A-League Ladder 2019/20

The 2020 A-League Grand Final took place on Sunday August 30, 2020 and saw Sydney FC secure their record fifth title with a 1-0 win over Melbourne City 

The A-League Ladder lists the 11 professional soccer clubs in the annual Hyundai A-League Premiership ranked from 1 – 11 based on their current competition points. A-League teams are awarded three points for a win and one point each for a draw, which is a far more common occurrence in soccer than in other football codes like the NRL or AFL.

When clubs have the same amount of competition points their standings on the A-League ladder is determined by goals for and against to determine a clear ranking order. The standings determine the teams that continue onto the A-League finals after the 27 rounds of the regular season.

The team that finishes top of the A-League standings at the end of this season are known as the season’s Premiers. The top six teams on the table face off across a three-week finals series leading up to the A-League Grand Final to determine the season’s Champions who receive the famous ‘toilet seat’ trophy.

A-League Top 6 Finish betting

The Teams that finish in the top 6 at the end of the season qualify for the A-League Finals Series. Photo by FootballAustralia.info

Soccer betting is available on where teams in the A-League will finish on the ladder such as ‘To Finish Bottom’, ‘Top Six Finish’, ‘Top Victorian Team’ and ‘Top NSW Team’. Futures A-League odds on the League Champions are also open throughout the season.

Three-time A-League Premiers Melbourne Victory (2007, 2009, 2015, 2018), had finished the highest in the A-League standings more than any other club until the 2019-20 season and are also four-time A-League Champions (2007, 2007, 2015 and 2018).

Sydney FC (2006, 2010, 2017, 2019) surpassed them when becoming the most successful A-League team in history with their fifth success in the 2020 A-League Grand Final after securing their fourth Premiership that season.

Where clubs sit on the A-League table has an impact on the round-by-round football betting odds on the competition as well as all-in markets on the A-League Grand Final. Overall A-League Winner markets are usually led by those teams highest up the ladder during the season.

2019/20 A-League Ladder

Pos Team

Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Sydney FC 26 16 5 5 49 25 +24 53 Qualification to Finals Series and 2021 AFC Champions League group stage
2 Melbourne City 26 14 5 7 49 37 +12 47 Qualification to Finals Series and 2021 AFC Champions League qualifying play-offs
3 Wellington Phoenix* 26 12 5 9 38 33 +5 41 Qualification to Finals Series
4 Brisbane Roar 26 11 7 8 29 28 +1 40
5 Western United 26 12 3 11 46 37 +9 39
6 Perth Glory 26 10 7 9 43 36 +7 37
7 Adelaide United 26 11 3 12 44 49 −5 36
8 Newcastle Jets 26 9 7 10 32 40 −8 34
9 Western Sydney Wanderers 26 9 6 11 35 40 −5 33
10 Melbourne Victory 26 6 5 15 33 44 −11 23
11 Central Coast Mariners 26 5 3 18 26 55 −29 18
2019/20 A-League Standings Correct as of end of regular season. Source: A-League
*Wellington Phoenix are a non-AFC club and cannot qualify for the 2021 AFC Champions League
(Q) Qualified to the phase indicated