Brisbane Roar target back-to-back wins for the first time this season when they play host to Melbourne City in A-League Round 14 action on Saturday.
Roar vs City kicks off at 5.00pm AEDT at Suncorp Stadium. The game will be broadcast live on Fox Sports and ABC in Australia.
Robbie Fowler goes in search of his first back-to-back wins as Brisbane manager when the club welcomes Melbourne City into town on Saturday night.
It’s been a tough start to life in the A-League for Fowler, but he’s got a couple of good reasons to be optimistic about this clash.
The Roar come into this encounter on a winning note after earning a priceless away win over the Wanderers last week, while they played their best match of the season against City earlier in the campaign, coming away with a thrilling 4-3 triumph in Redcliffe.
Just three points outside of the top six following their win over the Wanderers, can Brisbane get right back in the finals race this weekend?
City snapped a two-match losing streak last week, conquering Western United by a 3-2 scoreline, with Jamie Maclaren bagging himself another double.
Maclaren is the third highest scorer in A-League history at Suncorp Stadium and will be confident of slotting more past his former side – although, Erick Mombaerts will wants his side to be more ruthless after they almost left slip of a 3-0 first-half lead against United.
As mentioned, Brisbane prevailed in their last meeting and I think they can do the double on Saturday night. City remain as inconsistent as ever, while the Roar have a good record at home against City, scoring in their last 15 A-League games. This is the moment for Brisbane to step up and prove they are finals contenders.
Melbourne City – $2.28
Brisbane Roar – $2.95
Draw – $3.65
– Seven of the last eight games between these teams have been won by the home side
– Brisbane have scored in their last 15 A-League home games against City
– Twelve goals have been scored combined in the last two games between these teams