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The A-League clash at AAMI Park on Sunday will see home side Melbourne Victory take to the field against Brisbane Roar.
Our tips, poll and stats for Melbourne Victory v Brisbane Roar can all be found here - plus the latest betting odds.
Melbourne Victory head into this game following a 0-0 A-League drawn result against Brisbane Roar.
It’s been seldom in recent times where Melbourne Victory haven’t conceded. The facts show that Melbourne Victory have seen their defence breached in 5 of their previous 6 games, leaking 8 goals along the way. Nevertheless, we’ll just have to find out whether such a trend will persist in this next match.
Going into this game, the form guide shows that Melbourne Victory:
- haven't beaten Brisbane Roar in their last 3 matches in the league.
- haven’t won at home in the past 4 league games. Their fans aren't happy.
The stats tell the story, and Brisbane Roar have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 matches, with opponents netting 9 goals in total. At the back, Brisbane Roar have some weaknesses to address.
Their prior results show that Brisbane Roar:
- are undefeated by Melbourne Victory when having played them away from home in the previous 2 league games.
- have not won away from home in their last 2 matches in the league.
Head to head
Looking at the statistics for their head to head meetings going back to 15/01/2019, there is nothing to separate the two clubs with Melbourne Victory winning 3 of those games, Brisbane Roar 3 and 0 being draws in normal time.
There were also plenty of goals scored in those games, 23 in total which averages out at 3.83 goals per meeting.
The last league match featuring the two was A-League match day 14 on 06/02/2021 when it ended Brisbane Roar 5-2 Melbourne Victory.
The match was refereed by Daniel Elder.
Team News: Melbourne Victory
The Melbourne Victory boss Tony Popović has zero fitness concerns to speak of ahead of this game owing to a completely healthy squad available for selection.
Team News: Brisbane Roar
Thanks to a fully healthy group ready to go, the Brisbane Roar manager Warren Moon has zero fitness concerns to speak of before this game.
Looking at these two, we feel that Brisbane Roar and Melbourne Victory should both get enough opportunities to score, although it’s hard to separate the two.
It could well end in a draw. We’re therefore anticipating a close game with a 1-1 score at the end of this one.
Our expert partners are tipping under 3.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: AAMI Park (30,050)
Captain: Josh Brillante
Chairman: Anthony Di Pietro
Manager: Tony Popović
Competitions: A-League position 3