A-League Ladder 2016/17

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.

2016/17 A-League Ladder

Pos Team GP W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Sydney FC 27 20 6 1 55 12 +43 66 Qualification to AFC Champions League group stage and Finals series
2 Melbourne Victory 27 15 4 8 49 31 +18 49 Qualification to AFC Champions League second preliminary round and Finals series
3 Brisbane Roar 27 11 9 7 43 37 +6 42
4 Melbourne City 27 11 6 10 49 44 +5 39
5 Perth Glory 27 10 9 8 53 53 0 39
6 Western Sydney Wanderers 27 8 12 7 35 35 0 36 Qualification to Finals series
7 Wellington Phoenix[a] 27 8 6 13 41 46 −5 30
8 Central Coast Mariners 27 6 5 16 31 52 −21 23
9 Adelaide United 27 5 8 14 25 46 −21 23
10 Newcastle Jets 27 5 7 15 28 53 −25 22

*Correct as of the end of the regular season 2016/2017.