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A-League | AAMI Park | 11th January
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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

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Melbourne City 3-2 @ 22/1

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Melbourne City to Win and Over 2.5 Match Goals @ 11/8

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

Melbourne City Team Badge Florin Berenguer is the main injury concern for the hosts, with the French midfielder struggling with a calf injury.

Brisbane Roar Team News

Brisbane Roar Team Badge 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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Form Summary

Melbourne City badge Brisbane Roar badge
Overall
PWDL
11623
Home
5311
Away
6312
Overall
PWDL
12147
Home
5122
Away
7025

Recent Competition Form

Melbourne City badge Brisbane Roar badge
1-0 v Brisbane Roar FC (H)
W
1-0 v Melbourne City FC (A)
L
2-1 v Newcastle Jets (H)
W
2-4 v Perth Glory (H)
L
0-2 v Western Sydney Wanderers FC (A)
W
2-2 v Newcastle Jets (A)
D
1-1 v Melbourne Victory (H)
D
2-1 v Sydney FC (A)
L
0-2 v Adelaide United (A)
W
4-1 v Wellington Phoenix (A)
L
1-0 v Perth Glory (A)
L
2-4 v Melbourne Victory (H)
L
3-0 v Newcastle Jets (H)
W
2-0 v Newcastle Jets (A)
L
2-0 v Brisbane Roar FC (A)
L
2-1 v Adelaide United (A)
L
2-0 v Wellington Phoenix (H)
W
2-0 v Melbourne City FC (H)
W
0-3 v Sydney FC (H)
L
2-2 v Western Sydney Wanderers FC (A)
D
1-1 v Central Coast Mariners (A)
D
2-1 v Perth Glory (A)
L
1-2 v Melbourne Victory (A)
W
0-0 v Wellington Phoenix (H)
D
1-1 v Central Coast Mariners (H)
D
16Goals Scored15
10Goals Conceded26
4/12 (33%)Over 2.5 Goals8/13 (62%)
4/12 (33%)Both Teams Scored9/13 (69%)
Melbourne City badge Brisbane Roar badge
1-0 v Brisbane Roar FC (H)
W
2-4 v Perth Glory (H)
L
2-1 v Newcastle Jets (H)
W
2-4 v Melbourne Victory (H)
L
1-1 v Melbourne Victory (H)
D
2-0 v Melbourne City FC (H)
W
3-0 v Newcastle Jets (H)
W
0-0 v Wellington Phoenix (H)
D
2-0 v Wellington Phoenix (H)
W
1-1 v Central Coast Mariners (H)
D
0-3 v Sydney FC (H)
L
9Goals Scored7
5Goals Conceded9
3/6 (50%)Over 2.5 Goals2/5 (40%)
2/6 (33%)Both Teams Scored3/5 (60%)
Melbourne City badge Brisbane Roar badge
0-2 v Western Sydney Wanderers FC (A)
W
1-0 v Melbourne City FC (A)
L
0-2 v Adelaide United (A)
W
2-2 v Newcastle Jets (A)
D
1-0 v Perth Glory (A)
L
2-1 v Sydney FC (A)
L
2-0 v Brisbane Roar FC (A)
L
4-1 v Wellington Phoenix (A)
L
1-1 v Central Coast Mariners (A)
D
2-0 v Newcastle Jets (A)
L
1-2 v Melbourne Victory (A)
W
2-1 v Adelaide United (A)
L
2-2 v Western Sydney Wanderers FC (A)
D
2-1 v Perth Glory (A)
L
7Goals Scored8
5Goals Conceded17
1/6 (17%)Over 2.5 Goals6/8 (75%)
2/6 (33%)Both Teams Scored6/8 (75%)
Melbourne City badge Brisbane Roar badge
1-0 v Brisbane Roar FC (H)
W
1-0 v Melbourne City FC (A)
L
2-1 v Newcastle Jets (H)
W
2-4 v Perth Glory (H)
L
0-2 v Western Sydney Wanderers FC (A)
W
2-2 v Newcastle Jets (A)
D
1-1 v Melbourne Victory (H)
D
2-1 v Sydney FC (A)
L
0-2 v Adelaide United (A)
W
4-1 v Wellington Phoenix (A)
L
1-0 v Perth Glory (A)
L
2-4 v Melbourne Victory (H)
L
3-0 v Newcastle Jets (H)
W
2-0 v Newcastle Jets (A)
L
2-0 v Brisbane Roar FC (A)
L
2-1 v Adelaide United (A)
L
2-0 v Wellington Phoenix (H)
W
2-0 v Melbourne City FC (H)
W
0-3 v Sydney FC (H)
L
2-2 v Western Sydney Wanderers FC (A)
D
13Goals Scored13
8Goals Conceded23
3/10 (30%)Over 2.5 Goals7/10 (70%)
2/10 (20%)Both Teams Scored7/10 (70%)
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0Goals Scored0
0Goals Conceded0
0/0 (0%)Over 2.5 Goals0/0 (0%)
0/0 (0%)Both Teams Scored0/0 (0%)
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0Goals Scored0
0Goals Conceded0
0/0 (0%)Over 2.5 Goals0/0 (0%)
0/0 (0%)Both Teams Scored0/0 (0%)
Melbourne City badge Brisbane Roar badge
1-0 v Brisbane Roar FC (H)
W
1-0 v Melbourne City FC (A)
L
2-1 v Newcastle Jets (H)
W
2-4 v Perth Glory (H)
L
0-2 v Western Sydney Wanderers FC (A)
W
2-2 v Newcastle Jets (A)
D
1-1 v Melbourne Victory (H)
D
2-1 v Sydney FC (A)
L
0-2 v Adelaide United (A)
W
4-1 v Wellington Phoenix (A)
L
8Goals Scored6
2Goals Conceded13
1/5 (20%)Over 2.5 Goals4/5 (80%)
2/5 (40%)Both Teams Scored4/5 (80%)
Melbourne City badge Brisbane Roar badge
1-0 v Brisbane Roar FC (H)
W
2-4 v Perth Glory (H)
L
2-1 v Newcastle Jets (H)
W
2-4 v Melbourne Victory (H)
L
1-1 v Melbourne Victory (H)
D
2-0 v Melbourne City FC (H)
W
3-0 v Newcastle Jets (H)
W
0-0 v Wellington Phoenix (H)
D
2-0 v Wellington Phoenix (H)
W
1-1 v Central Coast Mariners (H)
D
9Goals Scored7
2Goals Conceded9
2/5 (40%)Over 2.5 Goals2/5 (40%)
2/5 (40%)Both Teams Scored3/5 (60%)
Melbourne City badge Brisbane Roar badge
0-2 v Western Sydney Wanderers FC (A)
W
1-0 v Melbourne City FC (A)
L
0-2 v Adelaide United (A)
W
2-2 v Newcastle Jets (A)
D
1-0 v Perth Glory (A)
L
2-1 v Sydney FC (A)
L
2-0 v Brisbane Roar FC (A)
L
4-1 v Wellington Phoenix (A)
L
1-1 v Central Coast Mariners (A)
D
2-0 v Newcastle Jets (A)
L
5Goals Scored4
4Goals Conceded11
0/5 (0%)Over 2.5 Goals3/5 (60%)
1/5 (20%)Both Teams Scored3/5 (60%)

Head To Head

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WonDrawnWon
424
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14
Goals Scored
14
Over 2.5 Goals 5/10 (50%)
Both Teams To Score 6/10 (60%)
Previous Meetings (Last 10)
24.11.18 Brisbane Roar FC Brisbane Roar FC badge 2-0 Melbourne City FC badge Melbourne City FC
20.04.18 Melbourne City FC Melbourne City FC badge 2-0 Brisbane Roar FC badge Brisbane Roar FC
04.02.18 Brisbane Roar FC Brisbane Roar FC badge 1-2 Melbourne City FC badge Melbourne City FC
17.11.17 Brisbane Roar FC Brisbane Roar FC badge 3-1 Melbourne City FC badge Melbourne City FC
06.10.17 Melbourne City FC Melbourne City FC badge 2-0 Brisbane Roar FC badge Brisbane Roar FC
11.02.17 Melbourne City FC Melbourne City FC badge 2-2 Brisbane Roar FC badge Brisbane Roar FC
03.12.16 Melbourne City FC Melbourne City FC badge 1-1 Brisbane Roar FC badge Brisbane Roar FC
04.11.16 Brisbane Roar FC Brisbane Roar FC badge 1-0 Melbourne City FC badge Melbourne City FC
18.03.16 Melbourne City FC Melbourne City FC badge 3-1 Brisbane Roar FC badge Brisbane Roar FC
27.12.15 Brisbane Roar FC Brisbane Roar FC badge 3-1 Melbourne City FC badge Melbourne City FC
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League Table

PosTeamPWDLGFGAGDPts
1Perth Glory129212713+1429
2Melbourne Victory127232414+1023
3Sydney FC127232416+823
4Melbourne City FC127231610+623
5Adelaide United125431613+319
6Wellington Phoenix125431715+219
7Newcastle Jets123361317-412
8Western Sydney Wanderers FC122371423-99
9Brisbane Roar FC131481526-117
10Central Coast Mariners110291029-192
PosTeamPWDLGFGAGDPts
1Perth Glory6411117+413
2Melbourne City FC641195+413
3Melbourne Victory6312147+710
4Wellington Phoenix6312109+110
5Adelaide United824289-110
6Sydney FC5302118+39
7Brisbane Roar FC512279-25
8Newcastle Jets612368-25
9Western Sydney Wanderers FC7115814-64
10Central Coast Mariners5014412-81
PosTeamPWDLGFGAGDPts
1Perth Glory6510166+1016
2Sydney FC7421138+514
3Melbourne Victory6411107+313
4Melbourne City FC631275+210
5Adelaide United430184+49
6Wellington Phoenix623176+19
7Newcastle Jets621379-27
8Western Sydney Wanderers FC512269-35
9Brisbane Roar FC8026817-92
10Central Coast Mariners6015617-111

Scores Vs Opponents

PosTeamHomeAway
1Perth Glory3rd Mar1-0
2Melbourne Victory1-123rd Feb
3Sydney FC0-316th Mar
4Melbourne City FCN/AN/A
5Adelaide United13th Apr0-2
6Wellington Phoenix2-021st Apr
7Newcastle Jets2-115th Feb
8Western Sydney Wanderers FC22nd Jan30th Mar
9Brisbane Roar FC5th Apr2-0
10Central Coast Mariners26th Apr16th Jan
PosTeamHomeAway
1Perth Glory2-416th Feb
2Melbourne Victory15th Jan15th Mar
3Sydney FC29th Mar2-1
4Melbourne City FC2-05th Apr
5Adelaide United25th Apr2nd Feb
6Wellington Phoenix12th Apr4-1
7Newcastle Jets20th Apr2-2
8Western Sydney Wanderers FC8th Mar2-2
9Brisbane Roar FCN/AN/A
10Central Coast Mariners1-122nd Feb
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Melbourne City vs Brisbane Roar Stats

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  • 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)

Goals

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36%
BTTS (%)
75%
100%
Over 0.5 Goals (%)
92%
91%
Over 1.5 Goals (%)
92%
36%
Over 2.5 Goals (%)
67%
0%
Over 3.5 Goals (%)
42%
1.36
Average Goals For
1.25
0.91
Average Goals Conceded
2.08
36%
Cleansheet (%)
17%
27%
Failed to Score (%)
17%
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40%
BTTS (%)
60%
100%
Over 0.5 Goals (%)
80%
100%
Over 1.5 Goals (%)
80%
60%
Over 2.5 Goals (%)
40%
0%
Over 3.5 Goals (%)
40%
1.6
Average Goals For
1.4
1
Average Goals Conceded
1.8
40%
Cleansheet (%)
40%
20%
Failed to Score (%)
20%
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33%
BTTS (%)
86%
100%
Over 0.5 Goals (%)
100%
83%
Over 1.5 Goals (%)
100%
17%
Over 2.5 Goals (%)
86%
0%
Over 3.5 Goals (%)
43%
1.17
Average Goals For
1.14
0.83
Average Goals Conceded
2.29
33%
Cleansheet (%)
0%
33%
Failed to Score (%)
14%
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30%
BTTS (%)
70%
100%
Over 0.5 Goals (%)
90%
90%
Over 1.5 Goals (%)
90%
30%
Over 2.5 Goals (%)
60%
0%
Over 3.5 Goals (%)
30%
1.3
Average Goals For
1.1
0.9
Average Goals Conceded
1.9
40%
Cleansheet (%)
20%
30%
Failed to Score (%)
20%
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0%
BTTS (%)
0%
0%
Over 0.5 Goals (%)
0%
0%
Over 1.5 Goals (%)
0%
0%
Over 2.5 Goals (%)
0%
0%
Over 3.5 Goals (%)
0%
0
Average Goals For
0
0
Average Goals Conceded
0
0%
Cleansheet (%)
0%
0%
Failed to Score (%)
0%
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0%
BTTS (%)
0%
0%
Over 0.5 Goals (%)
0%
0%
Over 1.5 Goals (%)
0%
0%
Over 2.5 Goals (%)
0%
0%
Over 3.5 Goals (%)
0%
0
Average Goals For
0
0
Average Goals Conceded
0
0%
Cleansheet (%)
0%
0%
Failed to Score (%)
0%
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40%
BTTS (%)
60%
100%
Over 0.5 Goals (%)
80%
100%
Over 1.5 Goals (%)
80%
40%
Over 2.5 Goals (%)
40%
0%
Over 3.5 Goals (%)
20%
1
Average Goals For
1.2
1.4
Average Goals Conceded
1
20%
Cleansheet (%)
40%
40%
Failed to Score (%)
20%
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40%
BTTS (%)
60%
100%
Over 0.5 Goals (%)
80%
100%
Over 1.5 Goals (%)
80%
60%
Over 2.5 Goals (%)
40%
0%
Over 3.5 Goals (%)
40%
1.6
Average Goals For
1.4
1
Average Goals Conceded
1.8
40%
Cleansheet (%)
40%
20%
Failed to Score (%)
20%
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40%
BTTS (%)
80%
100%
Over 0.5 Goals (%)
100%
80%
Over 1.5 Goals (%)
100%
20%
Over 2.5 Goals (%)
80%
0%
Over 3.5 Goals (%)
40%
1
Average Goals For
1
1
Average Goals Conceded
2.4
20%
Cleansheet (%)
0%
40%
Failed to Score (%)
20%

Goalscorers

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Top Goalscorers
Luke Brattan
3
9
Adam Taggart
Dario Vidosic
2
2
Henrique
Bruno Fornaroli
1
1
Éric Bautheac
First Goalscorers
Lachlan Wales
1
2
Adam Taggart

Cards & Corners

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2
Average Cards For
3
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Harrison Delbridge
4
6
Daniel Bowles
Riley McGree
3
5
Éric Bautheac
Scott Jamieson
3
4
Avraam Papadopoulos
5
Average Corners For
4
5
Average Corners Against
7

Goal Margins

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Goal Timings

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First Half

0-15'
0-15'
16-30'
16-30'
31-45'
31-45'

Second Half

46-60'
46-60'
61-75'
61-75'
76-90'
76-90'
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Home First Half

0-15'
0-15'
16-30'
16-30'
31-45'
31-45'

Home Second Half

46-60'
46-60'
61-75'
61-75'
76-90'
76-90'
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Away First Half

0-15'
0-15'
16-30'
16-30'
31-45'
31-45'

Away Second Half

46-60'
46-60'
61-75'
61-75'
76-90'
76-90'
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