Just over four months into his job and Western Sydney Wanderers coach Tony Popovic isn't daunted by any A-League challenge.

Despite the league newcomers' red-hot form and ballooning expectations, he could be forgiven for being a bit nervous about a trip to face the powerhouse Victory in Melbourne on Saturday night.

But the 39-year-old is taking it all in his stride, basking in the success of the past two months when his team banked the full three points in nine of 11 games.

Incredibly, their only loss in that period was against Central Coast, the only team now above them on the ladder, and after they scored a dismal five goals in their first nine matches.

Popovic isn't feeling any added pressure as the Wanderers look to put more of a gap on the third-placed Victory at a hostile AAMI Park.

"The players have shown since the second third of the season - we've lost one game and won five in a row - that the pressure of trying to maintain performances and results every week are not affecting them," said Popovic on Friday.

"There was no panic when the results weren't there at the start (of the season) because we could see we were competitive and creating opportunities.

"And we believe now that the form we're in, if we perform to our best we give ourselves a chance against anyone and that includes Melbourne (Victory)."

Popovic expects skipper Michael Beauchamp to return to the starting line-up after missing the last two games with a groin strain.

"We believe he's fit and well," said Popovic.

"He'll have another test today in short and sharp areas and if he says he's OK then he's ready to go."

Tall defender Beauchamp will no doubt be relieved that livewire Victory striker Archie Thompson will miss the clash with a hamstring injury.

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