The 2019-2020 A-League season – along with those of the AFL and NRL – have been suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic
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 Season: Suspended
The 2019-20 A-League season was officially suspended on March 24, 2020 due to the worsening COVID-19 pandemic.
The postponement of all remaining A-League fixtures has the league joining a host of other domestic sporting competitions in Australia suspended due to the pandemic including the AFL (after Round 1) and the NRL (after Round 2).
With six remaining rounds of the A-League regular season still left to play, the FFA will reevaluate the situation on April 22, 2020.
- Season Suspended: March 24, 2020
- Season Restart Date: TBD
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.
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 remains optimistic that the remaining six rounds of the season can be resumed later in the year.
- 2019/20 A-League Week 1 Start: October 11, 2019
- 2019/20 A-League Finals Series Start: TBD (postponed due to COVID-19)
- 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.