Australian rules football is considered one of the most dynamic team sports, and its style is similar to rugby and American football. We tell you what bets are accepted by bookmakers on Australian football and what are the advantages of this sport in general for betting.
What is Australian Rules Football?
18 people from each team, including the goalkeeper, take part in the game, and the match itself lasts 80 minutes of net time (4 periods of 20 minutes each). The main goal of the teams is to hit the opponent’s goal and score more points per game.
There are two gates on each side, one wider than the other. If the ball hits a narrow goal, the team that hits it is awarded 6 points, and for a goal in a wider goal — one. At the same time, players are allowed to move around the field with the ball no more than 10 steps, then the ball must be passed to the partner by throwing or kicking.
Types of bets on Australian football
Victory of one of the teams
As in all sports, Australian Rules football is based on betting on one team winning. At the same time, you can also bet on the victory of one of the teams not only in the game itself, but also in any of the periods.
Bets on the victory of one of the teams with a handicap
In Australian rules football, it is not uncommon for one team to beat the other by a large margin in terms of points scored, so betting on a win with a handicap is very popular in this sport. Learn more about handicap bets.
Bookmakers also accept bets on the total number of points scored by teams per game. You can also bet on the number of points scored by a team individually-both in the entire match and in each period. There are bets in the bookmakers ‘ lines on the team that will be the first to open an account in the game. There are also suggestions for individual performance of players in the match.
Bets on the results of the season
Bookmakers can also make long-term bets on events in Australian football. Bookmakers offer the player to choose the team that will win the championship at the end of the season, as well as place a bet on the title of the best player of the last championship.
Pros of betting on Australian football
One of the main advantages of betting on Australian football is its great popularity among local residents. Australia is a rich country, so people put a lot of money on their favorite teams. As a result, you often end up with loads that create distortions in the line, which plays into the hands of players. Since the Australian rules football line is driven by amateurs, rather than professional bettors, bookmakers do not always have time to respond quickly to cash flows, which leaves players with the opportunity to play on the difference in odds or totals in one match.
In Australian football, there are almost no matches with a draw outcome, and therefore bookmakers accept bets only on the victory of one or the other team. This circumstance can also be attributed to the advantages for playing on bets.
The time of the Australian Football League championship is also important. Matches of the tournament are held from March to September, when all popular football championships are on vacation.
Cons of betting on Australian football
Almost all bookmakers offer a rather poor list in their lines for matches. Basically, bookmakers are limited to offering bets on odds, total and the outcome of the match.
How to place bets on Australian Rules football?
- Defining “home” and “guest” teams
In Australian football, there are distinct “home” and “away” teams. Since one of the main bets in this sport is on the outcome of the match, the player needs to carefully study the statistics of the games of the meeting teams and find out which of them feels more comfortable when hosting the opponent at home, and which, on the contrary, plays better in matches on the road.
- The favorite doesn’t always win by the expected margin
As in any other sport, Australian football has more titled and strong teams, and there are outsiders. When such teams meet with each other, the coefficient for the victory of a stronger team is not very high, but the handicap for it is quite impressive. At the same time, it often happens that the underdog is actually not as weak as the bookmakers assumed, and provides a worthy resistance to the favorite.
- The weather may affect the outcome of the game
The number of points scored by teams per game in Australian football is always different — on average from 150 to 200. Therefore, the player should approach bets on the total with all care and caution, carefully considering all the information about the teams that meet before the match.
Australian football is a very fast and contact game. Weather conditions are unlikely to affect the outcome of the match, but rain, for example, significantly reduces the effectiveness of games. Therefore, it may be worth playing on TM (total less) if bad weather is expected during the game.
Which bookmakers can bet on Australian Rules football?
Betting on Australian football is available in many legal bookmakers operating in Russia. The most extensive list of bets on Australian football in the bookmaker’s office “1xStavka”. Here, in addition to the usual options for the victory of one of the teams, the player can place bets on the result of each period, on the victory of any of the teams in each of them, on the victory in a certain quarter of the match.
The 1xStavka bookmaker also accepts bets on the performance of players: who will be the author of the first goal in a match or in any of the periods, as well as on the number of goals in the game of a certain player. At the same time, in addition to the events of the Australian Football League (AFL), you can also bet on matches of the Victorian Football League, the National Football League of South Australia and the Football League of Tasmania in the lines of the BC “1xStavka”.