An away draw against first year foes the Mariners was a sound start for the Wanderers. But back at on their home turf and in front of their boisterous fans, they'll be hopeful of victory against the Phoenix. Wellington, who went down 2-1 to Brisbane, will have a host of key players back with Andrew Durante, Jeremy Brockie, Leo Bertos and Glen Moss all returning from international duties. While the fact that Shinji Ono, Tomi Juric and Brendan Santalab all started on the bench last week shows the depth of Tony Popovic's squad.
Key: Youssouf Hersi. The livewire winger was integral to the Wanderers' success last season and showed why last weekend, setting up the equalising goal with a dangerous cross.