We take a look at Friday nights (5/4/2019) A-League match which is between Melbourne City and the Brisbane Roar. Melbourne City go in as short priced favourites but we are still keen to back them.
When: Friday 5 April, 7:50pm
Where: AAMI Park
Bet: Bet On This Match HERE
City is not playing overly pretty football but it’s good enough to just about secure a top six finish with a win over the struggling Roar.
It was downright ugly when they went down to Western Sydney but they have a great record against a Brisbane side that doesn’t seem to be able to score away to City.
Brisbane’s last three trips to AAMI Park against City have all ended in losses to nil, which in and of itself is a good value play, but there’s more to possibly be had.
Each of the last four meetings between these sides has been very low scoring and City appears to be the only side that is struggling to score against Brisbane this season.
With just one goal in two A-League games against Brisbane (even Central Coast have five in three), you can also back under 2.5 goals for a value play.
Tip: Melbourne City at $1.30
Correct Score: Melbourne City 3-0 at $8.00
Melbourne City FC squad: 1.Mark BIRIGHITTI (gk), 2.Ritchie DE LAET, 4.Harrison DELBRIDGE, 5.Bart SCHENKEVELD, 7.Rostyn GRIFFITHS, 8.Riley McGREE, 9.Shayon HARRISON, 10.Dario VIDOSIC, 13.Nathaniel ATKINSON, 15.Kearyn BACCUS, 18.Eugene GALEKOVIC (gk), 19.Lachlan WALES, 21.Ramy NAJJARINE, 22.Curtis GOOD, 26.Luke BRATTAN, 27.Florin BERENGUER-BOHRER, 29.Jamie MACLAREN, 34.Connor METCALFE **two to be omitted**
Ins: 10.Dario VIDOSIC (promoted), 29.Jamie MACLAREN (returns from concussion), 13.Nathaniel ATKINSON (promoted)
Outs: 25.Iacopo LA ROCCA (hamstring)
Unavailable: 3.Scott Jamieson (toe), 30.Moudi NAJJAR (ankle)
Brisbane Roar FC Squad: 1.Brendan WHITE (gk), 7.Thomas KRISTENSEN, 8.Jacob PEPPER, 11.Eric BAUTHEAC, 12.Ruon TONGYIK, 14.Alex LOPEZ, 15.Stefan NIGRO, 16.Charles LOKOLI-NGOY, 17.Matt MCKAY (c), 18.Joe CALETTI, 21.Jamie YOUNG (gk), 23.Dylan WENZEL-HALLS, 26.Nicholas D’AGOSTINO, 32.Zachary DUNCAN, 33.HENRIQUE, 36.Daniel LECK, 38.Izaack POWELL, 92.Eli BABALJ **two to be omitted**
Ins: 38.Izaack POWELL (promoted), 18.Joe CALETTI (promoted)
Unavailable: 2.Dane INGHAM (foot), 4.Daniel BOWLES (knee), 10.Brett HOLMAN (knee), 13.Stefan MAUK (groin), 19.Jack HINGERT (knee), 22.Tobias MIKKELSEN (groin), 24.Connor O’TOOLE (broken leg)
*Odds correct at time of posting. Subject to change