The Most Exciting Games in the Opening Weekend of the New A-League Season

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The unpredictability and excitement of football are some of the main things that drive fans to keep watching year upon year.

The most recent season of the A-league was no exception as week-on-week fans were met with highs and lows.

The Biggest Disappointments

There were a number of disappointments throughout the league, a lot of which were out of the control of anyone involved in the sport. One of the major issues throughout the season were the floods that affected towns and people across Queensland. It led to the evacuations of homes and businesses, as well as flooding pitches which meant a lot of games had to be postponed. Not only that but there were issues surrounding fans watching the game from home as the new streaming service Paramount+ suffered with glitches and error messages which cut off games half-way through, making it as described by sportingnews.com ‘unwatchable’.

The Biggest Highlights

Surely, the biggest highlight has to come from Western United’s win over Melbourne City in the grand final. This 2-0 victory was enough to secure Western United’s first-ever championship win, something that fans everywhere celebrated.

According to this article on sportsbrowser.net, the fastest goal in football history comes from Nicklas Bendtner when Arsenal took on Tottenham and he managed to score in 1.8 seconds after being subbed on. Such a quick time almost takes away from the pace that Aleksandar Prijovic managed to score in the grand final, but still, just 2 minutes in is quite the achievement. Aleksandar Prijovic also managed to put another past Melbourne when an excellent rebounded shot went in, in the 30th minute.

Why Will People Be Watching the New Season?

It’s because of the disappointments and highlights that people keep coming back for more every season. The high-octane entertainment and unpredictability of football is enough to get people engaging with their team and cheering them on every week.

Not only that but having the opportunity to place bets on the outcomes of games is also an appealing factor given how popular the gambling industry is in Australia and New Zealand, not only in the realm of sport but with online casinos as well. In fact, this market thrives to the extent that the choice which befalls gamers is vast enough to warrant the use of online gambling comparison sites. A list updated constantly at bonus.net.nz helps players compare the price, promotions and games of different websites and find the one which is right for them.

With gambling being such a popular industry, it’s no surprise that having a frequent sport where people can watch and engage with gambling is popular.

Opening Weekend Games

The opening weekend of the A-League is set to take place in October and as such, fans wait with excitement to welcome their team back onto the pitch. One of the most exciting games to take place has to be Melbourne City v Western United. This complete replica of last year’s final promises to be one for the history books. The other games happening that weekend include:

  • Brisbane Roar v Macarthur
  • Central Coast Mariners v Newcastle Jets
  • Sydney FC v Melbourne Victory
  • Wellington Phoenix v Adelaide United
  • Western Sydney Wanderers v Perth Glory

Welcoming Back the A-League

In October this year fans across Australia and New Zealand will welcome back the A-League. Last season was one filled with highlights and lowlights and this season promises to be no different. With an exciting array of fixtures set to take place on opening weekend, fans are counting down the days that that first whistle is blown once again.

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