Brisbane Roar vs. Western United – A-League, May 5, 2021
Brisbane welcomes Western United to Queensland on Wednesday, May 5, with just a single point separating the two sides on the congested A-League ladder.
Both teams are in good form. The Roar are currently enjoying a six-match unbeaten streak (three wins, three draws), while Mark Rudan’s men haven’t lost any of their previous four outings (two wins, two draws).
With the race for a top-six finish heating up, this is destined to be an epic battle.
In this Brisbane Roar vs. Western United betting preview, I check out the latest odds, analyze the teams, and share my prediction and betting pick.
Brisbane Roar vs. Western United Odds
As things stand, eighth-place Brisbane trails sixth-place Western by just one point. However, it is worth noting that Warren Moon’s side has a game in hand over the Gleen & Black.
When you consider Western’s struggles on the road this season, the price for the home win looks tasty. But before we make a Brisbane Roar vs. Western United prediction, let’s take a closer look at the teams.
Brisbane Roar Team News and Analysis
If the Roar’s recent performances – and results – are anything to go by, they look set to seal a Finals Series spot without any real problems.
Moon’s men have only played 17 games this season, while four of the seven teams above them in standings have already played 20. With three games in hand over many of their top-six rivals, Brisbane could fly up the ladder in the coming weeks.
Having seen off Macarthur, Western Sydney, and Central Coast last month, Brisbane is beginning to look like the real deal.
Not only did the Roar dominate possession against the Nix, but they also racked up a whopping 20 shots last weekend. If they can pick up where they left off on Saturday, they will cause Western plenty of problems.
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Assessing Western United’s Recent Form
It’s fair to say that Western United has been one of the most inconsistent teams in the A-League this year. That said, the Green & Black are currently enjoying their longest unbeaten streak of the campaign.
Wins over the Mariners and the Jets, along with draws against Wellington and Adelaide, have seen Rudan’s men string together an impressive four-match unbeaten run. On top of that, they have only lost one of their last seven outings.
Still, there is no denying that Western’s recent upturn has been built on a colossal defensive effort. Rudan’s men have achieved four shutouts in their previous six games – and they now have the fourth-best defensive record in the league.
Funnily enough, Brisbane currently boasts the best defensive record.
My Roar vs. Western United Betting Pick
In my eyes, there is very little to separate Brisbane and Western at the moment. Both sides are enjoying a positive run of results, meaning Wednesday’s clash is likely to be a tight affair.
The Roar have drawn six of their last 11 matches, with the Green & Black have drawn two of their previous three. For that reason, I believe the draw is the best bet for Brisbane Roar vs. Western United.