2020 AFL Brownlow Medal Votes Round 1

March 27th 2020, 12:29pm, By: Brownlow Bandit

We're baaaaaaaaaaaaccccccckkkkkk! The 2020 AFL season is a GO....at least, for now....so we're back once again with the most comprehensive AFL Brownlow Medal coverage in the sports betting industry. Our resident expert, the “Brownlow Bandit” will once again bring you game-by-game analysis every game of every round of the 2020 AFL season to help you with your betting on the 2020 Brownlow Medal.

Our Brownlow Medal predictions and rolling Brownlow Medal tracker allow you to keep an eye on the Brownlow betting markets throughout the season, so that you can build a green book so that by the time the 2020 Brownlow Medal night rolls around we’re assured of a profit!

You’ll be able to stay up to date with our live 2020 Brownlow Medal vote predictions and leaderboard, while there will be links to round-by-round voting posted there.

For those who need a refresher on how our Brownlow vote predictor 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.

If you intend on using our Brownlow votes to bet why not consider one of the best Australian sports betting sites which offer some great features for new customers. Also be sure to check out our Twitter page at @Before_You_Bet and continue returning to the site for our AFL tips, and of course, check out our 2020 AFL Brownlow Round 1 Vote Predictions below! 

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2020 AFL Brownlow Medal Vote Predictions - Round 1

While the world comes to terms with the impact of the Coronavirus, Round 1 of the 2020 AFL season was able to be completed in full over the weekend. It was a controversial decision to proceed with play. There were no crowds, and the game time was reduced, but there were four premiership points awarded and the games were played with plenty of spirit. There were also Brownlow votes to be had, and even though the 2020 AFL season is now under a cloud of doubt, we’ll once again continue with our rolling Brownlow Medal predictor to give you the best opportunity to make a profit this AFL season.

Richmond 16.9.105 def Carlton 12.9.81

The Tigers jumped the Blues early and although Carlton fought it out, they were never in the hunt in this one. Dion Prestia was among the best for Richmond with 25 disposals, 5 tackles and a goal, while Dusty Martin was also very good with 24 disposals and a goal. Patrick Cripps was immense with 31 disposals, while new recruit Jack Martin provided the Blues with some spark with 4 goals from just 17 disposals.

Dion Prestia – 3
Jack Martin – 1.5
Dusty Martin – 1.5

Western Bulldogs 5.4.34 def by Collingwood 13.8.86

The Pies ran riot on Friday night to whack the Bulldogs to the tune of 52 points. Brodie Grundy reminded everyone that he is still the best big man in the league with 37 hitouts, 19 disposals and a goal. Taylor Adams (26 disposals, 5 tackles) and Scott Pendlebury (25 disposals) were influential in the middle, while Jeremy Howe did as he liked across half-back with 25 disposals and 9 marks.

Brodie Grundy – 3
Jeremy Howe - 2
Taylor Adams – 1

Essendon 9.9.63 def Fremantle 8.9.57

The Bombers held on against a fast-finishing Freo in a game where they were probably thankful for the shorter quarters. Dylan Shiel was a clear BOG for his 35 disposals, and he was supported by Adam Saad (28 disposals) and Andrew McGrath (23 disposals, 8 tackles). Reigning Brownlow medallist Nat Fyfe was best for Freo with 26 disposals and will probably appear in the voting.

Dylan Shiel – 3
Adam Saad – 2
Nat Fyfe – 1

Adelaide 11.5.71 def by Sydney 11.8.74

Taylor Walker had a long-range shot with second left to give the Crows the win, but it sailed wide to hand the four points to the Swans. Isaac Heeney was the difference with his 4 goals from 16 disposals proving to be the match winner. Josh Kennedy (25 disposals, 7 tackles) and Luke Parker (30 disposals, 6 tackles) did the brunt of the work in the midfield to setup the win.

Isaac Heeney – 3
Luke Parker – 1.5
Josh Kennedy – 1.5

Gold Coast 4.5.29 def by Port Adelaide 10.16.76

It could be another long season for the Suns as they were comprehensively out-played by the Power. Travis Boak (25 disposals) and Tom Rockliff (26 disposals) did the work in the engine room,  Darcy Byrne-Jones (25 disposals) floated across half-back, while Brad Ebert (20 disposals, 6 tackles, 1 goal) and Robbie Gray (18 disposals) were influential up forward.

Travis Boak – 3
Tom Rockliff – 2
Brad Ebert – 1

GWS 17.3.105 def Geelong 11.7.73

A break out game for Harry Perryman, and some accurate kicking for goal, setup a strong with for the Giants to start the season. Perryman kicked 4 goals from the wing with 20 disposals in a best-on-ground performance. Jacob Hopper (22 disposals, 7 marks) and Stephen Coniglio (19 disposals, 2 goals) also won plenty of ball. For the Cats, Mitch Duncan was best with 21 disposals and 3 goals, while the timeless Gary Ablett rolled on with 24 disposals and a goal.

Harry Perryman – 3
Mitch Duncan – 2
Gary Ablett – 1

North Melbourne 8.8.56 def St.Kilda 7.12.54

Amid injuries and facing a 31-point deficit, the Kangaroos fought back to land a stirring victory against the Saints. Ben Cunnington will be a clear 3 vote winner on Brownlow night for his 25 disposals, 7 tackles and 2 goals. Jared Polec was also good with 25 disposals. For the Saints, Zak Jones (22 disposals, 5 tackles), Dan Hannebery (22 disposals) and Jack Billings (18 disposals, 2 goals) will probably fight it out for the 1 vote.

Ben Cunnington – 3
Jared Polec – 2
Jack Billings – 1

Hawthorn 14.6.90 def Brisbane 9.8.62

The Hawks were too good for the Lions as AFL chief Gillon McLachlan made the official announcement at half-time that the season would be postponed until May 31st. Chad Wingard enjoyed running around on the MCG as he picked up 20 disposals and 3 goals to be one of the best for the Hawks. Tom Mitchell (25 disposals) was typically prolific in his return to football, while Shaun Burgoyne was a spark up forward with 3 goals from 10 touches. Lachie Neale (26 disposals, 10 tackles) was a standout for the Lions.

Chad Wingard – 3
Lachie Neale – 2
Tom Mitchell – 1

West Coast 12.6.78 def Mebourne 7.9.51

The Eagles and Dees went into the game knowing that it was to be their last for several months, but it was the Eagles who came away with the four points. Andrew Gaff (30 disposals, 1 goal) was left to do his own thing on a wing, while Luke Shuey ran the engine room with 27 disposals, 8 marks and 5 tackles. Nic Naitanui (23 hitouts, 14 disposals) won the ruck battle, Shannon Hurn (23 disposals, 9 marks) was a rock at half-back and Liam Ryan (14 disposals, 3 goals) was a livewire up forward. However best on ground was arguably Jack Viney who was immense for Melbourne with 34 disposals and 6 tackles. Ed Langdon was also very good in his first game for the Dees with 31 disposals.

Jack Viney – 3
Luke Shuey – 2
Andrew Gaff – 1

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