Tony Popovic has named his squad for Saturday’s Sydney Derby at ANZ Stadium.
There are three additions, with Ryan Griffiths, Steven Lustica and Shannon Cole all being promoted.
The Red & Black will be without skipper Dimas after he picked up his eighth yellow card of the season last week’s match against the Mariners.
The last meeting between the two sides came just last month in Round 15, where a tense 0-0 affair was played out at Allianz Stadium.
The Wanderers will be hell-bent on breaking the Sky Blues’ undefeated streak and cementing themselves in the top six.
Following Saturday’s Derby, the Wanderers’ attention will quickly turn to the Asian Champions League, as they kick-off their 2017 campaign on Tuesday night against Urawa Red Diamonds at Campbelltown Stadium.
Western Sydney Wanderers vs Sydney FC
Saturday 18 February, 7:50pm
TV: Live coverage on Fox Sports 505
Radio: ABC Grandstand, Hawkesbury Radio
Online: Join the conversation on Twitter using the hash-tag #SydneyDerby
Western Sydney Wanderers FC squad: 1.Jerrad TYSON (gk), 2.Shannon COLE, 3.Jack CLISBY, 5.Brendan HAMILL, 6.Mitch NICHOLS (c), 7. Steven LUSTICA, 10.Nicolás MARTÍNEZ, 11.Brendon SANTALAB, 12.Scott NEVILLE, 13.Bruno PIÑATARES, 14.Jumpei KUSUKAMI, 15.Kearyn BACCUS, 16.Jaushua SOTIRIO, 18.Robert CORNTHWAITE, 20.Vedran JANJETOVIC (gk), 22.Jonathan ASPROPOTAMITIS, 24.Terry ANTONIS, 29.Ryan GRIFFITHS
**two to be omitted**
Ins: 2.Shannon COLE (promoted), 7. Steven LUSTICA (promoted), 29.Ryan GRIFFITHS (promoted)
Outs: 8.DIMAS (suspended – one match)
Unavailable: Jacob MELLING (back – indefinite)