On Saturday, January 12, Brisbane Roar will play Melbourne City at Kayo Stadium in the A-League. The hosts finished 11th out of 12 teams in the Finals series last year but did not compete. Since the 2013–14 season, Brisbane has not been victorious in the competition. They are, however, targeting the playoffs this season after a successful start.
After 12 games, the Roar are seventh in the standings with 15 points. They would be eligible to play in the Finals series and the Australia Cup round of 32 if they finish in sixth place. However, they have lost almost all of their last ten matches against Melbourne, a team they have always struggled against.
After 11 games, Melbourne holds the lead in the standings with 26 points, four points ahead of the Central Coast Mariners. Since the 2020–21 season, they have won the A-League Men’s Premiership twice, and they hope to win it again this year for a third time. At AAMI Park, expectations are sky-high; Melbourne cannot afford a misstep in Brisbane.
With 14 games remaining, the City Boys’ trip to Brisbane would test their title credentials once more. They have lost once in their last five meetings at Brisbane and once in their last five away games. They outscored Brisbane 4-1 in both of their homes and away victories this season. Can they repeat it?
Carlo Armiento (three) and Jay O’Shea (two) have each contributed half of the hosts’ league total of ten goals. It is expected of them to exert themselves against the visitors. In contrast, Jamie Maclaren is responsible for 13 of the visitors’ 24 goals.
He is the league’s leading scorer and will try to get more points. Due to their blistering form, especially recently, Melbourne is expected to win over Brisbane.
Prediction: Brisbane Roars 1-3 Melbourne
In their five games against Melbourne, Brisbane has won one and lost four. In their last five matches against Melbourne at the Kayo Stadium, the Roar have won once, drawn once, and lost three times. In their last five home games, Brisbane has won once, drawn three times, and lost once.
In their last five away games, Melbourne has won three times, drawn once, and lost once. In their last five games, Brisbane has won once, drawn twice, and lost twice, while Melbourne has won three times, lost once, and drawn once.
Form Guide: Brisbane Roar – L-L-W-D-D; Melbourne – D-W-W-W-L.
This week, Brisbane Roar decided to let young striker Cyrus Dehmie leave the team, reducing the team’s attacking options. Nevertheless, Jay O’Shea will be available once more, giving the team a boost after his recent suspension.
Even though Jamie Maclaren didn’t score last weekend, he still leads the visitors in goals scored and will be a major threat here.
|United States||Fox Soccer Plus, ViX|
|France||Molotov, Free, L’Equipe, L’Equipe Web|
|Nepal||SONY TEN 3 HD, Sony LIV, SONY TEN 3|
|India||JioTV, SONY TEN 3 HD, SONY TEN 3, Sony LIV|
|Sri Lanka||Sony LIV, SONY TEN 3, SONY TEN 3 HD|
Saxton Oval, Nelson Stadium, Pitch Report: Batting And Bowling Central Districts vs Otago, 20th Match Preview (1/21/23): Prediction, Dream 11, Fantasy 11 Tips, Head-To-Head, Playing XI And Probable 11, Weather Forecast, Pitch Report & Injury Updates, Fantasy Cricket Tips, Where To Watch CD vs OTG, 20th Match, Super Smash 2022-23 Live Telecast Cricket Score, Commentary
India vs New Zealand, 2nd ODI Prediction, Match Preview, Dream 11, Fantasy 11 Tips, Head-To-Head, Playing XI And Probable 11, Weather Forecast, Shaheed Veer Narayan Singh International Stadium, Raipur Pitch Report & Injury Updates, & Fantasy Cricket Tips, Where To Watch IND vs NZ, 2nd ODI, New Zealand tour of India, 2023 Live Telecast Cricket Star Sports And DD Sports Score, Commentary