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Australian Football: Roar v Victory called off

Brisbane Roar's home clash with Melbourne Victory, due to be played on Friday night, has been postponed until Monday and will now be played in Victoria because of severe weather.

Roar currently sit bottom of the A-League ladder and are priced at 11/4 to stay there and pick up the wooden spoon this season.

Heavy downpours

Roar were set to take on Victory at Moreton Daily Stadium but heavy rain in the south east of Queensland has forced the game to be postponed for 72 hours and switched to AAMI Park in Melbourne.

Roar coach Warren Moon says he is disappointed but believes it is the right decision considering more heavy rainfall is predicted over the next couple of days.

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"We can learn from experience last year with the volume of rain," Moon said after the game was called off. "We played a game last year that we probably shouldn't have.

"We know more rain is expected than last year's so I think it's a smart thing to do. Disappointed, obviously, it's another home game we can't play but I think in the end the right decision was made."

More time to prepare

The fact the game has been switched to Monday is a bonus for both sides who now have a bit of extra time to prepare and don't need to throw the game plan in the bin.

"We were going to play the same opposition, so we'll have our plan set in place regardless," Moon added. "It just means you have a few more days to prepare now for that game."

Roar are looking to bounce back from a 2-0 defeat against Perth last Sunday, while sixth-placed Victory beat the Central Coast Mariners 3-2 in midweek.

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