There’s no doubt active support is what makes the A-League unique, but how do we balance the need to let fans do their thing with Australia’s unremitting culture of rules and regulations?
The Western Sydney Wanderers will get their official start to the new A-League season when they play their first ever match at Bankwest Stadium in Parramatta against the touring English club, Leeds United. Here you can find all the information you need to know about the big match.
Kick-off in the friendly fixture is scheduled for 7pm (AEST) on Saturday, June 20.
The match is anticipated to finish shortly before 9pm (AEST).
After a couple of painful seasons at Homebush while the new Parramatta venue was built, the Wanderers will finally return home, with a match against one of England’s Championship clubs in Leeds.
This will be the first hit out for Wanderers, with their first competitive match in the FFA Cup just weeks away, while the Leeds club are coming off a thumping at the hands of Manchester United in Perth.
Date: Saturday, June 20
Kick-off: 7pm (AEST).
Venue: Bankwest Stadium, Parramatta
TV: Live, BeIN Sports
Online: Live, Kayo Sports, Foxtel App, Foxtel Now, BeIN Sports Connect, Fetch TV via Optus
Betting: Leeds $1.65, Wanderers $2.40
Western Sydney Wanderers
Daniel Lopar, Dylan McGowan, Daniel Georgievski, Kosta Grozos, Jordan O’Doherty, Radosław Majewski, Bruce Kamau, Mitchell Duke, Tass Mourdoukoutas, Mathieu Cordier, Keanu Baccus, Pirmin Schwegler,Vedran Janjetovic, Tarek Elrich, Kwame Yeboah, Fabian Monge, Daniel Wilmering, Tate Russell, Patrick Ziegler, Nicholas Suman, Danijel Nizic
Kiko Casilla, Kamil Miazek, Barry Douglas, Liam Cooper, Stuart Dallas, Gaetano Berardi, Bryce Hosannah, Clarke Oduor, Adam Forshaw, Pablo Hernandez, Jack Harrison, Kalvin Phillips, Jordan Stevens, Mateusz Bogusz, Kemar Roofe, Patrick Bamford
The match will be shown exclusively in Australia on BeIN Sports, which is available through Foxtel.
You can also stream the match online through Kayo Sports, the Foxtel App, Foxtel Now, BeIN Sports Connect or Fetch TV.
We will also cover the game here at The Roar with live scores and a blog from 6:45pm (AEST).