Match Preview - Heart v Gold Coast

Melbourne Heart FC will look to claim its first ever win over Gold Coast United when the sides meet at Skilled Park tonight to open Week Seven of the Hyundai A-League.

Gold Coast United vs. Melbourne Heart Friday, 18 November 2011 Venue: Skilled Park Local Kick Off: 8:00pm AEDT

Referee: Peter O'Leary / Assistant Ref 1: Nathan Macdonald / Assistant Ref 2: David Walsh / 4th Official: Matt Gillett TV Broadcast: Fox Sports 1 Radio broadcaster: 774 ABC Melbourne

Melbourne Heart FC will look to claim its first ever win over Gold Coast United when the sides meet at Skilled Park tonight to open Week Seven of the Hyundai A-League.

Having claimed its first win of the season last weekend, Heart commenced its climb up the Hyundai A-League table, leap frogging both Wellington Phoenix and tonight-s opponents, Gold Coast United.

A further win will see the Red and White climb to third on the competition table as John van ‘t Schip-s side seeks to continue its march towards a debut Hyundai A-League finals appearance.

While Heart remains four games unbeaten, Gold Coast in contrast has struck a rough patch, losing twice on the bounce to sit afoot the Hyundai A-League ladder after six matches.

The absence of leading scorer James Brown is likely to exacerbate Miron Bleiberg-s concerns, but Gold Coast still possesses the depth necessary to test Heart on Queensland-s glitter strip.

Recent Results 19 January 2011 - Melbourne Heart FC 1 Gold Coast United 1 @ AAMI Park 5 December 2010 - Gold Coast United 3 Melbourne Heart FC 0 @ Skilled Park 23 October 2010 - Melbourne Heart FC 0 Newcastle Jets 0 @ AAMI Park

Danger Man Peter Jungschlager - Gold Coast United-s leading assist provider this season, the Dutch midfielder is the creative fulcrum of his side, with his passing and vision causing trouble to opposition defences.

Fact of the Week Melbourne Heart FC sit second in total shot attempts this season with 92, two behind Brisbane Roar.

Squads Gold Coast United Squad: 1.Glen Moss [gk], 2.Josh Brillante, 3.Michael Thwaite (c), 4.Zac Anderson, 5.Kristian Rees, 6.Paul Beekmans, 7.Golgol Mebrahtu, 8.Robson, 10.Tahj Minniecon, 12.Dylan Macallister, 14.Ben Halloran, 15.Adama Traore, 16.Maceo Rigters, 20.Jerrad Tyson [gk], 21.Daniel Severino, 22.Peter Jungschlager, 29.Mitch Bevan. *two to be omitted*

In: 2.Josh Brillante (promoted), 7.Golgol Mebrahtu (promoted), 10.Tahj Minniecon (promoted), 21.Daniel Severino (promoted).

Out: 18.James Brown, 23.Dylan McGowan (both Olyroos duty).

Unavailable: 9.Joel Porter (calf - 4 weeks), 13.Ante Rozic (knee - 3 weeks), 19.Chris Broadfoot (ankle injury - 6 weeks).

Melbourne Heart: 1.Clint Bolton, 2.Michael Marrone, 3.Brendan Hamill, 4.Simon Colosimo, 5.Fred (c), 6.Matt Thompson, 7.Rutger Worm, 8.Kristian Sarkies, 9.Maycon, 10.Wayne Srhoj, 13.Jonatan Germano, 15.David Williams, 18.Curtis Good, 19.Eli Babalj, 25.Adrian Madaschi, 30.Sebastian Mattei

In: Simon Colosimo (returns from suspension), Rutger Worm (promoted), Kristian Sarkies (promoted), David Williams (promoted), Curtis Good (returns from international duty)

Out: Aziz Behich (international duty), Jason Hoffman (international duty), Mate Dugandzic (international duty), Alex Terra (injury)

Unavailable: Alex Terra - Hamstring (2-3 weeks), Nick Kalmar - Back (4 weeks), Kamal Ibrahim - Ankle (3 weeks), Kliment Taseski - Foot Fracture (long term)