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AFL (Australian Football League) is the pre-eminent and only fully professional men’s competition of Australian rules football. The league currently consists of 18 teams spread over five of Australia’s six states – Tasmania being the exception. It has a 23-round regular “home-and-away” season, which runs between March to September.

AFL Clubs

1.       Port Adelaide 10.   Hawthorn
2.       West Coast Eagles 11.   Geelong Cats
3.       Melbourne 12.   Essendon
4.       Sydney Swans 13.   GWS Giants
5.       Richmond 14.   Brisbane Lions
6.       Western Bulldogs 15.   Carlton
7.       Adelaide Crows 16.   Fremantle
8.       St Kilda 17.   Gold Coast Suns
9.       Collingwood 18.   North Melbourne

AFL Season Structure

  • Pre-season

The AFL pre-season serves as both warm-up matches for the season and as a stand-alone competition. Presently, practice matches are now played under Marsh Community Series. All 18 clubs plays two matches each and are played on some weekdays and weekends throughout February and early March.

  • Premiership season

Starting in late March and ending in early September, the premiership season a.k.a “home-and-away” season lasts for 23 rounds. Each team plays 22 matches and teams receive four premiership points for a win and two premiership points for a draw.

  • Final series

The top 8 teams at the end of the AFL Premiership season compete in a four-week finals series throughout September, culminating in a Grand Final to determine the premiers.

The finals series is played under the AFL final 8 system, and the Grand Final is traditionally played at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on the afternoon of the last Saturday in September.

What do you need to know about AFL Betting?

AFL Betting is a great platform for fans to enjoy a punt, especially those who love the sport. The enthusiasm and fervor that the crowd brings in makes AFL betting a great platform to indulge in.

However, like any other sports betting, you should first have a good knowledge of the league’s and team’s history before starting. There are 23 matches throughout the season, and each match is open in different betting markets for the placement of bets.

What are the common types of AFL betting?

AFL Head to Head A simple bet where you choose which of the two teams will win, regardless of the score
AFL Line Your team needs to win (or lose) by certain points.
AFL Margin AFL margin betting is a simple bet that will have you pick how much your selected team will win by.
AFL Over and Under Over/Under betting is where you don’t have to pick a certain team to win, just the whether you think the total points of the game will be over or under a predetermined amount.

Where can I find the best AFL tips?

The best place to find AFL tips are in online punting sites. From free sites to paid subscription sites, it’s up to you to decide the most appropriate way for you to access the best AFL tips that suit your profit goal, risk profile and bankroll.

To determine which way you’ll go – professional AFL tipsters or free AFL tips – think about what you want to get from your punting and your income. Always check the results of the AFL analyst and make sure that they have demonstrated excellent results for their members, not just promises of winning.

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AFL TIPS | Grand Final

Western Bulldogs v Melbourne Demons Saturday 25/9/21 This shapes as a hugely intriguing grand final clash - and we still don’t really know how many people will be allowed at Optus Stadium with WA’s COVID scare. There is so much on the line for the Demons as they look to break a near-60 year premiership drought. But I’m tipping the

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AFL Tips | Semi Finals

Geelong Cats v GWS Giants Friday 3/9/21 There’s been plenty of discussion about how the Cats fare in various stages of the finals’ series after last week’s qualifying demolition at the hands of Port. Virtually nothing went right for the Cats, but it wasn’t a huge surprise to some given they have an appalling record in the first week of finals.

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AFL Tips | Finals Week 1

Second Qualifying Final -Port Adelaide Power v Geelong Cats Friday 27/8/21 Keen on the Cats to topple Port here at Adelaide Oval. I know this is home ground advantage for the Power, but it won’t be a full house due to COVID restrictions. I’m sure that’ll somewhat nullify any perceived advantage for Port. This is the second year running the

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AFL Tips | Round 23

Western Bulldogs v Port Adelaide Power Friday 20/8/21 Cracking contest to kick off the round with third-placed Port coming up against a fourth-placed Bulldogs side looking to get out of a slump. After consecutive losses to Essendon and Hawthorn, there’s cause for concern with the Dogs, but they are still favourites here. There’s plenty on the line with a top two

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AFL Tips | Round 22

Greater Western Sydney Giants v Richmond Tigers Friday 13/8/21 Greater Western Sydney has made six changes for its all-important Friday night clash with Richmond. Jesse Hogan, Jacob Hopper, Shane Mumford and Josh Kelly are among the big-name inclusions for the Giants, while Toby Greene will miss through suspension. The Tigers are unchanged from the side that defeated North Melbourne last

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AFL Tips | Round 21

Geelong Cats v Greater Western Sydney Giants Friday 6/8/21 The Cats have won 15 of their last 16 at GMHBA Stadium and will prove tough to roll for the Giants. Not only do they love this venue, the Cats have also only tasted defeat once from their past 12 recent outings and are rightly considered a serious premiership contender. They’ll be

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AFL Tips | Round 20

St Kilda Saints v Carlton Blues Friday 30/7/21 Carlton finally gets exciting pair Charlie Curnow with Harry McKay back together to form an exciting forward line once again, but will it be enough to counter an improving Saints? Despite losing their past two, the Saints are surging towards finals and have won their past five here at Marvel. Carlton is no

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AFL Tips | Round 19

Port Adelaide Power v Collingwood Magpies Friday 23/7/21 A must-win for the Power if they are to make any claim for the top four. Much has been made about Port’s credentials in season 2021, but the fact is they’ve now won six of their past eight. They also welcome back a trio of important youngsters, with Connor Rozee, Zak Butters

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AFL Tips | Round 18

Fremantle Dockers v Geelong Cats Thursday 15/7/21 An intriguing Thursday night encounter in the west offers Fremantle a rich chance to prove its finals’ worth. The Dockers will need to be at their best as they face a Geelong side which has won eight of its last nine games. This is the first time the Cats will play a game in

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AFL Tips | Round 17

Port Adelaide Power v Melbourne Demons Thursday 8/7/21 A Thursday night blockbuster pits second-placed Melbourne with four-placed Port Adelaide. This is an important clash for both sides, but particularly Port as they look to cement a spot in the top four. While they’ve won five of their past six, Port have enjoyed a breezy run in recent weeks and will

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AFL Tips | Round 16

Gold Coast Suns v Richmond Tigers Thursday 1/7/2021 One of the major reshuffles in this COVID-ravaged fixture comes first up with the Suns ‘hosting’ the reigning premiers at Marvel Stadium. The Suns will be without ruckman Zac Smith (concussion) and onballers Noah Anderson (hand) and Hugh Greenwood (personal reasons) unavailable. Co-captain David Swallow returns from concussion as some consolation. For Richmond,

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AFL Tips | Round 15

Brisbane Lions v Geelong Cats Thursday 24/6/2021 An in-form Geelong head north to the Gabba for one of the most daunting tasks in footy. But after six wins on the trot, the Cats couldn’t be better prepared for this blockbuster against the Brisbane Lions. Both sides are inside the top four, but the Cats can leapfrog the Lions into third

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AFL Tips | Round 14

Geelong Cats v Western Bulldogs Friday 18/6/21 Geelong has home ground advantage as they look to keep momentum after a hard-fought away win over Port last week. They are unbeaten at GMHBA Stadium this year and this time they’ll play in front of a small amount of fans. Shaun Higgins will miss for the Cats but is replaced by prolific

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AFL Tips | Round 13

Port Adelaide v Geelong Cats Thursday 10/6/2021 Port host Geelong at Adelaide Oval in what shapes as a blockbuster for a surprise (and welcome) return to Thursday night footy. The Power come off two wins, but they’ve been far from convincing – limping past Collingwood before beating poor travellers Fremantle at home. Geelong are on a four-game winning streak, but

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AFL Tips | Round 12

It’s the first of the bye-rounds, with just the six games of footy and the COVID situation placing a couple of games in different locations. Melbourne Demons v Brisbane Lions Friday 4/6/21 A blockbuster clash to kick off round 12 with premiership fancies Brisbane and Melbourne facing off at Giants Stadium (due to COVID restrictions). The Lions are the form team

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AFL Tips | Round 11

Western Bulldogs v Melbourne Demons Friday 28/5/21 A massive top-of-the-table contest and a chance for these two sides to cement their premiership credentials. Both sides have lost only once this season, with the Demons suffering a shock loss to the Crows last week and the Dogs faltering to the reigning premiers five Friday nights ago. These two sides come into

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AFL Tips | Round 10

Brisbane Lions v Richmond Tigers Friday 21/5/21 Apart from last year’s loss in week one of the finals here at the Gabba, the Tigers have dominated the Lions in recent encounters. That also includes an away win last year in round 10 at Metricon. The Gabba is also a happy hunting ground for the Tigers, especially after the grand final triumph of

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AFL Tips | Round 9

St Kilda Saints v Geelong Cats Friday 14/5/21 Two big wins in recent weeks has once again announced the Cats as likely premiership contenders after a shaky start to the season. The Cats have won their past four against the Saints and will be looking to extend that by exploiting a defence without Zak Jones. With the Cats boasting in-form forward trio

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AFL Tips | Round 8

Richmond v Geelong Friday 7/5/21 A mouth-watering Friday night clash to kick off the round as last year’s grand finalists face off in another edition of their classic modern-day rivalry. While I’ve got no doubt these two sides will be fighting for a top four finish this year, neither side has been overly convincing early on this season. The Tigers

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AFL Tips | Round 7

Richmond v Western Bulldogs Friday 30/4/2021 If the Tigers weren’t ripe for the picking on form after a shaky 3-3 start, then they sure are now without Dustin Martin, Kane Lambert and Dylan Grimes also in doubt. The Dogs actually have a good record over the Tigers in recent years, winning three of the last five and going down by

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AFL Tips | Round 6

Greater Western Sydney v Western Bulldogs Friday 23/4/2021 The Bulldogs streaked to 5-0 for the first time since 1946 by thrashing Gold Coast at Marvel Stadium last weekend. They did the hard work early with the first 11 goals of the match to eventually ease down and win by 62 points. They now take on the Giants at Manuka, with

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AFL Tips | Round 5

St Kilda vs. Richmond Thursday 15/4/21 Richmond will be out to avoid going 2-3 after consecutive losses coming into this clash. There’s no doubt the Tigers are yet to fire entirely on all cylinders, but they’ll be keen to finally really kickstart their season with a victory. There was evidence that resurgence was ready to begin last week in the

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AFL Tips | Round 4

Sydney Swans v Essendon 8/4/2021 These two sides come off similar upset wins last week, but it was the Swans most impressive in their 45-point romp of reigning premiers Richmond. The Swans have surprised many by starting the season in scintillating fashion to be undefeated. Perhaps most impressive is the calibre of sides they’ve beaten thus far – grand finalists

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AFL Tips | Round 3

Collingwood v Brisbane Thursday 1/04/21 This is a make-or-break game for early flag favourites Brisbane after successive losses to start the year. They were simply under-prepared a white-hot Sydney outfit in round one before a gallant loss to the Cats last week. Brisbane’s stats so far this season are far from impressive in a number of key areas: last for

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