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Popovic has confidence in Western Sydney's home form

Western Sydney Wanderers head coach Tony Popovic is supremely confident that his side can pull off a come-from-behind victory in the Asian Champions League.

The A-League side were beaten 3-1 by Sanfrecce Hiroshima in Japan last week in the Round of 16 first leg but get the chance to hit back when they host the J.League outfit in Parramatta on Wednesday.

Popovic, who guided the Wanderers to the A-League Grand Final for a second successive season, believes his side's form in front of their home crowd will lead them into the quarter-finals of Asia's premier club competition.

"We've got the away goal we wanted, which is important. It was just unfortunate and a little bit disappointing for us that we conceded very soft goal right at the end of the game," said Popovic last week.

"I think 2-1 would have been a good result for us going back home. This makes it more difficult for us, but we have a good record back home in front of our fans. We still believe we can go through."

This season, in all competitions, the Wanderers have lost just three times in 17 outings at home which has them in a strong position ahead of the visit of Sanfrecce.

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