Get ready to see women take the field with the inaugural season of the Australian Football League Womens games, branded the AFLW. This is certainly an exciting prospect and set to change the pace of this favourite Australian sport. While it is hard to know what to expect from the game given the talent is so new, there are plenty of players to watch out for.
This brand new league of 160 players features names such as Daisy Pearce, Moana Hope, and Katie Brennan who look fierce to stand out from the rest. The AFLW is set to become a pinnacle of women’s sports in Australia and really change the way we look at how women participate in competitive sports.
In terms of betting, the competition is already looking fierce. Just like in the mens league, tipping will be a big deal in this 7 week season. Stay up to date with what to expect when betting with this handy betting guide for the AFLW.
Start by taking a look at the teams and what kind of odds they’re expecting.
The Crows are considered a relative outsider in the inaugural season. However, with some strong players ready to tackle hard such as Chelsea Randall, the betting odds might be wrong. So far they are sitting at around $8.
In a recent practice match against the GWS Giants, the Brisbane Lions proved they are ready to play and win. They have a strong chance to go all the way with players such as Tayla Harris and Sabrina Frederick Traub making them a serious contender. Their betting odds are around $15.
This team is a real threat and serious competitor for the inaugural women’s league flag. They also have plenty of pressure as they are already one of the biggest clubs in the AFLW. The Blues premiership odds are $5.
Here we have the strongest team in the AFL hoping to maintain that reputation in the women’s league. Their marquee player Moana Hope is certainly one to watch and is ready to bring her team glory. At a $7 betting odd, they are in place to go all the way.
The Dockers are looking like the second favourites to take out the inaugural premiership flag in the AFLW. They have some top draft picks in the names of Hayley Miller and Brianna Green. With $4.50 odds, keep an eye on this team of rising stars.
Greater Western Sydney Giants
This is a team with a lot of a potential, as well as a lot of struggles with some key players such as Renee Forth out to a knee injury. So far they are sitting at a $15 betting odds, but may surprise the competition with their positive attitude.
The Demons are a real favourite with some integral names to the womens league ready to perform, such as Daisy Pearce and Mel Hickey. A $6 premiership odd puts them in good stead, but they will have to keep their A game to win this field.
This team who won the mens premiership in 2016 is favoured to take out the womens as well. Plenty of talent is making up the Bulldogs side with plenty of experience in their favour. They will certainly be hard to beat, as the $4 premiership betting odd indicates. Keep an eye on the daughters of the west!