2020 AFL TV Guide
The AFL, as the most attended spectator sport in greater Australia, is one of the top five most attended league’s world-wide with an average of well over thirty-thousand people in the seats for each game. This year’s Premiership season promises to be one of the best yet, with a number of teams likely to be in the mix to take out the 2020 Premiership.
At Comparetv we’ll be analysing the key games to give you the inside play, sharing the latest internet TV, live streaming or sports on-demand packages so you can save some hard earned cash, and reviewing the newest choices in entertainment so you can enjoy every minute of the season no matter what’s on your schedule.
2020 AFL Toyota Premiership season
The 2020 AFL Premiership season will be contested by eighteen teams over 23 rounds of gruelling football played with the usual fast-paced action, hard hits, athletic displays and fierce rivalries that make the sport so exciting both on and off the field.
The pre-season Marsh Community Series will give fans their first taste of the action in February, while highlights of the season proper include the traditional Easter Monday clash between Hawthorn and Geelong on the 13th of April, the hugely popular Anzac Day clash between Essendon and Collingwood on April 25th, a Grand Final re-match between Richmond and GWS on the 2nd of May, the fiercely contested Western Derby, to be hosted at Optus Stadium the 3rd of May, and of course the 2020 AFL Grand Final to determine this year’s best on the 26th of September.
- When: 19 March – 26 September
- Rounds: 23
Live AFL Premiership TV
If you’re looking for the most comprehensive live AFL TV coverage then Foxtel is the place for you, with every game of every round of the 2020 season shown live and ad-break free before the Grand Final through a combination of Fox Footy and Fox Sports, including a number of great matches not available on Free to Air TV.
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Must See AFL Fixtures
In addition to the twenty-three rounds of elite competition, the below contests carry extra significance due to their popularity, intensity and geographical impact, including the key AFL free to air matches.
The Showdown will see the Crows take on the Power in what is always an intense contest between the two sides, and with both sides likely to be battling it out for the same spots in the bottom half of the top eight, there is sure to be an even more significant element of intensity this season. Historically, these two sides have been closely matched, with Adelaide having won 24 compared to the Power’s 23 since the sides’ inclusion into the AFL. The two will meet twice in 2020, as they do every year, with the first clash coming in Round 2 and the second in Round 13.
- When: Saturday, 28 March at 7.40pm Sydney time, and Sunday, 14 June at 3.50pm Sydney time
- Where: Adelaide Oval, Adelaide
Anzac Day Clash
This year the live Anzac Day round starts on Friday the 24th of April with a Richmond vs Melbourne matchup, but the main event will be the traditional clash between the Collingwood Magpies and Essendon Bombers. The meeting has a habit of being a close one regardless of ladder position, but with both teams expected to challenge for a finals position, it’s likely to carry even more significance. Alongside the likes of the Melbourne Cup, Bathurst 1000 and AFL and NRL Grand Finals, this match is one of the biggest sporting events on the Australian calendar.
- When: Saturday, April 25, 4.20 pm Sydney Time
- Where: Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne
Western Derby 2020
The state of Western Australia pauses twice a year for the Western Derby, contested between the Eagles and the Dockers, and this year is no different with the two sides set to face off against one another in Round 7 and Round 18. Historically, the two have taken periods of dominance against the other in turns – the Eagles are currently in the midst of a record-equalling nine-game winning streak, but prior to that the Dockers had won six in a row, something which was preceded by three consecutive Eagles victories which were in turn preceded by seven in a row by the Dockers. West Coast will be desperate – and favoured – to win ten in a row for the first time in Western Derby history this year, while the improving Dockers will be eager to start a streak of their own.
- When: Sunday, 3 May at 5.20pm Sydney time and Saturday, 18 July at 8.10pm Sydney time
- Where: Optus Stadium, Perth
2020 AFL Finals Series
The best eight sides from the home and away season will battle it out for Premiership glory starting on Friday the 4th of September. The finals take place over four enthralling weeks, and as the Bulldogs’ history-making run from seventh place in 2016 proved, if you make the finals, you’re a chance to win it all. The defending champs are the Richmond Tigers after a dominant Grand Final victory over the Giants, and they’ll be looking to win their third in four years this season to stake their claim as the best side of the century.
- When: 26 September
- Where: MCG
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