AFL Betting 2012-2013

AFL Betting 2012

The 2012 AFL season marked the 116th season of the Australian Football League, and what an amazing season it turned out to be! 18 clubs took part in the competition with many of the games decided by 10 points or less, making this one of the most exciting AFL seasons to date.

It's no surprise that online bookies were offering so many free bet offers, such awesome odds and special money back betting offers to enticeus all to bet on the AFL 2012.

After a number of awesome games, the AFL's top 8 teams were settled in the final weekend, with great betting offers available on Hawthorn v Collingwood, West Coast v North Melbourne, Geelong v Freemantle and Sydney v Adelaide to name but a few.

As bookies predicted, Adelaide and Collingwood won their way through to the preliminary finals with bookies offering some of the best free bets and betting offers out there on both teams.

While Collingwood were no match for Sydney, Adelaide took the Hawks right to the wire and only some individual brilliance from Cyril Rioli got the Hawks into the 2012 AFL Grand Final.

Grand Final day saw 99,000 fans watch one of the best finals in years. Online bookies offered sports betting fans no shortage of free bets and special betting bonuses, but gave the Swans little hope at $2.75.

All season the Swans had led the way with the concept of 'slingshot football,' and they punished Hawthorn's inaccuracy in front of goal to win 91 to 81.

The Brownlow medal was also one of the closest in years with online bookies offering great odds and special free bet offers on their favourite Sam Mitchell. One of the biggest was the Luxbet free bet which gave away up to $500 in free bets to new members!

However Essendon's Jobe Watson had other plans, becoming only the second player to win without his team making the finals.

The Hawks Sam Mitchell and Tiger's Trent Cochin were equal second on 26 votes, Magpie Dane Swan and Crow Scott Thompson one vote back, Gary Ablett of the Suns on 24 and Crows superstar Patrick Dangerfield on 23.

Overall, the 2012 AFL season was a tremendous success for the Australian Football League and sports betting fans alike. The game continues to evolve, fans continue to turn out in big numbers and online bookies continue to offer great betting bonuses and free bet offers for fans looking to bet on their favourite teams and the outcome of AFL seasons.

AFL Betting 2013

The 2013 AFL Season will follow the same model that was used in 2012 with 18 AFL clubs playing 22 games, comprising 11 home and 11 away games with each club having one 'bye' before the start of the Toyota AFL Finals Series.

The season kicks off at the end of March 2013 with the Grand Final due to be played on the last Saturday of September.

The Adelaide Crows look to be a strong force for the 2013 AFL season, however they were dealt a blow in the first stages of trade week. Power forward Kirk Tipett has requested a trade to the Swans, who are firm favourites with online bookies to go back to back once the deal is done.

There are also great signs for the Richmond Tigers, having been the only team to beat both the Hawks and the Swans in the regular season. If they can work some magic at the trade table, 2013 could see genuine betting interest in both with the best bookies offering great early free bet offers and attractive odds to entice us all into betting on the AFL 2013.

With what's expected to be a bumper 2013 AFL season, online bookies are sure to offer awesome free bets as well as attractive betting bonuses on certain matches.

Fixtures are due to be announced soon so make sure you check our free bet offers pages and get in early for great odds and betting offers to get the most from betting on the 2013 AFL season.

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