The A-League Grand Final is the biggest day on the calendar for the premier men’s soccer competition in Australia, which sees 27 regular season rounds and three weeks of finals action.
With the big day arriving, football fans around the country are asking whether Perth can end their Premiership drought or if Sydney will win a record-breaking fourth title, what time the match kicks off, and where they can catch every minute of the action? These answers and more can be found in this in-depth A League viewing guide.
2019 A League Grand Final TV Preview
Perth Glory and Sydney FC finished first and second respectively at the end of the 2018/19 regular season, so it seems fitting that they will fight it out on the final day of the season for the premiership. The Glory are in relatively uncharted waters – only once in their 14 years in the A-League have they made it to this day, and on that occasion they went down in heartbreaking fashion to the Brisbane Roar. This year things are a little different – they were the dominant team throughout the season and finished comfortably atop the table. Despite needing penalties to get past Adelaide in the semi-final they will head in as slight favourites to take out this game in front of their home crowd, and you can catch every minute of the action when mobile streaming the A League Grand final whether you’re at home or out and about.
While Perth are seeking an inaugural A-League crown, their opponents, Sydney FC, have won a record-equalling three titles and are on the hunt for redemption after a semi-final loss last year in a season which they, like the Glory this year, dominated from the outset. In 2018/19, though they haven’t been as formidable they still won 16 games and finished second, and after an extraordinary 6-1 win over the Melbourne Victory last week appear to have hit their form at the right time. They will be facing a very well-rounded Perth side – as well as a parochial crowd – but with the plethora of talent and experience they boast, it would surprise few to see them get over the line. And best of all, there will be plenty of different ways to tune into the Grand Final so you won’t have to miss a single play.
How to Stream the A-League Grand Final Live
Kayo Sports offers a variety of A League Grand Final streaming options, thanks to the ability to watch the match live on a range of devices, or to catch it on-demand after the game has concluded. Not only will Kayo show extensive pre-game coverage to get you warmed up before kick-off, but the entire match will be available to watch live and in High Definition on a variety of streaming devices, including PCs and Macs via a number of different browsers, iOS and Android phones and tablets, as well as Google Chromecast, and Apple and Telstra TV.
And what’s more, the great features available on Kayo Sports will make an already thrilling event even more exciting. The SplitView feature enables you to watch up to four events on the same screen at the same time, so you can keep one eye on the array of other sport going on simultaneously – including Round 9 of the AFL, Round 10 of the NRL, and Round 14 of the Super Rugby. Plus, the ability to pause live TV lets you take a break from the action if something comes up. And if you need to watch the game on-demand at a later stage, you can keep the scores off your screen with the No Spoilers function, while the Key Moments feature enables you to skip through to the biggest moments if you’re in a hurry – or if you just want to relive the best of the action.
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 (Kayo/Foxtel) *No ad-breaks during play
*Shown as Sydney time, adjust for regional differences. A League on Demand TV replays available on Kayo Sports following the match.
Stream A-League Grand Final Live and Free
While A League Free to Air broadcaster Channel 10 will also televise the Grand Final, Kayo will be the best place to catch the big game thanks to their arrangement with Fox Sports to stream the action live, in HD and ad-break free during play. Additionally, with Kayo you can also stream the 2019 FA Cup Final (May 19), while you wait for Perth vs Sydney to kick-off.
So if you’re a resident of Australia you may wish to check out the Kayo Sports 14 day free trial which offers the exact same sport coverage as Foxtel. With Kayo you can stream the A League live using eligible mobile devices, and with their split-view mode you can catch up to four Live events at the same time. This unique feature as well as the others built into the platform, ensures you never miss a key moment of the exclusive broadcasts found in the Kayo TV guide.
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Kayo Sports vs My Football App vs Foxtel
There are a number of options including Kayo Sports for football fans to tune into this year’s Grand Final, most notably Foxtel and the A League MyFootball App. They each come with their own set of pros and cons, so lets take a look at them in depth to help you decide which Soccer viewing choices are right for you.
My Football App
The MyFootball App gives you the ability to live stream every Hyundai A-League game throughout the season, including the Grand Final and select Matildas games. The major benefit of this option is for Telstra customers, who are able to stream to their heart’s content without paying a cent, and without using any mobile data. If you aren’t an eligible Telstra customer, you’ll need to subscribe to the My Football Live Pass, which costs $99.99 annually, $16.99 monthly, or $4.99 weekly. The Live Pass is compatible with iOS and Android devices, however one major drawback of this platform is that your viewing size is limited to just 7”. If you’re likely to be on the go during the big game this might not bother you, particularly if you’re a Telstra customer, but for most people a larger screen is a prerequisite.
A Foxtel TV subscription gives you the exact same coverage of the A-League as Kayo Sports, with both broadcasting the game live and in High Definition. Unlike with the My Football App or Kayo free trial, however, you won’t be paying for just the A-League. Instead, you’ll need to select a base package before adding on sports channels, and you’ll end up with a minimum monthly cost of a little under $60. Obviously this is excessive for most people to simply watch the A-League Grand Final, but if you’re after a comprehensive sport and entertainment package that will give you a range of great shows and sports on top of the A-League, then this could be the way to go.