We take a look at Saturday nights (16/03/2019) A-League match which is between Melbourne Victory and Brisbane Roar. Melbourne Victory go in as favourites but despite being pretty short in the market they should just get the job done at home.
When: Saturday 16 March, 7:50pm
Where: Marvel Stadium
Bet: Bet On This Match HERE
This could be the week where Brisbane Roar are officially eliminated from A-League Finals contention… although their current chances are minute at best.
Instead the rest of their season will be focused on playing spoiler and they can put a dent in Melbourne Victory’s hopes of a top two finish here.
That being said this is still a huge mismatch, even if the Victory opt to rotate their squad after a midweek Asian Champions League match.
The Roar are struggling to find healthy defenders and are shipping goals at an alarming rate with 13 goals in their last three games.
The first two meetings this season have gone the way of Victory by a combined aggregate of 9-2 and the value play here is backing the home side with a -1 handicap.
Tip: Melbourne Victory at $1.36
Correct Score: Melbourne Victory 2-1 at $7.50
Melbourne Victory squad: 1.Matthew ACTON (gk), 2.Storm ROUX, 3.Corey BROWN, 4.Keisuke HONDA, 5.Georg NIEDERMEIER, 6.Leigh BROXHAM, 7.Kenny ATHIU, 8.Terry ANTONIS, 9.Kosta BARBAROUSES, 10.James TROISI, 11.Ola TOIVONEN, 15.Raul BAENA, 16.Josh HOPE, 19.Rahmat AKBARI, 20.Lawrence THOMAS (gk), 21.Carl VALERI (c), 23.Jai INGHAM, 25.Anthony LESIOTIS **two to be omitted**
Ins: 5.Georg NIEDERMEIER (return from suspension), 11.Ola TOIVONEN (promoted), 19.Rahmat AKBARI (promoted), 21.Carl VALERI (return from injury)
Outs: 17.James DONACHIE (suspended), 14.Thomas DENG (International Duty)
Unavailable: 24. Elvis KAMSOBA (knee – TBC)
Brisbane Roar FC squad: 1.Brendan WHITE (gk), 4.Daniel BOWLES, 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), 22.Tobias MIKKELSEN, 23.Dylan WENZEL-HALLS, 33.HENRIQUE, 36.Daniel LECK, 38.Izaack POWELL, 92.Eli BABALJ **two to be omitted**
Ins: 7.Thomas KRISTENSEN (promoted), 15.Stefan NIGRO (promoted)
Unavailable: 3.Luke DEVERE (knee), 10.Brett HOLMAN (knee), 13.Stefan MAUK (groin), 19.Jack HINGERT (knee), 24.Connor O’TOOLE (broken leg), 26.Nicholas D’AGOSTINO (international duty)
*Odds correct at time of posting. Subject to change