How to watch Melbourne City vs Western United A-League live and match preview

Posted: 4 December 2021 2:06 pm

A-League champions Melbourne City started their title defence with a win and a draw. Next up is crosstown rival Western United.

SUMMARY: Melbourne City vs Western United is only on Paramount Plus. You can watch this match and much more content for no cost using the Paramount Plus 7-day free trial.

Melbourne City started their title defence with a 2-1 win over Brisbane Roar before being held to a 2-2 draw against Adelaide United in round 2. Western United, meanwhile, have already lost 1 Melbourne derby this campaign, going down 1-0 to Melbourne Victory in round 1.

The lads from the west found winning form last round, defeating Perth Glory in a scratchy performance to get their season away. It also ended a 9-game losing streak.

When is Melbourne City vs Western United

The game takes place at Melbourne's AAMI Park, starting at 7:45pm AEDT on Saturday 4 December.

How to watch Melbourne City vs Western United

Broadcasting rights for the A-League are now with Channel 10, 10 play and Paramount Plus. Channel 10 will broadcast 1 match every Saturday night at 7:30pm AEDT during the season. All free-to-air matches will also be simulcast on the 10 play streaming platform.

For access to every game live and on demand, you need Paramount Plus.

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Watch the A-League, W-League, FFA Cup and more on this new platform. Once the free trial is completed Paramount+ costs $8.99 per month.

Stream Melbourne City vs Western United on Paramount Plus

Paramount Plus was officially launched in August and has a 7-day free trial for new users.

After the free trial period, the platform costs $8.99 per month. There is also a discounted annual subscription that will set you back $89.99. On top of the A-League, W-League and some Matildas and Socceroos matches, Paramount Plus has loads of TV shows and movies for you to stream.

Who will win Melbourne City vs Western United?

John Aloisi has a lot on his plate at Western United. He would've been thrilled to get the win over Perth Glory last round, even in the unspectacular fashion it came. He'll learn much more about his team against the A-League giants Melbourne City on Saturday.

City will be looking to get back to winning ways after conceding 2 late goals in the draw to Adelaide United last round. Striker Jamie Maclaren spoke of his frustration at letting go of the lead in an angry post-match interview on Paramount Plus following the match, saying the team would "find out in the dressing room" what they were made of.

That tells us all we need to know about how seriously Melbourne City are taking their title defence. They should be too good for Western United this round.

Keen to know about more sports streaming? Check out our full guide here. You can also take a look at a list of all the TV shows available on Paramount Plus.

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