Thomas Broich’s importance to Brisbane Roar was always fairly clear but the club’s recent losing streak has more than highlighted just how urgently they need the German back fit. Broich’s absence from the team has coincided with a run of defeats – as predicted by numerous soccer betting tips that has the potential to undo all the hard work the club did on their way to a record 36-match unbeaten run.
Despite looking dead certainties in the live soccer betting to go on and defend their title, the Roar’s recent form has seen them drop to third in the table – in real danger of losing touch with the league’s two form teams Central Coast and Melbourne Heart.
While head coach Ange Postecoglou hasn’t been helped by a number of injuries to key men, it has been the absence of playmaker Broich that looks to have had the biggest impact on the team. The German’s ability to control the game from the middle of the park has been badly missed by a Roar side that has struggled to create enough chances.
Broich’s heel injury was at first thought of as nothing more serious than bang, maybe resulting in a week out. Further scans revealed more damage than first thought, though, and it looks as if it could be the middle of January before the Roar will be able to welcome back their influential midfielder.
Despite being down to the bare bones in regards fit players, Postecoglou has admitted he isn’t in a position where he can just go out and spend money on new players, backing the current squad to pull together and put an end to their poor form. It’ll remain to be seen just how quickly that happens.