How to watch Hyundai A-League Round 1

After a long and gruelling pre-season, the Hyundai A-League is finally back.

With a host of new names and old favourites returning for more, the fourteenth edition of the competition promises to be one of the biggest yet.

You won’t want to miss a second of the action when the competition resumes on Friday night – here’s how to get around it!

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Adelaide United v Sydney FC
Friday, 7.50pm (AEDT)

It all kicks off when Adelaide United host reigning Hyundai A-League Premiers Sydney FC on Friday night.

The match serves as an FFA Cup 2018 Final dress rehearsal and the first league match in charge for new Sky Blues boss Steve Corica, with potential Hyundai A-League debuts for Siem de Jong and Adam Le Fondre also in the pipeline.

Sydney’s dominance in recent years has set the bar sky-high for Corica, but can Adelaide steal the show and issue a statement of their own?

How to watch: Tune in to FOX SPORTS 505 to catch the Hyundai A-League 2018/19 season curtain raiser, with kick-off at 7.50pm (AEDT). You can also stream the match live on the MyFootball Live App, Live Fast and Data Free for Telstra mobile customers.

Round 1: Adelaide United v Sydney FC

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Adelaide United
Adelaide United
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Sydney FC
Sydney FC

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Melbourne Victory v Melbourne City
Saturday, 7.50pm (AEDT)

Defending Hyundai A-League Champions Melbourne Victory kick-start the defence of their crown in the Melbourne derby on Saturday night.

It will also be the first opportunity for Kevin Muscat to unleash two of the biggest names to arrive in the competition in the off-season: Keisuke Honda and Ola Toivonen.

Warren Joyce’s Melbourne City will be intent on spoiling the party and nailing their title ambitions to the mast.

How to watch: Tune in to FOX SPORTS 505 or Network Ten to catch the first Melbourne derby of the season, with kick off at 7.50pm (AEDT), or stream the match live on the MyFootball Live App.

Melbourne Derby

Round 1: Melbourne Victory v Melbourne City

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Melbourne Victory
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Melbourne City FC

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Wellington Phoenix v Newcastle Jets
Sunday, 3.00pm (AEDT)

A brave new era for Wellington Phoenix gets underway against Newcastle Jets on Sunday.

Mark Rudan’s arrival as coach and signings like former Newcastle United hardman Steven Taylor have bolstered belief that the New Zealanders could become a genuine force in 2018/19.

But they’ll have to prove their mettle against defeated 2017/18 Grand Finalists and competition’s standouts Newcastle Jets, who will be eager to go one better this season.

How to watch: Tune in to FOX SPORTS 505 to see Wellington host Newcastle, with kick off at 3.00pm (AEDT).

Round 1: Wellington Phoenix v Newcastle Jets

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Wellington Phoenix
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Newcastle Jets

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Brisbane Roar v Central Coast Mariners
Sunday 5.00pm (AEDT)

Ex-Roar boss Mike Mulvey returns to his former club as the Central Coast Mariners visit Brisbane on Sunday afternoon.

The Mariners will be out to prove they mean business this season after the turmoil of last campaign.

However, they won’t find it easy against John Aloisi’s new-look Brisbane side, who are looking to return among the title contenders in 2018/19.

How to watch: Tune in to FOX SPORTS 505 to see Brisbane welcome the Mariners, with kick off at 5.00pm (AEDT), or stream the match live on the MyFootball Live App.

Round 1: Brisbane Roar v Central Coast Mariners

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Brisbane Roar FC
Brisbane Roar FC
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Perth Glory v Western Sydney Wanderers
Sunday 7.00pm (AEDT)

The final match of Round 1 promises to be a thriller, as Tony Popovic kicks off his Perth Glory reign against Western Sydney Wanderers.

Popovic led the Wanderers to Premiership glory in their inaugural season and has lured Red and Black legend Brendon Santalab to Western Australia to turn Glory into title fighters.

A new era also commences in the opposite dugout, with Markus Babbel attempting to lift the Wanderers back to the summit of the Hyundai A-League.

How to watch: Tune in to FOX SPORTS 505 to see Popovic and Glory take on the Wanderers, with kick off at 7.00pm (AEDT), or stream the match live on the MyFootball Live App.

Brendon Santalab and Tony Popovic

Round 1: Perth Glory v Western Sydney Wanderers

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Perth Glory
Perth Glory
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Western Sydney Wanderers FC
Western Sydney Wanderers FC

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