St Kilda are in the 2023 AFL finals shake up

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Is 2023 finally the year for St Kilda?

A season of ebbs and flows has left St Kilda in the 2024 AFL finals, and they will be hoping to create history for their loyal fans

News Insights

  • St Kilda finished the regular AFL season in 6th place.
  • The Saints last clinched the AFL Premiership title back in 1966.
  • GWS Giants await next in a fascinating first elimination final.
  • There appears to be no ceiling for a St Kilda team that are daring to dream.

The trials and tribulations of St Kilda are always scrutinised by AFL betting sites and punters alike, with the key question always being: Can St Kilda win their first AFL Premiership since 1966.

Managing the expectation has been an issue throughout the 2023 AFL season, but St Kilda finished the regular campaign in 6th place.

Overcoming the likes of Collingwood, Melbourne and Brisbane will be a tall order for the Saints but they’re in the top 8 and as they know all too well, anything can happen in the AFL finals.

Emulating the team of 1966

To think that it has been 57 seasons since St Kilda last won the AFL Premiership is a staggering statistic.

One of the most notorious AFL teams with both old and new betting sites alike, the Saints are always backed to the hilt in every game they play.

However, the past decade has been a particularly barren one, with their last runners-up showing coming in 2010 and fans would have been forgiven for giving up on their team heading into the 2023 campaign.

However, St Kilda have been in the mix throughout the season and whilst they ultimately finished in 6th, they will be looking to have a right old go in the final’s series.

St Kilda are $26.00 with Bet365 to win the 2023 AFL title.

Giants up next

Finishing 6th in the regular season table has entitled St Kilda to a home draw against the GWS Giants in the elimination final.

The MCG will of course be rocking, as the Saints look to progress, knowing full well that a loss in this one would end their season prematurely.

GWS Giants have come good when it matters, piecing together a late run of form to break the top 8, as they chase their first ever AFL Premiership title.

In a one-off game, the stakes could not be higher and both teams will be bang up for this ferocious encounter at the MCG, piquing the interest of many AFL betting apps.

St Kilda need a win to get their finals campaign rolling and they are $2.15 to overcome the GWS Giants with PlayUp.

Intriguing route to the final

Going all the way and winning the AFL title in 2023 would be a serious shock for St Kilda but once the finals kick off, anything can happen.

If they were to overcome the GWS Giants, it would be a clash with either the Brisbane Lions or the Port Adelaide Suns next.

The Saints wouldn’t be backed too heavily with many AFL live betting sites but once the playoffs kick in, every game has a true pressure cooker atmosphere.

For both the Lions and the Suns, their qualifying final is a chance to skip the rigours of the AFL Finals, whilst for the loser, they will be put through the mill.

The Brisbane Lions are the strong favourites to see off the Port Adelaide Suns at $1.48, whilst the Suns aren’t without a chance at $2.75 – both prices with TopSport.