On September 2, within the framework of the sixth round of the Australian National Premier League of Queensland, the Kapalaba – Brisbane Strikers meeting will take place. The neighbors in the standings will clash against each other. The teams scored the same number of points, but the hosts have played one match less, so today there is an opportunity not only to overtake the opponent in the standings, but also to break away from him by lost points. Will it happen? Read about it in our forecast.
After the restart of the season, “Kapalaba” is playing cheerfully and with taste, however, as in the first four rounds in early spring. The team scores as much as they can and concedes as much as they can. Hence, the results are diametrically opposite. The Bulldogs can win 3-0, 4-3 and even 5-3, as they did with Redlands, Sunshine Coast Wanderers and Moreton Bay.
But these are all successes against teams of their own kind in terms of level, but you can’t jump above your head in any way. Opponents from the top 5 Kapalaba lost all matches with a crushing total score of 0:13. So the tenth place is quite natural, but if you try, you can take off to the sixth line, the gap of two points is easily recouped.
For the Brisbane Strikers, the coronavirus pause was clearly beneficial, the club was able to win half of its matches. Although the last three rounds somewhat spoil the overall picture of perception: they lost to Peninsula (0: 1) and Gold Coast United (2: 3), and also drew with Olimpik (2: 2). But nevertheless, here it is necessary to make a small reservation, since Peninsula tops the league table, and Olimpik is in fourth position. The same “Kapalaba” results against the same counterparts were significantly worse.
The guests, just like the hosts, can still cling to a place in the top 6, but one can hardly expect that they will be able to rise above the sixth line.
The Brisbane Strikers have failed to score in only one match against Peninsula this season. In all other cases, at least one goal has invariably happened;
“Kapalaba”, in turn, managed to defend their goal intact only once, and if the club concedes, then at least two goals.
When two reckless teams play against each other, the meeting a priori cannot be boring. Everyone wants to win, but the guests look preferable at the moment. As we said earlier, Kapalaba always concedes at least twice, and today is hardly an exception.
Our forecast is that Brisbane Strikers’ individual total is over (2) with a coefficient of 1.84 from Bet City.