The A-League is back in action with another set of matches this weekend as Melbourne City take on Brisbane Roar at the Moreton Daily Stadium on Tuesday. Both teams have been impressive this season and have a point to prove this week.
Brisbane Roar are in sixth place in the A-League standings and have been fairly inconsistent this season. The home side has managed only one victory in its last four games and will want to step up to the plate on Tuesday.
Melbourne City, on the other hand, currently find themselves at the top of the league table and have enjoyed an impressive campaign. The league leaders edged Central Coast Mariners to a 1-0 victory in their previous game and will be confident ahead of this fixture.
Brisbane Roar vs Melbourne City Head-to-Head
Melbourne City have a good record against Brisbane Roar and have won 17 games out of a total of 34 matches played between the two teams. Brisbane Roar have managed 11 victories against Melbourne City and will need to be at their best this weekend.
The previous meeting between the two sides took place earlier this month and ended in a 3-2 victory for Melbourne City. Brisbane Roar put up a commendable fight on the day but will need to be more robust in this fixture.
Brisbane Roar form guide in the A-League: W-L-D-L-W
Melbourne City form guide in the A-League: W-D-W-W-W
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Brisbane Roar vs Melbourne City Team News
Scott McDonald and Brisbane Roar have agreed to part ways over the past week and the forward will be unavailable for this game. Tom Aldred has recovered from his injury and is likely to play a part against Melbourne City.
Andrew Nabbout and Nathaniel Atkinson are injured at the moment and have been ruled out of this fixture. Aiden O'Neill has recovered from his knock and is available for selection.
Injured: Andrew Nabbout, Nathaniel Atkinson
Brisbane Roar vs Melbourne City Predicted XI
Brisbane Roar Predicted XI (3-5-2): Jamie Young; Scott Neville, Macaulay Gillesphey, Tom Aldred; Jack Hingert, Josh Brindell-South, Corey Brown, Jay O'Shea, Rahmat Akbari; Riku Danzaki, Dylan Wenzell-Halls
Melbourne City Predicted XI (4-3-3): Tom Glover; Scott Jamieson, Curtis Good, Rostyn Griffiths, Ben Garuccio; Marco Tilio, Aiden O'Neill, Florin Berenguer; Craig Noone, Jamie Maclaren, Connor Metcalfe
Brisbane Roar vs Melbourne City Prediction
Melbourne City have registered four victories in their last five games and have been a resurgent force in the A-League this month. Jamie Maclaren has been exceptional this season and will play an important role in this match.
Brisbane Roar have been impressive this season but have been plagued by bouts of inconsistency over the past few months. Melbourne City are the better team at the moment and should be able to win this game.
Prediction: Brisbane Roar 1-3 Melbourne City
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