A-League 2021/22 is here: Watch it live online in Australia
The A-League is back with 12 teams fighting it out in Australia's biggest football competition. Here's how you can watch.
The A-League is back for its 17th season as Australia's top-flight football tournament and the competition is sure to be intense once more.
Melbourne City enter the season as defending champions, with 12 teams set to battle it out as the sport returns to some form of normality this summer after last season's pandemic issues.
The newest team Macarthur FC is entering its second season in the A-League. Across the country, there are 5 teams based out of NSW and 3 in Victoria, along with Brisbane, Perth, Adelaide and Wellington in New Zealand.
When does the A-League start?
The 2021/22 A-League season begins this Friday, 19 November, with Melbourne City hosting Brisbane Roar at AAMI Park with a 7:45pm AEDT kick-off. The 23-week season runs right through until April when the finals series will commence.
How to watch the A-League live
Channel 10 won broadcasting rights for the A-League for the new season. A single match each week will be shown for free on 10 and 10 play. For access to every single match of each round, you need streaming partner Paramount Plus, which was launched in August this year.
Channel 10 will broadcast a game every Saturday night at 7:30pm Eastern time during the season with the broadcast to be called Football Night on Ten. All free-to-air matches will also be simulcast on the 10 play streaming platform.
Stream the A-League on Paramount Plus
Paramount Plus was officially launched in August and has a 7-day free trial for new users. After the trial period, the platform costs $8.99 a month or you can save 15% by purchasing an annual pass for $89.99.
Along with loads of football, including some Matildas and Socceroos matches, you can also access more than 20,000 episodes of shows and movies.
Who will win the 2021/2022 A-League season?
One of the key teams to watch this season will be Melbourne Victory. The former A-League powerhouse has experienced a horror 18 months but with new coach Tony Popovic and a swag of new signings they should be a major improver.
Defending champion Melbourne City are rightly favourites again, with some key additions including Italian Manuel Pucciarelli and Australian striker Matthew Leckie.
Sydney FC should remain a strong force in the competition, but a dark horse might be Macarthur FC who have improved depth and more experience after their first season in the competition.
It will also be fun to watch former Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge at Perth Glory if he can remain fit. We think there is every likelihood the championship will head to either Melbourne or Sydney once again this season.