Western United will look to slay its second competition giant in as many weeks when it takes on the West Sydney Wanderers on Saturday night.
The club, which will play four home games in Ballarat, have got off to a flyer in its inaugural A-League campaign with two wins through four rounds of action.
Its most impressive - a 3-2 comeback win over Melbourne Victory - was a stark reminder the newcomers must be taken seriously.
"We were certainly proud of what they've achieved, I think we knew we made a pretty big statement as a football club and what was most rewarding is that we kept to our principals of play," Western United head coach Mark Rudan said.
"At the same time we've spoken about complacency and making sure they don't drop off, and that's been a constant message throughout the week."
The fledgling club will face an undefeated Wanderers outfit who boast the top defence in the league through four rounds of action.
Rudan said a good start would be vital for his team after conceding two goals in the first seven minutes last week.
"It's an issue we spoke about and we need to rectify that," he said.
"We need to start well against this team, they've taken another step forward and they are playing with a lot of confidence."
The team trotted out the same starting eleven through its first four games and will likely opt to go with the same group on Saturday.
Midfielder Alessandro Diamanti looms as one to watch for United after flashing impressive form through the early part of the season.
The Italian import leads the league in passes into the box and even sparked United's comeback against Victory when his long-range strike found the back of the net last Saturday.
Rudan praised his ability to operate in tight areas.
"I don't think many players would have scored the goal he scored which got us back in it," he said.