Sure the Melbourne Victory edged Sydney FC for the minor premiership‘s top standing, but none of that will matter this Sunday as both sides go for Australian Soccer’s biggest prize, and you need not miss a minute of the action no matter your schedule with two ‘Free’ options available to the viewing public as shown below.
2015 A-League Grand Final Preview
The ‘Big Blue’, ‘Battle of the Blues’ or simply the Melbourne Victory vs. Sydney FC, no matter what the label this Grand Final promises to be a beauty, as they have clearly been the best two teams the entire season. Both sides are looking for their third title and are the fiercest of rivals. Kevin Muscat and the Victory side came close last year, so they will want to finish, while Graham Arnold and his Sky Blues are on the up and full of confidence.
Date: Sunday May 17
Location: AAMI Park, Melbourne
Time: 4:00 pm AEST (Sydney/Melbourne)
A-League Grand Final ‘Free’ on TV
Yes, the A-League Final is on Free to Air, that’s the good news. The less than good news, it won’t be ‘live’, as it will be broadcast on SBS One starting at 4:30 pm AEST using a 30 minute delayed feed.
So if using this option turn off your cell phone, radio and ignore your neighbor’s cheers, and while less than desirable given that live sports should be enjoyed.. Live.. Free to Air TV is still Free none the less.
Better news? If you wish to watch each and every minute of the Grand Final as it happens, the Foxtel Play Free Live TV trial with No Lock-in contract is certainly an option as it will be broadcast on Fox Sports 4 (Channel 505 Foxtel) at the official 4:00 pm AEST kick-off time.
Foxtel Play offers a choice to stream the Grand Final live to compatible internet connected devices such as a Laptop, Mac, PC, Sony PlayStation, Xbox, or Smart TV, as well as gaining access to the Foxtel Go app which allows you to take your entertainment with you on an eligible Smartphone or Tablet.
Here’s a few more reasons you don’t want to miss a minute of this match, whether enjoying the action on TV, the internet or using a mobile device.
No Place Like Home?
The Melbourne Victory have home field advantage at AAMI Park, but Sydney FC have yet to experience defeat away from home in becoming the first-ever side to finish the regular season undefeated on the road.
Three’s the Magic Number
Both teams crushed their opponents in the semi-finals by identical margins (three). The Victory defeated Melbourne City 3-0 in a clinic, while FC dominated Adelaide 4-1. Likewise in three matches this season between the clubs, the scores were 3-all, 3-all and 0-0. That’s a lot of three’s.
Truly a Tie-breaker
As repeated above neither team has yet to triumph, with all three matches ending in a draw. By all indications and with so much on the line, this match is destined to go into extra time so be prepared to watch well into the evening.
Truly a Tie-breaker part II
Both sides have won two Grand Finals with Melbourne scoring their’s in 2007 and 2009, and Sydney successful in 2006 as well as 2010. The winner of this match will break this all important tie, and join the Brisbane Roar with three Final’s victories each.