The 2nd match in A-League on 6th of January will see Brisbane Roar hosting Perth Glory at Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane, where Brisbane is holding a 1-2-1 record this season.
The home side, Brisbane Roar are currently the second-to-last team in the A-League with only 7 points and a 1-4-6 record. Looking at their last 5 games, Brisbane is 0-1-4. only getting 1 point from their last match against Newcastle Jets on 2nd of January. In their last 5 matches, Brisbane Roar has conceded 14 goals while they scored only 6. Looking at their last match against Newcastle Jets, Brisbane were behind by a goal since 5th minute. They, however, managed to equalize in the 65th minute, but soon suffered yet another goal (67th minute). With 23 minutes left in the match, Brisbane pushed for a goal and got it in the dying moments of the match (87th minute). With that, they played a draw, which gave them the first point in the last 6 matches played. At home, Brisbane Roar is 1-2-1, with their most home recent match ending in a 2:4 defeat against Melbourne Victory.
Perth Glory is currently 3rd in the league with an overall record of 7-2-1 and 23 points, which means they have the same amount of points as Melbourne Victory and Sydney FC, who are at the top of the league. With 1 match less than Sydney and Victory, a win or even a draw here would mean Perth would climb back to the top of the league. Looking at Perth recent 5 games, they have lost to Sydney FC (1:2), drew against Wellington Phoenix (1:1) and won the remaining 3 games against Melbourne City (1:0), Newcastle Jets (0:2) and most recently against Central Coast Mariners (4:1). There is not much to say about Perth recent match against Mariners, as they were the dominant team throughout the 90 minutes. Despite the fact Perth had less of ball possession (43%), they used their possession much better as they had more goal attempts (9-17) and more shots on goal (2-8) and of course more goals. Perth scored 3 goals in the first half alone, with the opening goal being scored in the 3rd minute, to which they added 2 more in the 23rd minute and 41st minute. The second half saw Mariners playing better compared to their performance in the first half, but it was not nearly enough for them to catch up to Perth who was already 3 goals in front. Mariners managed to score a goal in 77th minute, but Perth answered with their 4th in the 90’+2. All in all, Mariners were completely outclasses by Perth who won their 7th match in the season.
Odds offered on Perth to win this one are rather high, taking into consideration recent performances from these two teams. Perth Glory and Brisbane Roar have met each other on 3rd of November 2018 when it was Perth who celebrated a 2:1 win, this time, the match will take place in Brisbane, where Roar will enjoy the home advantage. However, Perth Glory does play well in away games. In fact, they perform better on the road (4-1-0) compared to home games (3-1-1). In the course of 5 away games, Perth scored 12 goals and conceded only 4, 2 of which they conceded against Melbourne Victory (2:3). With Keogh and Ferriers in great shape, we expect them to put a lot of pressure on Brisbane defence who are expected to struggle against Perth Glory in tonight’s match. With relatively high odds offered on Perth to win their 8th match of the season, we will gladly take the bet.
Prediction: Perth Glory to win
Odds: 2.38 Matchbook