Heart By The Numbers - Week 10

Melbourne Heart FC will seek to break a three game duck against the Brisbane Roar when the sides meet at Suncorp Stadium tomorrow night.

Melbourne Heart FC will seek to break a three game duck against the Brisbane Roar when the sides meet at Suncorp Stadium tomorrow night.

Alongside the Central Coast Mariners and Perth Glory, Brisbane is the only club in the competition yet to fall to the Red and White, claiming every encounter between the teams, with Suncorp Stadium in particular not bearing fond memories for Heart as the setting for a forgettable 4-0 defeat.

If Heart hopes to record a first ever triumph over Brisbane, it will be imperative the side opens the scoring, with the club boasting a remarkable record of only two losses in 17 matches when finding the back of the net first.

The Roar meanwhile have won only three times out of the 13 matches where they have scored second, emphasising the importance of making a bright start to the encounter.

Equally critical will be Heart-s capacity to shut down the Roar-s potent attacking weapons, with the side clearly boasting the leading strike force in the competition, featuring in the top three of every relevant category, including goals scored (1st), total shots (2nd), shots on target (3rd) and shot percentage (3rd).

Heart though is no slouch in those categories either, featuring in the top four for goals scored, total shots and shots on target, highlighting the potentially explosive affair set to play out tomorrow night.

Heart By The Numbers

Goals - Mate Dugandzic 4 Assists - Matt Thompson and Rutger Worm (tied) 2 Shots - Mate Dugandzic 18 Minutes Played - Michael Marrone 810 Passes Completed - Matt Thompson 280