Melbourne Victory vs Brisbane Roar prediction, odds & betting tips – 20/04/2024

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20/04/24 - 08:30
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Melbourne Victory vs Brisbane Roar Prediction
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Melbourne Victory will battle their demons on the 20th of April when old nemesis Brisbane Roar pays them a visit at Melbourne Rectangular Stadium. Is the advantage of playing at home going to aid coach Popovic’s boys to break the curse? Stay tuned to find out the answer in the following Melbourne Victory vs Brisbane Roar betting tips below.

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Melbourne Victory vs Brisbane Roar prediction: Traditions won’t be honored this time

Melbourne Victory vs Brisbane Roar predictions
Our pick

🔥Hot tip

Melbourne Victory to Win

⬇️ Under 2.5 goals

Yes

💥 Both teams to score

No

Key Stats

  • Coach Anthony Popovic has a decent 11-9-11 record against Brisbane Roar.
  • Five of the last six Melbourne Victory vs Brisbane Roar head-to-heads resulted in under 2.5 goals.
  • The Lions lost three of their last four A-League outings.

Pre-game odds and win probability: Home-field advantage does the trick

  • HOME: 13/20 (1.65) – 59.5%
  • DRAW: 63/20 (4.15) – 23.5%
  • AWAY: 77/20 (4.85) – 17.0%

*These Melbourne Victory vs Brisbane Roar odds are subject to change

Melbourne Victory are, of course, the expected winners in this particular A-League meeting, as coach Popovic’s troops keep a can-t-miss 59.5% chance of securing the three points. This means that Brisbane Roar’s odds at 77/20 (4.85) make them the underdogs in the competition, with barely a 17.0% shot at the three points.

Moreover, we also believe we will see under 2.5 goals at Melbourne Rectangular Stadium, as the odds at 67/100 (1.67) imply a 59.88% success chance for our Melbourne Victory vs Brisbane Roar predictions.

Last five H2Hs: Boys in Blue must turn it around

Australia A-League 03/03/24

Brisbane Roar

Brisbane Roar

3
Melbourne Victory

Melbourne Victory

2

Australia A-League 29/04/23

Melbourne Victory

Melbourne Victory

0
Brisbane Roar

Brisbane Roar

1

Australia A-League 06/01/23

Melbourne Victory

Melbourne Victory

0
Brisbane Roar

Brisbane Roar

1

Australia A-League 29/10/22

Brisbane Roar

Brisbane Roar

0
Melbourne Victory

Melbourne Victory

0

Australia Friendlies 04/09/22

Brisbane Roar

Brisbane Roar

1
Melbourne Victory

Melbourne Victory

1

As you see, the head-to-head statistics don’t back us up on this one, but we are sure that Popovic’s boys will do what’s necessary to get a result over the Lions.

Melbourne Victory team news and form: Boys in Blue firm for 3rd place

Coach Anthony Popovic will be able to count on his key performers for the home game against the Lions. Seeing as we will see Melbourne Victory’s best on the 20th of April, we trust that the Boys in Blue will be able to get a good result here.

Predicted lineup: Izzo (GK), Roderick, Traore, Da Silva, Geria, Monge, Brimmer, Folami, Machach, Arzani & Fornaroli

Australia A-League 12/04/24

L

Wellington Phoenix

Wellington Phoenix

1

Melbourne Victory

Melbourne Victory

0

Australia A-League 06/04/24

W

Melbourne City

Melbourne City

1

Melbourne Victory

Melbourne Victory

2

Australia A-League 31/03/24

W

Perth Glory

Perth Glory

1

Melbourne Victory

Melbourne Victory

2

Australia A-League 14/03/24

D

Western United FC

Western United FC

2

Melbourne Victory

Melbourne Victory

2

Australia A-League 09/03/24

W

Adelaide United

Adelaide United

1

Melbourne Victory

Melbourne Victory

2

Brisbane Roar team news and form: Troubling stuff for the Lions

The Lions are a step away from missing out on the final series. They need to get two victories in the next two games, but as you saw from our Melbourne Victory vs Brisbane Roar predictions, we doubt this will be the case.

Predicted lineup: Freke (GK), Hingert, Aldred, Trewin, Brown, Hore, Gilroy, O’Shea, Gomulka, Waddingham & Berenguer

Australia A-League 13/04/24

L

Newcastle Jets

Newcastle Jets

2

Brisbane Roar

Brisbane Roar

0

Australia A-League 05/04/24

W

Western Sydney Wanderers

Western Sydney Wanderers

1

Brisbane Roar

Brisbane Roar

2

Australia A-League 31/03/24

L

Wellington Phoenix

Wellington Phoenix

1

Brisbane Roar

Brisbane Roar

0

Australia A-League 16/03/24

L

Macarthur FC

Macarthur FC

2

Brisbane Roar

Brisbane Roar

1

Australia A-League 10/03/24

D

Sydney FC

Sydney FC

1

Brisbane Roar

Brisbane Roar

1


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