Brisbane Roar vs Melbourne Victory A-League Tips, Predictions and Match Preview - Roar and Victory target first win of the season

Andrew Hendrie 23 Oct 2019
  • Brisbane Roar face Melbourne Victory in Round 3 of the A-League on Friday night
  • Victory have won their last three meetings, scoring 11 goals in the process
Roar host Victory on Friday (PA Images)

Brisbane Roar and Melbourne Victory will be aiming for their first win of the 2019/20 A-League season when they launch Round 3 action on Friday night.

Roar vs Victory kicks off at 7.30pm AEDT at Suncorp Stadium. The game will be broadcast live on Fox Sports in Australia.

Prediction

Match Preview


It’s been an underwhelming start to the season for Victory, who are winless after two games and now face a trip to Brisbane in order to pick up their first three points of the season.

Victory haven’t clicked in attack as of yet, scoring just one goal for the campaign, with Ola Toivonen getting on the scoresheet in last week’s 2-1 loss at home to the Wanderers.

Marco Kurz’s side were also outplayed by Melbourne City in the opening round, but managed to scrape a 0-0 draw. After also suffering a 3-2 loss after leading 2-0 over Newcastle Jets in the FFA Cup R16, it hasn’t been a great start to the season for the A-League powerhouses.



Will that change on Friday night against Brisbane? Robbie Fowler’s side have only played one game this season after receiving the bye last week after a solid 1-1 opening round draw with last season’s minor premiers Perth.

New recruit Roy O’Donovan netted a 95th minute equaliser to earn Fowler his first point as an A-League manager and Brisbane will sense a big opportunity to claim a first win over an erratic Victory outfit.

Victory have dominated this fixture in recent times, winning their last three meetings, scoring 11 goals combined in the process. However, Victory aren’t anywhere near that goalscoring form at the moment, while Brisbane were somewhat fortunate to come away with a draw against Perth in their only match of the season. It’s hard to split these two sides this early in the season.

Match Odds


Melbourne Victory - $2.50
Brisbane Roar - $2.88
Draw - $3.40

Stats


  • Victory have won their last three encounters
  • Victory have scored 11 goals in those wins
  • Nine of those goals came at Suncorp

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