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Ways to Bet on AFL Football
July 21st 2015.
photos courtesy of Christian Haugen.
the southern hemisphere, Australian Rules Football
is one of the most popular sports to place a bet on.
The AFL excites the nation and by betting on a game
it makes it even more interesting to follow.
to other sports in Australia, AFL is the most lucrative
in terms of sponsorship, TV rights and merchandise,
while it also attracts the most number of bets. Here
are some of the ways you can have a flutter on an
Australian Rules Football game.
most obvious way to bet on Australian Rules Football
is by selecting which team will win the game. The
odds or your returns will vary depending on the two
teams playing each other. If you are looking to back
the side who is top of the AFL table against a team
who is rooted to the bottom of the standings, your
odds are not going to be great as the probability
of them being successful will be high. However, in
a lot of cases, the teams will be closely matched
and therefore there will be very little between the
To make a game more of an appealing betting event,
in order to make it a fairer contest. For example,
the team which is the favourite may have a -5.5 handicap,
with the opposing team starting the game at 5.5. If
you back the latter and they lose by five points,
you would be a winner as the handicap would ensure
your team won by 0.5.
In the handicap market, both sides tend to be the
same price at just under even money.
If you are finding it difficult to decide who you
feel may win a particular game of Australian Rules
Football, one of the alternative markets is Total
Points. The game will have a mark where you will choose
to go under or over that figure. Most people choose
to go over in order to cheer for more goals when they
are watching, however, sometimes it does pay to go
under if you feel the mark has been set too high.
Also known as a double result, punters needs to state
who they think will be winning at half-time and at
full-time. In most cases, people will choose the same
team as it offers them better odds than just selecting
a side to win the match. However, if you are looking
for very tasty odds, selecting one team to be winning
at half time and their opponents at full time, you
can accumulate some big potential returns.
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