The first piece of silverware for Australian Football will be won on Saturday night at AAMI Park in Melbourne, when the Victory play host to Perth Glory in the 2015 FFA Cup Final.
For Melbourne, they will be looking to continue their success from last season when they won the A-League title whereas the Glory will be looking for redemption after losing to Adelaide in the FFA Cup Final last year, and you need not miss a minute of the action when watching live on a standard or HD TV, or streaming the match to a mobile or internet connected device with a Free trial.
2015 FFA Cup Final Preview
The Melbourne Victory are in form and coming off a dominant win against the Phoenix on Monday in the A-League, winning 3-0. The Perth Glory on the other hand are near the bottom of the table after losing to the Wanderers on Sunday afternoon. Melbourne will look to claim the rare clean sweep of this intense rivalry, while Perth will be out to turn their season around, and there’s no better place to start.
These two sides played four times last season, with the Glory clearly having the upper hand, winning twice, including a Quarter Final win in the FFA Cup last year, along with drawing on the other two occasions. They were the only side Melbourne didn’t beat en route to taking the A-League title last season, so this will be an important game for the Victory.
These games are always spiteful most notably the last time they played, which was back in March. The game ended with a 1-1 draw, and Victory coach Kevin Muscat didn’t hold back in the post match press conference: “It was evident to me that there was one team trying to win the game,” Muscat said. “To win any trophies you’re going to have to win football games, and I’d rather not rely on just not losing the game and trying to pinch it.”
When: Saturday November 7
Where: AAMI Park, Melbourne
Live TV: 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm (Fox Sports 4)
FFA Cup Final Replay: Sunday Nov 8 at 12:30 pm to 2:00 pm Fox Sports 4
FFA Cup Live Streaming and a Free Trial
You won’t find this year’s FFA Cup Final on Free to Air TV, but Fox Sports 4 will provide the most complete coverage to include every A League game live, in HD and ad-break free during play, as well as Match Replaysthe following day.
So if you’re a resident of Australia you may wish to consider Foxtel Now’s Free live TV trial, which will broadcast this exciting event and key English Premier League matches online*, as well as offering live FFA Cup streaming to eligible mobile devices using the Foxtel Go app.
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Melbourne Victory Preview
The Victory advanced to the Final after taking care of the fairytale side, Hume City FC, beating the regional club 3-0. They have been outstanding throughout the tournament, scoring 15 goals and conceding just 3, along two clean sheets. Out of 48 shot attempts, 31 of them have been on target, so they rightfully go into the game as heavy favourites. The man to watch for is Besart Berisha, who has been outstanding so far this season goal scoring wise, but don’t look for the Victory v Glory on Free to Air in Australia.
Perth Glory Preview
Perth were one of the better sides last season in this tournament as well as the A-League, but were banned from the Finals last season after they were caught cheating the Salary Cap. Their A-League form so far this season has been ordinary, but they are here in the Final after beating Melbourne City 3-1. They aren’t a goal scoring side. They rely mainly on being mongrel and ugly. They will want to play exactly that way and drag Melbourne down to their level, and you can watch it all unfold when streaming the FFA Cup Final live.