Match Preview - Adelaide United vs Melbourne Heart FC

Melbourne Heart FC will seek to repeat its dramatic, show-stopping 2-1 win over Adelaide United in December last year when the team returns to Hindmarsh Stadium tonight.

Adelaide United vs. Melbourne Heart Friday 4 November Hindmarsh Stadium Kick Off: 8pm AEDT

Referee: Jarred Gillett / Assistant 1: Paul Centrangolo / Assistant 2: Daniel Goodwin / 4th Official: Rick Schneider TV Broadcast: Fox Sports 1 Radio broadcaster: 891 ABC Adelaide / 774 ABC Melbourne Head-to-Head: All matches (played 3): Adelaide United wins 2, Melbourne Heart wins 1 (0 draws)

Melbourne Heart FC will seek to repeat its dramatic, show-stopping 2-1 win over Adelaide United in December last year when the team returns to Hindmarsh Stadium tonight.

On that occasion, the duo of former Socceroos John Aloisi and Simon Colosimo, ably assisted by fellow Green and Gold hero Josip Skoko, orchestrated a stellar come from behind win during a hectic final two minutes of play.

While those scenes of mayhem are unlikely to be repeated, the stakes remain high for both clubs as they seek to commence the climb up the Hyundai A-League table.

Following a heart wrenching 1-1 draw with Sydney FC last week, the Red and White-s will be on the war path, out to atone for the result.

But in Adelaide United, Heart faces a challenger boasting equal ambitions, having succumbed to the might of Brisbane Roar at Suncorp Stadium in a 7-1 thumping.

Past Results

17 December 2010 - Adelaide United 1 Melbourne Heart FC 2 @ AAMI Park 19 November 2010 - Melbourne Heart FC 0 Adelaide United 2 @ AAMI Park 20 August 2010 - Adelaide United 3 Melbourne Heart FC 2 @ AAMI Park

Fact of the Week

Melbourne Heart FC lies only second to Brisbane Roar in total shots on target this season.

Danger Man

Dario Vidosic - While Adelaide United boast attacking threats across the park, it-s hard to look past World Cup Socceroo and former Bundesliga man Dario Vidosic. The 24-year-old attacking midfielder has shown but glimpses of his best far thus far this season, and is poised to explode on the Reds familiar stage of Friday night football. Simon Colosimo and his central defensive partner (either Brendan Hamill or Adrian Madaschi) are sure to face a torrid time against the Queenslander.

Squad Adelaide United squad: 1.Eugene GALEKOVIC (gk), 2.Osama MALIK, 4.Jon McKAIN, 5.Daniel MULLEN, 6.CASSIO, 7.Zenon CARAVELLA, 8.Evgeniy LEVCHENKO, 9.Sergio VAN DIJK, 10.Dario VIDOSIC, 11.Bruce DJITE, 14.Cameron WATSON, 16.Spase DILEVSKI, 17.Iain RAMSAY, 20.Mark BIRIGHITTI (gk), 21.Francisco USUCAR, 22.Milan SUSAK, 23.Andy SLORY *two to be omitted*

In: Bruce DJITE (returns from injury), Cameron WATSON (promoted) Out: Nil Unavailable: Nil

Melbourne Heart FC: 1.Clint Bolton, 2.Michael Marrone, 3.Brendan Hamill, 4.Simon Colosimo, 5.Fred, 6.Matt Thompson, 7.Rutger Worm, 8.Kristian Sarkies, 9.Maycon, 10.Wayne Srhoj, 11.Alex Terra, 13.Jonatan Germano, 15.David Williams, 16.Aziz Behich, 17.Jason Hoffman, 23. Mate Dugandzic, 25.Adrian Madaschi, 30.Sebastian Mattei *two to be omitted*

In: 5.Fred (returns from injury), 8.Kristian Sarkies (promoted), 25.Adrian Madaschi (pending clearance) Out: 18. Curtis Good (International Duty - Qantas Young Socceroos 1 week) Unavailable: 14.Kamal Ibrahim (Ankle - 3 Weeks), 21.Kliment Taseski (Foot Fracture - Long Term), 22.Nick Kalmar (Back - 4 Weeks)