The 2020/21 A-League season got underway in December of 2020 and will continue through until no later than June 30, 2021
Soccer betting is one of the most popular sports markets in the country and the premier professional football competition in Australia is the A-League.
Run by the Football Federation Australia (FFA) the annual A-League season runs from late October through until early May the following year. The league was founded in 2004 ahead of the first season in 2005/06 following on from the now defunct National Soccer League (NSL). It is most commonly known as the Hyundai A-League for sponsorship purposes.
There are now 12 A-League teams in the current competition, eleven from Australia and one New Zealand-based club, which face off over an decreased 22-week regular season leading up to the finals series with Macarthur FC making their A-League season debut for the 2020-21 season.
For the 2020/21 A-League season there are only 22 weeks of play and byes for clubs during the regular season draw were abolished.
2021 A-League Round 5
The 2021 A-League season is into match week five across the weekend and goes through until Australia Day on Tuesday.
On Saturday Perth Glory will be looking to continue their ballistic form after their huge 5 – 3 victory over Adelaide United last round when they head to GMHBA Stadium to play Western United on the quick back-up.
Adelaide meanwhile will be looking to bounce back after that frenetic loss to Perth when they host Melbourne Victory later on Saturday evening. They shouldn’t have too much trouble doing so either as Adelaide have won their past eight against Victory, the visitors also coming off a lengthy 20-match turnaround.
There will be no traditional ‘Big Blue’ Australia Day clash between Sydney FC and Victory this year due to the ongoing COVID-19 border restrictions, but the latter play in a sure-to-be entertaining clash against Perth on Tuesday instead at AAMI Park.
- Round: 5
- Dates: Friday January 22 – Tuesday January 26, 2021
- Number Of Matches: 5
- Weekly Highlight: Melbourne Victory v Perth Glory
- Round Tip: Perth Glory to Win @ $2.80 – BET NOW
The current A-League clubs are:
- Adelaide United
- Brisbane Roar
- Central Coast Mariners
- Macarthur FC
- Melbourne City
- Melbourne Victory
- Newcastle Jets
- Perth Glory
- Sydney FC
- Wellington Phoenix
- Western Sydney Wanderers
- Western United
One point is awarded for a draw and three points for a win, which goes towards positions on the A-League Ladder. The team that finishes at the top of the table are crowded the regular season Premiers and are awarded the Premier’s Plate, which is different to the Minor Premiership on offer in other sporting codes including the AFL and NRL.
The six top placed teams on the ladder then face off in the Finals leading up to the coveted A-League Grand Final, which is the premier match of the season and pits the two teams remaining in the competition post-playoffs fighting to be named the season’s Champion. The Grand Final winners also earn a spot in the continental AFC Champions League competition.
Adelaide United became A-League Champions for the first time in 2015-16. Photo Credit: Getty Images.
Sydney FC hold the record of A-League Champions having won their fifth title with success in the 2019-20 A-League Grand Final.
Melbourne Victory have been named A-League Champions four times.
A-League betting gives fans the chance to back their tips for the season’s Premiers and Champions with plenty of exciting soccer odds on offer from overall Winners, Top Six Finish markets, Top A-League Goal Scorer and of course head-to-head prices on all matches over the A-League Fixtures.
A-League 2020/21 Season
The 2020/21 A-League season is the 44th edition of Australia’s No. 1 professional football league and the 16th since the A-League was established in 2004. The season kicked off in December of 2020 and will continue through until no later than the end of June, 2021.
- 2020/21 A-League Champions: TBD
- 2020/21 A-League Week 1 Start: December, 2020
- 2020/21 A-League Finals Series Start: TBD
- 2020/21 A-League Grand Final Date: TBD
- 2020/21 A-League Grand Final Teams: TBD
- 2020/21 A-League Premiers: TBD
Outright A-League betting is open all season on the Australian Hyundai A-League Winner.