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Grand Final rematch to kick off Western United’s Championship defence

The 2022/23 Isuzu UTE A-League Men fixture has been released and includes a mouthwatering season opener, with Western United set to lock horns with Melbourne City in a Grand Final rematch.

United defeated Melbourne City 2-0 in the 2021/22 decider and will return to AAMI Park to face Patrick Kisnorbo’s side in an away fixture on Friday October 7.

That will be the first of three consecutive games at AAMI Park to open the Green and Black’s campaign, with back-to-back home matches against Sydney FC and Macarthur FC on October 16 and 21 respectively.

The first away trip for John Aloisi’s side will be against Central Coast Mariners on Saturday October 29 before a return home against Adelaide United and a journey to New Zealand to face Wellington Phoenix, before the league breaks for the 2022 FIFA Men’s World Cup.

It will be a 27-day wait for United to return to action with an away day against Perth Glory on Sunday December 11 before the first home game back on Sunday December 18 against Western Sydney Wanderers.

United’s first meeting with Melbourne Victory will be a Boxing Day blockbuster, and the Green and Black army will be hoping for a late Christmas present in the form of three points over Tony Popovic’s side.

Aloisi’s men will face Victory again on Monday March 13, while two further meetings with Melbourne City are scheduled for Saturday January 7 and Saturday April 22, the latter falling on the penultimate weekend of the regular season.

The Green and Black will return to Ballarat with two games currently scheduled at Mars Stadium, on Sunday January 15 against Newcastle Jets and Friday April 7 against Central Coast Mariners.

The season will take another break for international fixtures in the final week of March before returning for a grandstand month in April with five matches to end the home and away campaign, including a Good Friday meeting with the Mariners and the popular away trip to Adelaide United.

United’s final match will be a second trip west-side to face Perth on Friday April 28, at which point Aloisi will be hoping to lead his side into the Finals Series in May. 

The Club looks forward to confirming its remaining home fixtures as soon as possible leading in towards the beginning of the season.

Full Western United 2022/23 Isuzu UTE A-League Men fixture

DATEHOME TEAMAWAY TEAMKICK-OFF (AEDT/AEST)VENUE
Friday, October 7Melbourne CityWestern United7:45pmAAMI Park
Sunday, October 16Western UnitedSydney FC5:00pmAAMI Park
Friday, October 21Western UnitedMacarthur FC7:45pmAAMI Park
Saturday, October 29Central Coast MarinersWestern United5:15pmTBC
Sunday, November 6Western UnitedAdelaide United5:00pmAAMI Park
Sunday, November 13Wellington PhoenixWestern United1:00pmSky Stadium
World Cup break    
Saturday, December 10Perth GloryWestern United5:00pmHBF Arena (Joondalup)
Sunday, December 18Western UnitedWestern Sydney Wanderers3:00pmAAMI Park
Monday, December 26Western UnitedMelbourne Victory7:45pmAAMI Park
Friday, December 30Western UnitedBrisbane Roar7:45pmAAMI Park
Saturday, January 7Melbourne CityWestern United7:45pmAAMI Park
Sunday, January 15Western UnitedNewcastle Jets5:00pmMars Stadium
Saturday, January 21Western UnitedSydney FC5:00pmTBC
Saturday, January 28Macarthur FCWestern United5:00pmCampbelltown Stadium
Sunday, February 5Western Sydney WanderersWestern United3:00pmCommBank Stadium
Saturday, February 11Western UnitedAdelaide United5:00pmAAMI Park
Friday, February 17Western UnitedWellington Phoenix7:45pmTBC
Saturday, February 25Newcastle JetsWestern United5:00pmMcDonald Jones Stadium
Saturday, March 4Western UnitedPerth Glory5:00pmTBC
Monday, March 13Melbourne VictoryWestern United6:00pmAAMI Park
Saturday, March 18Brisbane RoarWestern United5:00pmMoreton Daily Stadium
FIFA break    
Saturday, April 1Sydney FCWestern United7:45pmAllianz Stadium
Friday, April 7Western UnitedCentral Coast Mariners5:00pmMars Stadium
Sunday, April 16Adelaide UnitedWestern United5:00pmCoopers Stadium
Saturday, April 22Western UnitedMelbourne City7:45pmTBC
Saturday, April 29Perth GloryWestern United10:00pmHBF Park