The 2020/21 A-League season concluded with Melbourne City celebrating their first Premiership with a 3 – 1 Grand Final victory over Sydney FC.
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 were only 22 weeks of play and byes for clubs during the regular season draw were abolished.
2021 A-League Grand Final Result: Melbourne City Defeat Sydney FC 3 – 1
The 2021 A-League Championship title saw Melbourne City come away with their first Premiership title thanks to a dominant 3 – 1 win at home over Sydney FC.
Last season the Sky Blues got the better of Melbourne 1-0 in the decider, but it was all about Patrick Kisnorbo’s powerhouse City side in 2021 who stopped Sydney from enjoying a third consecutive A-League Championship.
- A-League Champions: Melbourne City
- A-League Runners-Up: Sydney FC
- A-League Grand Final Score: Melbourne City 3 – 1 Sydney FC
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 was 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 continued through until the Grand Final decider on June 27th that saw the Premier’s Melbourne City defeat Sydney FC 3-1 for their maiden Premiership title.
- 2020/21 A-League Champions: Melbourne City (1st title)
- 2020/21 A-League Week 1 Start: December, 2020
- 2020/21 A-League Finals Series Start: June 12th, 2021
- 2020/21 A-League Grand Final Date: June 27th, 2021
- 2020/21 A-League Grand Final Result: Melbourne City defeated Sydney FC 3-1
- 2020/21 A-League Premiers: Melbourne City (1st title)
Outright A-League betting is open all season on the Australian Hyundai A-League Winner.