The Brisbane Lions have enjoyed an excellent 2023 AFL campaign, finishing 2nd

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Can Brisbane win the 2023 AFL Premiership?

The Brisbane Lions have been in fine fettle this season and they have their fans dreaming of a 2024 AFL Premiership triumph

News Insights

  • Brisbane Lions finished 2nd in the AFL regular season table.
  • The last AFL title for Brisbane came back in 2003.
  • Port Adelaide Suns are the next challenge in the Qualification finals.
  • Fans are daring to dream that it could be the year for the Brisbane Lions.

There is always intrigue surrounding the Brisbane Lions in any AFL season and their performances are always tracked by betting sites and punters alike.

Throughout the 2023 AFL season, the Lions have been a pillar of consistency and they have been steadily building momentum towards the finals.

Finishing second in the regular AFL season table has proved to be the cherry on the top for the Lions, who face the Port Adelaide Suns in the qualification final, in front of their home fans.

Two decades of pain

Winning three-consecutive AFL title between 2001 and 2003, before losing in the final in 2004 threatened to be somewhat of a dynasty for the Brisbane Lions.

However, it hasn’t quite turned out that way and many rookie punters with new betting sites would be forgiven for not seeing the Brisbane Lions as team capable of going all the way in the AFL.

However, the performances in the 2023 AFL campaign from the Brisbane Lions have been superb and they look fully ready to mount a serious challenge.

Whether they can go all the way remains to be seen but they are very much one of the sides to beat in the AFL finals.

Brisbane are $9.00 with Bet365 to win the 2023 AFL title.

Port Adelaide test to overcome

For all of the superlatives being levelled at the Brisbane Lions this term, it is easy to forget the incredible run the Port Adelaide Suns went on earlier in the campaign.

Winning 15 games on the spin propelled Port Adelaide into top 4 contention from the outset and they are another side that will fancy their chances heading into the finals.

Momentum has shifted a little within the Port Adelaide camp of late, but they remain a classy outfit, who should certainly be capable of troubling the Lions in this one.

However, the Brisbane Lions love playing at The Gabba, and they should make this very tough for the Suns here and Brisbane are the strong favourites with most major AFL betting apps.

The Brisbane Lions are $1.48 to see off the Port Adelaide Suns in the qualification finals with PlayUp.

Collingwood the team to catch?

The Brisbane Lions have been ripping up the AFL for long periods of the 2023 season, but the performances of Collingwood have arguably caught the eye even more.

Topping the regular season table is one thing but the Magpies have been mightily impressive all season and they are being backed to the hilt by punters and many AFL live betting sites.

Collingwood take on Melbourne in their qualification final, with the winner straight into the last 4. From there, whoever prevails is a prospective AFL Grand Final opponent for Brisbane – adding an even bigger sense of gravitas to their task.

Collingwood have been the team to beat this term and they are $8.00 to lift the AFL title, whilst Melbourne are the bookies favourites to win the 2023 AFL Premiership at $7.00 – both prices with TopSport.