AFL 2019 Top 8 Betting Preview – Odds & Expert Predictions

by Ken Edwards, 18 December 2018.

 (AFL odds at 18 December 2018, subject-to-change).

Teams/Results betstar

Richmond Tigers

West Coast Eagles

Collingwood Magpies

Melbourne Demons

Essendon Bombers

GWS Giants

Adelaide Crows

Sydney Swans

Geelong Cats

Hawthorn Hawks

Port Adelaide Power

North Melbourne Kangaroos

Western Bulldogs

Brisbane Lions

Fremantle Dockers

St Kilda Saints

Carlton Blues

Gold Coast Suns

For AFL players and coaches, the equation is an easy one;

  • Miss the Top 8, and you have no chance of winning the AFL Grand Final.
  • Miss the Top 8 and you and your team-mates are having a ‘Mad-Monday’ in the first weekend in September.
  • Make the Top 8 and you’re well on your way to playing in the Grand Final like the Collingwood Magpies and the West Coast Eagles did in 2018.

Any side finishing inside the AFL Top 8 can make it through to compete on Grand Final Day, just like the Bulldogs famously did from 8th position in 2016.

While any gambling pundit can go-ahead and make a prediction that the Tigers ($1.16), Magpies($1.22), Demons ($1.25),and Eagles ($1.18) can make the Top 8 in 2019, the odds are so short that that there is not a lot of value for your gambling dollar.

We’ve scoured the best betting sites in the country to find you the best 4 outsider odds and predictions for the AFL Top 8 outsiders in 2019 as follows;

Best AFL Top 8 Outsider Predictions in 2019

The Adelaide Crows offer great value at $1.80 to make the 8 in 2019.

Tough-to-beat at home.

Also strong at home and well-coached, get-in-quick to get $1.75 on the Sydney Swans to make the Top 8 in 2019.

The Power’s list is too-good to miss out again. Worth a bet at $2.20

The young Brisbane Lions ($3.25) are green-and-rough but on-the-improve.