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Australian Football: Popovic wary of wounded Roar

Melbourne Victory coach Tony Popovic has warned his players not to treat Brisbane Roar lightly as they head into Monday night's rearranged A-League clash.

Victory are priced at 1/3 to finish in the top six of the A-League this season and will be hoping to bag another three points to boost their chances.

Home advantage

Victory have also been handed a boost as the game will now be played at AAMI Park after torrential storms and wet weather in Queensland forced Friday's game at Moreton Stadium to be postponed.

Brisbane sit bottom of the A-League ladder and are having a tough campaign but Popovic has warned they have more than enough quality to cause an upset.

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"They've been very strong at home and they've picked up some very good results," Popovic said. "They've had some bad results, from their point of view, away from home.

"With the accumulation of games you can have three bad games in seven days and the mood can change.

"We're playing at home and we've got to take the positive feelings from our last win and make it as difficult for them to get out of their sticky situation. We'll show them the respect they deserve but we want to make sure our attack is firing."

Back to winning ways

Victory returned to winning ways last week thanks to a last-gasp win over Central Coast Mariners and Popovic is now hopeful his players can kick on and go on another strong run.

"It always helps and it was a tough game," Popovic added. "The feeling is positive and winning late shows your belief is there.

"It shows that we were disciplined and positive in going forward."

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