Betting round-up: Wellington Phoenix capable of Brisbane Roar upset

The visitors from New Zealand are at long odds of registering what would be a rare triumph in the Queensland capital, despite being in impressive form going into the game
Wellington Phoenix embarrassed a serious A-League title contender but are still rank outsiders ahead of their clash with the league-leading Brisbane Roar at Suncorp Stadium on Friday night.

Star midfielder Carlos Hernandez netted a brace as the Phoenix trounced Melbourne Victory 5-0 in Wellington last weekend.

The win was the club's fourth in five games, enough to put them within three points of the top six after languishing around the foot of the table for the most of the season.

But despite their impressive run of results, only bettered by in-form Adelaide (six games unbeaten), Wellington are paying $6.50 with bet365 to cause an upset in Brisbane.

The Roar are $1.45 favourites on the back of their six-game unbeaten streak against Wellington, winning the last four.


Gamble on a draw between the Roar and the Phoenix at $4.50

Back Carlos Hernandez to open the scoring at $5.50

Brisbane, who are five points clear at the summit, earned a share of the spoils against the Glory in Perth after star striker Besart Berisha was sent off in the first half.

The Albanian will not only miss Friday night's clash but has agreed to join rivals Melbourne Victory next season.

If you cannot pick between the two teams, the draw is being offered up at $4.50.

Though, there is plenty of value in the goalscorers market.

Hernandez and Costa Rican team-mate Kenny Cunningham are available at $5.50 and $10 respectively to score anytime.

Wellington's leading marksman Stein Huysegems is priced at $3.20, while Roar young-gun Dimitri Petratos, who has netted for goals in his last four appearances, is paying a healthy $3.

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