Also known as Australian football, Aussie rules is a big sport across Australia, ranking as one of the most popular sports in the country. With 18 players from each team trying to outscore the other team, the sport ensures a lot of contact to ensure emotions fly around, especially from the fans.
However, the fun doesn’t end there, as fans also try to earn from the sport. Thanks to the various betting platforms across Australia, fans can place bets on Aussie rules.
To help you get the best out of your Aussie rules bets, Paddock Magazine spoke to Tim Harrison, a betting expert from BetZillion, who has given insights about the top betting markets to wager on in the Aussie rules.
Aussie Rules Betting Markets
Various betting markets are available for wagers in Aussie rules, and bettors can explore any that is comfortable for them. Below are some of the Aussie rules betting markets you can take advantage of.
The first betting market that almost everyone is familiar with is the Match Winner betting market. Here, you need to predict who will win a game, whether the home or away team.
Usually, this betting market doesn’t allow for a draw because games rarely end in a draw in Aussie rules. In the case a draw happens, the bookmaker will refund your stakes.
For instance, you may need to predict the winner of a game between the Geelong Cats and the Sydney Swans. If you wager on the Geelong Cats, the home side, you can only get returns on your bet if the Cats win the game. Once the Swans win, then you will lose the wager.
Here is how a game between the Geelong Cats and the Sydney Swans can go:
Also known as the Total Points market, here you can predict the range of the total points in a game. Since a goal is 6 points, and “Behind” is 1 point, there are typically between 150 to 200 points in a single game. So, it would help if you predicted according to what a bookmaker has set.
Usually, the bookmaker would set a mark like 157.5 points, and you have to predict whether both teams will score over or under 157.5 points combined in the game.
The advantage of this betting market is that you don’t have to predict who will win the game because your only concern is the number of points both teams will score combined.
Here is an example of the overall points betting markets as predicting an over 157.5 points in the game between the Adelaide Crows and the Fremantle in the match below will win you your bet:
Handicap Betting Market
The betting platforms give advantages to a specific team by giving them handicaps. Each team will have a head-start or deficit that they need to beat.
A bookmaker marks Melbourne -6.5 against the Western Bulldogs. It means Melbourne must beat the Western Bulldogs by 7 points and above for your bet to win. On the other hand, the bookmaker may mark the Western Bulldogs will end up in a win if they don’t lose with 12 points.
Ante-Post Betting Market
With the ante-post betting market, you will bet on the team you think will win a championship or league competition. Usually, this betting market is always available before the start of the tournament or season, allowing you to place your wagers.
The advantage of wagering on this betting market is that the odds are usually big, allowing you to get more payouts. However, you may need to wait until the end of the season to confirm whether your bet is correct.
For instance, Melbourne won the AFL Grand Final in 2021. You can watch their triumph.
How to Place Bets on Aussie Rules
Once you understand how the sport works, it is straightforward to wager on Aussie Rules. Here are the steps to follow.
1. Register an Account with a Sportsbook
The first step to wagering on Aussie Rules is registering an account with a sportsbook that allows bettors to wager on the sport. Signing up on BetZillion Aussie betting platforms will help you get started.
To create an account, you will need to enter your personal information, including the following:
- your full name,
- date of birth,
- and phone number.
Sometimes, some betting platforms will ask you to create a username and password to get started with the betting platform.
After registering, you may need to provide a government-issued ID to verify that you are the actual owner of the account. It will also help the sportsbook to certify that you are above the legal age to place bets.
2. Deposit Funds
After registering an account on the betting platform, you need to deposit funds into your account. Since you cannot place bets without money, using one of the payment methods available on the sportsbook to fund your account is essential.
Furthermore, depositing funds could earn you a welcome bonus as some betting platforms give newly-registered customers welcome bonus offers that will allow them to explore the betting platform. It may be a first deposit bonus, allowing you to get used to placing bets on Aussie rules.
3. Select Your Picks
Once you’ve funded your account, the next step is to select your picks. Visit the sports section of the betting website and click on “Aussie rules” from the list of available sports. On the resulting page, select the competition you want to wager on and then select the odds against your chosen team.
The good thing is that you can pick as many games as possible. Most betting platforms allow bettors to select as many as 50 matches per bet slip.
4. Enter your Stake Amount and Place your Bet
The last step to placing Aussie Rules bets is to enter your stake amount. You will see your potential wins and know what to expect if all your wagers win. After entering your stake, click the “Place Bet” button to place your bet. All you have to do after this is to wait for the games to be played to find out if your chances win.
The first step to getting the best out of your Aussie rules bets is to know a lot about the sport. Secondary to understanding the best betting markets that will give you the best returns. This guide has addressed everything you need to know about Aussie Rules betting markets.
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