The A-League is Australia’s premier professional annual soccer competition and A-League odds on the events are very popular across the season.
Featuring 10 teams the league began as a successor to the National Soccer League (NSL) and is still quite young having its first season in 2005-06. Nine Australian teams represent in the competition with the other A-League football club hailing from New Zealand.
The A-League odds on the seasonal Premiership attract lots of attention every year with online soccer betting on the 27-round regular season and the finals series extremely popular. A-League round-by-round betting is open throughout the season as are all-in soccer odds on the A-League Finals and Grand Final. Punters can also access specialty A-League betting markets on the overall Premiers and Champions at futures prices.
A-League Winners markets are updated at the conclusion of each round and as well as the head-to-head odds on offer across the fixtures other popular Premiership markets include those on the teams to finish in the top six and make the finals.
AVAILABLE A-LEAGUE ODDS
See below for some of the most popular A-League bet types.
A-League Head-to-Head Betting
Head-to-head prices are those offered for the two A-League teams facing off in a selected match. The odds are traditionally shorter on one club based on recent form, their record against their rivals in the fixture and player ins and outs. Head-to-head betting also has a price for a Draw, which is a common occurrence in soccer and a popular option for punters.
A-League Footy Freaks Betting
Footy Freaks odds are an exclusive betting offer to Ladbrokes and are open on multiple football codes including the A-League, NRL and AFL. Betting is offered on a player in a certain game, determined by the bookmakers, to score a goal / try and for their team to win that match.
A-League Premiers Betting
Unlike in other football codes like Rugby League and Australian Rules, the club that finishes top of the A-League table at the end of the regular season are known as that season’s Premiers. In other competitions like NRL and AFL this award is known as the Minor Premiership. At Ladbrokes A-League Minor Premiership betting refers to the Premiers that finish best on the A-League ladder before the finals kick-off.
A-League Championship Odds
The A-League Grand Final pits the two remaining clubs at the end of the three-week finals series against each other in a highly anticipated Sunday clash at the end of the season, and the winner is known as the Champions. Overall A-League Winner odds are on offer across the regular season and throughout the finals with all-in prices quoted for each club to win the Grand Final fixture.
A-League Top Goal Scorer
Another of the more popular futures bet types on the soccer is the top goal scorer across the full A-League season. A-League odds are offered on a select number of top goal scorers playing in various clubs across the competition. There is usually a standout goal scorer each season making betting on this market a fairly easy thing to assess and forwards dominate the odds.
A-League Top Six Odds
Early soccer betting is open on the A-League teams that will finish in the top six positions on the table at the end of the 27 week regular season and secure a finals bid. Odds on the teams high up the ladder shorten as the season progresses.