Market: Melbourne City win
Odds: 5/4 @ 888sport
Hoping to extend on what has been a stellar purple patch, runaway leaders Melbourne City will make the trip to the Suncorp Stadium on Tuesday morning.
Starting with the hosts, managing to snatch a late 2-1 win away at Newcastle over the weekend, Brisbane will be desperate to keep up that momentum. Holding onto their spot in the Final Series places and bringing an end to their three-match A-League winless run, The Roar should still have a headache over their continued struggles on home soil. Last seen at the Suncorp Stadium playing out a 0-0 stalemate against the Central Coast Mariners, Warren Moon’s side have recorded just a single home victory in their last seven attempts, a run that stems back to February 6th. Facing what should be a stern contest in midweek, it should be noted that Brisbane hold a worrying record against Tuesday’s guests. Hit with a 3-2 defeat when the two sides faced off earlier in the month, Moon’s men have lost their last three matchups against the league leaders.
As for the visitors, knowing that victory in midweek would see them extend their buffer at the top of the table to double digits, Melbourne should find the mood in their camp at a real high. Sat in pole position to recapture their A-League crown this season, The Sky Blues were last seen over the weekend picking up a deserved 1-0 win against Central Coast. In fact, Patrick Kisnorbo’s side are unbeaten in each of their last 10 straight A-League matchups, a run that stems all the way back to April 1st. Gaining a reputation for their continued success in the final third, there is no doubt that Melbourne should be looking to lay down another marker on the road. Landing that 3-2 win against The Roar earlier in the month, we’re backing a similar outcome when the runaway leaders travel to the Suncorp Stadium on Tuesday morning.
Bet: Melbourne City 5/4 to beat Brisbane Roar in Tuesday’s A-League showdown @ 888sport