AFL Finals 2020

The 2020 AFL Finals Series concluded with the AFL Grand Final on Saturday October 24, 2020 where Richmond beat Geelong by 31 

2020 AFL Finals

The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic saw the AFL Finals series rescheduled with the new Grand Final date taking place Saturday October 24, 2020 at the Gabba in Brisbane where Richmond defeated Geelong by 31.

The AFL Finals provide Aussie Rules betting fans with some of the best opportunities to enjoy a footy bet of the year with everything going on the line for the Top 8 remaining teams in the Premiership heading towards the AFL Grand Final held at the MCG on a Saturday in late September or early October.

Each season the annual AFL Premiership takes place around the country with the 23 week regular or home-and-away season featuring the league’s 18 clubs facing off in the AFL fixtures for competition points and ladder positioning.

The eight AFL teams occupying the top eight ranks on the AFL Ladder then face off in the end-of-season finals series across four weeks, with two clubs eliminated from the playoffs in the opening three weeks.

The remaining two teams then come head-to-head in the highly anticipated Grand Final AFL game in the fourth week of the finals, and the winner of that clash is rewarded with the Premiership title and fanfare.

AFL Premiership betting is open across the season with all-in prices for each club on offer to punters.


Richmond Tigers 12.9 (81) def. Geelong Cats 7.8 (50)

  • 3rd vs 4th
  • Winner: Richmond Tigers
  • Result: Richmond by 31
  • Date: Saturday October 24, 2020
  • Start Time: 6:30pm (AEST)
  • Venue: Gabba, Brisbane
  • Tip: Richmond to Win @ $1.87 – BET NOW

2020 AFL Preliminary Finals Results

Preliminary Finals Game 1

Port Adelaide 6.4 (40) vs Richmond 6.10 (46)

  • 1st vs 3rd
  • Winner: Richmond Tigers
  • Result: Richmond by 6
  • Date: Friday October 16, 2020
  • Start Time: 6:50pm (AEST)
  • Venue: Adelaide Oval

Preliminary Finals Game 2

Brisbane Lions 6.6 (42) v Geelong Cats 11.16 (82)

  • 2nd vs 4th
  • Winner: Geelong Cats
  • Result: Geelong by 40
  • Date: Saturday October 17, 2020
  • Start Time: 6:40pm (AEST)
  • Venue: Gabba

2020 AFL Finals: Week 2

Semi-Final Game 1

Richmond 12.8 (80) vs St Kilda 6.13 (49)

  • 3rd vs 6th
  • Winner: Richmond
  • Result: Richmond by 31
  • Date: Friday October 9, 2020
  • Start Time: 6:50pm (AEST)
  • Venue: Metricon Stadium, Queensland

Semi-Final Game 2

Geelong Cats 15.10 (100) vs Collingwood 5.2 (32)

  • 4th vs 8th
  • Winner: Geelong Cats
  • Result: Geelong by 68
  • Date: Saturday October 10, 2020
  • Start Time: 6:40pm (AEST)
  • Venue: The Gabba, Queensland

2020 AFL Finals: Week 1 Results

Game 1: Port Adelaide 9.4 (58) vs 5.12 (42) Geelong Cats

  • 1st vs 4th
  • Winner: Port Adelaide
  • Result: Port by 16
  • Score: Port Adelaide 9.4 (58) – 5.12 (42) Geelong Cats
  • Date: Thursday October 1, 2020
  • Start Time: 7:40pm (AEST)
  • Venue: Adelaide Oval

Game 2: Brisbane Lions 10.9 (69) v 8.6 (54) Richmond Tigers

  • 2nd vs 3rd
  • Winner: Brisbane Lions
  • Result: Lions by 15
  • Score: Brisbane 10.9 (69) – 8.6 (54) Richmond
  • Date: Friday October 2, 2020
  • Start Time: 7:50pm (AEST)
  • Venue: Gabba, Brisbane

Game 3: St Kilda Saints 10.7 (67) vs 9.10 (64) Western Bulldogs

  • 6th vs 7th
  • Winner: St Kilda Saints
  • Result: St Kilda by 3
  • Score: St Kilda 10.7 (67) – 9.10 (64) Western Bulldogs
  • Date: Saturday October 3, 2020
  • Start Time: 4:40pm (AEST)
  • Venue: Gabba, Brisbane

Game 4: West Coast Eagles 11.9 (75) vs 12.4 (76) Collingwood Magpies

  • 6th vs 7th
  • Winner: Collingwood Magpies
  • Result: Magpies by 1
  • Score: West Coast 11.9 (75) – 12.4 (76) Collingwood
  • Date: Saturday October 3, 2020
  • Start Time: 8:10pm (AEST)
  • Venue: Optus Stadium, WA


AFL Finals Series

AFL Finals System Structure.

From 1994 – 1999 the AFL Finals series used the McIntyre System, but the new format gives the top four teams at the end of the home-and-away season an easier Grand Final lead-up. Below is a run through of how the AFL Premiership Finals Series works.

AFL Finals Week 1: Qualifying & Elimination

Four games are played in the first week of the finals series. Two are Qualifying Finals played between the top four clubs on the AFL ladder and the remaining two are Elimination Finals between teams 5 – 8 on the premiership table. Qualifying winners get a week of rest in the second round of finals, while the losing teams play in the semis against the Elimination winners.

  • Qualifying Final 1: 1st (Home) vs. 4th (Away)
  • Elimination Final 1: 5th (Home) vs. 8th (Away)
  • Elimination Final 2: 6th (Home) vs. 7th (Away)
  • Qualifying Final 2: 2nd (Home) vs. 3rd (Away)

AFL Finals Week 2: Semi-Finals

In Week 2 of the AFL finals series the loser of the first qualifier gets the home ground advantage hosting the winner of the first elimination; and the winner of the second elimination plays away to the loser of the second qualifying game the previous week. Both games are must-win knock-outs and determine the two Week 3 final line-ups.

  • Semi Final 1: Week 1 First Qualifiers Loser (Home) vs. Week 1 First Elimination Winner (Away).
  • Semi Final 2: Week 1 Second Qualifiers Loser (Home) vs. Week 1 Second Elimination Winner (Away).

AFL Finals Week 3: Preliminary Finals

AFL Grand Final - MCG

The MCG is home to the AFL Grand Final each season.

The AFL Preliminary finals are the last stepping stone to a Grand Final appearance the following week with two more clubs knocked out of contention at the end of the two games. After a week off the first and second Qualifying Finals winners get home advantage over the two Semi-Final winners.

  • Preliminary Final 1: Week 1 First Qualifiers Winner (Home) vs Semi Final 2 Winner (Away)
  • Preliminary Final 2: Week 1 Second Qualifiers Winner (Home) vs Semi Final 1 Winner (Away)

AFL Finals Week 4: AFL Grand Final

In the fourth and final week of the AFL finals series the much awaited Grand Final is contested at the Melbourne Cricket Ground between the two Preliminary winners. Check out our AFL Grand Final page for more information.