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Melbourne Heart v Gold Coast United preview

Fourth-placed Gold Coast United travel to Melbourne for a vital clash with the Heart this weekend.

United have not lost in four matches but have struggled for goals with just four coming in those games - three of which were scored against the Wellington Phoenix.

They have said during the week that they are keen to play against a side who liked to go forward so they can play their own attacking style and in the Heart they find a team whose main intent is to score goals.

Their past two performances have been top notch with a derby win over the Victory followed by an unlucky 2-2 draw with the Phoenix at their fortress, Westpac Stadium.

At first glance, this looks likes a line-ball decision but the Heart have made AAMI Park their own following their opening day loss and should be good enough to grab another win in front of their growing number of fans.

Verdict: Heart 2-1

Melbourne Heart v Gold Coast UnitedDate: Saturday, 23 October 2010 Venue: AAMI Park, Melbourne Local kick-off: 6.45pm AEDT Head-to-Head: First meeting Referee: Chris Beath

Live and exclusive broadcast on FOX Sports 1 and FS1 HD and Sky Sport 3 (NZ). Hyundai A-League club broadcast partner is 774 ABC (Melbourne), SEN Digital. For ticket availability visit

Melbourne Heart squad: 1. Clint BOLTON, 2. Michael MARRONE, 4 Simon COLOSIMO (c), 5. Michael BEAUCHAMP, 6. Matt THOMPSON, 7. Rutger WORM, 10. Wayne SRHOJ, 11. ALEX TERRA, 12. Peter ZOIS, 15. John ALOISI, 17. Jason HOFFMAN, 19. Eli BABALJ, 20. Josip SKOKO, 21. Kliment TASESKI, 22. Nick KALMAR, 23. Dean HEFFERNAN, 24. Aziz BEHICH, 25. Adrian ZAHRA *three to be omitted* In: Eli BABALJ (promoted), Kliment TASESKI (promoted), Aziz BEHICH (promoted) Out: Nil Unavailable: Kristian SARKIES (broken leg - indefinite)

Gold Coast United squad: 1.Glen MOSS [gk], 2.Steve PANTELIDIS, 3.Michael THWAITE, 5.ROBSON, 6.Dino DJULBIC, 7.Zenon CARAVELLA, 10.Jason CULINA (c), 11.Bruce DJITE, 13.Bas VAN DEN BRINK, 14.Joel PORTER, 15.Tahj MINNIECON, 16.Kristian REES, 18.James BROWN, 20.Scott HIGGINS [gk], 22.Adama TRAORE, 23.Steve FITZSIMMONS, 24.John CURTIS, 25.Chris BROADFOOT *three to be omitted* In: Tahj MINNIECON (return from foot injury), Kristian REES (promoted), Chris BROADFOOT (promoted) Out: Nil Unavailable: Daniel PIORKOWSKI (ankle injury - 4 weeks), Matt OSMAN (knee injury - indefinite)

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