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.
A-League Betting Preview: Round 15
We’re into Round 15 of the 2019/20 A-League Season and it’s nearly past the half-way point of the competition.
The week kicks off with the Original Rivalry clash between Victory and Adelaide at Coopers Stadium, but former Adelaide United boss Marco Kurz won’t be there to take on his former club. The head coach was fired after only 13 A-League matches in charge of Victory last week following dramatic scenes at Gosford. Melbourne are out to atone for their shocking 3-2 defeat against the Mariners last Sunday where Victory led 2-1 going into the 94th minute before the Kurz blow-up.
Only two points separate the five teams sitting between sixth and 10th on the A-League ladder chasing a Finals Series berth making this do or die for a number of clubs.
The second-ranked Melbourne City look set for an easy win over the cellar-dwellers when they host the Jets at AAMI Park on Saturday night.
Western United get a chance to return to form having failed to win in their last three played and they should be fresh after their bye last week ahead of their clash against the Mariners who will still be flying after the Victory fiasco.
- Round: 15
- Starts: Friday January 17, 2020
- No. of Games: 5
- Round Highlight: Adelaide United vs Melbourne Victory
- Round Tip: Victory to Win & Both Teams to Score @ $5.36 – BET NOW
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 equal record of A-League Champions having won their fourth title with success in the 2018-19 A-League Grand Final on penalties. 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 is 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 features a new A-League club in the competition – Western United.
- 2019/20 A-League Week 1 Start: October 11, 2019
- 2019/20 A-League Finals Series Start: May 1, 2019
- 2019/20 A-League Grand Final Results: TBD
- Defending A-League Champions: Sydney FC (2018/19)
Outright A-League betting is open all season on the Australian Hyundai A-League Winner.