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02 Feb 2018 by TSZ

A-League In Focus – Brisbane Roar vs Melbourne City Preview

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When? Sunday 4th February, 08:00 (UK)

Where? Suncorp Stadium

What channel is it on? BT Sport ESPN

Are tickets still available?

http://premier.ticketek.com.au/shows/show.aspx?sh=GR1918

Where can I stream the match? BT Sport subscribers can stream the match online via the BT Sport website

HEAD-TO-HEAD
Last five meetings: Brisbane Roar W2, Melbourne City W1, D2
A-League meetings: Brisbane Roar W9, Melbourne City W9, D5

BRISBANE ROAR

Predicted line-up: Young; Hingert, Papadopoulos, Bowles, North; Oxborrow, McKay; Leck, Ben Khalfallah, Holman; Maccarone

Unavailable: Theo (Injured), Caletti (Injured), D'Agostino (Injured), DeVere (Injured), O'Toole (Injured)

Doubtful: Kristensen (Injured)

MELBOURNE CITY

Predicted line-up: Bouzanis; Jakobsen, Schenkeveld, Delbridge; Muscat, Malik, Brattan, Jamieson; Mauk, Vidosic, Budzinski

Unavailable: Fornaroli (Injured), Atkinson (Injured), La Rocca (Out of favour), Tongyik (Out of favour)

Doubtful:

PREDICTION
John Aloisi’s Brisbane Roar side have turned things around as of late after two straight wins have followed three previous defeats. It is those recent six points which sees them lie sixth in the A-League table at the start of this weekend. On Sunday they play host to a Melbourne City side who are unbeaten in their last five league matches and will certainly be confident of getting something from this encounter and extending that run without defeat to a half-dozen.

MEMORABLE MEETING
The last time these two sides met was also on Brisbane soil and it was the home side who came out on top. That was thanks to a 3-1 win in front of their own fans with Avraam Papadopolous’s two goal contribution playing a big part in the Roar’s victory over Melbourne City.


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