The ‘Big Blue’ is one of the most anticipated battles every Hyundai A-League season, and come this Saturday, 7th of March, Sydney FC and Melbourne Victory will play out another must see contest in this cracking rivalry.
In addition to being one of the best match-ups on the A League calendar, this game will have a huge impact on the make-up of the standings, and you can watch every minute of the action on a standard or HD TV, or stream the match live with a Free Trial.
Melbourne Victory vs Sydney FC Preview
The ‘Big Blue’ goes back to the inaugural season of the A-League in 2005/06 when the clubs played on three occasions, with each side winning once and the third ending in a draw. Since then, the teams have been very close when it comes to the regular season, with Sydney FC winning having upper hand, even if only slightly. They have played each other in three Grand Finals, the latest coming in 2017 when Sydney beat the Victory in a thrilling penalty shoot out to cap off a near perfect season.
Sydney FC have been dominant for a number of years, winning two of the last three A-League titles and only missing out in 2018 courtesy of a surprise extra time loss to none other than Melbourne Victory in the semi-finals. They’ve shown no signs of slowing down this season, with a 10 point advantage at the top, and they’ll be hoping to further that lead against a Victory side which has had a disappointing season to date.
The Victory had a busy off-season, but they would have been hoping to find themselves higher than ninth in the standings so far into the season. A team which prides itself on being one of the most consistent in the league on a season-to-season basis, the Victory have made at least the semi-finals in each of their previous five attempts, including three Grand Final appearances, walking away with the title twice. This season, they have a lot of work to do just to qualify for the finals series, and a win against the much more in-form Sydney FC would be an ideal way to start.
** FFA announces A-League Postponement **
The FFA has announced that the A-League has been postponed until later in the season. The reason for this is the COVID-19 coronavirus, and concerns that stadiums and travel may expose players and fans to this community health concern. If any significant new details are made available, this notice will include them and the TV fixtures will be updated.
A League Live TV Times
|Friday 6th March||Brisbane Roar v Western Sydney Wanderers||LIVE: 7.30pm||Foxtel / Kayo|
|Saturday 7th March||Adelaide United v Western United FC||LIVE: 5.00pm||Foxtel / Kayo / ABC|
|Saturday 7th March||Melbourne Victory v Sydney FC||LIVE: 7.30pm||Foxtel / Kayo|
|Sunday 8th March||Melbourne Victory v Sydney FC||Replay: 2.00pm||Foxtel / Kayo|
|Sunday 8th March||Central Coast Mariners v Wellington Phoenix||LIVE: 4.00pm||Foxtel / Kayo|
|Sunday 8th March||Perth Glory v Melbourne City FC||LIVE: 6.00pm||Foxtel / Kayo|
*Shown as Sydney time, adjust for regional differences. Melb Victory v Sydney FC Free to Air may not be available in all locations.
A League Live Streaming and a Free Trial
The Big Blue on Free to Air TV may not be available in all locations, but Fox Sports (Foxtel/Kayo) will provide ad-break free LIVE coverage of this exciting A League event, including the option to watch online and full match replays for those who may have missed out.
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 televise this same A League action and more. Kayo offers live A League streaming options with eligible mobile devices and browsers, with new apps and platforms arriving soon. While ‘Kayo Minis’, which offer a condensed replay highlights for those who miss the full game, will be available shortly after the final whistle of every match.
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