Will it be Collingwood vs Brisbane in 2023?

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Will it be Collingwood, Brisbane or another side that clinches the 2023 AFL Premiership.

Finishing 1st and 2nd in the AFL regular season table has many experts believing that it will be Collingwood vs Brisbane in the AFL Grand Final.

News Insights

  • Collingwood dominated the regular season, cruising into 1st place.
  • The Brisbane Lions timed their run to perfection to finish 2nd in the table
  • Melbourne and Port Adelaide made up the top 4 and are now in the semi-finals.
  • Carlton and GWS Giants are the remining sides in the AFL Premiership hunt in 2023.

Being the side to beat in any AFL season is no easy task but for both Collingwood and Brisbane, it is one they navigated seamlessly.

The Collingwood Magpies blitzed the field in 2023, finishing top of the table by a canter and they have long been earmarked for glory this season by many AFL betting sites.

Finishing second behind Collingwood was a good showing from the Brisbane Lions, who are chasing their first AFL Premiership title since 2003 and they are catching the eye with many Aussie betting apps.

As the semi-finals loom, many are asking whether it will be a Grand Final between the top two, or if another side will force their way into the mix.

Who can stop the Magpies or the Lions?

Last weekend’s qualification finals was billed as a big chance to stop either Collingwood or Brisbane by many AFL betting sites but once again the big boys came out to play.

Collingwood showed real resolve to edge out Melbourne in a classic encounter and in doing so, avoided the potential banana skin awaiting them in the form of Carlton.

Brisbane meanwhile continued to show their good form by hammering Port Adelaide, a side they trailed in the league table for much of the season.

Consequently, both Collingwood and Brisbane sit 2 games from AFL glory in 2023 and they are $2.5 and $3.1 respectively to win the AFL title with Bet365

Melbourne and Port Adelaide to bounce back?

Losing a qualification final game can often be a real kick in the teeth for sides as they chase AFL glory, with their chances often knocked with many betting apps too.

Collingwood dug deep to beat Melbourne at the MCG, leaving the Demons the tall order of having to win their next 3 games to clinch the AFL title.

Port Adelaide meanwhile do look to have run out of steam a little in their title pursuit, but they will be eager to get past the GWS Giants next and see what happens.

Old and new betting sites alike aren’t fancying the chances of either side too much but at $5.5 and $9.5 respectively with PlayUp, neither can be discarded. 

GWS Giants or Carlton to go all the way?

Winning the AFL title from 5th to 8th place in the regular season table is a tall order but it is something both Carlton and the GWS Giants are hoping to achieve in 2023.

The Carlton Blues have produced some stunning footy in recent weeks to crack the top 8 and their performances have made many betting apps stand up and take notice.

A similar story can be told about the GWS Giants, who also continued their excellent form with a good win on the road at St Kilda in the elimination finals.

Both sides know they will need to beat the likes of Brisbane and Collingwood to win the AFL title but at $10 and $12 respectively with TopSport, both Carlton and the GWS Giants can enjoy the 2023 AFL finals without having any pressure on them.