th Mar||2-2|
|9||Brisbane Roar FC||N/A||N/A|
|10||Central Coast Mariners||1-1||22nd Feb|
Melbourne City vs Brisbane Roar Stats
- Melbourne City have won four of their last six matches against Brisbane Roar.
- Melbourne City have won four of their last six matches in the A-League.
- Brisbane Roar have lost five of their last six matches in the A-League.
- Over 2.5 goals have been scored in each of Brisbane Roar’s last five matches.
How we calculate our stats
Our stats are based on games this season. Games played this season: 23
(11 by Melbourne City) and (12 by Brisbane Roar)
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|Bookie||Under 0.5||Over 0.5||Under 1.5||Over 1.5||Under 2.5||Over 2.5||Under 3.5||Over 3.5||Under 4.5||Over 4.5||Under 5.5||Over 5.5||Under 6.5||Over 6.5||Under 7.5||Over 7.5||Under 8.5||Over 8.5||Offer|
|Bookie||Home -1||Away +1||Home -2||Away +2||Home -3||Away +3||Home -4||Away +4||Home -5||Away +5||Away -1||Home +1||Away -2||Home +2||Away -3||Home +3||Away -4||Home +4||Away -5||Home +5||Offer|