A-League Ladder 2017/18

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.

2017/18 A-League Ladder

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Sydney FC 16 12 3 1 38 12 +26 39 Qualification to AFC Champions League group stage and Finals series
2 Newcastle Jets 16 10 3 3 35 17 +18 33 Qualification to AFC Champions League second preliminary round and Finals series
3 Melbourne City 16 8 2 6 21 19 +2 26
4 Melbourne Victory 16 6 5 5 23 23 0 23
5 Adelaide United 16 6 4 6 19 17 +2 22
6 Western Sydney Wanderers 15 4 7 4 17 24 −7 19 Qualification to Finals series
7 Perth Glory 16 5 1 10 17 33 −16 16
8 Central Coast Mariners 16 3 6 7 16 22 −6 15
9 Brisbane Roar 16 3 4 9 16 25 −9 13
10 Wellington Phoenix[a] 15 2 5 8 19 29 −10 11

A-League Standings Correct as of January 16, 2018.
*Wellington Phoenix are a non-AFC club and cannot qualify for the 2019 AFC Champions League