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Melbourne City 13/8 to beat Brisbane Roar and both teams to score in Friday’s A-League contest 

Tom Dunstan in Betting Tips and News 4 Apr 2019

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Competition: A-League

Market: Melbourne City win and both teams to score

Odds: 13/8 @ Bet 365

Two sides who have struggled with their form at the back end of the season, Melbourne City will welcome Brisbane to AAMI Park on Friday morning.

Starting with the hosts, coming off the back of another worrying display in their 3-0 hammering away at Western Sydney last time out, there is no doubt that Melbourne City will be glad to make a return to AAMI Park. On a run of form that has seen them now pick up just six points out of a possible 24, Warren Joyce’s side have undoubtedly saved their best performances for home soil. The Blues are unbeaten in their last nine matches at AAMI Park, a run that goes back to the 2nd of November. While we do expect Melbourne to come away with the victory on Friday morning, they have continued to show some glaring defensive issues. They have recorded just two clean sheets in 2019 and have conceded six goals in their last three matches at home.

As for the visitors, slumping to a 3-1 hammering at home to Sydney last week, it has been yet another lackluster campaign for Brisbane. Enduring a three-match losing run and with only Central Coast sat below them in the table, it has been the Roar’s continued defensive issues giving Darren Davies the biggest headache. With only the Mariners holding a worse defensive record in Australia’s top-tier, Brisbane are yet to record a single clean sheet in 2019. Despite all their struggles at the back, Brisbane do have a tendency to find the net up the other end. The Roar have found the net in nine of their last 10 contests and we’re expecting them to do so once again on Friday, even if it is just a consolation goal.

Bet: Melbourne City 13/8 to beat Brisbane Roar and both teams to score in Friday’s A-League contest @ Bet 365

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Tom Dunstan


Formerly of The Independent, Tom is a freelance football and boxing journalist from Essex, England. Currently working for three online publications, Tom is a graduate of the University of Falmouth and has spent the last two years writing across Australia, New Zealand and Asia. He can be followed at @IamTomDunstan

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