A-League Ladder 2021/22

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 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.

2021/22 A-League Ladder

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Melbourne City 26 14 7 5 55 33 +22 49 Qualification to Finals series, 2022 Australia Cup round of 32,
and possible 2023–24 AFC Champions League group stage
2 Melbourne Victory 26 13 9 4 42 25 +17 48 Qualification to Finals series, 2022 Australia Cup round of 32,
and possible 2023–24 AFC Cup group stage
3 Western United 26 13 6 7 40 30 +10 45 Qualification to Finals series and 2022 Australia Cup round of 32
4 Adelaide United 26 12 7 7 38 31 +7 43
5 Central Coast Mariners 26 12 6 8 49 35 +14 42
6 Wellington Phoenix* 26 12 3 11 34 49 −15 39
7 Macarthur FC 26 9 6 11 38 47 −9 33 Qualification to 2022 Australia Cup round of 32
8 Sydney FC 26 8 7 11 37 44 −7 31
9 Newcastle Jets 26 8 5 13 45 43 +2 29  
10 Western Sydney Wanderers 26 6 9 11 30 38 −8 27
11 Brisbane Roar 26 7 5 14 29 39 −10 26
12 Perth Glory 26 4 6 16 20 43 −23 18
 
2021/22 A-League Standings correct as of end of 26-Week Regular Season. Source:  A-League Men
 
  • *Wellington Phoenix are a non-AFC club and cannot qualify for the 2022 AFC Champions League