Australian Rules football is arguably the #1 sport in Australia and is one of the favoured sports to bet on by punters. The large range of available markets at on any given game attracts a wide range of punters.
AFL Futures Betting
The most popular futures market for AFL Betting is without a doubt the Premiership market where punters can bet on the 2017 AFL Premiership Odds. Punters can bet on the Premiership market all year round. In 2016 the Western Bulldogs famously won the Premiership after being large outsiders, reaching $67 in betting just before the AFL Finals series.
The 2017 Brownlow Medal is also a favourite betting market for punters. The Brownlow Medal is awarded to the “fairest and best” player in the competition throughout the AFL Premiership Season. Brownlow Medal Odds often fluctuate throughout the season and attracts a lot of attention in the AFL media.
Another popular futures betting market in the 2017 AFL Rising Star award which is awarded to the best up and coming you player. The award is voted on by a panel at the conclusion of the season and is a constant talking point by fans and the media throughout the season. The AFL Rising Star Odds fluctuate throughout the season making it a tempting ‘Cash-Out’ option for some punters.
AFL Match Betting
The top bookmakers for Australian Rules betting will offer 80+ markets on any given game of football. Head to head betting and line betting are the most popular and are often used in AFL Multi-Bets.
Head to Head AFL Betting is a popular choice for many punters. A drawn results is fairly uncommon in the AFL and although most bookmakers do offer a market for a tied game most punters stick to H2H betting.
Knowledgeable punters will generally take into account a number of aspects when it comes to head to head betting. These include their win/loss record against the opponent and at the venue, the amount of injuries a team currently has and whether they are coming off a short or longer break than their opponent.
Line betting is another popular option for betting on the AFL. Each week bookmakers will set a line for each game, much like a handicap. The line is set on the final margin of the match so if you bet on a team with a +15.5 line they only have to get within 15 points of their opponent at the final siren for your bet to win. AFL Line betting is very popular for multi-bet punters.
Other popular betting markets include AFL First Goal Scorer betting, where you can bet on which player will kick the first goal in a game or quarter. AFL Quarter by Quarter betting is another popular market where you can bet on which team will be leading at the end of each quarter. This is much the same as Half Time/Full Time betting.
AFL Live Streaming & TV Coverage
Betting on Australian Rules is popular and this is widely due to the amount of coverage it receives. Every game can be watched live online with online bookmaker Crownbet.com.au.
Crownbet is the only bookmaker to offer live streaming of the AFL however every game is available to watch live and free to pay tv subscribers in Australia. Channel 7 however broadcast a handful of games live and free every weekend.