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The 2019 Australian Football League season will run from March until the start of October, culminating in one of the world’s great sporting events – the AFL Grand Final. BettingSite.com.au is your one-stop shop for AFL betting information and weekly news, including match previews, odds comparisons and bookmaker bonuses.

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The 2019 AFL season

Richmond will start the 2019 AFL season the hot favourite with Australian betting sites to win the 2019 premiership. Most AFL betting markets have got the Tigers as short as $4.50 to win the competition. The bookies believe the chief rival to the Tigers is Collingwood which has been installed a $6 chance in AFL betting.

Melbourne is also heavily fancied to do well this season after recruiting heavily again, this time the addition of Stephen May, is expected to put them firmly in contention. Other teams to be favoured in the betting is reigning premier West Coast, Essendon and Adelaide.

But it will be all eyes on the Tigers, who have a point to prove after being thrashed by the Magpies in last year’s preliminary final, a match they were expected to win easily. The off-season addition of Gold Coast Suns skipper Tom Lynch also has them buoyant. The big query on the Tigers is will they have enough midfield depth which has us leaving them out of our best bets for the AFL season.

Best online bookmakers for AFL betting

First port of call for all your footy betting needs should be BetEasy.com.au – the official wagering partner of the AFL.

Collingwood hero Dane SwanSportsbet.com.au is Australia’s top online bookmaker and pulls out all the stops when it comes to enhancing your AFL experience, offering money-back specials, player specials across multiple games and the widest range of options from match to match, week to week.

Serious punters should also check out Betfair.com.au – a true online betting exchange where you can set the markets, lay the odds and bet against your fellow punters without giving up any margins to a bookie.

AFL 2019 Premiership odds

Winner (AFL 2019)

28th of September 2019

Richmond Tigers
$2.60
West Coast Eagles
$3.25
Geelong Cats
$4.00
Brisbane Lions
$4.50
Collingwood Magpies
$7.00
Western Bulldogs
$22.00
Greater Western Sydney
$25.00
Essendon Bombers
$40.00
Port Adelaide Power
$100.00
Adelaide Crows
$150.00
Hawthorn Hawks
$200.00

What can I bet on during an Australian Rules Football match?

AFL is unlike almost any sport in the world to bet on as it has a multitude of options to wager your money on. Just about every category that has statistics recorded can be bet on prior to a match.

Wagering on most disposals, usually consisting of 12 players spilt into two separate groups, is one of the more popular bets. Other bets pertaining to possession tallies also exist, with totals of 20, 30 and 40 available to wager on with varying returns based on the player’s average and output.

First goal scorer bets are also commonly placed bet, whether it be first goal scorer for each team or the first goal scorer for each quarter, this bet keeps you on the edge of your seat until the first major is converted. Other bets pertaining to goals include most goals in which an individual player is selected to kick the most majors for the match, while three or more goals and even just the possibility of kicking a single goal for the match is available.

Other interesting statistical categories you can bet on include most tackles which splits players into two groups similar to most possession groups, total game score which has an over/under market, quarter by quarter leaders and most marks.

Once the match has commenced, however, the majority of the options dry up, with the regular head-to-head and line betting typically the only options unless it is a special occasion such as ANZAC Day, the Grand Final or a state derby where the medal winner bet will be available all throughout the match.

AFL football clubs

There are currently 18 teams in the Australian Football League – 10 from Victoria and two each from New South Wales, Queensland, South Australia and Western Australia.

Logo Club Home Ground Established Betting review
Crows AFL betting Adelaide Crows Adelaide Oval 1990
Lions AFL betting Brisbane Lions The GABBA 1996
Blues AFL betting Carlton Blues Etihad Stadium 1864
Magpies AFL betting Collingwood Magpies MCG 1892
Essendon Bombers Essendon Bombers Etihad Stadium 1871
Dockers AFL betting Fremantle Dockers Optus Stadium 1995
Cats AFL betting Geelong Cats GMHBA Stadium 1859
Gold Coast Suns Gold Coast Suns Metricon Stadium 2011
Giants AFL betting Greater Western Sydney Giants Spotless Stadium 2012
Hawks AFL betting Hawthorn Hawks MCG 1902
Demons AFL betting Melbourne Demons MCG 1859
Kangaroos AFL betting North Melbourne Kangaroos Etihad Stadium 1869
Power AFL betting Port Adelaide Power Adelaide Oval 1997
Tigers AFL betting Richmond Tigers MCG 1885
Saints AFL betting St Kilda Saints Etihad Stadium 1873
Swans AFL betting Sydney Swans SCG 1874
Eagles AFL betting West Coast Eagles Optus Stadium 1986
Bulldogs AFL betting Western Bulldogs Etihad Stadium 1877

Tips for betting on Australian Rules Football

Finding value in AFL matches differs greatly from most other sports punters bet on, in that there are so many variables on which to bet on, and mitigating circumstances that can affect the outcome of a match.

Invariably the big matches throughout the year, such as the ANZAC Day game, the Western Derby and the Showdown may have a clear-cut better team that has a superior ladder position, but these emotion-charged matches do not always reflect where the two teams currently stand in the pecking order.

However, value can almost certainly be found if you are looking to delve into statistics and player averages.

You will often come across a player that for some reason or another matches up quite well against an opponent – especially a forward – and has made a habit of kicking bags of goals. This makes for an astute most goals bet, and can sometimes derive extra value from the fact that not everyone is prepared to put the effort in to find a winner.

The main deposit options at Australian betting sites

Most websites have multiple options for you to deposit your money:

Can I bet on AFL internationally?

Australian Rules football does not differ from any other sport in the world in that there are no restrictions on whether you can gamble on Australia’s most popular game.

With sites such as Bet365, you will always have options to bet on AFL – no matter where you are in the world.

When is the 2019 AFL Grand Final?

The 2019 AFL Grand Final will be played on September 30 at the Melbourne Cricket Ground in Victoria, Australia. The grand final is always played at the ‘home of footy’, although there are growing calls – which began with the rise of non-Victorian clubs in the 1990s – for the match to have the flexibility to be played elsewhere.

AFL premiers, odds, runner ups

Year Premier GF win odds Rd 1 Flag odds Ladder position Runner up Rd 1 flag fav Brownlow winner Rising Star winner
2018 West Coast $2.20 $34 2nd Collingwood Adelaide Tom Mitchell Jaidyn Stephenson
2017 Richmond $2.35 $34 3rd Adelaide GWS Giants Dustin Martin Andrew McGrath
2016 Bulldogs  $2.10  $17  7th Sydney  Hawthorn  Matt Priddis  Callum Mills
2015 Hawthorn  $2  $5  2nd West Coast  Sydney  Patrick Dangerfield  Jesse Hogan
2014 Hawthorn  $2.50  $4.50  1st Sydney  Fremantle  Nat Fyfe  Lewis Taylor
2013 Hawthorn  $1.62  $5  2nd Fremantle  Fremantle   Gary Ablett Jnr  Jaegar O’Meara
2012 Sydney  $2.48  $8  3rd Hawthorn  Collingwood  Trent Cotchin/Sam Mitchell  Daniel Talia
2011 Geelong  $1.85  $5  2nd Collingwood  Collingwood  Dane Swan  Dyson Heppell
2010 Collingwood  $1.84  $11  1st St Kilda  Geelong  Chris Judd  Dan Haneberry
2009 Geelong  $1.61  $6 2nd St Kilda  St Kilda  Gary Ablett Jnr  Daniel Rich

Customer service at Aussie bookies

Aussie bookies such as Sportsbet and BetEasy offer both phone and live chat customer service to anyone who is having trouble placing a bet.

The live chat is ideal for people on the go that want real-time knowledge that they can insert into their betting slip, but is only operational during their standardised hours, typically 9am to 10pm Eastern Standard Time.

The phone customer service gives punters who want the more personal touch the opportunity to speak to a real person in real-time. Note: due to live-betting legislation in Australia, it is only possible to place a live bet on a match over the phone.

The phone service for all Aussie online bookies is 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and will be able to help you in every situation, including when the online site is down for maintenance.

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