Melbourne City Draw No Bet

Brisbane took until the 85th minute to break down a resolute Central Coast side to record back-to-back wins for the first time since their opening two games of the season. As a result they’ve moved back up to second, just a point ahead of City in third, who picked up their fourth win on the bounce when they beat Victory in the derby and they’ve now scored 16 in their last four while also leading at half-time in each of these wins.

Brisbane finished sixth last season as they struggled to cope with the departure of star striker Besart Berisha, who joined Victory, and it could be argued that their current position in the table is somewhat false after a relatively generous schedule at the start of the season. Five of their six wins this term have been against sides currently in the bottom-half of the table, with the other coming against the Wanderers in the opening game of the season when they were yet to hit top form. They’ve won four of five unbeaten home games, with the draw coming in the first edition of this fixture against City, the only current top-five side they’ve hosted thus far. Their only clean sheets at home came against Perth and Adelaide, who were also the only team they beat by more than one goal.

While the strength of Brisbane’s form can be questioned the same can also be said of City, as five of their six wins have come against sides currently in the bottom-four with the other against Victory who went in to the game on the back of a gruelling four-game away schedule. Nonetheless, they have been impressive in the manner of their victories with five of the six by at least two goals and three of the last four by four goal margins. On the road, their record is W3-D2-L1 and both teams scored in all five of these games, with four seeing at least four goals, as City have been the highest scoring side by a distance so far this season, with 29 strikes from their 11 games.

City won all three meetings with Brisbane last season and this together with the draw they picked up at the Suncorp Stadium earlier in the season means that we’d side with them in the Draw No Bet market.

Recommendation: Melbourne City Draw No Bet at 2.25
Melbourne City Draw No Bet - 1pt @ 2.25