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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.

If you are new to punting, we recommend signing up with Winning Edge Investments newsletter to receive a copy of their free 130 page Professional Betting Education Pack.

AFL Round 10 Preview 2022

Last Week (Profit/Loss): +2.8 units  l  Overall Season (Profit/Loss): +3.6 units Western Bulldogs v Gold Coast Saturday 21/5/22 @ Ballarat Last 5 Encounters |  Western Bulldogs 4 | Gold Coast 1 Verdict The Western Bulldogs host the Gold Coast Suns in another one of their home games in Ballarat. For those reading this who are not

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AFL Round 8 Preview 2022

Last Week (Profit/Loss): -1.8 units  l  Overall Season (Profit/Loss): +4.8 units Port Adelaide Power v Western Bulldogs Friday 6/5/22 @ Adelaide Oval Last 5 Encounters |  Port Adelaide 2 | Western Bulldogs 3 Verdict Port Adelaide made it two on the trot with a nail biting one point win over the Saints in Cairns last week. 

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AFL Round 7 Preview 2022

Last Week (Profit/Loss): -0.65 units  l  Overall Season (Profit/Loss): +6.5 units Geelong Cats v Fremantle Dockers Saturday 30/4/22 @ Geelong Last 5 Encounters |  Geelong 4 | Fremantle 1 Verdict Fremantle have made a strong start to the season and currently sit in equal second on the AFL ladder with a record of 5-1. They face

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AFL Round 6 Preview 2022

Last Week (Profit/Loss): +4.3 units  l  Overall Season (Profit/Loss): +7.1 units Greater Western Sydney Giants v St Kilda Saints Friday 22/4/22 @ Canberra Last 5 Encounters |  St Kilda 2  |  GWS 2  | Draw 1 Verdict It’s been one way traffic in early betting for St Kilda.  The Saints were outsiders as late as Monday

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AFL Round 5 Preview 2022

Last Week (Profit/Loss): -2.5 units  l  Overall Season (Profit/Loss): +2.8 units Betting into five of nine AFL games this week.  Please see my preview and staking plan. Brisbane Lions v Collingwood Magpies Thursday 14/4/22 @ The Gabba Last 5 Encounters |  Brisbane 3  |  Collingwood 2 Verdict After exceeding expectations in the opening rounds of the

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AFL Round 4 Preview 2022

Last Week (Profit/Loss): -1.85 units  l  Overall Season (Profit/Loss): +5.30 units I'm keen to bet into five of the nine games this week.  Please see my preview and staking plan for these games. Port Adelaide v Melbourne Demons Thursday 7/4/22 @ Adelaide Oval Last 5 Encounters |  Port Adelaide 3  |  Melbourne 2 Verdict The Power

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AFL Round 3 Preview 2022

Western Bulldogs v Sydney Swans Thursday 31/3/22 @ Docklands Last 5 Encounters |  Western Bulldogs 2  |  Sydney 3 Notable Changes – Lance Franklin is out for Sydney (rested).  Bailey Smith is back for the Western Bulldogs. Verdict Another cracking game to start to the round with Sydney travelling to Melbourne for the first time this year to take

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AFL Round 2 Preview 2022

Carlton v Western Bulldogs Thursday 24/3/22 @ Docklands Last 5 Encounters |  Carlton 2  |  Western Bulldogs 3 Notable Changes – Star mid Sam Walsh is back for Carlton but they lose Jack Martin and Adam Cerra due to Covid protocols.  Young gun Baily Smith is out for the Dogs. Verdict Cracking game ahead of us to open the

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AFL Round 1 Preview 2022

Melbourne v Western Bulldogs Wednesday 16/3/22 @ MCG Last 5 Encounters |  Melbourne 2  |  Western Bulldogs 3 Notable Changes – Three of Melbourne’s back six from their premiership side are set to miss - Petty, Rivers and Hibberd.  Lachie Hunter is a surprising omission for the Bulldogs. Verdict We saw what Melbourne could do when things clicked in

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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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