Gold Coast’s Bleiberg looking to continue derby dominance

Gold Coast United coach Miron Bleiberg is confident his side can continue their dominance over the Brisbane Roar when they meet in their season opener this Sunday.

Gold Coast United coach Miron Bleiberg is confident his side can continue their dominance over the Brisbane Roar when they meet in their season opener this Sunday.

The second-year club got the job done all three times against the Roar last season and Bleiberg expects more of the same this weekend against a team not expected to do very well this term.

“I am looking forward to the game against the Roar but more because it is the first game of the season and that we are playing at home - the Roar is less relevant," Bleiberg told the Brisbane Times.

“For me personally it is more of an attraction to play against (early title contenders Wellington) Phoenix or (new club) Melbourne Heart.

"I think the tradition might creep in a bit because it is a derby but we won three times last year so hopefully that tradition continues.

"But if we were to play (wooden spoon favourites North Queensland) Fury tomorrow and you ask me how I feel I would feel the same."

Gold Coast host the Roar at Skilled Park this Sunday August 8 – kick-off is at 3:00pm.