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AFL Rising Star 2021 Betting Tips, Best Bets & Preview

  • The AFL Rising Star Award will be conducted on September 1
  • Matt Rowell is the overwhelming favourite
  • Justin Darcy provides his tips for the award
AFL Rising Star Betting Tips
Matt Rowell is the roaring favourite for the AFL Rising Star Award (Getty)
Justin Darcy 04 Mar 2021
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The 2021 Rising Star award betting is dominated by last year's favourite Matt Rowell after what was an incredible start to his career, amassing nine Brownlow votes by round four, before injury curtailed his season.

2020 top draft pick Jamarra Ugle-Hagan looks the obvious danger, and has a touch of x-factor about him based on a recent practice match with the Dogs.

Tom Green and Will Phillips are not without a hope if they can rise a level again this season.

2021 AFL Rising Star Odds

Matt Rowell$1.30
Jamarra Ugle-Hagan$7
Tom Green$9
Will Phillips$12
Riley Tilthorpe$13
Braeden Campbell$17
Hayden Young $17
Odds provided by Sportsbet. Correct on 9.14am 5/3/21

2021 AFL Rising Star Tips

AFL Rising Star Best Bet - Matt Rowell

At the price he is not a bet, but he looks the winner based off his start to the 2020 AFL season, where he looked the best player in the league and could well have gone on to prove that without injury.

He is so clean around a contest and what catches the umpires eye is the fact he can hit the scoreboard and looks as if he has so much time around the ball.

It may take him a round or two to get back into things, but once he hits his straps, watch as a future champion of the game struts his stuff.

AFL Rising Star Next Best Bet - Jamarra Ugle-Hagan

He was the number one draft pick of the last draft, with electric skills down forward and the athletic ability that draws people to AFL matches.

He was on the cusp of doing a few 'special' things in his latest practice match which rings the alarm bells of opposition defenders.

If he can hit the scoreboard and play a more exuberant role of how someone such as Connor Rozee played in his first year, he is the main danger to Matt Rowell.

AFL Rising Star Value Bet - Finlay Macrae

The brother of Jack Macrae from the Dogs already looks a ball winner after being drafted at pick 19.

He averaged 17 disposals when playing for the the Oakleigh Chargers, as well as putting together a star performance in a preliminary final where he gathered 22 disposals and kicked two goals.

With the leadership of midfielders Scott Pendlebury and Taylor Adams guiding him, he has the potential to be another ball magnet just like his brother who has been instrumental to the Bulldogs side.

AFL Rising Star FAQs

When is the AFL Rising Star award?

The AFL Rising Star award is expected to be announced on September 1.

Who is the favourite for the AFL Rising Star?

Matt Rowell looks the clear player to beat in the award and the bookies have not missed putting him up at $1.30.

Who won the 2020 AFL Rising Star?

Caleb Serong from Fremantle won the 2020 Rising Star award.

How can I live stream the AFL matches?

Check out our live streaming hub to see how you can live stream the AFL matches this season.



We are with Matt Rowell as the likely winner, but will be having something on Jamarra Ugle-Hagan at the price.
Next Best Bet: Jamarra Ugle-Hagan To Win @600.00 at BetMGM - 1 Unit

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