Melbourne Victory vs Brisbane RoarA League, KO: 10:05 Apr 12, 2022, AAMI Park
Aiming to build on an impressive victory over champions Melbourne City, Melbourne Victory host Brisbane Roar in midweek in the A-League.
Melbourne Victory are buzzing after claiming a 3-0 win over local rivals Melbourne City in their previous A-League fixture. Jake Brimmer opened the scoring early in the contest while Marco Rojas added a brace.
That was the third straight victory for Melbourne Victory, who have been in good form. Tony Popovic’s men have also been solid at the back and have kept clean sheets in all three wins.
AAMI Park has also been a good hunting ground for Melbourne Victory who are unbeaten in their last five home matches, claiming three wins in that run.
Brisbane Roar's recent form has been in stark contrast to Melbourne Victory’s as they have claimed just one win from their last five matches. They are well off the playoff places and closer to the foot of the table than the top six.
Warren Moon’s men are coming off a 1-1 draw at Western Sydney Wanderers in their previous A-League fixture. They fell behind just before the break and had to wait till injury time before James O’Shea struck the equaliser from the penalty spot.
That result continues Brisbane Roar’s poor record on their travels as they have claimed just one away win all season. They have also suffered seven defeats on the road this term.
How the bookies view it
Melbourne Victory have the upper hand among the bookies and are priced at 5/6 by SBK to claim the win. A victory for Brisbane Roar is valued at 16/5 by BetVictor while a draw is set at odds of 3/1 by bet365.
Head to head
Melbourne Victory have a 26-18 advantage with nine draws from 53 previous matches with Brisbane Roar. Victory also claimed a 3-0 victory in the first meeting between both teams back in November.
Players to watch
Marco Rojas netted a brace last time out, taking his tally to five A-League goals this season. The forward will be the one to watch for Melbourne Victory and is priced at 2/1 by bet365 to get on the score sheet on Tuesday.
Brisbane Roar also have some quality in attack, particularly with Juan Lescano, who has four goals in his last seven appearances. The forward is priced at 3/1 by bet365 to get on the score sheet at AAMI Park.
Anything else catch the eye?
Melbourne Victory and Brisbane Roar have the attacking quality to trouble each other and both teams could be backed to score at 7/10 with William Hill. Two of the last three meetings have produced over 3.5 goals which is priced at 2/1 by Unibet while bet365 is offering odds of 4/5 for over 2.5 goals.
Melbourne Victory had goals in both halves in their last meeting with Brisbane Roar and could be set for a repeat at 7/4 with BoyleSports.
This A League match between Melbourne Victory and Brisbane Roar will be played on Apr 12, 2022 and kick off at 10:05. Check below for our tipsters best Melbourne Victory vs Brisbane Roar prediction. You may also visit our dedicated betting previews section for the most up to date previews.