A-League Round 1 Fixtures and Tips - Western United begin A-League era

Gary Emmerson 8 Oct 2019
Western United (PA Images)

Western United make their A-League debut with a trip to Wellington Phoenix in the opening round of the 2019/20 season.

The newest recruit to the A-League, Western United make it 11 teams in this year's competition and it is a trip across the Tasman to face the Phoenix first up on Sunday afternoon.

Western United coach Mark Rudan took Phoenix to the finals last year before quitting the Wellington club, now coached by Ufuk Talay, to take on his new role in Melbourne's western suburbs.

The new season gets under with a Showdown clash as reigning premiers Sydney FC visit Adelaide United on Friday night in a repeat of last year's season-opener which ended 1-1.



Steve Corica's Sky Blues are unbeaten in the last nine meetings with the Reds and will be looking to get the title defence off to the perfect start as Gertjan Verbeek takes charge of Adelaide for the first time.

The first game of a Saturday double header sees Markus Babbel's Western Sydney Wanderers start their season with a home clash with last year's wooden spoonists Central Coast Mariners, coached by Alen Stajcic.

It's a Melbourne derby in the evening game as Victory and City go head to head at AAMI Park. Both sides are beginning eras under new coaches with Marco Kurz now in charge of Victory and  Erick Mombaerts at the helm at City.

The final game of Round 1 sees last year's minor premiers and Grand Final runners-up Perth Glory hosts Brisbane Roar at HBF Park as the A-League welcomes back Robbie Fowler as he takes charge of the visitors. 

A-League Round 1 Fixtures


Friday, 11 October

Adelaide United v Sydney FC

Saturday, 12 October

Western Sydney Wanderers v Central Coast Mariners
Melbourne Victory v Melbourne City

Sunday, 13 October

Wellington Phoenix v Western United
Perth Glory v Brisbane Roar

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