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Oct 28, 2011   |  1:21PM AET

Match Preview – Melbourne Heart FC Vs Sydney FC

Match Preview – Melbourne Heart FC Vs Sydney FC

Melbourne Heart FC is set to renew enmities with Sydney FC when the two sides clash for the Zaidee’s Rainbow Cup during Saturday night’s match at AAMI Park.

Melbourne Heart vs. Sydney FC
Saturday 29 October 2011
Venue: AAMI Park
Local Kick Off: 7:45pm
Referee: Chris Beath / Assistant 1: Hakan Anaz / Assistant 2: Shaun Evans / 4th Official: Alex Azcurra
TV Broadcast: Fox Sports 1
Radio broadcaster: 774 ABC Melbourne / 116 SEN Melbourne
Head-to-Head: All matches (played 3): Melbourne Heart wins 1, Sydney FC wins 0 (2 draws)

Melbourne Heart FC is set to renew enmities with Sydney FC when the two sides clash for the Zaidee-s Rainbow Cup during Saturday night-s match at AAMI Park.

Despite a much improved performance, the team in Red and White was only able to secure a point from the Melbourne Derby at Etihad Stadium, and will be keen to atone for its profligacy in front of goal when encountered by the Sky Blues.

However, emboldened by a 2-1 come from behind triumph over Adelaide United, the Sydney side is on form and poised to strike, with Nick Carle in ominous form and Brett Emerton growing accustomed to the speed and physicality of the Hyundai A-League.

And as the only side to never overcome the Heart, Sydney FC will be motivated to secure their first win against the competition-s newest club.

Past Results
12 February 2011 – Melbourne Heart FC 2 Sydney FC 2 @ AAMI Park
29 December 2010 – Sydney FC 0 Melbourne Heart FC 1 @ Sydney Football Stadium
27 November 2010 – Melbourne Heart FC 0 Sydney FC 0 @ AAMI Park

Danger Man
Nick Carle – After finding the back of the net against Adelaide United, the visionary midfielder appears to have revived his form of old, producing the incisive passes and deft movement for which he-s widely lauded. Carle-s partnership with Brett Emerton showed signs of yielding significant rewards last week, presenting a challenge to Heart-s youthful back four.

Fact of the Week
Sydney FC defender Michael Beauchamp is the fourth player to move between the two sides, following Simon Colosimo, Clint Bolton and John Aloisi.


Melbourne Heart squad: 1. Clint Bolton, 2. Michael Marrone, 3. Brendan Hamill, 4. Simon Colosimo, 6. Matt Thompson, 7. Rutger Worm, 8. Kristian Sarkies, 9. Maycon, 10. Wayne Srhoj, 11. Alex Terra, 13. Jonatan Germano, 15. David Williams, 16. Aziz Behich, 17. Jason Hoffman, 18. Curtis Good, 19. Eli Babalj, 22. Nick Kalmar, 23. Mate Dugandzic, 30. Sebastian Mattei (gk)
*four to be omitted*

In: Rutger Worm, Kristian Sarkies, Eli Babalj, Nick Kalmar
Unavailable: Adrian Zahra (Knee – indefinite), Kamal Ibrahim (Ankle – four weeks), Kliment Taseski (Foot – long term injury list), Fred (Hamstring – three weeks)

Sydney FC squad: 1. Liam Reddy, 2. Sebastian Ryall, 3. Jamie Coyne, 4. Pascal Bosschaart, 5. Michael Beauchamp, 7. Brett Emerton, 8. Karol Kisel, 9. Bruno Cazarine, 10. Nick Carle, 11. Dimi Petratos, 15. Terry McFlynn (c), 17. Terry Antonis, 19. Mark Bridge, 20. Ivan Necevski, 21. Scott Jamieson, 23. Rhyan Grant
*one to be omitted*

In: Mark Bridge (returns from suspension), Liam Reddy (returns from injury)
Out: Hirofumi Moriyasu, Ryan Norval
Unavailable: Juho Makela (quad, 3 weeks), Shannon Cole (calf, 1 week).