Perth Glory will start as hot favourites in Friday night's semi-final against Adelaide at HBF Park.
Perth Glory coach Tony Popovic hopes a heaving home crowd will help his team get over the line in Friday night's semi-final clash with Adelaide.
Glory were awarded a bye in the first week of the A-League finals after finishing on top of the ladder.
Popovic made the most of the occasion to fly to Adelaide, where he watched United beat Melbourne City 1-0 in an extra-time thriller.
The veteran coach was impressed by the atmosphere Adelaide's fans created at Coopers Stadium, and he's hoping Glory fans can do the same at HBF Park.
"Adelaide had their reward last week by playing at home, and their home fans really helped them across the line," Popovic said.
"It was a great atmosphere, great night.
"Now we get the same opportunity to have a huge crowd, and hopefully as happened for Adelaide, they can be that extra man so to speak that can help us get over the line."
Glory received a huge boost on Thursday when star midfielder Neil Kilkenny was given the green light to play.
Kilkenny injured his ankle at training last Saturday, but scans cleared him of major damage.
Glory will start as hot favourites against Adelaide, who have had just five days break between games.
Adelaide failed to score a single goal against Glory in their three regular-season match-ups.
Glory twice won 2-0 at Coopers Stadium, with the only match in Perth ending in a 0-0 stalemate.
Popovic said those past results wouldn't mean much come Friday night.
"We haven't spoken about that, and we don't plan to either," Popovic said.
"It's a one-off game now. We worked on our game before we knew who the opponent was. Now we've gone into a bit more detail knowing it's Adelaide.
"We are just looking at ways to defend well against them, and how we can impose our game on them."