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.

Melbourne v Carlton betting tips, prediction & odds; AFL Rd 9 Preview

Melbourne v Carlton betting tips, prediction & odds; AFL Rd 9 Preview

Welcome to our Melbourne v Carlton betting tips, prediction and odds analysis for their AFL round 9 clash at the MCG on Sunday afternoon. Unbeaten Melbourne have taken all before them in 2021 and they can match their best ever start to a season with a ninth straight victory, with their stars such as Christian ...
Richmond v GWS betting tips, predictions and odds analysis, AFL rd 9 preview 2021

Richmond v GWS betting tips, predictions and odds analysis, AFL rd 9 preview 2021

Welcome to our Richmond v GWS betting tips, prediction and odds analysis ahead of their AFL round 9 matchup from Marvel Stadium on Saturday night.  The Tigers famously whipped GWS by 89 points in the 2019 grand final, but this clash takes on significantly different proportions given the Tigers’ injury woes and GWS’s life post-Jeremy ...
Sydney v Collingwood tips, prediction and odds analysis; AFL Rd 9 preview

Sydney v Collingwood tips, prediction and odds analysis; AFL Rd 9 preview

Welcome to our Sydney v Collingwood tips, predictions and odds analysis for their AFL round 9 clash at the SCG on Saturday afternoon.  Collingwood have won the last two matches between the clubs, the last of these coming in round 10 last season, but much has changed. The Magpies are injury hit and rebuilding, while ...
St Kilda v Geelong tips, prediction & odds; AFL round 9 preview

St Kilda v Geelong tips, prediction & odds; AFL round 9 preview

Welcome to our St Kilda v Geelong tips, prediction and odds analysis ahead of their AFL round 9 clash at Marvel Stadium on Friday night.  The Saints are fresh off a nine-point win over Gold Coast on the road after overrunning the Queensland team in the second half, in a gritty display last Saturday.  Geelong ...
North Melbourne v Collingwood tips, prediction & odds; AFL

North Melbourne v Collingwood tips, prediction & odds; AFL

Welcome to our North Melbourne v Collingwood tips, prediction and odds analysis ahed of their AFL round 8 clash at Marvel Stadium on Saturday.  This clash is shaping as a potential wooden-spoon battle with these teams in 17th and 18th places on the AFL ladder and seemingly out of finals calculations after just seven rounds.  ...
Richmond v Geelong tips, best bets and odds; AFL Rd 8 preview 2021

Richmond v Geelong tips, best bets and odds; AFL Rd 8 preview 2021

Welcome to our Richmond v Geelong tips, best bets and odds update ahead of their AFL round 8 match at the MCG on Friday night. Richmond have been priced as $1.58 favourites for the clash, with the Cats $2.39 with TopSport.com.au. The $1.90 line has been set at 7.5 points in a match in which ...
Brisbane Lions v Port Adelaide betting tips, prediction & odds; AFL round 7 preview 1/5

Brisbane Lions v Port Adelaide betting tips, prediction & odds; AFL round 7 preview 1/5

Welcome to our Brisbane v Port Power, predictions and odds analysis for their AFL round 7 clash at the Gabba on Saturday night.  This is probably the second-most fascinating game of the round after the Friday night blockbuster between Richmond and the Western Bulldogs, with both these teams among the pre-season favourites to lift the ...
Essendon v Carlton tips, prediction and odds update; AFL round 7 preview 2021

Essendon v Carlton tips, prediction and odds update; AFL round 7 preview 2021

Welcome to our Essendon v Carlton tips, prediction and odds analysis for their AFL round 7 clash at the MCG on Sunday afternoon.  The Bombers and Blues sit in 12th and 13th positions on the ladder and both desperately need a win to stay in touch with the top eight.  Essendon last played on Sunday ...
Collingwood v Gold Coast Suns betting tips, prediction & odds; AFL round 7 preview 1/5

Collingwood v Gold Coast Suns betting tips, prediction & odds; AFL round 7 preview 1/5

Welcome to our Collingwood v Gold Coast tips, predictions and odds analysis for their AFL round 7 clash at the MCG on Saturday afternoon.  Collingwood are in a perilous position with just one win after six rounds and could slip completely out of finals calculations if they drop this game, after succumbing to Essendon on ...
Richmond v Western Bulldogs tips, prediction & odds; AFL round 7 preview 2021

Richmond v Western Bulldogs tips, prediction & odds; AFL round 7 preview 2021

Welcome to our Richmond v Western Bulldogs tips, prediction and odds analysis ahead of their AFL round 7 clash at the MCG on Friday night.  Richmond is in the unusual position of underdog with star Dustin Martin joining several others on the sidelines, after suffering a concussion last round against Melbourne. The Tigers gun is ...
Collingwood v Essendon Anzac Day  betting tips, prediction and odds; AFL rd 6 preview

Collingwood v Essendon Anzac Day betting tips, prediction and odds; AFL rd 6 preview

Welcome to our Collingwood v Essendon betting tips, predictions and odds analysis for their Anzac Day blockbuster AFL round 6 clash at the MCG on Sunday.  This is the traditional AFL Anzac Day clash, though this year three matches are being played on the day, with Hawthorn hosting Adelaide Crows at University of Tasmania Stadium ...
Port Adelaide v St Kilda betting tips, prediction and odds ; AFL Rd 6 Preview

Port Adelaide v St Kilda betting tips, prediction and odds ; AFL Rd 6 Preview

Welcome to our Port Adelaide v St Kilda betting tips, prediction and odds analysis ahead of their AFL round 6 clash at the Adelaide Oval on Sunday night.  The Power ($1.21) is raging favourite to win against St Kilda ($4.45), with the Saints coming off an 86-point hammering at the hands of Richmond to seemingly ...
Melbourne v Richmond betting tips, prediction and odds; AFL rd 6 preview

Melbourne v Richmond betting tips, prediction and odds; AFL rd 6 preview

Welcome to our Melbourne v Richmond betting tips, predictions and odds analysis for their blockbuster AFL round 6 clash at the MCG on Saturday night.  The Demons have had a dream start to 2021 and remain undefeated after five matches, but face their sternest test yet when they clash with modern juggernaut Richmond.  Melbourne is ...
GWS Giants v Western Bulldogs tips, prediction & odds; AFL Rd 6 Preview 2021

GWS Giants v Western Bulldogs tips, prediction & odds; AFL Rd 6 Preview 2021

Welcome to our GWS v Western Bulldogs tips, prediction & odds analysis ahead of their AFL round 6 clash at Manuka Oval, Canberra, on Friday night. The Bulldogs are the buzz team of 2021 and remain undefeated after five rounds, but face a resurgent GWS outfit that has beaten Collingwood and Sydney in successive weeks. ...
Brisbane v Essendon betting tips, prediction & odds; AFL Rd 5 Preview 2021

Brisbane v Essendon betting tips, prediction & odds; AFL Rd 5 Preview 2021

Welcome to our Brisbane Lions v Essendon tips, prediction and odds analysis ahead of their AFL round 5 clash at the Gabba on Saturday night.  The Lions are exceptionally short at $1.28 to win, with the Bombers rank outsiders at $3.70, despite their promising form in recent weeks. The line has also been set at a ...

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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