The A-League’s regular season will feature a sprint to the finish of 24 games in 19 days, amid the most open Premiers Plate race for years.
With just four points separating first place from fifth, the draw for the final rounds of the A-League 2020/21 season was revealed today featuring a number of blockbuster encounters.
By the end, all teams will have played 26 rounds, as was scheduled when the Australian Professional Leagues (APL) unveiled its A-League fixture list last December.
Macarthur FC’s upcoming matches.
|Sunday, 23 May 2021
|Thursday, 27 May 2021
|Central Coast Mariners
|Monday, 31 May 2021
|Western United FC
“This has been a fantastic season to date, in fact many people have said the football played has been the best for years and I’m really excited to see how it plays out now that we’ve confirmed the fixtures,” said APL Commissioner Greg O’Rourke.
“There are some huge games in the fixtures announced today, and this should become quite a crescendo to the home-and-away rounds with so many teams in the hunt for the Premiers Plate.
“A new generation of talent has really stood up this year, as we’ve seen from the sheer number and quality of goals, and it’ll be fascinating to see how they go as the regular season comes down to the wire.”
Like many sports played over summer, APL has had to contend with a number of factors including border closures and having a New Zealand team based in Wollongong.
Dates, venues and kick-off times for fixtures in the last match week (Match week 24) have not been confirmed, as some flexibility is required to reschedule certain matches with the A-League 2021 Finals Series in mind.