How to Bet on AFL?

AFL betting on Sportsbet

Want to know how to bet on AFL? We explain the betting markets for Aussie Rules and show you how to place a bet with the best AFL bookmakers.

How to Place a Bet on AFL?

To place a bet on the AFL, go on your favourite bookmakers website, navigate to the AFL tab on the list of sports, click on the match you’d like to punt on, and then select your chosen market.

Sportsbet and Ladbrokes currently lead the way as the best bookmakers for the AFL due to their impressive market selection and variance in AFL promotions.



What AFL Betting Markets are there?

Below are the main betting markets for AFL but there are many others available when it gets closer to game time.

First team to score and Team to lead at quarter/half/three-quarter time are just examples of other markets on offer. Sportsbet and Ladbrokes generally offer 180+ markets per AFL game.

Market/s Description
Head-to-Head H2H is self explanatory, pick which team you think come out on top and win the match, if they do so do you!
Line Betting/Handicap Betting Line Betting is a handicap between the two teams to make it a more even contest. See below to find our detailed explanation of line betting
Big Win Little Win The Big Win Little Win is a winning margin market. You can pick whether the team will win between 1-39 points or 40+ points
Total Points Total Points refers to the combined match points of both teams. You can back it if it goes over or under. For example, if the total points is set at +180.5 and the match score is 90-100, t has hit the over
Disposals (15+, 20+, 25+, 30+, 35+, 40+) These player specific markets refer to the amount of disposals a player will have throughout the match
Most Disposals Gr1/Gr2 Bookmakers select a group of players, and you choose which player will rack up the most disposals of the group
O/U Player Disposals A specific market that you can pick if the player gets higher or lower a certain number of disposals. For example Jack Macrae O/U (+32.5) disposals
Anytime Goalkicker/Goalscorer If a player is to kick a goal at any point of the match
2+, 3+, 4+, 5+, 6+ Goals You select if a player is to score multiple goals throughout the match
Brownlow Medal Back what player you will think will win the Brownlow Medal for the best & fairest player in the competition during the home & away season
Coleman Medal Choose which player will kick the highest number of goals throughout the home & away campaign


How to Make a Profit Betting on the AFL?

Of course there is no guarantee that every bet you place on the AFL will make you profit. However, the same game multi often offers the highest value in terms of odds.

Head-to-Head markets are common, although hard to predict. As we’ve seen over recent seasons, any team is capable of causing an upset in any match.

This makes player disposal and goalkicking markets easier to predict, due to the consistency of players performances throughout the season.

Our experts at Bettingpro offer the best AFL tips and multis for every match throughout the footy season!


Ladbrokes AFL bet


What is AFL Line Betting and How Does it Work?

Line betting is when the bookmaker handicaps a team by setting a specific margin with the aim of making the game even between the two sides.

For example, if the bookmaker believes Melbourne is a 10-point better team than Essendon, they will handicap Melbourne by 10 points.

The line therefore becomes Melbourne to beat Essendon by more than 10 points or Essendon to come within 10 points of Melbourne.

Line markets are typically always valued at $1.90. However, bookmakers Ladbrokes and Neds often have $2 line promotions on various AFL matches throughout the season.


How to Place a Same Game Multi on the AFL?

Placing a same game multi is one of the most popular bet types for the AFL. Placing a same game multi on Sportsbet, Ladbrokes & Neds is the same process, simply follow the below steps:


    1. Select AFL/Australian Rules on Sportsbet
    2. Select the match you’d like to bet on
    3. Press ‘Same Game Multi’
    4. Select the legs
    5. Click ‘Add to Bet Slip’
    6. Enter your stake and than ‘Place Bet’


Although if you don’t wish to manually select your own legs, Sportsbet offers popular same game multis. You can see what people are punting on and join them in your quest to win.

Our expert AFL tipster has landed memorable Same Game Multis up to 80/1 and provides Same Game Multi tips for every head-to-head match in our AFL Tips as well as big priced AFL Same Game Multis in every round of the AFL season.


What Happens if a Player in your Same Game Multi gets Injured?

If a player included in your same game multi gets injured before the match or is a late omission, that players chosen market will become void.

However, unfortunately, if a player gets injured during the match, it could cost you a leg in the multi if the player hasn’t already completed that leg.