Match Preview: Brisbane v City

Melbourne City will look to bounce back from a frustrating 1-1 draw with Western Sydney when it takes on Brisbane Roar at Kayo Stadium this Saturday.

City was forced to share the points on the road with the Wanderers last Saturday, despite the side having 66% possession and racking up 31 shots to the Wanderers 2.

After City went behind due to a Brandon Borello goal in the 10th, our in-form Dutchman Richard van der Venne brought us back on level terms with a curling shot into the top left corner just after the break.

Earning 15 corners to the Wanderers 0, City continued to press hard for a late winner but was unable to find that much needed decisive goal.

While frustrated with the result, there were still plenty of positives to take out of the match, with the likes of Jordan Bos, Marco Tilio and van der Venne impressing once again.

A concussion to Bos will force City’s first change to its starting XI in over a month, with Vidosic confirming on Friday that skipper Scott Jamieson would slot back into the line-up

Since former manager Patrick Kisnorbo’s departure to sister club Troyes in Ligue 1, the squad has quickly warmed to the new presence of Vidosic, barely missing a beat as it aims to secure yet another Premiers Plate.

City has enjoyed an impressive record against the Roar in the past, with the side having won its past three matches against the Brisbane-based side.

There’s already been one meeting between teams this season too, with City securing all three points at Suncorp Stadium back in Round 2 thanks to a Jamie Maclaren brace.

Brisbane are coming off a 1-0 loss at home to the Wellington Phoenix and currently sit in 7th place on the table, while City continue to lead the way in at the top with a game in hand.