Australian Football NZ – Betting on the New Zealand AFL

The AFL NZ league is small but highly competitive. There is a total of four professional teams that compete for the AFL NZ premiership Grand final every year. Although the National AFL NZ League is small, Aussie rules football is very popular in New Zealand. Australian Football League New Zealand presides over four leagues Auckland AFL, Canterbury AFL, Wellington and Otago AFL. Betting on the AFL NZ may seem unexciting because they are only four teams in the New Zealand AFL. However, there are so many different bets Kiwis can place besides the simple win predictions. Our AFL NZ betting guide will look at the range of bets you can place on Aussie Rules football.

If you are already familiar with Aussie Rules football and the AFL NZ league you can go ahead and start betting at any of the sports betting sites we recommend.

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How to Bet on AFL NZ

Betting on the AFL NZ requires knowledge of the three fundamental factors, the rules of Australian football, the team and player stats and different types of bets you can place on Aussie rules football. Why is knowing these things important for success in betting? For example, knowing that an Aussie rules game is divided into four 20-minute sessions can help you in deciding what type of bet to place. Likely halftime bets for the different quarters of the game will be less risky and yield better results overall.

Knowing player stats can help you wager better for goal casts and prop bets. Just because a team has won does not necessarily mean they are better at scoring. Sometimes the other team is just bad at defending.

Understanding the difference between bet types means you are best able to analyse what bet best fits the scenario. For example, if you are betting on a game between the Southern Saints and Western Crows. Western Crows has 4 players in the top 10 goal scorers while Southern Saints has only one. In this case it might be wiser to bet on Western Crows getting the first or most goals.

Australian Rules Football – The Rules

In any standard Australian football game, there are 36 players and seven umpires on the pitch. This sounds like a big crowd but considering the Aussie rules pitch size which ranges from 135m to 185m in length and 110m t0 155m in width. The game happens over the course four quarters of 20 minutes each. The goal is to score as many goals as possible.

There are four goal poles at each goal post the two in the centre are the main goal areas and the spaces between the outer goal post and centre goal posts are the secondary goal posts. If the ball is kicked through the centre goal post it earns the attacking team 6 points. A goal through the secondary goal posts earns one point. Carrying the ball over the score line is also a single point.

New Zealand AFL Team and Player Stats

There are four teams in AFL NZ, Northern Suns, Western Crows, Central Giants and Southern Saints. These four Aussie rules football teams all have different strengths. The Western Crows are the best attacking team, followed by the Saints, Giants and Suns in that order. The best team at defending is the Southern Saints followed by the Crows, Northern Suns and Giants in that order.

Aussie Rules Football Premiership Player Stats

One would assume that the top goal score would come from the best attacking team. However, that is not the case in this Aussie rule’s premiership.

Player Team Goals Scored
Same McKenzie Central Giants 4
Harley Jenkins Southern Saints 4
James Considine Northern Suns 3
Finn Moffatt Southern Saints 2
Sam Anderson Western Crows 2
Brad Mavor Western Crows 2
Tyson Schmid Central Giants 2
Jay Johnson Western Crows 2
Jay Green Western Crows 1
Alex Fakatoumafi Central Giants 1

 

The first game of the 2019 AFL New Zealand Premiership was played on the 17TH OF February 2019. The current ladder standings so far are:

Team Games Played Won Lost Scoring percentage Points
Southern Saints 1 1 0 194.4 4
Western Crows 1 1 0 128.5 4
Central Giants 1 0 1 77.7 0
Northern Sun 1 0 1 51.4 0

 

There are still eight more rounds to be played between now and the 14th of April 2019. We will regularly update all our Kiwi punters with news from the AFL NZ premiership right up to the grand finale.

AFL NZ State Leagues

There are four state leagues under the National Australian Football League New Zealand. Otago, Auckland, Canterbury and Wellington. Auckland AFL is the largest state league having six teams while the rest of the AFL NZ state leagues have four teams only. These state leagues are mostly amateur teams.

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