Excitement hit W-League fans yesterday when the 2018/19 schedule was released and The Women's Game are here to break down the schedule for each team.
Adelaide United start off their season away against traditional rivals Melbourne Victory at AAMI Park, then a bye before the November international break.
They will have to travel for the first two rounds of the season, plus a bye, before eventually playing in front of a home crowd in Round 4.
Their first home game only occurs in Round 4 as a standalone Thursday night match at Coopers Stadium, which coincides with the rebel Female Football Round.
While the rest of their fixtures are interspersed amongst a good amount of rest days, there is a four day turnaround between games (18 November away in Brisbane and 22 November home against Canberra).
There is an advantage for United towards the end of the regular season, as their final three games are held at home, against Western Sydney Wanderers, Newcastle Jets and Brisbane Roar. This gives Adelaide the opportunity to consolidate their chances to make their first ever finals series, with the support of their home fans backing them up.
Brisbane Roar gets their season underway by facing three teams who missed the finals series in season 10 with a doubleheader against Perth up first while a trip to Western Sydney the only away one in the opening four weeks.
However, at the opposite end of the schedule, it will be familiar territory for Roar as they finish the season against three-peats Melbourne City, grand finalist Sydney FC and long-time rivals Canberra United.
Roar will finish the season against Adelaide United though, who did them quite the scare in their match towards the end of last season.
This season will also see Roar face Sydney FC twice, unlike 2017/18 were they only played them in the opening game so facing them six weeks apart (Round 6 and 12) from each other will bring the rivalry back to life.
Roar are one of two clubs that won't have to make the trip to the west coast of Australia this season meaning they only face Glory once.
Getting off to a good start to the season will be important for Roar but they will need to dig deep heading into the back end of the season if they want to defend their Premiership crown.
Canberra United have a good chance to come out of the gates, sight unseen, against the back to back champions Melbourne City to open their season, followed with a settler against Perth at home in round two.
Round 3 and 4 will be tough with an extra long road trip to Newcastle which gets harder and harder each year, followed by their bogie trip to Adelaide.
Canberra only face their Sydney neighbours once this season, playing Sydney FC at home in the cauldron of McKellar, followed by an away game at the Wanderers in early December.
The Christmas spell is a tricky one again for Canberra this year. An away game to Melbourne City just when City traditionally starts to gather momentum, a Thursday evening match on Dec 27th at home against Brisbane, then the dreaded new year haul over to Perth in the height of summer.
As Canberrans return home from summer leave, so will United. Their final three games see Canberra at home to Adelaide, then a Thursday night game in Queanbeyan against Melbourne Victory, finishing with Canberra’s traditional final match away to Brisbane before waiting out the last round results with a bye.