Football fans are relishing the return of the Hyundai A-League Grand Final in the 14th season of Australia’s premier ‘Soccer’ competition, which will be contested by Perth Glory and Sydney FC. The top two sides throughout the season, they won through to the last day of the year with vastly differing semi-final wins.
Perth were the undisputed top team all year, but they only scraped through over Adelaide United in a penalty shoot-out. In contrast, their nearest challenger, Sydney FC, dominated the Melbourne Victory with a 6-1 win. Regardless of how they got there, each side is desperate to add to a trophy to their collection, and you can enjoy all the action when streaming the Grand Final live with a free trial.
2019 Hyundai A-League
When: October 19 – May 18
Where: Australia, New Zealand
A League 2019 Final Live TV Preview
The story of the 2018/19 A-League regular season was, without doubt, the performance of the Perth Glory, who showed themselves to be the best team in the competition with 18 wins and a comfortable lead atop the standings for much of the year. They outperformed the Sydney FC and Melbourne Victory, who finished second and third respectively and who were significantly more fancied at the start of the season. The Glory dominated the season, scoring six more goals than their nearest rivals while also conceding six fewer than anyone else – their goal differential of 33 was almost double that of any other team.
Perth’s well-rounded outfit enabled them to earn a spot in the 2019 A-League Grand Final, though it didn’t come easily. Two late goals in regular time and a late goal in overtime for Adelaide United sent the game to penalties, where they were just barely able to scrape through with a 5-4 win. Their impressive form throughout the season, however, earned them the home ground advantage on the big day, which they will need against an in-form and experienced Sydney FC outfit. Sydney put in perhaps the best performance of the season against the Victory last week and head into the Grand Final brimming with confidence, and you won’t miss a minute of the action when watching the A-League online in Australia.
Among the action in this round being broadcast LIVE on Fox Sports (Foxtel/Kayo) includes:
A League Grand Final LIVE Australian TV Times (Sydney time)
Perth Glory vs Sydney FC from Optus Stadium
Sunday 19 May LIVE at 6.30 PM (Foxtel/Kayo) *No ad-breaks during play
Perth Glory vs Sydney FC from Optus Stadium
Sunday 19 May at 6.30 PM (10Bold) *multiple ad-breaks during play
*Shown as Sydney time, adjust for regional differences. A League TV replays available on Fox Sports (Foxtel/Kayo) throughout the week.
Watch or Stream the A-League Live
If you are looking for Hyundai A-League action then Fox Sports of Australia (Foxtel and Kayo) is the place for you, with every match of every round shown live, in HD, with no ad-breaks during play. This includes the matches you won’t find on Free to Air TV, replays of the games you may have missed and the option to watch the A League live online.
So if you’re a resident of Australia you may wish to check out the 14 day Free Kayo Sports trial which has no lock-in contract and will offer all this action and more LIVE. With Kayo you can stream the A League Final live using eligible mobile devices, and if there other sport you wish to watch you can use the split-view feature and catch up to four events at the same time. This works out perfectly because the FA Cup Final airs early morning on May 19, with Kayo providing on-demand replays prior to the Perth Glory vs Sydney FC Grand Final clash.
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Watch the A League Live with Telstra
Telstra offers another way to keep on top of every minute of the A League here in 2019, offering the exact same broadcasts as Foxtel and Kayo. The intriguing benefit of Telstra is that you can subscribe to the Entertainment plus Sport pack for just $29 a month, a saving of roughly 40% over Foxtel’s regular cost, and have access to all the Fox Sports channels, as well as ESPN of Australia and beIN Sports. All in all, Foxtel from Telstra offers exactly the same product as its Foxtel counterpart – but currently is available at a substantially reduced cost.
Alternatively, if you’re an existing Telstra subscriber you can take full advantage of the Kayo Sports free trial as well as an extra 2 months for just $5, and start streaming the A League live using an eligible mobile device. With Kayo from Telstra you’ll get a never-ending assortment of live and on demand action. Kayo offers over 50 sports, including the AFL, NRL and Cricket, as well as Motorsport such as the Formula One and Supercars Championship plus more.
Don’t Forget the Matildas in the 2019 World Cup
While the A-League boasts some of the best soccer across Australia, the women’s green and gold are no strangers to success when it comes to ‘football’. The 2019 edition of the Matildas have seen their ups and downs, but as seen in their recent friendly vs the USA, they have a great chance to make a strong push in the FIFA 2019 Women’s World Cup. This eighth edition of the World Cup, which will be hosted in France, begins June 7th and culminates on July 7th, with every game available exclusively on Optus and all Matildas matches live on SBS.
Must See A-League Derby TV Guide
The Sydney Derby, contested by Sydney FC and the Western Sydney Wanderers, is arguably the most heated rivalry in the A-League. With Sydney FC a glamour club of the league and the Wanderers representing the working-class western suburbs, the cultural significance of these games brings out a passion in fans which rivals that of the European leagues. Typically, Sydney FC have had the edge, winning 10, drawing 5 and losing just 4 of the 19 match-ups, though the Wanderers won’t have to wait long for their chance to close the gap. The first derby of 2018/19 will take place on October 27, the second on December 15, and the third on the brink of the finals on April 13, and regardless of the standings you don’t want to miss streaming the Sydney Derby live.
The Melbourne Derby is fought out by cross-town rivals Melbourne Victory and Melbourne City three times each season, and regularly draws crowds in excess of 30,000 animated fans to Melbourne’s world-renowned sporting precinct. The Victory, as the league’s equal most successful club, play the role of the dominant big brother against a City side which has not yet won a title, and which was forced to undergo a name change in 2014 following an unsuccessful four years as the Melbourne Heart. Unsurprisingly, the Victory have the edge in the overall head-to-head, with a 12-5-9 record harking back to the days of the Heart. The two sides have had months to gear up for their season-opening clash, and you may wish to mobile stream the action if you’re out and about.
The A league Big Blue started out as an inevitable rivalry between the only teams from Australia’s two biggest cities; Melbourne Victory and Sydney FC. Now, both teams have cross-town rivals, but the intensity of these match-ups remain. The two sides have won more than half of the league’s championships since its inauguration, and boast two of the top three membership totals, ensuring that matches between the two sides are often of an extremely high quality and always intense. Adding further to the rivalry is the fact that there’s been a Big Blue Grand Final, two of which went to penalties. The head-to-head record between them is testament to the intensity of the rivalry, with Sydney FC boasting the slightest of edges; their record is 15-17-14. The three Big Blue matches this season will are place on November 25, January 26 and April 6.
Australia Regional Television Times
Use this City and State chart to determine what time this season’s A-League matches will start in your location in Australia during AEST. For example, games that kick off at 8.00pm in Melbourne will be broadcast at 7.30pm in Adelaide, 7.00pm in Brisbane and 5.00pm in Perth based on their regional time differences. Every match is available live on Fox Sports (Foxtel), Kayo Sports or using the Telstra A League Myfootball app.
Sydney, NSW: 7.00pm
Melbourne, VIC: 7.00pm
Newcastle, NSW: 7.00pm
Hobart, TAS: 7.00pm
Canberra, ACT: 7.00pm
Adelaide, SA: 6.30pm
Brisbane, QLD: 6.00pm
Gold Coast QLD: 6.00pm
Darwin, NT: 5.30pm
Perth, WA: 4.00pm