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
2 Newcastle Jets 26 14 5 7 49 35 +14 47 Qualification to AFC Champions League second preliminary round and Finals series
3 Melbourne City 26 13 4 9 40 31 +9 43
4 Melbourne Victory 26 12 5 9 43 36 +7 41
5 Adelaide United 26 10 6 10 33 36 −3 36
6 Western Sydney Wanderers 26 8 9 9 36 44 −8 33 Qualification to Finals series
7 Brisbane Roar 26 9 5 12 30 38 −8 32
8 Perth Glory 26 10 2 14 35 47 −12 32
9 Central Coast Mariners 26 4 8 14 26 41 −15 20
10 Wellington Phoenix 26 4 6 16 29 54 −25 18

A-League Standings Correct as of March 10, 2018.
*Wellington Phoenix are a non-AFC club and cannot qualify for the 2019 AFC Champions League