THE heart of Parramatta will be rocked this Friday night when the Western Sydney Wanderers host Adelaide United in round four of the A-League.
Fresh from their 2-0 victory over Sydney FC last Saturday night, the Wanderers are preparing to face a sterner test from the South Australians than the one offered by their Sydney derby rivals.
The match will kick off at 7.30pm, but not before thousands of red-and-black fans march through the central business district on their way to Parramatta Stadium.
The walk, which is a sight to behold, has quickly become a feature of the A-League, and this Friday night will be no exception.
On the field, Tony Popovic's charges will want to lift the way they did against the hapless Sydney FC, who have now conceded six goals and scored none of their own in two matches.
Popovic, who as expected was not offered the Socceroos job, will focus on any complacency signs among his playing group as they did against Wellington the previous week. There was none against Sydney, but there was no way they wouldn't lift for the Sydney derby.
The Wanderers kicked off the week on Monday with training at Stanhope Gym, Blacktown Leisure Centre, followed by media interviews with Popovic and derby goal scorer Iacopo La Rocca.