The new A-League season is on the horizon and it looks set to be yet another dramatic campaign in Australia’s top football division, with a host of clubs vying for outright success after rebuilding their squads over the summer break and transfer window.
There are plenty of fresh faces and top names set to be on show in the coming months ahead, including Liverpool and England international goalscoring legend Robbie Fowler, who has recently taken charge of Brisbane Roar. While the former Anfield hero’s side are one of the big outsiders to pull off a massive upset and achieve A-League supremacy this coming term, there are other key contenders for the fiercely contested crown.
The next domestic season is set to commence in October and it’s Perth Glory that will enter proceedings as the 4/1 favourites in the A-League betting to come out on top overall.
So, with that in mind, here are the leading contenders for the title this coming 2019/20 season, which will eventually conclude with the playoffs and grand final next year in May.
We kick off with the reigning and defending A-League champions from last season, as dominant outfit Perth Glory prepare over the summer to try and retain their title in 2019/20.
‘The Glory’, overlooked by the management of Tony Popovic, will be confident of once again prevailing next term and they are close front runners to do so come next year.
In what will be the 43rd season of national level football in Australia, Sydney FC will be hoping to earn some success in the premier division.
The New South Wales based club will enter the new campaign at joint 4/1 favourites to get their hands on the silverware on offer next term.
Marco Kurz’s Melbourne Victory are available at a highly promising 5/1 to secure a strong top-flight victory next season after an encouraging summer of transfer activity and rebuilding.
‘The Boys in Blue’ finished third in the standings last season and will be aiming to go two steps further when the new campaign gets up and running.
Another Melbourne outfit next, this time being Victory’s close bitter rivals Melbourne City.
They are also regarded at 5/1 to get their hands on the division’s top prize next term after Erick Mombaerts’s men achieved fifth position prior.
Can they go even further and push for the title this time around? They’ll need a more consistent campaign of stronger results in order to do so but don’t rule it out completely.
Western Sydney Wanderers
One for the fans that prefer an outside punt next on the list with Western Sydney Wanderers being available at a tasty 12/1 to rally to a stunning success in the top tier.
Markus Babbel’s Wanderers will have a tough task ahead of them in the coming months of the season but a few more recruits and fresh faces throughout this summer transfer window could see them push further up the table’s standings and make things interesting.