Brisbane Roar vs Western Sydney WanderersA League, KO: 09:10 Apr 3, 2021, Morton Daily Stadium
Brisbane Roar are hoping to snap out of a poor run of form when they host Western Sydney Wanderers in an A-League fixture at the Morton Daily Stadium. They have looked out of sorts in recent weeks and should find things difficult against a dangerous Western Sydney team.
Brisbane played out a 1-1 draw against Wellington Phoenix in their previous A-League fixture. They fought back from a goal down with Golgol Mehbratu earning them a share of the spoils four minutes from time.
Warren Moon's men are desperate for a resurgence after failing to secure a win in their last seven A-League matches. That poor run has seen them slowly slip down the table, although they are just three points off the playoff places.
Brisbane Roar have also struggled at home, where they are currently on a three-match winless run. One of the problems is a lack of cutting edge in attack as they have failed to score in two of their last three home matches.
Western Sydney Wanderers suffered a 4-1 defeat against Melbourne City last time out in the A-League. They took an early lead through Bernie Ibini-Isei but failed to hold on and were eventually breached four times.
Carl Robinson’s men will view the result as a blip and will be desperate to get back to winning ways on Saturday. They had won their previous three matches, a run that has seen them climb into the playoff places.
Western Sydney have one of the most potent attacks in the A-League and can count a 3-0 victory against Perth Glory and a 4-3 triumph against Wellington Phoenix among their recent results. They have been poor at the back though and have conceded seven goals in their last three matches.
How the bookies view it
Despite their recent poor run of form, Brisbane Roar are still considered favourites among the bookies with BetVictor offering 5/4 for a home win. A victory for Western Sydney Wanderers is valued at 28/13 by SBK while a draw is set at odds of 14/5 by bet365.
Given Brisbane’s recent struggles, even at home, I am tempted to lean towards a win for Western Sydney.
Head to head
There have been 29 previous meetings between Brisbane Roar and Western Sydney Wanderers with both teams claiming 11 wins each and seven draws. Brisbane claimed a 3-1 victory in the last meeting between both teams.
Players to watch
Dylan Wenzel-Duke often carries the attacking threat for Brisbane Roar and will be hoping to snap out of a two-game drought. Sporting Index has the striker at 8/5 to score anytime while the first goal is set at odds of 5/1 by bet365.
Western Sydney Wanderers have multiple attacking threats and often spread their goals across the team. Mitchell Duke is priced at 6/4 by Sporting Index to score anytime while Kwame Yeboah is valued at 21/10 by bet365 in the same market.
Anything else catch the eye?
With Brisbane Roar conceding the opening goal on three of their last four matches, it could be worth a punt backing Western Sydney Wanderers to score first at 6/5 with bet365.
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