||Qualification or relegation
|6||Biu Chun Rangers||18||5||5||8||32||52||−20||20||BCR 3–3 CIT BCR 2–2 SUN BCR 1–1 YHK
CIT 2–3 BCR CIT 1–2 SUN CIT 3–0 YHK
SUN 2–2 BCR SUN 1–1 CIT SUN 1–1 YHK
YHK 2–4 BCR YHK 1–1 CIT YHK 2–0 SUN
|7||Sunray Cave JC Sun Hei||18||4||8||6||26||33||−7||20|
|9||Yokohama FC Hong Kong||18||4||8||6||25||34||−9||20|
|10||Wofoo Tai Po (R)||18||4||7||7||34||44||–10||19||Qualification to 2013 Hong Kong AFC Cup play-offs 1|
|Relegation to the 2013–14 Hong Kong Second Division League|
Updated to games played on 4 May 2013.
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) head-to-head points; 3) head-to-head goal difference; 4) head-to-head goals scored; 5) goal difference; 6) number of goals scored
1Wofoo Tai Po won the 2012–13 Hong Kong Senior Challenge Shield and thus qualified for the 2013 Hong Kong AFC Cup play-offs
(C) = Champion; (R) = Relegated; (P) = Promoted; (E) = Eliminated; (O) = Play-off winner; (A) = Advances to a further round.
Only applicable when the season is not finished:
(Q) = Qualified to the phase of tournament indicated; (TQ) = Qualified to tournament, but not yet to the particular phase indicated; (RQ) = Qualified to the relegation tournament indicated; (DQ) = Disqualified from tournament.
Head-to-Head: used when head-to-head record is used to rank tied teams.