The 2019-2020 A-League season concluded with Sydney FC defeating Melbourne City 1 – 0 in the Grand Final
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 11 A-League teams in the current competition, ten from Australia and one New Zealand-based club, which face off over an increased 29-round regular season leading up to the finals series with Western United making their A-League season debut for the 2019-20 season.
2020 A-League Grand Final Results: Sydney FC Win 1-0
The 2020 A-League Grand Final took place on Sunday, August 30, between Sydney FC and Melbourne City and saw the Premiers, Sydney FC, secure their fifth Championship title.
The cream had risen to the top during the COVID-19 interrupted season with the Grand Final featuring first vs second.
The Sky Blues made Australian soccer history as the first ever five-time A-League champions.
Melbourne City came off a record-breaking season for the club, but just fell short in their bid to secure a maiden Hyundai A-League championship title.
With the win, Sydney FC joined Brisbane Roar (2011, 2012) as the only successful teams to go back-to-back and successfully defend an A-League championship title.
- Result: Sydney FC Win
- Score: 1-0
- Date: Sunday August 30, 2020
- Venue: Bankwest Stadium
The current A-League clubs are:
- Adelaide United
- Brisbane Roar
- Central Coast Mariners
- Melbourne City
- Melbourne Victory
- Newcastle Jets
- Perth Glory
- Sydney FC
- Wellington Phoenix
- Western Sydney Wanderers
- Western United
Each club plays 26 matches and have three byes from the start of the 2019/20 A-League’s 29-round regular season to account for the odd number of teams since the addition of 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 2019/20 Season
The 2019/20 A-League season was the 43rd edition of Australia’s No. 1 professional football league and the 15th since the A-League was established in 2004. The season kicked off on October 11 and featured a new A-League club in the competition – Western United.
On March 24, 2020 midway through Round 24 of the A-League 2019-20 season the FFA made the decision to suspend the competition due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The league subsequently resumed on July 17 with the A-League Grand Final taking place on Sunday August 30, 2020 between the defending champions Sydney FC who secured record fifth title after defeating second on the ladder Melbourne City 1-0 in the decider.
- 2019/20 A-League Champions: Sydney FC
- 2019/20 A-League Week 1 Start: October 11, 2019
- 2019/20 A-League Finals Series Start: Saturday August 22, 2020
- 2019/20 A-League Grand Final Date: Sunday August 30, 2020
- 2019/20 A-League Grand Final Teams: Sydney FC v Melbourne City
- 2019/20 A-League Premiers: Sydney FC
Outright A-League betting is open all season on the Australian Hyundai A-League Winner.