Everyhting About the Australian A-League and betting on it
The A-League is Australasia’s premium and professional men’s football or soccer league, run by the FFA (Football Federation Australia). It consists of 8 teams made up of one from New Zealand, Wellington Phoenix, and the other eight from Australia: Adelaide United, Brisbane Roar, Central Coast Mariners, Melbourne City, Melbourne Victory, Newcastle Jets, Perth Glory, Sydney FC and Western Sydney Wanderers.
The A-League season runs from August to February, and offers exciting betting options for punters who want to bet on a particular team or they can put a couple of teams straight into a sports multi bet. There are 27 rounds in the season, and each team will play against the other teams three times in intensely competitive matches. Towards the end of the season, the top six teams from that season participate in the Grand Final.
Commonly Seen A-League Betting Markets
Regularly seen betting markers for A-League on the vast majority of big, online sportsbooks are head-to-head, margin, handicap and points, over and under, doubles, players, scorecast, multiples, tri-bet, quarter-by-quarter, futures, correct scores, to win to nil, to come from behind, team to score most, corner match bet and outrights. Those are, however only a tiny example of the massive selection of bets you can place on the A-League matches.
Live Betting For The A-League Season
Most of the big online bookmakers will be offering live streaming of the games each season, and live bets will definitely be an exciting option for punters following the A-League. Each season ends up being thrilling viewing, who is defending their first ever premier title, who is looking to gain a first ever A-League title, and who might have had an off few years but now have new players that will get them back to the top? These are all questions you need to consider for some exciting A-League AFL premiership betting each year.
The A-League Teams Worth Betting On
Melbourne Victory are always a great team to back, they have won the premier three times previously and have been in good form for years. Melbourne City also have a reputation of doing well and are generally touted as one of the top ranked teams out there. Sydney FC is a solid team to back, and Brisbane Roar is as well, between them they hold a whopping seven premierships out of the 11 previous Grand Finals.
The Wooden Spoon Race
This is a betting option on the A-League, where punters can place bets on the anticipated winner of the dubious wooden spoon award, by backing the team that they think will land at the bottom of the regular season’s ladder.
A-League Betting Tips
Over/Under Total Goals: This is the option to bet on if you think there may be less or more than 2.5 goals scored in the game. If the total goals scored in said game ends on 1-1, then it’s under. If the ending is 3-1, then it’s over. Often other totals for betting are also made available – usually being 0.5, 1.5, 3.5 and finally 4.5.
Handicap Betting: Here the bookies will offer you a chance to bet on the final result, but where one of the teams has started with a handicap which is usually one to two goals.