Melbourne City v Brisbane Roar Betting Tips: 1, 2019-01-11

International Football Tips

Friday 11th January 2019
Kickoff: 1950hrs
Pick: Melbourne City win
Bookmaker: Bet Victor
Odds: 1.62 (odds taken at 04:44 GMT, 09 Jan 2019

Melbourne City take on Brisbane Roar on Friday night as the betting tips continue in the A-League on Friday night at AAMI Park with the hosts looking to stay in touch with the top three of the division.

A-League Betting at Bet Victor

Melbourne City Prediction

An improved run of form have helped lift Melbourne City into fourth spot but they know they must keep picking up points if they’re to stake a serious claim for a top two finish for the Finals play-offs.

A run of four wins from their last six matches was just what the doctor ordered for Warren Joyce’s side as they secured wins over Newcastle Jets twice at home, Adelaide United and Western Sydney Wanderers and they can close the gap further on the top three clubs with all three points at home on Friday night.

City have also won three of their last four at AAMI Park amidst an overall home record of 3-1-1 8/5, and a wider look at their home form will tell you that Melbourne City have lost just once in their last eight on home turf.

Midfielders McGree (3 goals), Brattan (3 goals) and Vidosic (2 goals) look to be the hosts’ most likely goalscorers here.

Brisbane Roar Prediction

Just when it seemed that Brisbane Roar looked to be on course to end their miserable six-game streak without a win, where they held a 2-0 lead against the A-League leaders Perth Glory, the Roar blew it again by conceding four goals in the last half an hour to make it seven matches without a win.

This kind of defeat can be particularly demoralising as they held all three points in their grasp but instead they slumped to a sixth defeat in seven matches which has left Darren Davies’ side second from bottom on the A-League ladder and some 9 points adrift of the top six.

It’ll be interesting therefore to see how Brisbane Roar respond in Melbourne on Friday night, but with an away record of 0-2-5 8/16 and still in search of their first away win of the season, the odds look stacked against the visitors to get anything out of their trip to AAMI Park.

Leading goalscorer Adam Taggart (9 goals) represents Brisbane’s one glimmer of hope here, but he has a hell of a job on his hands as the defence have shipped 2 goals or more in all 7 of their away matches to date.

Betting Tips Verdict

Melbourne City have found some solid form in recent weeks and should get the job done against a poor Brisbane Roar outfit who are bereft of confidence.