2019 AFL TV Guide
The AFL, as the most attended spectator sport in greater Australia, is one of the top five best 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 2019 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.
2019 AFL Toyota Premiership
The 2019 AFL Premiership will be contested by eighteen teams over 23 rounds of grueling football played with the usual fast paced action, hard hits, athletic displays and fierce rivalries that make the sport exciting both on and off the field.
The pre-season AFLX 2019 competition is likely to draw plenty of attention in February, while highlights of the season proper include a Grand Final re-match between Collingwood and West Coast on the 6th of April, the hugely popular Anzac Day clash between Essendon and Collingwood on April 25th, the fiercely contested Western Derby, to be hosted at Optus Stadium on April 13th, and the 2019 AFL Grand Final to determine this year’s best on September 28.
- When: March 21 – September 28
- 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 2019 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.
Western Derby 2019
The Western Derby will see the Eagles take on the Dockers in what is always an intense contest between the two sides, and the Eagles, fresh off a Grand Final victory in 2018, will be eager to punish a Fremantle side which is yet to win an AFL flag in its short history. West Coast have now won the past seven meetings and will attempt to make it eight, while Fremantle will be desperate to show they can match it with their cross-town rival.
- When: Saturday, April 13, 8:10pm Sydney Time
- Where: Optus Stadium, Perth
Anzac Day Clash
This year the live Anzac Day round starts on Wednesday 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 make an appearance in September, 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: Thursday, April 25, 3.20 pm Sydney Time
- Where: Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne
South Australia will pause for two hours for Showdown 46 between the Adelaide Crows and Port Adelaide Power, set to take place on Saturday the 11th of May in 2019. The two Showdown’s in 2018 were each one of the best of the year, the sides splitting the meetings one apiece last season, and with both competing for a finals spot this year we can likely expect much of the same. Taking place at the revamped Adelaide Oval and with one of the most parochial crowds in football, it’s sure to be compelling viewing.
- When: Saturday, May 11, 7.40 pm Sydney Time
- Where: Adelaide Oval, Adelaide
2019 AFL Finals Series
The best eight sides from the Home and Away season will battle it out for Premiership glory starting on Friday, September 6, when the Minor Premier will likely take on the fourth placed side. 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 West Coast Eagles after an incredible Grand Final victory over the Magpies, and they’ll be looking to win two in a row for the first time since joining the AFL.
- When: 28 September
- Where: MCG