Western Sydney Wanderers vs. Brisbane Roar – May 30, 2021 (A-League)
Although the Wanderers still stand a remote mathematical chance of claiming a top-six finish, they will need a minor miracle for it happen. They can’t exactly have any complaints, though, with five defeats coming in their last seven games.
The Wanderers host the Roar at Bankwest Stadium on Sunday, May 30. Fifth-place Brisbane sits six points ahead of ninth-place Western Sydney on the A-League ladder. A win for Warren Moon’s men would all but guarantee them a place in the finals.
Let’s take a look at the odds for Sunday’s clash before making a Western Sydney Wanderers vs. Brisbane Roar prediction and betting pick.
Wanderers vs. Brisbane Roar Odds
In my eyes, Brisbane (2.55) is the rightful favorite to win this match. But as you can see, the betting sites expect Sunday’s clash to be a closely fought encounter.
The price for the home win isn’t as high as I thought it would be, especially when you consider the recent form of Western Sydney (2.60). The draw bet (3.50) could be the way to go here.
Will the Wanderers Lose Again?
Carl Robinson’s men only lost three of their first 13 matches this season, picking up six wins and four draws along the way. However, it’s been all downhill since then.
Not only have the Wanderers lost five of their last seven games, but they have also managed to win just two of their previous 11. During that period, three draws and six defeats have destroyed the club’s top-six hopes.
Following a 5-1 thrashing at the hands of Perth and a 1-0 Sydney Derby defeat, the Wanderers suffered their third straight loss on Wednesday – going down 2-1 to Wellington.
Robinson’s men have netted 41 goals this term, with only Melbourne City scoring more.
It is also worth noting that WSW has only taken one point from two games against Brisbane this year. Having drawn 1-1 in April, the Roar beat the Wanderers 2-1 last month.
Can Brisbane Clinch Three Straight Wins?
We all know that Melbourne City has been the best team in the A-League by a considerable distance this season. That’s why Brisbane’s 3-0 victory over the newly-crowned premier champions was hugely impressive.
Jay O’Shea bagged a brace on Tuesday, with Alex Parsons completing the scoring. Overall, the Roar racked up 13 shots against City and produced arguably their best performance of the campaign.
It’s safe to say that Moon’s men are peaking at just the right time. In fact, they have only lost two of their last 12 outings – recording six wins and four draws in the process.
Moon’s men have also kept four clean sheets in their previous eight matches.
The Queenslanders now find themselves three points inside the top six with a game in hand over all the teams around them. If they can beat WSW on Sunday, they will all but secure their spot in the finals.
My Wanderers vs. Roar Prediction and Pick
Brisbane Roar to Win2.55
This matchup brings together two sides in contrasting form. While the Wanderers have lost five of their last seven games, the Roar have only suffered two defeats in their previous 12.
Robinson’s men will need to throw everything at Brisbane on Sunday, but that is likely to leave their leaky backline exposed. For that reason, the away win is my Western Sydney Wanderers vs. Brisbane Roar betting pick.