AFL, or Australian Rules Football League, is one of the most popular sports leagues down under. Naturally, a sports league with this level of popularity is going to inspire betting. There are tons of different aspects of the game to bet on, such as which team will win, which players will be awarded, and how many points will be scored in a game. These, plus more, are all representative of the different ways to bet on AFL games. The following article will delve into the basics of AFL betting, to help you make smarter wagers.
Before betting, always be sure to set a budget for your betting. By doing this, you can help prevent yourself from getting carried away with your betting. It is also useful to do research before betting. The first thing that you should research is the various sites that can be used to bet on AFL games.
Not all these sites are created equally and some of them will be less fair than others or have a difficult to use interface. Industry standards, such as BlueBet, is a good place to start. Once you have chosen a site to bet on, however, there is still research to be done. The second thing to research is the league and the event that you are betting on.
Regardless of how well you know the sport and the league, additionally research can help you make the smartest decision. There are several online resources that you can check for help with this. These will provide expert predictions as well as information about various trends in the AFL.
Be wary of online tips. Be especially wary if these tips come from unverified sources. Some of these are meant to be misleading, especially those offered on sites with betting capabilities. Also be wary of odds that seem odd, or odd odds. Some matches have incredibly obvious winners. For instance, when the best team in the AFL plays the worst team in the AFL, the likely winner appears obvious.
Therefore, if you see tips or odds that are skewed towards the likely loser, be concerned. It is incredibly easy to compare betting odds online, so take a few moments to check around to see what other sites or bookkeepers are offering as odds on the same match.
To make smart bets on the games that you want to bet on, register with multiple sites or online bookkeepers. This will allow you to be sure that you can wager on the games you wish to wager on, as not every game or event is offered everywhere. Plus, this also gives you the opportunity to shop around for the most favourable rates.
Consider taking a more analytical approach to your betting and research the teams that you wish to bet on. Some teams have a more vigorous training schedule, which can leave key players tired or injured – thus hurting the team’s performance. Competition play, international tournaments, and busy seasons can all impact the players’ fitness and performance, which is something to consider before wagering.
Finally, the last tip is to remember that upsets are rare in the world of AFL. Yes, they do happen, and yes, the offer fantastic payouts when they do occur. But in most cases, the dominant team wins, meaning that everyone who bet on the upset loses money.
Thus, consider staying with safer choices, at least to start. You can also, instead, bet on the first person to score or amount of penalties, which can be more interesting overall. Regardless of your betting strategy, remember to have fun and make smart wagers!