Are you ready for the 2017 AFL Finals Tips Week 1? I’ve decided to post the 2017 AFL Finals Tips Week 1 this week even though its a bye week and the finals won’t actually start until next week. I figured may as well considering as how Fortuna had already dropped them off. Who knows, maybe she wanted to get the 2017 AFL Finals Tips Week 1 out of the way because she’s got something else on?

Fortuna’s 2017 AFL Finals Tips Week 1


2017 AFL Finals Tips Week 1

  • Adelaide Crows vs GWS Giants (Adelaide)
  • Geelong vs Richmond (SGC)
  • Port Power vs West Coast (Adelaide)
  • Sydney vs Essendon (SCG)

I’m so excited that Finals footy is finally here. It’s especially exciting because the Adelaide Crows have finished on top of the ladder. The question is whether or not they can actually manage to win the 2017 AFL grand final.

It’s been 19 years since the Crows winning back to back premierships in 1998. This weeks marks the Crows 30th finals. Check out this post for a complete history of the Crows finals attempts.

But enough of that! It’s time to have a look at which of my favourite sports betting sites is offering the best AFL finals odds. For those of you new to ezesportsabetting I recommend and use SportsbetWilliam Hill and Bet365. Being a member of three of the top sports betting sites allows me to always get the best odds as well as taking advantage of the many online sports betting specials they have on offer.

Best AFL Odds Preliminary Finals Week 1

AFL Teams

Adelaide Crows
GWS Giants
Geelong
Richmond
Port Power
West Coast
Sydney
Essendon

Bet365

1.52
2.55
1.72
2.15
1.45
2.75
1.20
4.60

Sportsbet

1.52
2.55
1.74
2.10
1.46
2.75
1.20
4.60

William Hill

1.48
2.65
1.72
2.10
1.45
2.75
1.22
4.25

Looking at those odds and Fortuna’s finals tips for week one I’ve decided to put my money on West Coast to beat Port Power. Why? Well, for the life of me I can’t work out why Port Power are the favourites. If you read my last post you know that I hinted at the Power having a hard time of winning against West Coast.

I just have a funny feeling about this game. Usually if I back Port Power they go and stuff me up by losing. This time I’ve going with my gut and going along with Fortuna’s tips and backing the Eagles. Besides, those odds are pretty good too.

As far as sports betting sites go, I’m going with Sportsbet because of the Sportsbet 24 Up, You Win promotion.

Too bad the Sportsbet Million dollar tipping competition is over for this year, at least for the AFL. You can still try your luck with the NRL Sportsbet Million Dollar Tipping competition.

Who, are you going to back in the up and coming week one of the AFL finals? As for me, you can see my bet here.


As we get to the beginning of the AFL finals we need to look back on the AFL round 23 2017 results.  Looking at the AFL round 23 2017 results you’ll notice that Fortuna managed to get 6 of her tips right. This brings her 2017 tipping total to 125 for the year. Not as good as her AFL 2016 results where she managed to score 139. But then there were a heck of a lot more upsets this year than last year and I’m sure most tipsters didn’t fare as well this year.

Fortuna’s AFL Round 23 2017 ResultsFortuna AFL round 23 2017 results

Unfortunately for me I backed the Crows to win last week but once again they lost to West Coast. I say once again because the very same thing happened last year when they lost to West Coast playing at home. A bit of deja vu, wouldn’t you agree?

At least these years loss to West Coast wasn’t as bad as last years as the Crows still finished at the top of the ladder.

The Adelaide Crows vs West Coast game must have been frustrating as hell for both Melbourne fans as well as the West Coast fans. West Coast had to beat Adelaide by at least 20 points to ensure a placement in the top 8. Otherwise Melbourne would have won that position. Throughout the game both clubs sea sawed in and out of finals contention. In the end the Eagles won and Melbourne gets to sit out the finals.

This is how Perth Now saw the Eagle’s win against the Crows.

Finals Draw Week One

So, how does the week one Finals Draw look like?

THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 7

First Qualifying Final

Adelaide v GWS at Adelaide Oval

FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 8

Second Qualifying Final

Geelong v Richmond at the MCG

SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 9

Second Elimination Final

Sydney v Essendon at the SCG

First Elimination Final

Port Adelaide v West Coast at Adelaide Oval

Now, Port Power fans were probably hoping for a Crows win, knowing they would face West Coast if the Crows lost. There are probably some Crows fans who were hoping for a loss thinking that the Eagles will push the Power out of the Finals in Saturday’s elimination finals.

Next week is going to be an exciting finals week.