Melbourne City vs Brisbane Roar A-League Tips, Predictions and Match Preview - City set to avenge loss to Brisbane from earlier this season

Andrew Hendrie 9 Jan 2019
  • Melbourne City host Brisbane Roar in Round 13 of the A-League on Friday night
  • City have won three of the last four meetings between the teams
City host Roar on Friday

Melbourne City aim to extend their unbeaten run to five matches when they take on Brisbane Roar in A-League Round 13 action on Friday night.

City vs Roar kicks off at 7.50pm AEST at AAMI Park. The game will be broadcast live on Fox Sports in Australia.

Prediction

Match Preview


Firmly entrenched in the top four on the back of two straight wins and a four-match unbeaten run, City look to continue their impressive form when they face a struggling Brisbane outfit to launch Round 13.

City were plagued by their classic inconsistency issues for periods at the start of the season, but they appear to be rounding into form - still without Bruno Fornaroli - over the last month, coming into this showdown on the back of wins over the Wanderers and Jets, along with a 1-1 draw with Victory in the Melbourne derby.

Just three points off second (behind Victory and Sydney FC), City can maintain the pressure on those two clubs by winning on Friday night, and if results to their way, they could even leapfrog one or both of them.

Meanwhile, Brisbane are still languishing in second-last position on the ladder with just one win from their 12 matches.

Now nine points off the top six, it’s getting to do-or-die territory for the Roar as they desperately search for answers to their woeful form.

It looked as if Brisbane were about to register a huge upset on the weekend when they led competition leaders Perth 2-0, but they conceded four goals in the second half, including three in the last 10 minutes to lose 4-2.

The good news for Brisbane is that their only win this season did come over City (in November when they won 2-0 at home), but City did win the three games before that and are obviously in much better form, while they also have home ground advantage this time around. Brisbane are playing decent football in patches, but they just can’t string 90 minutes together - and they’ll struggle to do so again on Friday.

Match Odds


Melbourne City - $1.60
Brisbane Roar - $5.75
Draw - $4.00

Stats


  • Brisbane won their last clash 2-0 in November
  • City won the three previous meetings before that
  • Roar haven’t beaten City at AAMI Park in eight years

Tips


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