A-League Ladder 2020/21

The A-League Ladder is also known as the A-League Table 

The A-League Ladder lists the 12 professional soccer clubs in the annual Hyundai A-League Premiership ranked from 1 – 12 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 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.

2020/21 A-League Ladder

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Melbourne City 25 15 4 6 56 30 +26 49 Qualification to Finals series, 2021 FFA Cup round of 32,
and 2022 AFC Champions League group stage
2 Sydney FC 26 13 8 5 39 23 +16 47 Qualification to Finals series and 2021 FFA Cup round of 32
3 Central Coast Mariners 26 12 6 8 35 31 +4 42
4 Brisbane Roar 26 11 7 8 36 28 +8 40
5 Adelaide United 26 11 6 9 39 41 −2 39
6 Macarthur FC 26 11 6 9 33 36 −3 39
7 Wellington Phoenix* 26 10 8 8 44 34 +10 38 Qualification to 2021 FFA Cup round of 32
8 Western Sydney Wanderers 26 9 8 9 45 43 +2 35
9 Perth Glory 26 9 7 10 44 44 0 34
10 Western United 26 8 4 14 30 47 −17 28
11 Melbourne Victory 26 5 4 17 31 60 −29 19
12 Newcastle Jets 25 4 6 15 22 37 −15 18
2020/21 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.
(Y) Can only qualify for FFA Cup Round 32.