The finals are looming large in the AFL, with plenty on the line
As the 2023 AFL regular season draws to a close, there is more than ever at stake for the sides competing in the finals.
- Table-topping Collingwood have been the team to beat throughout 2023.
- Port Adelaide kept pace for a while and remain in the hunt.
- Brisbane and Melbourne have also had impressive seasons.
- The likes of Carlton, Sydney, St Kilda and GWS Giants are all hoping to get in on the act.
The final act in what has been a rollercoaster of an AFL season is upon us, with AFL betting sites jostling for position ahead of the end of the campaign.
Collingwood have been the dominant force in the AFL throughout the 2023 season and they will be the league leaders heading into the finals.
Meanwhile, the likes of Brisbane, Port Adelaide and Melbourne have kept pace with the Magpies to secure their final spots.
Carlton have also made the top 8 with a late winning run, whilst St Kilda, Sydney and the GWS Giants will all be looking to hang on to their top 8 status in AFL game week 24.
Collingwood the team to beat
The performances of Collingwood have caught the eye with old and new betting sites alike in Australia, with the Magpies tearing up the regular season roster.
Injuries to key players in recent weeks has left a slight cloud over their prospects for the finals but they are still a quality side.
Finishing top of the AFL table should give them some favourable fixtures in the finals and they will be eager to finish the season strongly.
Currently, Collingwood are $8.00 with Bet365 to win the AFL title.
Brisbane and Melbourne firmly in the mix
So often when it comes to winning the AFL title, so much of it is about timing and both Brisbane and Melbourne are playing their best stuff in the dying embers of the season.
Sat firmly inside the top 4, both sides have caught the eye with many AFL betting apps and there seems to be no ceiling on how far both of them could go in the playoffs.
Carlton the best of the rest
Whilst the Port Adelaide Suns have cracked the top 4 this season, it does seem as if their campaign could be petering out, which is reflected in their odds with many live betting sites.
The Suns kept pace with Collingwood for most of the campaign and will need to rekindle that form if they are to have any chance of AFL glory at $18.00 with PlayUp.
On form, Carlton are perhaps best placed to sustain a challenge, with the Blues having really clicked into gear in recent months.
Finishing 5th in the table will make the job harder for them but they are a very dangerous side, capable of beating anybody on their day.
Carlton are currently $12.00 with TopSport to win the 2023 AFL title.