ALeague: Brisbane Roar vs Wellington Phoenix- All you need to know about this match
Brisbane Roar got back on track last weekend with a 2-0 win away to Western Sydney Wanderers, a result which makes it two wins from their last three games and sets them on their way to a resurgence after such a poor start to the campaign.
Roar’s 3-1 win over Melbourne City in mid-November was their first win of the new Hyundai A-League season, and despite predictably losing 3-1 at Sydney FC in between the two losses, confidence will finally be growing within the squad.
Obviously the hosts still sit in a poor 8th position in the A-League table, but they are now just a point adrift of the playoff spots and looking back in form. They will be expecting to breach the top six very soon, and this weekend could be just the weekend to do it.
They come face to face with a Wellington Phoenix side who sit rock bottom of the table. They managed to relinquish a 2-0 lead at home to Melbourne Victory last weekend to make it five defeats from their first eight games, and illustrating just how poor their defensive setup is at the moment.
Brisbane Roar vs Wellington Phoenix
Date: 9th December 2017
Kick off at 06:35 UK / 07:35 CET/ 12.05 IST
Venue: Cbus Super Stadium (Gold Coast).
Brisbane Roar vs Welligton Phoenix: Head to head
We are in for a true goal fest if we are to judge by the most recent history of the head to head encounters between the two likes.
Last two meetings between Brisbane and Wellington offered the total of 13 goals. The Roar took a 4-3 win in their previous encounter at Cbus Super Stadium, while this term’s clash from late-October saw a 3-3 draw at Westpac Stadium.
Brisbane Roar continue to struggle with injuries, with defenders Corey Brown, Luke De Vere, and Jade North sidelined, along with goalkeeper Michael Theo, midfielders Thomas Kirstensen and Brett Holman, and striker Shannon Brady.
Central defender Dylan Fox is the only absentee for Wellington Phoenix.
The visitors have shipped 20 goals in their eight league games so far, including seven in their last two. All of their five points so far have come on home soil as well, with all three of their away days ending in defeat.
Phoenix have conceded seven goals in these three away games, and six of their eight home and away games have seen at least three goals scored thanks to this dismal defensive record. Brisbane Roar, meanwhile, have seen at least three goals in their four home games and beat Melbourne City 3-1 last time out.
We’re expecting a high scoring win for the hosts here, and backing a Brisbane Roar win and Over 2.5 Goals looks the best option along with a 3-1 correct score predictions.