The Australian Football League (known to many simply by its initials, the AFL) is the top professional competition of Australian rules football. Aussie rules – as it is referred to – is a fast, frenetic and powerful sport that is a kind of cross between football (soccer) and rugby. Whilst it takes a little while to understand the rules for those who haven’t seen it before, it is worth the effort as watching – and betting on – the AFL can be a very rewarding experience. Especially if you utilise our live betting odds comparison service to gain access to the best prices from the top bookies in the business.
The three most successful Aussie rules clubs – the Carlton Blues, the Collingwood Magpies and the Essendon Bombers – are all based in or around the city of Melbourne in the state of Victoria, where the sport is avidly supported. Indeed many AFL matches that are played at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) attract crowds in excess of 100,000.
The main season runs from late March to early September with each side playing 22 matches. The top eight sides – as in the NRL – then progress to a four-week finals series, with the top two sides then competing in the Grand Final to determine the overall winners. Usually there are up to six or more sides in with a real chance of making it to the Grand Final, and the competitive nature of the AFL adds to its excitement, and also helps make the odds very fair as there are rarely strong odds-on favourites. So why not have a bet on Aussie rules today and see if you get lucky?