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AFL betting tips, predictions and previews 2021

Welcome to our AFL tips and predictions page, where you can access all of our previews for the 2021 season. The AFL is the professional Aussie Rules competition in Australia, which is also streamed live on ESPN into the USA. Our AFL previews are written by experts in their field, who also know a thing or two about sports betting.

Collingwood v GWS tips, prediction & odds; AFL Rd 4 preview 2021

Collingwood v GWS tips, prediction & odds; AFL Rd 4 preview 2021

Welcome to our Collingwood v GWS tips, best bets and odds analysis ahead of their AFL round 4 clash at the MCG on Saturday night.  The Magpies ($1.18) are the short-priced favourite to win this clash, with the injury hit GWS ($4.90) facing an uphill battle. The $1.90 line has been set at the juicy ...
Western Bulldogs v Brisbane tips, prediction & odds; AFL Rd 4 Preview

Western Bulldogs v Brisbane tips, prediction & odds; AFL Rd 4 Preview

Welcome to our Western Bulldogs v Brisbane Lions betting tips, prediction and odds update ahead of their AFL round 4 clash in Ballarat on Saturday afternoon.  The unbeaten Bulldogs ($1.49) are heavy favourites to defeat the Lions ($2.63), who were exceptionally lucky to win after being outpointed by Collingwood for most of the evening last ...
Port Adelaide v Richmond betting tips, prediction & odds; AFL round 4 preview

Port Adelaide v Richmond betting tips, prediction & odds; AFL round 4 preview

Welcome to our Port Adelaide v Richmond betting tips, prediction and odds analysis ahead of their AFL round 4 clash at the Adelaide Oval on Friday night.  Both of these teams are coming off disappointing losses, after taking all before them in the opening two rounds of the season. The Power were dismissed by 37 ...
Sydney v Essendon tips, prediction & odds; AFL round 4 preview 2021

Sydney v Essendon tips, prediction & odds; AFL round 4 preview 2021

Welcome to our Sydney v Essendon tips, prediction and odds update ahead of their AFL round 4 clash at the SCG on Thursday night.  The Swans have stunned the AFL world with three consecutive wins to start 2021, including a last-start thrashing of reigning premier Richmond.  Essendon notched up its first win of the season ...
Geelong v Hawthorn betting tips, prediction & odds; AFL round 3 preview 2021

Geelong v Hawthorn betting tips, prediction & odds; AFL round 3 preview 2021

Welcome to our Geelong v Hawthorn tips, prediction and odds analysis for their AFL round 3 clash at the MCG on Easter Monday. The Cats began the 2021 AFL season with a full head of steam after securing veterans Jeremy Cameron, Shaun Higgins and Isaac Smith in a bid to win a flag with their ...
West Coast v Port Adelaide betting tips, prediction & odds; AFL round 3 preview 2021

West Coast v Port Adelaide betting tips, prediction & odds; AFL round 3 preview 2021

Welcome to our West Coast v Port Adelaide betting tips, prediction and odds analysis ahead of their AFL round 3 clash being played at Optus Stadium, Perth, on Saturday night.  The Eagles are narrow outsiders to win this clash, priced at $1.94 with AFL bookmakers, while the undefeated Power are at $1.90 to win. The ...
Richmond v Sydney betting tips and prediction; AFL rd 3 preview 2021

Richmond v Sydney betting tips and prediction; AFL rd 3 preview 2021

Welcome to our Richmond v Sydney tips, predictions and odds analysis for the AFL round 3 clash being played at the MCG on Saturday afternoon.  A battle between two unbeaten teams, Richmond is the short-priced favourite to win this clash, priced at $1.19 to win, but the Swans ($4.75) are not without claims after winning ...
North Melbourne v Western Bulldogs tips, prediction & odds analysis; AFL Rd 3 preview

North Melbourne v Western Bulldogs tips, prediction & odds analysis; AFL Rd 3 preview

Welcome to our North Melbourne v Western Bulldogs tips, prediction and odds analysis for their Good Friday clash at Marvel Stadium.  The Roos v Bulldogs betting could barely be any more one-sided for this contest, the Bulldogs priced at $1.06 to win, while the Roos are paying $9.50 to cause a boilover.  While the odds ...
Collingwood v Brisbane betting tips & prediction; AFL round 3 preview 2021

Collingwood v Brisbane betting tips & prediction; AFL round 3 preview 2021

Welcome to our Collingwood v Brisbane betting tips, prediction and odds analysis ahead of their AFL round 3 clash at Marvel Stadium on Thursday night.  The Magpies have shortened dramatically in the betting after the AFL was forced to switch the game from the Gabba to Melbourne’s Marvel Stadium, following the latest Covid-19 cases in ...
Western Bulldogs v West Coast betting tips, prediction & odds; AFL Rd 2 2021 Preview

Western Bulldogs v West Coast betting tips, prediction & odds; AFL Rd 2 2021 Preview

Welcome to our Western Bulldogs v West Coast betting tips, prediction & odds analysis ahead of their AFL round 2 clash at Marvel Stadium on Sunday.  The Bulldogs have been priced at $1.50 to defeat the Eagles ($2.60), with this heavy favouritism coming on the back of their home ground advantage and a depleted Eagles ...
St Kilda v Melbourne betting tips, prediction & odds; AFL rd 2 preview 2021

St Kilda v Melbourne betting tips, prediction & odds; AFL rd 2 preview 2021

Welcome to our St Kilda v Melbourne betting tips, predictions and odds update for their AFL round 2 clash at Marvel Stadium on Saturday night.  The Saints are the bookies’ favourites, priced at $1.69 to win, while the Demons are outsiders at $2.18. The $1.90 line has been set at 4.5 points.  St Kilda surprised ...
AFL round 2, 2021: Geelong v Brisbane Lions betting tips, prediction & odds

AFL round 2, 2021: Geelong v Brisbane Lions betting tips, prediction & odds

Welcome to our Geelong v Brisbane Lions match preview, prediction and odds update for the AFL 2021 round two clash at GMHBA Stadium, Geelong, on Friday, March 26. This match was always marked as being one to watch but it has taken on enormous significance now after both these highly rated teams suffered shock losses ...
Carlton v Collingwood betting tips, prediction & odds | AFL Rd 2 Preview 2021

Carlton v Collingwood betting tips, prediction & odds | AFL Rd 2 Preview 2021

Collingwood and Carlton will clash at the MCG on Thursday night, in what looms as one of the most keenly anticipated matches between the arch rivals in years. Here are our free Blues v Magpies tips and predictions.  The Magpies are the narrow favourites with AFL bookies, priced at $1.84 to salute, while the Blues ...
AFL round 1, 2021: Essendon v Hawthorn betting tips, prediction & odds

AFL round 1, 2021: Essendon v Hawthorn betting tips, prediction & odds

Welcome to our Essendon v Hawthorn match preview, prediction and odds update for the AFL 2021 first-round match at Marvel Stadium on Saturday, March 20. While neither of these teams is expected to contend for the finals in 2021, this is probably the most even contest from a betting perspective of the four matches scheduled ...
Collingwood v Western Bulldogs betting tips, prediction & odds, AFL Rd 1 Preview

Collingwood v Western Bulldogs betting tips, prediction & odds, AFL Rd 1 Preview

The Western Bulldogs have firmed into solid favourites in the betting for their season opener against Collingwood at the MCG on Friday night. Here are our free Magpies v Bulldogs tips & winner prediction.  The Bulldogs will enter the 2021 AFL season with great expectations after an off-season recruiting spree, which saw them net former ...

Tips for betting on the AFL

The AFL can be a tough sport to peg down, games go for 120 minutes, played over four frantic quarters. Some AFL games can be low-scoring “slog fests” while others can be free-scoring, freewheeling and highly entertaining sports contests. In this section of our AFL tips page we will look at some of the key things you can do to make yourself successful when betting on the AFL 2021 season.

Take stock of the teams before betting on the AFL
While the AFL is not like basketball or cricket where one player being out of the line-up can greatly impact the result, if several players are missing from one part of the field it can have a huge impact. For instance if Richmond were missing Dustin Martin and Trent Cotchin their midfield would struggle against another good team. The teams usually drop 48 hours before games start.

Home-ground advantages can make or break a result
One of the biggest AFL tips we can give you is to always look at a team’s record at the ground they are playing on. For instance from 2018-2020 Richmond have been near unbeatable at the MCG, while teams such as West Coast and Brisbane are clearly harder to beat on their home-town decks.

Always understand the current AFL rules
Early in the 2020 season AFL betting sites must have made an absolute killing. Because of the COVID-19 crisis the quarters were shortened, which led to less total possessions and goals, but this was not really reflected in the odds. Until the AFL bookmakers started adjusting accordingly it was best to avoid this type of market. For the 2021 season the games are back to their usual length.

Use your head over your heart or gut feelings
The AFL does throw up upsets from time to time and finding these games can be a great way when betting to turn a profit. But just betting on an AFL team because you support them, or it’s a player’s 100th game or some other inconsequential milestone is pure stupidity.

Avoid silly markets such as first goalscorer betting
While markets such as who will score the first goal, or the second goal, can be fun and provide some interest they are a bit of a raffle and should not be relied upon to help you win. This is an AFL tip you should take notice of, because we see it all too often: a person dropping $50 in the first few minutes of a game, on a market that is akin to a game of roulette.

Futures markets like the Brownlow and Rising Star can be lucrative
The AFL has a number of individual awards that you can wager on throughout the season. These include the best and fairest Brownlow Medal, the best young player Rising Star Award and the Coleman Medal, for leading goalkicker. Betting on these markets early in the season can net you some great odds, but it takes a savvy punter to find a winner a long way out.


Our AFL match winner predictions

Our AFL predictions are written by people who know the sport back to front. If we see some odds we disagree with, we won’t hesitate to inform you. For instance if we think an AFL game is a 50-50 battle but one team is well favoured by the bookmakers, we will take the other team, just because there is more profit to be made. Betting on the AFL is a game of inches, and taking advantage of perceived discrepancies in the odds is a huge part of being a long-term winner.


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