AFL Betting Tips

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Looking for some AFL tips for the upcoming weekend? Well, your search ends right here! Our team of AussieBets expert tipsters are as passionate about the game as any die-hard fanatic out there, but they also have a serious knack for numbers. They spend hours crunching the stats, analyzing trends, and doing the hard yards so you don't have to. So sit back, relax, and treat yourself to our easy-to-read previews of every AFL game, complete with all the stats you need to impress your mates!

Rest assured, we've got your back with our Best Bets for each game and a Weekly Multi for every round of the season. Trust us when we say that our tipsters have a solid track record of positive returns in AFL betting over the past few years. So you can place your bets with confidence, knowing you're in good hands with these lads. Cheers to a winning weekend of AFL action!

AFL Markets

The Australian Football League (AFL) holds a special place in the hearts of Australians, as it stands tall as the nation's number one sport, pulsating with the pride of a sports-loving country. 
AFL betting online has never been as popular as it is today. You are always just a few clicks away on your smartphone to put on a first goal scorer or pick your team to win the premiership.

There's a wide array of AFL bets waiting for you, spanning teams, players, margins, individual awards, and the Grand Final winner, among others. You can dive into individual games, the AFL premiership, the Brownlow Medal, the Coleman Medal, the Rising Star, and even explore some intriguing novelty markets. The option to combine your bets into a Same Game Multi is gaining immense popularity among punters, as well as more exotic bets like First Goal Scorer or Most Disposals.


Head to Head betting is like a walk in the park when it comes to punting on most AFL matches. Simply pick the team you reckon will come out on top, and if they do, you're a winner too.

Line Betting or Handicap Betting

Line betting is when the bookies will give a prediction of a margin and you as the punter back if the favourite will cover the handicap or the underdog will keep the game closer than expected.

For instance, if the bookies figure the Brisbane Lions are ten points better than the Collingwood Magpies, they'll handicap the Broncos by 15 points. So it's a matter of Brisbane winning by more 16 points or more or the Magpies closing the gap to within 15 points of the Lions. 

Total Game Points

Betting what commonly is referred to as the OVER or UNDER generally relates to predicted the total points scored in the game between both teams. The bookie will set a total that varies from game to game depending on the statistical prediction of how many points both teams will score.

So if you have a gut feeling that it is going to be a cracking game with plenty of points on the board then you bet the OVER. Or maybe you have seen that the ah McCain rains are coming on gameday, it might be worth chucking some change on the UNDER.

Winning Margins

Margin betting is all about picking the margin window in which a team will win.

Let's say you're confident that the Essendon Bombers will beat the Melbourne Demons and you fancy a margin bet. Well, you'll need to correctly predict the points gap between the two sides when the final whistle blows. So, if you reckon the Bombers will win in a close contest by 1-39 points, that's the option to go for. Or maybe you believe that the Bombers will romp home with a victory margin of 40 points or more, then you take 40+.

First Goalscorer

If you can pick the player who will score the opening goal in a game, you're in for a win. 

Keep in mind that forwards tend to have shorter odds compared to midfielders, ruckmen and defenders. This market is a real crowd-pleaser, especially during the AFL Grand Final. So, go on and take a punt on the first goal-scorer for some thrilling action!

Most Disposals

In the most disposals market, you'll find around 12-14 players on the field battling it out, divided into two groups: the 'strong' Group A and the 'weaker' Group B contestants. To win the bet, punters must choose the player from either Group A or B who outperforms the rest in terms of disposals. It's a thrilling challenge to back the top player in this exciting contest!

AFL Multi Bets

If you are a gun tipster then AFL multi bets are the way to go. All you need to do is string together your best bets for the weekend’s matches and put them in a multi to give you smashing odds and profitable returns.

What the majority of tipsters do is put all of the weekend’s predicted winners in a multi bet and if you tip the round you will reap the rewards, although, it is going to be your shout next round if you win!

AFL Same-Game Multis

With the Same-Game Multi offered by online bookies, you can go wild and accumulate up to 12 bets within a single game with different bookmakers . It's like wrangling all your wagers into one neat package and improving your odds for a max payout. 

Most bookies now have a same-game multi builder that accumulates the odds depending on your choices, taking all of the brainwork out of it for you. Just choose your winning combination and decide how much to wager and you are done!

AFL Future Betting

Before the season begins there is plenty of work to be done and even more money to be made on the AFL. There are a heap of markets to choose from, some listed below, where you bring out your crystal ball and lay down some bets on the results of the season, so you can open up your account like it is Christmas morning after grand final day and collect your winnings.

Future markets in AFL include:

Brownlow Medal

The Brownlow Medal is awarded annually to the best and fairest player in the Australian Football League (AFL) during the home-and-away season.

Coleman Medal

The Coleman Medal is awarded annually to the player who kicks the most goals during the home-and-away season in the Australian Football League (AFL).

Rising Star

The Rising Star Medal is awarded annually to the most outstanding young player in the Australian Football League (AFL) who demonstrates exceptional talent and potential.

Over/Under Team Season Wins Totals 

The bookies will predict the amount of wins each team in the league will reach, while you as the punter can back if you expect them to win more/OVER the total or less/UNDER the total.

Which Team to Record Most Losses

As it reads, you decide which team will record the most losses during the home and away season.

AFL Live Streaming

For AFL fans who depend on their smartphones or devices to catch their team's action or track their bets, there are several live streaming options available.

Both Foxtel and Kayo offer subscriptions where you can live stream the AFL right into your smartphone, not missing one single game of the season or finals. Telstra customers can also benefit from a complimentary subscription to the AFL live streaming package through the app.

AFL History

The AFL, also known as the Australian Football League, has a fascinating history that traces back to its roots in the 19th century. It originated from the Victorian Football League (VFL), which was established in 1896 and comprised teams from the state of Victoria. Over the years, the VFL expanded its reach and evolved into a national competition, encompassing teams from various states across Australia. In 1990, the league underwent a significant transformation, adopting the name Australian Football League (AFL) to reflect its nationwide status. 

The AFL has since become the premier professional competition for Australian rules football, captivating fans with its rich traditions, fierce rivalries, and remarkable athletes. It has solidified its position as a beloved and integral part of Australian culture, serving as the heart and soul of the nation's sporting landscape.

Recent AFL Premiers

  • 2022 Geelong Cats
  • 2021 Melbourne Demons
  • 2020 Richmond Tigers
  • 2019 Richmond Tigers
  • 2018 West Coast Eagles
  • 2017 Richmond Tigers
  • 2016 Western Bulldogs
  • 2015 Hawthorn
  • 2014 Hawthorn
  • 2013 Hawthorn
  • 2012 Sydney Swans
  • 2011 Geelong Cats
  • 2010 Collingwood
  • 2009 Geelong Cats
  • 2008 Hawthorn
  • 2007 Geelong Cats
  • 2006 West Coast Eagles
  • 2005 Sydney Swans
  • 2004 Port Adelaide
  • 2003 Brisbane Lions
  • 2002 Brisbane Lions
  • 2001 Brisbane Lions
  • 2000 Essendon Bombers

Recent Brownlow Medal Winners

Year - Player - Team Votes

  • 2022 Patrick Cripps Carlton 29
  • 2021 Ollie Wines Port Adelaide 36
  • 2020 Lachie Neale Brisbane 31
  • 2019 Nat Fyfe Fremantle 33
  • 2018 Tom Mitchell Hawthorn 28
  • 2017 Dustin Martin Richmond 36
  • 2016 Patrick Dangerfield Geelong 35
  • 2015 Nat Fyfe Fremantle 31
  • 2014 Matthew Priddis West Coast 26
  • 2013 Gary Ablett Jr Gold Coast 28
  • 2012 Sam Mitchell Hawthorn 26 & Trent Cotchin Richmond 26
  • 2011 Dane Swan Collingwood 34
  • 2010 Chris Judd Carlton 30
  • 2009 Gary Ablett Jr Geelong 30
  • 2008 Adam Cooney W. Bulldogs 24
  • 2007 Jimmy Bartel Geelong 29
  • 2006 Adam Goodes Sydney 26
  • 2005 Ben Cousins West Coast 20
  • 2004 Chris Judd West Coast 30
  • 2003 Mark Ricciuto Adelaide 22 & Nathan Buckley Collingwood 22 & Adam Goodes Sydney 22
  • 2002 Simon Black Brisbane 25
  • 2001 Jason Akermanis Brisbane 23
  • 2000 Shane Woewodin Melbourne24
  • 1999 Shane Crawford Hawthorn 28
  • 1998 Robert Harvey St Kilda 32
  • 1997 Robert Harvey St Kilda 26
  • 1996 James Hird Essendon 21 & Michael Voss Brisbane Bears 21
  • 1995 Paul Kelly Sydney 21
  • 1994 Greg Williams Carlton 30
  • 1993 Gavin Wanganeen Essendon 18
  • 1992 Scott Wynd Footscray 20
  • 1991 Jim Stynes Melbourne 25
  • 1990 Tony Liberatore Footscray 18
  • 1989 Paul Couch Geelong 22
  • 1988 Gerard Healy Sydney 20
  • 1987 John Platten Hawthorn 20 & Tony Lockett St Kilda 20
  • 1986 Robert Di Pierdomenico Hawthorn 17 & Greg Williams Sydney 17
  • 1985 Brad Hardie Footscray 22
  • 1984 Peter Moore Melbourne 24
  • 1983 Ross Glendinning North Melbourne 24
  • 1982 Brian Wilson Melbourne 23
  • 1981 Bernie Quinlan Fitzroy 22 & Barry Round South Melbourne 22
  • 1980 Kelvin Templeton Footscray 23
  • 1979 Peter Moore Collingwood 22