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.
2020 A League Grand Final TV Preview
Sydney FC and Melbourne City finished first and second respectively at the end of the 2019/20 regular season, so it seems fitting that they will fight it out on the final day of the season for the premiership. City are in relatively uncharted waters – and looking to win their first A-League title. City beat the newly formed Western United, also from Melbourne 2-0 in the semi finals on Wednesday. Goals from Jamie Maclaren (penalty) and Tomoki Imai ensured City will have the chance to face the reigning champions in the Grand Final.
Where: Bankwest Stadium
When: August 30th, 2020
Sydney FC has pretty much dominated the A-League both post and pre lockdown. They go into the final as firm favourites after a 2-0 win over Perth Glory, in what was a repeat of last years Grand Final. With players such as attacker Adam Le Fondre and midfielder Milos Ninkovic, they certainly have the players to go all the way for a record 5th. They also have home advantage, with the final taking place at Syndey’s Bankwest stadium in what promises to be a memorable occasion.
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 the lastest rounds of NRL, AFL and 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)
|Aug 30th, 2020||Melbourne City v Sydney FC||LIVE: 6.30pm||Foxtel / Kayo|
|Aug 31st, 2020||Melbourne City v Sydney FC||Replay: 12.00pm||Foxtel / Kayo|
*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 choose from a number of live sports to stream whilst you wait for the final 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.