A-League Finals

The 2023-24 A-League Finals took place from Saturday May 4th, 2024 with the 2024 A-League Grand Final on May 25th, 2024 won by now three-time title holders the Central Coast Mariners. 

The A-Leagues Finals series traditionally runs at the end of the regular soccer season and involves the highest-placed professional soccer teams in the Isuzu UTE-sponsored competition in Australia.A-League Finals

Overall the A-League season runs from October to May the following year and the end-of-season finals series playoff tournament gives punters some top class soccer betting opportunities.

Betting on the A-League Finals is open before the end of the standard season with futures or all-in markets available, and these are a great way to support your A-League team and get behind them to advance.

The A-League Winner markets for the season refer to the club that win the Grand Final and are updated based on the weekly A-League results

2024/25 A-League Grand Final Winner Outright 

Football Australia - A-League Men Grand Final Winner Betting Odds
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Football Australia - A-League Men odds correct as of 13/07/2024 and subject to change. Event scheduled to start at 24/05/2025 7:45pm AEST.


The finals culminate with the highly-anticipated A-League Grand Final match, the winner of which is dubbed the season ‘Champion’ and awarded the A-League Trophy.

Since the A-League competition formed as a successor to the National Soccer League (NSL) and had its first season in 2005-06 there have been nine clubs crowned A-League Champions as of the end of the 2023/24 season after the Central Coast Mariners celebrated their 3rd title (and second in as many years) when defeating Melbourne City in the Grand Final.

Previously the most successful with three titles each were Brisbane Roar, Melbourne Victory and Sydney FC. Sydney FC took out top billing again in the 2018-19 A-League Season making them the most successful club in the competition’s history with four titles. They then surpassed their own record with an historic fifth Championship win at the end of the COVID-19 interrupted 2019-20 A-League season. Sydney FC failed to make it three consecutive titles when they went down 3-1 to Melbourne City in the 2021 A-League decider. 

The season’s A-League Champions or Grand Final winner also receive a spot in the AFC Champions League, also known as the Asian Football Confederation Champions League (ACL). This is a continental competition first run in 2002 and is the premier soccer club tournament in Asia.

To work out what A-League Teams face off in the finals series the A-League Table or A-League Ladder comes into play and the top six in standings progress onto the finals. Previously the finals were between the top four teams according to rank and the Grand Final is obviously between the last two clubs standing in the competition.

A-League Championship betting

The A-League Grand Final winners take out the Championship Trophy. Photo Credit: FFA.

The Finals of the A-League soccer take place in three stages and each match winner progresses onto the next stage while the loser is knocked out of the competition.

The current format of the playoffs now features a four-week series that includes two semi-final legs.

The first and second placed teams on the A-League Ladder are rewarded for their spots to the semi-finals.

In the A-League Grand Final the club that finished highest on the ladder at the end of the regular season, who are dubbed the A-League Premier, get the home ground advantage.

The A-League finals series uses a variation of the top six play-offs system.

2023/24 A-League Finals Dates

All A-League 2024 Finals Dates will be updated below once confirmed. 

  • 2023/24 A-League Elimination Finals (Week 1): Saturday May 4th – Sunday May 5th, 2024
  • 2023/24 A-League Semi-Finals (Weeks 2 & 3): Starts Friday May 10th, 2024
  • 2023/24 A-League Grand Final (Week 4):  Saturday May 25th, 2024 

2023/24 A-League Finals Week One: Elimination Finals


Saturday May 4th, 2024

  • Sydney FC (4) v (0) Macarthur FC @ Allianz Stadium (7:45pm)

Sunday May 5th, 2024 

  • Melbourne Victory 1 (3) v 1 (2) Melbourne City @ AAMI Park (5:00pm) – won in extra time by penalties

2023/24 A-League Finals Weeks Two and Three: Semi Finals


First Legs:

Friday May 10th, 2024 

  • Sydney FC (1) v (2) Central Coast Mariners @ Allianz Stadium (7:45pm) 

Sunday May 12th, 2024 

  • Melbourne Victory (0) v (0) Wellington Phoenix @ AAMI Park (4:00pm)

Second Legs:

Saturday May 18th, 2024

  • Wellington Phoenix (1) v (2) Melbourne City @ Sky Stadium (4:30pm) – Overtime
  • Central Coast Mariners (0) v (0) Sydney FC @ Industree Group Stadium (7:45pm) 

2023/24 A-League Finals Week Four: Grand Final


2024 A-League Grand Final Result: Central Coast Mariners (3) defeated Melbourne Victory (1) in overtime

  • Date: Saturday May 25th, 2024 
  • Home Team: Highest-Ranked Semi Final Winner
  • Away Team: Lowest-Ranked Semi Final Winner
  • Venue: Central Coast Stadium, Gosford 
  • Kick-Off: 7:45 (AEST) 

Note: All A-League match kick-off times quoted are in Sydney / Melbourne time (AEDT during daylight savings, AEST after end of daylight savings) 

A-League Finals System

Week One: A-League Elimination Finals

Features two games between the teams that finished third – sixth on the A-League ladder. The A-League clubs that ranked first and second on the table enjoy a bye before hosting matches in the second week of the finals for the chance to secure a spot in the Grand Final.

  • Elimination Final 1: 4th vs 5th (elimination match)
  • Elimination Final 2: 3rd vs 6th (elimination match)

Weeks Two & Three: A-League Semi-Finals

Features four games across two legs with the two winners from the Elimination Finals taking on the top two ranked teams from the regular season. The A-League Premiers host the lowest-ranked winner of the first elimination match. The second-ranked team on the A-League ladder then host the highest-ranked elimination final winner.

  • Preliminary Finals 1 & 3: Lowest-Ranked Semi-Final Winner vs 1st (A-League Premiers)
  • Preliminary Final 2 & 4: Highest-Ranked Semi-Final Winner vs 2nd (on end-of-season A-League Ladder)

Week Four: A-League Grand Final

The final game of the A-League Fixtures features the winners of the two Semi Finals and decides the season’s A-League Champions.

  • A-League Grand Final: Highest-ranked Semi Final winner hosts the Lowest-ranked Semi Final winner in the final match of the season