The 2013 AFL betting season is upon us and that means loads of betting options and live betting markets. With the advent of the Fox Footy channel you can now see every 2013 AFL game live and live games mean loads of AFL live betting liquidity and opportunity.
|Best NRL Betting Sites for OZ Punters|
|AUD $100 Free Bet||www.IASbet.com|
|AUD $150 Free Bet||www.Sportsbet.com.au|
|AUD $200 Free Bet||www.Centrebet.com|
Best AFL Bookmakers For Betting On 2013 AFL
Our top rated Australian bookmaker for AFL betting this season is www.Iasbet.com.au.
With over 45 betting markets on each and every AFL game this season plus another 15 futures, exotic, country and state based betting options, the choice is simple. Renowned for being leaders in getting their markets up early and offering competitive betting value to bet on AFL, Iasbet also offer Australia’s leading mobile betting which is perfect for “getting on” from the lounge or from the family bbq. With Iasbet your always in touch with your money and betting live in the run is just a call away.
Other bookmakers we strongly recommend for AFL betting are Sportsbet (review), Centrebet (review) and Sportingbet (review). Most serious punters will have accounts at all four bookmakers, both to take advantage of lucrative first deposit free bonus bets when opening new accounts; and too ensure the best odds available on any AFL game at any given point in time.
2013 AFL Premiership Betting
All Australian bookmakers offer futures betting odds and markets on the 2013 AFL Premiership winner. All our recommended bookmakers have Collingwood as favourites ahead of Hawthorn, Geelong and Carlton.
The opening AFL premiership betting market prior to the 2013 AFL Round 1 is:
|2013 AFL Premiership Betting Odds|
|West Coast Eagles||$12.00||$15.00||$11.00||$13.00||$11.00||$13.00||$12.00||$15.00|
|St Kilda Saints||$21.00||$26.00||$20.00||$29.00||$20.00||$29.00||$21.00||$26.00|
|North Melbourne Kangaroos||$34.00||$67.00||$25.00||$41.00||$25.00||$41.00||$34.00||$67.00|
|Gold Coast Suns||$101.00||251.00||$101.00||$151.00||$101.00||$151.00||$101.00||$251.00|
|Port Adelaide Power||$101.00||$151.00||$101.00||$151.00||$101.00||$151.00||$101.00||$151.00|
|Greater Western Sydney Giants||$501.00||$1001.00||$501.00||$1001.00||$501.00||$301.00||$501.00||$1001.00|
2013 AFL Betting Options
With over 50 betting markets on each and every 2013 AFL game, and live bet options available and attractive with each game shown live in to the home; this hand reference guide of AFL bet types will have you betting on AFL like a pro in no time.
AFL Head To Head Betting
This is the most common AFL bet type and is a simple bet on a straight out two-way betting competition between two teams. The head to head odds quote is the most commonly quoted in all AFL media and news. The outcome is settled upon the final siren score, and your bet either wins or loses based on the scoreline. A draw is considered a “dead-heat” and you get paid half your potential winning result as neither team won or lost.
AFL Line Betting
Line betting attempts to offer the punter better odds on each game by adjusting the “handicap” or “points start” for either team to make the final scoreline potentially closer. Each team receives a handicap of plus or minus points in an attempt to make the game an even competition. As this is an inexact science, there is plenty of value in line betting on AFL games.
A team with a minus handicap must win the event by more than the handicap for your bet to win. A team with a plus handicap can win the game or must not lose the event by more than its handicap for your bet to win. Line handicaps usually contain a 1/2 point in the points start so that a drawn outcome is not possible.
In general the application of points start to an AFL game will ensure odds of approximately $1.92 will be offered about each team regardless of their real chances, therefore it can be a valuable strategy to back favourites to “cover the points start” and score enough to negate the minus points handicap they receive; doing so can see a punter get odds of $1.92 about a team which may be as short as $1.45 to win in head to head betting.
Conversely teams like Greater Western Sydney will be given huge points start in many of their games and only need to stay within that gap on the scoreline for your bet to win. A similar AFL betting strategy on the Gold Coast Suns last year showed many profitable results despite the fact they only won 3 games in their debut year.
See also: AFL Betting Questions and Answers