Preview - Melbourne Heart v North Queensland Fury
Goals galore beckon! Will AAMI Park finally witness its first ever Hyundai A-League home win? Find out how to secure a half-price ticket as part of a fantastic sporting double-header…
Melbourne Heart v North Queensland Fury Saturday 4th September 5:15pm AAMI Park Goals galore beckon! Will AAMI Park finally witness its first ever Hyundai A-League home win? Find out how to secure a half-price ticket as part of a fantastic sporting double-header
Melbourne goes sport crazy this weekend - even more so than usual - with Melbourne Heart-s match at AAMI Park going back-to-back with Collingwood v Western Bulldogs at the MCG in an AFL Qualifying Final.
Excitingly, anyone attending the MCG is being offered the chance to pick up a half-price ticket to Heart-s crucial Hyundai A-League match. What better time to head to AAMI Park and cheer the stripes on to their first win of the season? Discounted tickets will be available only on the day of the games, from the Box Office.
It-s sure to be a busy afternoon for the goalkeepers at AAMI Park this Saturday. Both Melbourne Heart and North Queensland Fury have scored four and conceded five in their last two games, which suggests they-ll be plenty of goalmouth action as the sides go head-to-head.
In fact, having scored two or more goals in each of their past five Hyundai A-League matches, Fury have even more incentive to go for goals this week, as they are aiming to equal an Hyundai A-League record of scoring two or more goals in six matches on the bounce.
The only other teams to have scored two or more goals in six consecutive matches were Newcastle Jets between December 2007 and January 2008 and Perth Glory at the end of last season.
Heart, meanwhile, will be looking to create a piece of history of their own. Of the four games that have taken place at AAMI Park in the Hyundai A-League 2010/11 season, there has yet to be a home victory.
However, while still feeling the pain from last week-s draw with Perth Glory - in which Robbie Fowler snatched a sickening 94th minute equaliser from the penalty spot after the home side had twice been in front - fans should still take plenty of heart from a great display against the ladder-leaders.
They may well be sitting joint-bottom of the table, but it is on goal difference only, and recent performances point to the tide beginning to turn for Heart. The newcomers will be boosted by the fact that their opponents in Week 5 have conceded the most goals out of any side this Hyundai A-League 2010/11 season. This Saturday could be the day that Heart pick up their first ever Hyundai A-League victory.
However, as top-scorers so far this campaign, Fury will be looking to get their season back on track after their first defeat last weekend at home to Adelaide United, so Heart will certainly have their work cut out if they are to keep their first ever clean sheet and pick up three massive points. Follow Your Heart to AAMI Park on Saturday, it-s going to be a thriller!
Full squad information and match details will be available at www.a-league.com.au on Thursday.