Adelaide expect Dylan McGowan to play in the Reds' A-League match against Newcastle on Friday night despite his father being found guilty of murder.
Melbourne City will be without key defensive pair Michael Jakobsen and Ivan Franjic for Saturday's match against A-League rivals Wellington.
Brisbane have copped another major A-League injury blow with left-back Corey Brown to miss the next three weeks with a hamstring strain.
Former Perth Glory striker Ndumba Makeche says he is excited to have joined Indonesian club Bali United for the 2017 season.
Baba Diawara has linked up with his new Adelaide United teammates after the Senegal striker joined on the advice of Perth Glory rival Diego Castro.
Western Sydney need to win a mind game if they want to put their "Homebush hoodoo" to bed and cause an upset result over history-chasing Sydney FC.