Australian Rules Football: Odds to Win AFL Grand Final

May 7, 2021 |
By: Covers Staff
Australian Rules Football: Odds to Win AFL Grand Final
Richmond is the favorite to win the 2021 AFL Grand Final, which would be its third straight AFL title—and fourth in the past five seasons.
Richmond is the favorite to win the 2021 AFL Grand Final, which would be its third straight AFL title—and fourth in the past five seasons.

AFL Grand Final odds are tight at the top of the board through seven rounds of the 2021 season. 

A powerhouse team continues to have the best AFL championship odds, though they now share the lead atop the AFL odds board. Plus, there's plenty of season left for the other clubs to improve their AFL odds. 

Let's check out the footy betting odds to win the 2021 AFL Grand Final. 

2021 AFL Grand Final odds

Team AFL Grand Final odds 
Richmond +450
Melbourne +450
Port Adelaide +500
Western Bulldogs +500
Geelong +600
Brisbane +800
West Coast +1,200
Sydney +2,500
Greater Western Sydney +3,300
St. Kilda +4,000
Fremantle +5,000
Carlton +6,600
Collingwood +8,000
Essendon +10,000
Gold Coast +10,000
Adelaide +15,000
Hawthorn +25,000
North Melbourne +100,000

Odds courtesy of bet365 as of May 7, 2021.

Favorite to win the AFL Grand Final

Following a dominant 81-50 victory over Geelong in the 2020 Grand Final, Richmond has the best AFL odds at +450. The Tigers finished third in the ladder during the regular season, but their Grand Final victory was their second straight title and third in the past four seasons.

However, Richmond has seen Melbourne draw even with them in recent weeks as they sit tied atop the board at +450. 

Port Adelaide (+500), which finished atop the ladder last season, is third on the odds board and close behind the top two sides. They too sit in a tie, sharing their spot with the Western Bulldogs. 

Rounding out a tightly contested Top-5 is last year's runner-up, Geelong, at +600.


Past Australian Rules Football League champions

Here are the AFL Premiership winners over the last 10 seasons.

Year AFL Grand Final winner AFL Grand Final runner-up
2020 Richmond Geelong
2019 Richmond Greater Western Sydney
2018 West Coast Collingwood
2017 Richmond Adelaide
2016 Western Bulldogs Sydney Swans
2015 Hawthorn West Coast
2014 Hawthorn Sydney Swans
2013 Hawthorn Fremantle Dockers
2012 Sydney Swans Hawthorn
2011 Geelong Collingwood

How to bet AFL

Aussie rules betting has plenty of options, from side and totals to line bets, props, margin betting and futures.

Futures betting, also known as an outright, allows you to place wagers on the future results of a competition. And the biggest Aussie Rules event is the AFL Grand Final. The easiest futures bet to find in the AFL betting market is the winner of the AFL Grand Final which is scheduled towards the end of every September at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. 

AFL Futures odds will usually look like this:

  • Richmond +333

This means that on a $100 bet, you'll stand to win $333 if Richmond wins the AFL Grand Final. If it's close to the end of the season and there has been one very dominant footy team, you might see them with a minus sign (-) ahead of their odds. 

  • Hawthorn -110

This means that if you wagered on Hawthorn at that price, you would need to bet $110 to profit $100 on Hawthorn winning the AFL Premiership.

Above we have posted the American odds for the AFL Grand Final. However, these are easy to convert to decimal odds or fractional odds with our odds converter tool.

Where can I bet on AFL Grand Final odds?

As the most popular spectator sport in Australia, plenty of online sportsbooks and casinos post odds to win AFL Grand Final. Check out the best sportsbooks in your region and see what footy odds they offer.

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