Brisbane Roar v Melbourne Heart - Preview
After another home win, the stripes head to Brisbane seeking their first away victory. Roar fans, warm up your vocal chords, it’s time to stop Heart!
Brisbane Roar v Melbourne Heart Saturday 25th September 5:15pm Suncorp Stadium
With no wins and just one goal in the past three games, Brisbane Roar need their loyal and vocal fans to turn up in numbers and cheer them back to winning ways. Suncorp Stadium is the venue; let-s turn it into a sea of orange and maroon as Melbourne Heart visit for the first time ever.
More than anything, Roar need goals, goals, goals. With only three so far this season, Brisbane average just a goal every other game. Indeed, they have failed to score more than once in a match since the thrilling 3-2 win over Central Coast Mariners last December, when Matt McKay grabbed a dramatic last-minute winner.
Goals may have been few and far between, but this weekend they take on a side with just one clean sheet to their name so far. Is the match when Brisbane Roar finally find their teeth in front of goal? Get down to Suncorp Stadium and find out!
However, while Melbourne Heart don-t keep many clean-sheets, they are starting to find their form. After an unforgiving introduction to the Hyundai A-League 2010/11 season, they are beginning to gain a bit of momentum. Last week-s cracking 2-1 win against Wellington Phoenix at AAMI Park was their second victory in three games and they achieved it playing with flair and style.
Picking up seven points from the last four matches, Heart have hauled themselves away from the foot of the ladder and now find themselves in mid-table, just one point behind this weekend-s opponents. As they continue to earn their stripes, John Van-t Schip-s newly-assembled side now must now take their recently discovered home form on the road - having so far only secured a solitary away point.
However, against a team that is unbeaten at Suncorp Stadium this season and that has only conceded one goal at home thus far, Heart will have to be at their very best if they are to come away with a landmark first ever Hyundai A-League away win. And they-ll have to do it without defender Michael Beauchamp, who is serving out the second of a two-game suspension.
Can Melbourne Heart pick up their first ever away win in the Hyundai A-League? Will Brisbane get back to winning ways and bag a few goals in the process? Roar fans, be sure to create heaps of noise and make Heart-s inaugural visit to Brisbane an intimidating one.