AFL betting is a huge part of the Australian sports betting landscape. You can bet on the outcome, disposals, goals and margin markets, which usually offer better odds since they’re more challenging to predict.
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The 2022 AFL season consists of 23 rounds and 4 weeks of finals. The 2022 AFL Grand Final is scheduled for Saturday, September 24 at the MCG.
Flag favourites. Who will win this year’s Grand Final? Well, Melbourne is aiming to go back-to-back, while the Bulldogs are out for revenge after last year’s 74-point Grand Final loss. Other strong contenders for this year’s AFL premiership are Brisbane, Sydney and Geelong.
Bottom 8. The teams likely to finish in the bottom 8 include North Melbourne, Hawthorn, Adelaide and West Coast. None of these teams made the Top 8 in AFL season 2021.
Players to watch. The best players in the competition for AFL Season 2022 are Christian Petracca, Lachie Neale, Jeremy Cameron, Toby Greene, Max Gawn, Max King and Isaac Heeney. The reigning Brownlow medallist - for the AFL Best & Fairest player in 2021 - is Port Adelaide’s Oli Wines.
Grudge matches. The Essendon v Collingwood ANZAC Day match in Round 6 is always heated, while the Grand Finalists from 2021, Melbourne and Western Bulldogs play each other twice in season 2022. Another grudge match is between Greater Western Sydney and Western Bulldogs who have a fiery recent history.
The 2022 season is over. But the next season could potentially start this August!
The AFLW just completed its 7th season and next season will expand to 18 teams from 16 teams. In season 2022, the Adelaide Crows defeated the Melbourne Demons in the 2022 AFLW Grand Final at the Adelaide Oval. The Adelaide Crows have won the most AFLW premierships with winning years in 2017, 2019 and 2022. They owe much of their success to the league’s most skilled player, Erin Phillips.
When betting on an AFL game, it’s important to weight up several non-emotional factors, including:
Recent form. The team’s last 5 games will indicate if they’re in winning or losing form.
Recent history. Check out the last 5 results - between the two teams.
Ladder position. The team higher on the ladder is typically more likely to defeat the other.
Home ground advantage. Certain teams like Geelong, Richmond, Sydney and Brisbane have strong home ground advantages.
The available team. Some teams lack depth or have Injuries and suspensions. Teams are published one day before the first game of the round.
Key match-ups. For example, one team might have a powerful forward line, while the opposing team has a weak back line.
Picklebet offers a variety of next to go and outright betting markets. While markets are not always available, they can include:
Head to Head. Let’s say Collingwood is playing Essendon. If you pick the winner of the game, you win. This bet type is probably the most common in all of sports betting.
Total game points (over under). You can bet whether the total score of an AFL game is going to be over or under the total points given by the bookmaker. For example, over 159.5.
1st Goal Scorer. Pick the player who you think will score the 1st goal of the match.
1st scoring play. You can bet on the 1st score of the match. For example, Goal to Essendon or Behind to Collingwood.
Anytime Goal Scorer. Bet on a player to score a goal anytime throughout the match. For example, Jeremy Cameron anytime goal scorer.
Winning margin. You can bet on which team will win, and also by what margin. For example, Essendon to win by 1-39 points. Or Collingwood to win by 40+ points.
Disposals. A disposal is a kick or handball. You can bet on players to reach or not exceed certain disposal amounts. For example, Marcus Bontempelli to get 25+ disposals.
Line or Handicap bet. When the Bookie applies a points or goal margin (handicap) to the favoured team or player. For example, if one side is considered to be 15.5 points better than the other team, you can wager that this team will win by more than 15.5 points.
Multi Bet. Pool multiple bets together and watch your odds skyrocket. For example, Essendon, Collingwood and Brisbane to win their respective matches in Round 1.
Same Game Multi. Pool multiple bets together in the same match and watch your odds skyrocket. For example, Essendon to win, Zach Merrett 30+ disposals and Jake Stringer anytime goal scorer (SGM coming to the Picklebet platform soon!).
AFL premiership winner. Pick the 2022 AFL premier. For example, Melbourne to win the 2022 AFL Premiership.
Brownlow Medal. Awarded to the AFL’s Best & Fairest player during the regular season. For example, Christian Petracca to win the Brownlow Medal.
*The above is not a definitive list. There may be other exotics markets available, including the player to kick a certain number of goals in the match. For example, Joe Daniher to kick 4+ goals.
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