AFL 2021 Top 8 Betting Preview – Odds & Expert Predictions

AFL 2021 Top 8 Betting Preview

(AFL odds at 14 February 2021 – Subject to change)

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Geelong Cats $1.10
Richmond Tigers $1.10
Brisbane Lions $1.20
Port Adelaide Power $1.30
West Coast Eagles $1.30
Western Bulldogs $1.60
Collingwood Magpies $1.80
St Kilda Saints $1.85
GWS Giants $2.00
Melbourne Demons $2.35
Carlton Blues $2.50
Fremantle Dockers $4.00
Essendon Bombers $5.00
Gold Coast Suns $5.00
Hawthorn Hawks $5.00
Sydney Swans $5.00

For AFL coaches and players, the equation is simple;

  • Miss out on a Top 8 place, and you have zero chance of lifting the AFL Premiership trophy. Your favourite team’s players will be enjoying a ‘Mad-Monday’ directly after the conclusion of the AFL home-and-away season
  • Make the Top 8 AFL teams on the ladder and you’re on track to make the AFL Grand Final just as theTigers and Cats did in 2020.

The AFL Top 8 is the pathway through to AFL Grand Final Day, and just like the Bulldogs famously did in 2016, teams can even potentially win the AFL Premiership from 8th position.

Most punters can easily predict that the Tigers and Cats at $1.10, or Lions or Power at $1.20 or $1.30 respectively can make the Top 8 in 2021.

If you’re looking to get some better punting value, our panel of AFL betting site experts have researched the best sports betting sites in the country to locate the best 4 roughie chances as AFL Top 8 outsiders in 2021;

Best AFL Top 8 Outsider Predictions in 2020

Melbourne Demons

The Demons have a dynamic midfield that needs new goal scorers in Ben Brown and Sam Weideman to put bigger scores on the board in 2021. Word is that Brown is fitter than he ever has been and is set for a boom year and Christian Petracca should get him plenty of ball.

Sydney Swans

Master coach John Longmire knows how to get the best out of youngsters to play a support act to the great, but ageing and injury-prone, Lance ‘Buddy’ Franklin.

Western Bulldogs

The best value of the so-called favourites to make the Top 8 in 2021 are the Western Bulldogs. There is a lot to like about the Bulldogs and they are near untouchable at their beloved Marvel Stadium home where they should win a lot more matches than they lose in 2021.

St Kilda

St Kilda made huge headway last season with their set of promising youngsters beginning to deliver and they should continue to build on their great Top 8 season in 2020. A Top 4 spot might not even be out of their reach in 2021.

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Ken Edwards is a passionate Betting Top 10 International Sports & Betting News Columnist. Australian by birth, and international by nature, he brings a wealth of many years of discerning international sports and betting industry analysis. As a true fan and Sports Statistic Nerd, Ken devotedly supports his beloved Queensland Maroons, West Ham United, New York Yankees, Miami Dolphins and Richmond Tigers when he's not busy writing about them.

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