How to watch Hyundai A-League Round 22
The battle for finals spots is in full swing with five points separating fourth from seventh while at the top Perth Glory can place one hand on the Premiers Plate as they hope to extend the six-point gap between themselves and Sydney FC.
It’s that crazy time of year once again! Make sure you don’t miss a minute of the action with our definitive how to watch guide!
Adelaide United v Perth Glory
Friday, 7:50pm (AEDT)
Adelaide United can’t seem to take a trick on the injury front at the moment.
Michael Jakobsen, Baba Diawara, Nikola Mileusnic, Ben Halloran and Jordan Elsey were all injury absences in Round 21's defeat to Sydney FC.
Making matters worse for manager Marco Kurz is the impending visit of runaway leaders Perth Glory to Coopers Stadium.
It’s not a match the Reds can afford to lose either with Kurz's team falling to fifth on the ladder after Wellington Phoenix’s massive 8-2 win over Central Coast Mariners on Saturday evening.
Perth meanwhile will be grateful for the week off after their trip to Melbourne and will expect three points in South Australia.
Round 22: Adelaide United v Perth Glory
Newcastle Jets v Central Coast Mariners
Saturday, 5:35pm (AEDT)
Things surely cannot get any worse for Central Coast Mariners after Round 21's 8-2 mauling at the hands of Wellington Phoenix.
But an F3 Derby against Newcastle Jets may just be the best way to respond, and opponents Newcastle Jets will be wary of a potential backlash from their fierce rivals.
Ernie Merrick’s men are also desperate for all three points as they look to continue their late top-six charge.
Things are always heated when these two meet so expect some fireworks!
Round 22: Newcastle Jets v Central Coast Mariners
Melbourne Victory v Brisbane Roar
Saturday, 7:50pm (AEDT)
Melbourne Victory find themselves in a bit of a rut at present having not won since February's 3-2 victory over Central Coast Mariners.
Victory went down 2-0 to the Jets last time out before opening their AFC Champions League campaign with a 3-1 loss to Daegu FC last Tuesday evening.
Kevin Muscat's side host a Brisbane Roar side who crashed to a 4-1 defeat to Western Sydney Wanderers on Friday.
Interim coach Darren Davies has a raft of defensive issues to deal with ahead of the trip to Victoria, underlined by the sight of makeshift right-back Daniel Bowles limping off at half-time against the Wanderers.
Brisbane’s lack of depth could provide a perfect opportunity for Victory to get back to winning ways at Marvel Stadium.
Round 22: Melbourne Victory v Brisbane Roar
Wellington Phoenix v Western Sydney Wanderers
Sunday, 5:00pm (AEDT)
Wellington Phoenix are flying high after their 8-2 hammering of Central Coast Mariners.
Mark Rudan's side put the Mariners to the sword in Gosford, with Roy Krishna and Sarpreet Singh running riot.
However, the New Zealanders should anticipate a far sterner test when Western Sydney Wanderers come calling on Sunday.
The Wanderers enter this one in strong form having won three of their last four matches and outclassing Brisbane Roar 4-1 last Friday.
Markus Babbel's side must win at Westpac Stadium to keep their slim chances of making the top six alive, while Phoenix can bolster their position in the top four.
Round 22: Wellington Phoenix v Western Sydney Wanderers
Sydney FC v Melbourne City
Sunday, 7:00pm (AEDT)
Round 22 wraps up with an intriguing battle between the teams in light blue, Sydney FC and Melbourne City.
Warren Joyce's men haven’t beaten the Sky Blues since the 2016 FFA Cup Final and enter the clash having won just one of their last seven matches.
Their last run out was a 2-2 draw with ladder leaders Perth Glory, a match that saw City relinquish a two-goal advantage late on.
With Newcastle Jets edging closer, City are nervously looking over their shoulder and might only hold a one point advantage over their top-six rivals by the time Sunday's clash gets underway.
On the other hand, opponents Sydney FC must gain all three points in order to keep their hopes of catching Perth at the Hyundai A-League summit alive.
How to watch: You can catch this Saturday night game on Fox Sports 505 as well as LIVE and FREE on Ten Bold with kick-off at 7:00pm AEDT. You can also stream it live on the MyFootball Live App, while you can also subscribe to Kayo Sports.