Preview: Melbourne Heart v Perth Glory

Sing your Heart out at AAMI Park! Help Melbourne go for Glory as they bid to secure their first win of the Hyundai A-League 2011/12 season.

Sing your Heart out at AAMI Park! Help Melbourne go for Glory as they bid to secure their first win of the Hyundai A-League 2011/12 season.

Heart might have been involved in one of the most exciting opening games ever, but that will be little consolation to John van 't Schip's men. While they battled their way through a topsy-turvy match, taking the lead and clawing themselves back into it when they fell behind, they came a cropper to an injury-time goal from Newcastle defender Byun Sung-Hwan. Meaning, in terms of points on the board, all of their hard work was for nothing.

Devastating indeed, but there are still plus points to take from the loss. Two goals in the opening game for Mate Dugandzic will do his confidence no harm whatsoever, while, elsewhere, Fred put in a fine display and popped up with an assist. Based on the attacking aspects of their display against Jets, Heart will feel that they can pick up their first win of the Hyundai A-League 2011/12 season on Sunday.

A second-half goal from Irish import Billy Mehmet helped their opponents Perth Glory open their campaign with a 1-0 victory over Adelaide United at nib Stadium on the weekend. The result will have delighted Ian Ferguson, as his new-look side not only held off some pretty heavy pressure from The Reds, but also found an extra gear to grab a late winner. It was the first time that Glory had won their opening fixture of the season since the Hyundai A-League began. Brazilian Andrezhinho will be a player that Heart should fear on Sunday. His performance was exceptional in the win against United.

They'll still be taking things cautiously at Glory though. After all, they started last season well enough, only for things to go horribly wrong, but the signs are there that this is a team with a genuine chance of success in the Hyundai A-League 2011/12 season. Heart will certainly have to be at their best if they are to keep the three points at AAMI park. All three of the previous meetings between these teams has ended in a stalemate, so who will be the first set of fans to gain bragging rights? Can Melbourne Heart recover from the late disappointment of last week's loss to Newcastle, or will Glory build on their impressive win against one of this season's fancied teams? It's geared up to be a thriller on Sunday afternoon, so secure yourself a ticket today and prepare to get vocal. Heart fans, your Victory rivals turned up in numbers and made an impressive noise for their first home game last week, so it's up to you to show that you can match them for passion and decibels. Get behind your players, as Heart go all out for Glory!