On Friday, Melbourne Victory will face Brisbane Roar in the A-League at Melbourne Rectangular Stadium (January 6). The hosts have lost their past two league games and are currently 11th in the table, only three points above of last-placed Perth Glory. In their last match, Melbourne were defeated 2-1 by the Central Coast Mariners. Following Jason Cummings’ opening, Cadete equalised for Melbourne in the 39th minute, but Cummings helped clinch all three points for the Mariners.
Meanwhile, Brisbane has extended their league undefeated streak to seven games and is coming off a 1-1 tie against Western United. Carlo Armiento scored for the second game in a row and appears to be in fantastic form.
Because neither club has had an outstanding performance this season, this game might be a low-scoring battle. Melbourne has failed to score in two of their past four league games, while the visitors have allowed less than 2.5 goals in their last four games.
The two sides have drawn their past three encounters, and another stalemate is possible based on their current play.
1-1 Melbourne Victory prediction The Brisbane Roar
We say: 1-1 Melbourne Victory The Brisbane Roar
Victory will be grateful merely to end their losing streak as they fall lower down the standings, and the empty stadium means home advantage may be gone.
Brisbane has been the master of the draw, and it is difficult to imagine anything other than a 1-1 stalemate in this game.
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Goals – Over/Under 2.5 Goals – Over 2.5 Brisbane to score first – Yes
Yes, at least one goal will be scored in the second half.
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