Betting on Australian Football Championship

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Let’s remind you brief history about football in Australia. The National Soccer League was formed back in 1977. It lasted until 2004 when the A-League came to replace it.

Initially, the tournament was formed by eight teams, and later the number of its participants increased, then decreased, then increased again.

In addition to the Australian clubs, there is also one New Zealand club in the A-League. A-League clubs successfully compete in the AFC Champions League. In 2007, Adelaide United became the first Australian club to reach the final before Western Sydney Wanderers became the first Australian club to win the title in 2014.

The average attendance of A-League matches is about 9,500 spectators. This is less than in the Premier League, the Turkish Super League and the Portuguese Premier League.

The most titled teams in the league are:

  • Sydney FC: five Championships
  • Melbourne Victory: four Championships
  • Brisbane Roar: three Championships

 

Features of betting on the Australian A-League

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On average, about three goals are scored here per game, and total over 2.5 takes place in 60% of matches. Competition games usually end with a 2-1 victory for the home team.

Since teams are not eliminated until the finals – and there is not promotion/relegation – outsiders often lose all remaining games at the end of the season. They cannot fight for a place in the finals due to the large difference in the points scored and at the same time they have no incentive to fight for order of the bottom positions. In the last rounds of the tournament, it is worth giving preference to the teams that are fighting for the playoffs.

The betting margin for A-League matches at bookmakers and Aussie online casino is 3-4%.

A-League winner odds

Since the formation of the A-League in 2005, six clubs have become champions while two others have won the premiership only.

Conclusion

Despite the fact that football is far behind the popularity of cricket and Australian football in Australia, in the last decade, the leadership of Football Federation Australia has taken significant steps that have increased interest in football among the inhabitants of the country. Already, the A-League is one of the strongest tournaments in the Asian Football Confederation, and the country’s national team is a constant participant in the last four World Cups. Betting on the A-league is not yet in vogue with bettors, but this is partly because the tournament is being held in a short time. In general, the championship meets the needs of the betting shops’ players.

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