The most comprehensive AFL Brownlow Medal coverage returns for 2019 as the “Brownlow Bandit” brings you game-by-game analysis every round of the season to help you with your betting on the 2019 Brownlow Medal.
Our Brownlow Medal predictions and rolling Brownlow Medal tracker allow you to keep an eye on the betting markets throughout the season to build a green book so that by the time the 2019 Brownlow Medal night rolls around we’re assured of a profit.
You’ll be able to stay up to date with our live 2019 Brownlow Medal leaderboard, while there will be links to every single round-by-round voting posted there.
For those who need a refresher on how our Brownlow voting system works, we assign 6 votes per game so that our total votes are the same as the official 3-2-1 system, however we break up those votes as we see fit across potentially more than three players. Some games are really tough to call which way the votes will go, so a better predictive model is to split performances and assign half points to each player where there is doubt. So for example if two players dominate and it's too hard to split their performance, they are given 2.5 votes each, with the remaining 1 vote given to another player(s). This will give us a predictive total closer to their true total, rather than guessing. We can then form a 'range' for each player (i.e. a min and max we think players can poll) with the thinking behind this that the variations from the half votes will even out over the long term.
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Richmond 10.6.66 def by Collingwood 17.8.110
Round 2 kicked off with the Preliminary Final rematch and the Tigers would not get any revenge as the Pies dominated control of the ball. They were so dominant that they had the 17 highest scoring fantasy players on the ground! Adam Treloar (39 disposals, 7 tackles, 1 goal), Dayne Beams (36 disposals), Chris Mayne (33 disposals, 1 goal) and Scott Pendlebury (31 disposals, 1 goal) ran riot through the midfield, while Jack Crisp (32 disposals, 14 marks) and Jeremy Howe (19 disposals, 14 marks) patrolled at half-back. The work was finished off by the dynamic brilliance of Jordan De Goey who kicked 5 goals from his 15 possessions in an eye-catching performance.
Jordan De Goey – 3
Dayne Beams – 1
Chris Mayne - 1
Adam Treloar – 1
Sydney 8.14.62 def by Adelaide 12.16.88
Sydney dropped their second game of the season, going down to Adelaide on Friday night. It might be a difficult game for votes with a good even contribution from the Crows. Brad Crouch (26 disposals, 5 tackles, 1 goal), Rory Sloane (23 disposals, 8 tackles) and Matt Crouch (24 disposals, 7 tackles) were all very good, while Josh Kennedy was the leading ball winner on the ground with 36 touches.
Rory Sloane – 3
Josh Kennedy – 1.5
Brad Crouch – 1.5
Essendon 9.11.65 def by St.Kilda 10.16.76
Another appalling showing by the Bombers as the Saints sprung to an unlikely 2-0 start to the season. It was Jade Gresham who was best with 25 disposals and 2 goals and he was well supported by Jack Billings (28 disposals) and Jack Steele (23 disposals, 7 tackles), while Josh Bruce was lively up forward with 2 goals and 15 touches.
Jade Gresham – 3
Jack Billings – 2
Jack Steele – 1
Port Adelaide 13.10.88 def Carlton 11.6.72
Scott Lycett impressed at his new club with 25 disposals, including 10 clearances, 34 hitouts and a goal in a best-on-ground performance. Tom Rockliff was again relentless with 37 disposals and 12 clearances, with Brad Ebert (23 disposals, 3 goals), Travis Boak (33 disposals, 9 tackles) and Steven Motlop (22 disposals, 3 goals) also influential. Patrick Cripps was the Blues best with 32 touches and 7 tackles, but he might find it hard to get a vote.
Scott Lycett – 3
Tom Rockliff – 1.5
Travis Boak – 1.5
Geelong 20.6.126 def Melbourne 6.10.46
Geelong are sitting pretty on top of the ladder with two big wins over last season’s Preliminary Finalists after demolishing Melbourne. The Cats were led by Patrick Dangerfield who collected 37 disposals and 2 goals, with Tim Kelly (30 disposals, 1 goal), Charlie Constable (31 disposals, 1 goal) and Mitch Duncan (26 disposals, 1 goal) also helping to control the midfield. Clayton Oliver (44 disposals, 6 tackles) and Angus Brayshaw (33 disposals) won plenty of the ball but it was a lost cause!
Patrick Dangerfield – 3
Tim Kelly – 2
Clayton Oliver – 1
West Coast 16.8.104 def GWS 7.10.52
West Coast got their first win of 2019 with a comfortable victory against GWS. Luke Shuey broke the game open with 28 disposals and two goals while Dom Sheed was also prolific with 28 disposals and a goal. Tom Hickey (18 disposals, 20 hitouts, 1 goal) was the best ruckman on the ground, while Jack Darling continued his good form with 4 goals from 12 disposals. It may not show on the stats sheet, but Mark Hutchings played a crucial role in restricting Stephen Coniglio to just 20 touches in a brilliant tagging role, while picking up 15 disposals and a goal himself. Lachie Whitfield was best for the Giants with 33 disposals.
Luke Shuey – 3
Dom Sheed – 2
Mark Hutchings – 0.5
Lachie Whitfield – 0.5
North Melbourne 13.9.87 def by Brisbane 16.11.107
The Lions are on the rise! Brisbane’s perfect start to 2019 continued when they surged late to defeat the Kangaroos after trailing by as much as 22 points during the third quarter. Lachie Neale was an unstoppable force in the midfield with 43 disposals and 6 tackles and clearly the most influential player on the ground. Daniel Rich (27 disposals) and Hugh McCluggage (24 disposals, 1 goal) were useful, while Charlie Cameron helped seal the deal late with 4 goals from 11 touches. Ben Cunnington (36 disposals, 1 goal) and Shaun Higgins (38 disposals) got a lot of the ball for the Roos in the disappointing loss.
Lachie Neale – 3
Ben Cunnington – 2
Shaun Higgins – 0.5
Charlie Cameron – 0.5
Betting note: We have Lachie Neale starting the season with two perfect best-on-ground performances! You can back Neale to win the 2019 Brownlow at odds of $15 at TAB.
Hawthorn 13.9.87 def by Western Bulldogs 16.10.106
Free kick Bulldogs! A few controversial decisions late in the game didn’t help the Hawks but there was no stopping the nine-goal onslaught from the Bulldogs in the final quarter as they came back from a massive 30-point deficit to get the four points. Jack Macrae was huge with 36 disposals and a goal, while Lachie Hunter (33 disposals) and Matthew Suckling (29 disposals) also won plenty of the ball. Up forward, Josh Schache played his best game for the club with 4 goals from 15 touches. Jaegar O’Meara collected 30 possessions and a goal for the Hawks, while Jack Gunston kicked 4 goals from his 16 touches.
Jack Macrae – 3
Matthew Suckling – 2
Josh Schache – 1
Gold Coast 7.19.61 def Fremantle 8.10.58
It wasn’t the prettiest of wins, but the Suns got home against the Dockers. Jarrod Harbrow was best on ground with 32 disposals and 9 marks, with skipper David Swallow kicking the match-winning goal amongst his 30 disposals. Jack Martin (24 disposals, 1 goal) and Alex Sexton (17 disposals, 4 goals) also hit the scoreboard in the low-scoring contest. Brad Hill was a stand out for the Dockers with 32 disposals and 5 marks, while Nat Fyfe (31 disposals, 10 marks) also tried hard to no avail.
Jarrod Harbrow – 3
David Swallow – 2
Alex Sexton – 0.5
Brad Hill – 0.5
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