Footy is just around the corner so we have done the form to come up with our best selections and tips for the 2019 AFL Season.
We feature AFL Premiership tips, Coleman Medal winner, Brownlow Medal winner and all the other exciting markets that punters can bet on this season.
Can the West Coast Eagles go back-to-back? Can Richmond cap off what will likely be a terrific regular season with a premiership? Can Collingwood get over their heart-breaking defeat of 2018 to rebound and win this year? All questions will be answered on Saturday September 28, 2019.
AFL premiership futures tips
Best Bet – Collingwood Magpies @ $7.00 – BET NOW
The Collingwood Magpies went about as close as you can get to winning the AFL Premiership last season without actually winning it and that’s not going to be any consolation to them.
The look on Eddie’s face said it all, but we’re predicting a bounce-back performance from the club which exceeded expectations in 2018. Now, the expectation is firmly on their shoulders as the current second favourites to win the title.
With senior players such as Scott Pendlebury, Daniel Wells and Travis Varcoe, the Magpies should be tough to beat again and they have a solid roster of rookie players, including the controversial Sam Murray, who played 13 games for the Magpies before testing positive for cocaine in August.
Collingwood should ensure their punters of some excitement this season and $7 is a fair price from bookmakers.
Next Best – Richmond Tigers @ $5 – BET NOW
The Richmond Tigers ended last year at the top of the regular season ladder with 72 points and a significant winning streak heading into the playoffs, but they weren’t able to progress to the Grand Final and therefore the season can be deemed as a failure.
Looking to shrug off the tag of being a good regular season squad, the Tigers will be hoping to play their best football in the playoffs and we think they have a great chance of doing that.
Having Dusty Martin, Jack Riewoldt, Trent Cochin and Daniel Rioli in your squad is always going to result in scoring plenty of wins throughout the season and calling on last season’s experiences should help them.
They’re the $5 favourites for a reason and we’re expecting those odds to drop as the season progresses.
Best Value – Melbourne Demons Top 4 @ $2 – BET NOW
Melbourne were exciting to watch last season with 14 wins and eight losses, in which that record could have been significantly better.
Some punters won’t see the $2 as value for a top-four finish, but we believe there are only four teams in the hunt this season (top four in the market) and the Demons should finish at least one position higher than they did last season and we’ll happily take the $2 on offer from bookmakers.
2019 AFL Coleman Medal winner tips
Best Bet – Ben Brown, North Melbourne Kangaroos @ $8 – BET NOW
Good value on offer for a young star who finished second in the Coleman Medal standings last season with 61 goals.
It might have been an off-year for the goal-scoring tally, but Brown has only improvement left in him and the Kangaroos big man could score plenty of six-pointers for the club.
Considering he kicked 63 goals for his 2017 season, finishing behind Josh Kennedy (65) and Lance Franklin (69), there’s not much between them and he has the youth advantage.
$8 is great value and we’re not expecting that price to stick around long.
Best Value – Jack Riewoldt, Richmond Tigers @ $19 – BET NOW
Why not Jack Riewoldt? He won the 2018 title and although it was a low-scoring year, he still did better than anyone else and that has to count for something.
The Richmond Tigers star will be looking to win his fourth medal and we’re backing him in. He should get plenty of opportunities and although he’s not getting any younger, he’s still got enough firepower in that leg.
$19 is a bit of a slap in the face for a player with Riewoldt’s record.
2019 Brownlow Medal tips
Best Bet – Patrick Dangerfield, Geelong Cats @ $8 – BET NOW
We tipped Patrick Dangerfield to win the 2018 Brownlow Medal and he didn’t feature in the top 10, but we will take credit for also tipping Tom Mitchell as the best value.
Dangerfield seemingly found it tough to recover from his injury but he should be back to full fitness this season and ready to give a better effort.
He’s a key man for the Cats and although bookmakers are being cautious with his odds at $8, we believe they have their finger on the trigger for when he makes his Round 1 appearance.
Best Value – Steele Sidebottom, Collingwood Magpies @ $16 – BET NOW
Steele Sidebottom was terrific for the Collingwood Magpies in 2018, taking them to a Grand Final and finishing second in the Brownlow Medal voting with 24 points.
He played 26 games and he had a good all-round season with 12 goals, 361 kicks, 764 disposals and 133 marks.
We can see the Magpies getting even better this season and Steele could win plenty of votes once again. He’s good value at the odds.
AFL Grand Final quinella tips
We’ll keep this one short and simple – we think the Tigers and Magpies will be the two best teams this season and we are getting $15 (BET NOW) for them to make the Grand Final.
Those are generous in our opinion and although landing the quinella is a tough bet, it’s worth a specking at the odds.
To make Grand Final tips
Collingwood is currently $3.90 at Beteasy (BET NOW) to make a return appearance to the Grand Final. We see no reason to back of the Magpies and there is plenty of trading value with this pick.
Other solid picks would be the Tigers at $2.80 (BET NOW) and the Melbourne Demons at $3.80 (BET NOW). For the long-shot punters, have a stab at the North Melbourne Kangaroos at $15 (BET NOW) for a bit of fun.