Watching and betting on Australian Rules Football in the winter is one of Australia’s favourite pastimes. The major league is the Australian Football League (AFL). With around-the-clock coverage and several betting options for each game, betting on the AFL is fast becoming a booming industry in online sports betting in Australia.
Below are some of the basics about the AFL.
5 Facts about the AFL
- There are 18 teams in the AFL. The majority of those teams are based in Victoria with teams also located in New South Wales, Queensland, South Australia and Western Australia.
- Every team plays each other at least once a season with the top 8 teams progressing to the AFL Finals Series which runs over 4 weeks.
- The AFL has the biggest crowds of any sport played in Australia with close to 100,000 attending the Melbourne Cricket Ground for the marque games.
- Carlton and Essendon share the record for the most AFL Premierships with 16.
- No team has gone through an entire AFL season undefeated.
Why is AFL betting so popular?
With so much action in each game, the AFL is a fantastic spectacle. The players are fantastic athletes and with no offside rule, anything can happen! The supporters are fiercely loyal to their teams and there are some great rivalries within the league.
With 9 games a weekend and 18 teams in total betting on the AFL is seen as a great opportunity for smart bettors. Doing the research is easy and with games played at the weekend, you have all week to decide on your bets for the upcoming matches.
You Can Bet on NRL
The National Rugby League (NRL) is the premiere Rugby League competition in the world and betting on NRL in Australia is extremely popular.
Here are some basics about the NRL:
- There are 17 teams in the NRL with the addition of the Redcliffe Dolphins this season. The majority of teams are based in New South Wales with four teams in Queensland and one team in each of Victoria and New Zealand.
- The NRL season runs for 25 Rounds.
- The State Of Origin Series played between Queensland and New South Wales takes place over three matches and is a crowd favourite.
- With 21 Premierships, the South Sydney Rabbitohs are the most successful team in the competition.
- Cameron Smith holds the record for the most games by a player with a whopping 430 appearances for the Melbourne Storm.
While every sport has its rhythm and quirks, one thing about sports betting remains the same, DO YOUR RESEARCH!
AFL betting provides wonderful opportunities for well-prepared bettors. With so many different markets available in every match there is something for everyone. Is the star midfielder carrying an injury? How will the key forward handle the windy conditions? All these factors are crucial to weigh up before placing a wager.
Up-to-date AFL betting tips are readily available. There are some great websites with injury updates and with a dedicated 24-hour AFL television channel there is no excuse to not be prepared!
Betting News and Information
Palmerbet provides weekly AFL betting previews and updated betting markets, breaking news and information about the AFL. They offer a variety of markets on all matches and futures markets including Premiership and Leading goalkicker.
The Palmerbet Blog is a great source for free tips, betting previews and up-to-date AFL betting odds as well as the all-important last-minute changes.
Fully licensed in Australia and with three generations of bookmaking experience, Palmerbet is your one-stop for all your racing and sports betting markets. Visit the website at Palmerbet.com or download the Palmerbet app via the app store.