City hosts last season's A-League runner-up in a quarter-final clash at AAMI Park on Wednesday.

With fewer pre-season games under its belt than van 't Schip would like, the Dutchman believes the outing is a good opportunity to see where his side stands heading into the league campaign.

"It's a great opportunity to see where we are, which level we are before we go into the season," he told FourFourTwo.

"Of course, it's already a big game because of the importance of the FFA Cup, winning and going into the semi-final.

"Western Sydney is a good team, looking at the results and the recruitment, they had a good pre-season as well and look to have a strong team for the upcoming season.

"It's going to be a good game."

While van 't Schip has been pleased the majority of his squad has come through pre-season unscathed, more games would have been his preference.

"We got through in a good way, a lot of players that started the pre-season in a healthy way are still healthy and fit as well," he said.

"Last year, we had a lot of problems in pre-season with injuries, but this year it's been really good. We have a lot of players to train with.

"If there's a thing that I would like to have better it's the amount of games that we have played. It's always better to have a lot of games.

"It's hard to get good games and a lot of games scheduled in because the NPL season is still going on and there's only limited teams in the A-League so that's the only thing that we would've done more – more games."