The Australian Football League for women’s (or AFLW) teams might be new on the block, but there’s a lot to know. Following the same format as the men’s league, the AFLW has only one difference, the ball. After a lot of testing and practice matches, the size four Sherrin was chosen as the official ball. Since it’s a bit smaller female players can kick it further without changing the game pace. Additionally, the smaller ball is easier to pass and ‘fits female bodies better’ according to the official website.
Unfortunately, the league is smaller than the men’s side, so the betting options are limited. Still, by 2020, the league will have enough teams to make wagers worthwhile. In other exciting news, popular football clubs have already formed women’s sides to take part. Some clubs have placed bids, but have yet to be granted entry into the league. In 2019, ten teams will go head to head for the Premiership ahead of the men’s AFL season.
Popular Australian Women’s Football League Bookies
Top AFLW Betting Odds
For the moment, AFLW betting is limited and most bookies don’t offer any markets. This could change as time goes on, but for now it’s not possible to make big bets on the league. On the other hand, supporting the teams could go a long way towards having a fuller line up. Since almost every football club has placed bids to take part, AFLW betting could soon be commercialised.
At the moment, Aussies can make predictions for the league online. Reigning champions, the Adelaide Crows, are looking to continue their three-year streak during this season. However, most newcomers struggle to keep up with the original teams due to training and experience. Hopefully this will change.
Teams to Bet On
- Adelaide Crows
- Brisbane Lions
- Carlton Blues
- Collingwood Magpies
- Geelong Cats
- GWS Giants
- Fremantle Dockers
- Melbourne Demons
- North Melbourne Kangaroos
- Western Bulldogs
How to Bet & Win Step-By-Step
- Visit your favourite sportsbook.
- Choose a top 8 match and your team to win.
- Select your bets including props and totals.
- Confirm your bets.
- Watch the match.
- Collect your winnings.
Best AFLW Betting Tips
Whenever we create a guide, we have to mention that punters should always gamble responsibly. This means betting sober and setting a budget for each bet regardless of the results. Professional sports are notoriously difficult to accurately predict outcomes for, so keep wagers small. Since the AFLW is so new, rules will change an impact the results.