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2024 AFL Round 1: Tips, Predictions & Betting Odds

March 15th 2023, 8:00am, By: admin

AFL Round 1 Betting Tips

The 2024 AFL season finally got underway with Opening Round last weekend, and now it's time for Round 1! All 18 teams will be in action across four days, and it all begins on Thursday night with Carlton vs Richmond. That blockbuster will be followed by another on Friday night with Collingwood hosting Sydney, before we get a massive four-game slate on Saturday and another three-game slate on Sunday to close out the round!

As always, Before You Bet will be providing betting tips for EVERY game in the 2024 AFL season. On top of that, we also have our 2024 AFL tipping page where you can see how our team are going with their tips this season.

The links below take you directly to our game previews, or you can also head to our AFL Tips to find all of our free content for season 2024!

2024 AFL Round 1 Tips

Thursday March 14th 

Blues vs Tigers

After recording a miraculous comeback win against the Lions in Opening Round, the Blues will be expecting to go 2-0 to start the season when they host the Tigers. Meanwhile, the Tigers will be deserpate to make amends for their disappointing first up loss against the Suns.

Carlton vs Richmond Betting Tips


Friday March 15th 

Magpies vs Swans

The Magpies suffered a bit of a reality check in Opening Round when they were comfortably beaten by the highly-fancied Giants. The Magpies now face another tricky test in Round 2 when they host the up and coming Swans.

Collingwood vs Sydney Betting Tips


Saturday March 16th

Bombers vs Hawks

The Bombers finished off 2023 in horrible fashion and will be hoping to show some signs of improvement in Round 1. They face another rebuilding team in the Hawks who can be dangerous on their day.

Essendon vs Hawthorn Betting Tips


Giants vs Kangaroos

The Giants stormed out of the blocks in Opening Round to record a strong win against the reigning premiers. They now face the Kangaroos in Round 1 who they are overwhelming favourites to defeat.

GWS vs North Melbourne Betting Tips


Cats vs Saints

The Cats had a Premiership hangover in 2023 when absolutely nothing went their way. Can they return to the finals in 2024? They'll take on the Saints first up who some fancy to be a dark horse this season.

Geelong vs St Kilda Betting Tips


Suns vs Crows

The Suns got life under Dimma off to a flying start with a strong win at home against the Tigers. However, they now face a tougher test in Round 1 when they take on the Crows who will be hungry to return to September action this campaign.

Gold Coast vs Adelaide Betting Tips


Sunday March 17th

Demons vs Bulldogs

The Demons struggled with connection in the forward half in Opening Round and will need to improve sharply if they're to avoid going 0-2. The Bulldogs await them on Sunday afternoon and will be keen to get their season off to a winning start.

Melbourne vs Western Bulldogs Betting Tips


Power vs Eagles

After going out in straight sets in last year's finals, the Power will be keen to begin 2024 with a win. They host last season's wooden spooners in the Eagles who many expect to struggle once again.

Port Adelaide vs West Coast Betting Tips


Dockers vs Lions

The Dockers regressed in 2023 but will welcome back a fully fit Nat Fyfe to the engine room in 2024. Can the 2x Brownlow Medallist help get his club off to a winning start against the Lions?

Fremantle vs Brisbane Betting Tips


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