A-League Ladder 2018/19

The A-League Ladder lists the ten professional soccer clubs in the annual Hyundai A-League Premiership ranked from 1 – 10 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 and 2015) have finished the highest in the A-League standings more than any other club, and are also three-time A-League Champions (2007, 2007 and 2015) along with Brisbane Roar (2011, 2012 and 2014) and Sydney FC (2006, 2010, 2017).

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.

2018/19 A-League Ladder

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Perth Glory 7 5 2 0 13 7 +6 17 Qualification to 2020 AFC Champions League group stage and Finals series
2 Melbourne Victory 7 5 0 2 16 7 +9 15 Qualification to 2020 AFC Champions League preliminary round 2 and Finals series
3 Sydney FC 7 3 2 2 11 8 +3 11
4 Adelaide United 7 3 2 2 10 8 +2 11
5 Melbourne City 7 3 1 3 8 8 0 10
6 Newcastle Jets 7 2 2 3 7 8 −1 8 Qualification to Finals series
7 Western Sydney Wanderers 7 2 2 3 8 11 −3 8
8 Wellington Phoenix 7 2 2 3 7 11 −4 8
9 Brisbane Roar 7 1 3 3 7 9 −2 6
10 Central Coast Mariners 7 0 2 5 6 16 −10 2

A-League Standings Correct as of December 10, 2018.
*Wellington Phoenix are a non-AFC club and cannot qualify for the 2020 AFC Champions League