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 like they did against the hapless Sydney FC, who have now conceded six goals and scored none in two matches.
Popovic, who was not offered the Socceroos job, will be focusing on signs of complacency among his playing group.
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.
Japanese star Shinji Ono scored the other goal against Sydney FC before a record 40,388 fans.