Western Sydney have now gone three games without a win but coach Tony Popovic says the team is still in a good position.
Labinot Haliti has had his A-League contract extended at Western Sydney until the end of the 2015/16 season.
Alessandro Del Piero's loss is Ranko Despotovic's gain, with Sydney's Serbian recruit to get his first A-League start against Central Coast on Saturday.
Heart's Andrea Migliorini scored two wonder-strikes against Adelaide on the weekend but Wanderers keeper Ante Covic says he's not worried.
Tony Popovic says injured marquee man Shinji Ono is training well, but the Wanderers coach will wait until Friday to make a call on his availability.
The total A-League crowd last weekend was less than half that of the season-opening record number of 100,998 just seven weeks ago.
Far from threatening to derail Sydney FC, midfielder Matthew Thompson says the suspensions and many injuries can provide an advantage for the side.
Alessandro Del Piero says it was his time playing table tennis as a teen which really shaped the footballer he became.
Sydney FC's new Serbian striker Ranko Despotovic is set to make his A-League debut this Saturday in the Sky Blues' clash with Wellington at Allianz Stadium.
The Socceroos have beaten Costa Rica 1-0 thanks to a Tim Cahill goal in the second half.
Wanderers striker Tomi Juric has showcased his talents delivering his side a 2-1 win over Adelaide, but coach Tony Popovic won't let him get carried away.
Western Sydney recruit Tomi Juric has scored two second-half goals to secure a 2-1 for the Wanderers over Adelaide United.
Midfielder Youssouf Hersi has been ruled out of the Wanderers' A-League clash with Adelaide United on Friday.
A-League boss Damien de Bohun says the FFA will consider staging the Sydney derbies at a larger venue from next season onwards.
Sydney FC's former chief executive Andy Harper says the club have never been able to deal with the huge expectations placed on them.
Both Shinji Ono and Youssouf Hersi are off contract at the end of the season but coach Tony Popovic is in not rush to secure their A-League futures.