Brisbane Roar vs. Wellington Phoenix – A-League, May 1, 2021

| April 30, 2021 5:14 am PDT

As we approach the business end of the regular A-League season, it feels like Brisbane and Wellington are peaking at just the right time.

The Roar are currently enjoying a five-match unbeaten run, with a 4-0 thrashing of Central Coast extending their winning streak to three games in midweek.

Meanwhile, a run of three wins and one draw has seen the Nix thrust themselves into Finals Series contention. They now sit just one place and one point behind seventh-place Brisbane.

The two sides clash at Moreton Daily Stadium on Saturday, May 1. I assess the A-League odds before giving my Brisbane Roar vs. Wellington Phoenix prediction and betting pick.

Brisbane Roar vs. Wellington Phoenix Odds

Brisbane Roar to Win2.20
The Draw3.45
Wellington Phoenix to Win3.05

Wellington (3.05) may only be one point behind the Roar (2.20) on the A-League ladder, but it is worth noting that Brisbane currently has three games in hand over the Nix.

As you can see, the top online sportsbooks are favoring the home side to win on Saturday. That said, the high price for the Brisbane win suggests that Wellington will come to compete.

Let’s take a closer look at the teams.

Can Brisbane Seal Four Straight Wins?

With several games in hand over many of their rivals, the Roar are well on course to secure a top-six finish this season.

When Warren Moon’s men chalked up back-to-back wins over Macarthur and Western Sydney, they put themselves in a solid position. Wednesday’s crushing of the Mariners has only enhanced their Finals Series ambitions.

Given that Central Coast has been battling at the top end of the ladder all season, Brisbane should be extremely proud of their efforts in Gosford.

Macaulay Gillesphey, Joe Champness, Alex Parsons, and Masat Kudo all got on the scoresheet against the Mariners. At the same time, guys like Dylan Wenzel-Halls and Riku Danzaki ensured that Brisbane remained dominant throughout.

Having lost just two of their previous ten outings, the Queenslanders are more than ready for the visit of in-form Wellington.

Will the Nix Extend Their Unbeaten Streak?

It wouldn’t be fair to talk about Brisbane’s recent brilliance without giving Wellington plenty of credit, too.

It is no secret that Ufuk Talay’s men have endured a wildly inconsistent campaign up to now. However, they head into Saturday’s clash on their longest unbeaten streak of the season, having avoided defeat in each of their last four matches.

The Nix haven’t just been avoiding defeat, though. In fact, they have won three of their previous four games, scoring three goals in victories over Western United and Perth.

Talay’s men faced a huge test against Adelaide United last weekend, which they managed to pass with flying colors. After going behind just after the break, goals from Ben Waine and Tomer Hemed sealed a memorable comeback for the New Zealanders.

If the Nix can pick up where they left off last weekend, they will almost certainly cause Brisbane problems.

Brisbane vs. Wellington Betting Pick

  • The Draw

Brisbane and Wellington produced a tight 1-1 draw in the reverse fixture back in March – and I expect Saturday’s clash to end in a similar result.

Both teams are enjoying excellent runs now, so I can see them dishing up a thrilling encounter this weekend. Having said that, the draw feels like the most probable outcome.

At the end of the day, there is very little to separate these two sides right now. For that reason, the draw is my Brisbane Roar vs. Wellington Phoenix betting pick.

Ben Morris
Ben Morris

Ben is a sportswriter and tipster who specializes in soccer. Currently based in the UK, he has traveled all around the world watching – and betting on – his beloved sport.

Alongside his regular soccer content, Ben publishes blogs and picks for cricket, Formula 1, Aussie rules, darts, and various other sports.

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