Sydney FC and Western Sydney Wanderers may have seemed like a horror opening weekend for Adelaide United.

But Adelaide have dominated large periods of both their opening W-League matches this term for zero points on the table, a feat in itself when you consider the relative youth of the Reds.

As one of the most experienced W-League coaches this season, Karlovic knows that another missed finals campaign in the City of Churches will be seen as a failure, no matter how tight the losses become.

But there's no room for panic just yet.

“Obviously it’s disappointing that we didn’t get the three points,” Karlović said.

“I think we created enough chances to win two games of football tonight. I couldn’t be prouder of the girls we just need to make sure we’re taking our opportunities it’s as simple as that.

“I’m not one to say it’s unlucky because you create your own luck

“We just need to get better in certain areas and tonight that was just finishing because I thought we did everything well."

Adelaide certainly seem to have the right pieces. Defensively they've remained fairly solid throughout two tough opening encounters against two of the strongest clubs in the league.

Meanwhile, a strikeforce boasting Mary Fowler and US import Mallory Weber are proving least until they're in front of goal.

“The most difficult thing is to create opportunities, I think we created a number of opportunities and should’ve been comfortably in the lead at half-time," Karlovic continued.

“So we need to continue to work on that, improve on that. But like I said to the girls at the end of the game, if you play like that on a regular basis I think you’re going to win more games than you won’t.

“I thought Mal (Weber) was really good last week and then again tonight,” he continued. "I think she was a handful for Sydney and unfortunate not to get an opportunity or an assist.

“Once again we’ll continue to work and she’s obviously disappointed she didn’t take her opportunities.

“But if she keeps putting herself in those positions, I think she’s going to score a few goals for us.”