Round 7 of the 2020 AFL season is complete, with the Power maintaining their spot on top of the ladder, thanks to an amazing kick after the siren from Robbie Gray. The players are enjoying their time in the sun, the fans are back at the games, and we're looking forward to seeing how the AFL crams 9 rounds of footy int 6 weeks in the coming months! For now, we've assessed each match of the round and updated our rolling 2020 Brownlow Medal leaderboard, so read on for our Round 7 Brownlow vote predictions.
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 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.
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The gap has closed on Lachie Neale's lead in the 2020 Brownlow Medal, with the Melbourne duo of Max Gawn and Christian Petracca both moving into the top 5 of our Brownlow Medal Leaderboard. Let's take a look at each match from Round 7 with our Brownlow vote predictions!
The Pies were too good for the Cats in Perth with Jordan De Goey providing the spark up forward with 5 goals and 17 disposals in a best-on-ground performance. Adam Treloar (34 disposals, 11 clearances) continued to rack up the touches, while Scott Pendlebury (25 disposals) and Taylor Adams (21 disposals, 5 clearances, 1 goal) were also good. Patrick Dangerfield (32 disposals, 10 clearances) tried valiantly in the losing effort, with Cam Guthrie (28 disposals, 8 clearances, 1 goal) also good for the Cats.
Jordan De Goey – 3
Adam Treloar – 2
Patrick Dangerfield – 1
The Dogs were far too good for the Dons on Friday night footy. They dominated out of the middle with Tim English rising to new heights in his career with a BOG performance. English had 16 hitouts, 22 disposals, 6 clearances and a goal, and fed the likes of Marcus Bontempelli (23 disposals, 5 clearances), Jack Macrae (29 disposals) and Tom Liberatore (22 disposals, 5 clearances).
Tim English – 3
Marcus Bontempelli – 1.5
Jack Macrae – 1.5
Brisbane remain on track in 2020 while the Giants still have some work to do to play finals this season after the Lions took the points in this one. With Lachie Neale’s influence largely subdued, it was Dayne Zorko (18 disposals, 5 clearances, 1 goal), Zac Bailey (18 disposals, 2 goals) and Jarryd Lyons (17 disposals, 5 clearances, 1 goal) who stood up. However votes may go to defender Harris Andrews who was damaging with his intercepting marks in the first half to finish with 14 disposals and 7 marks. Stephen Coniglio had his best game of the year with 27 disposals and 9 clearances, while Lachie Whitfield was typically busy with 24 disposals.
Stephen Coniglio – 2.5
Harris Andrews – 2.5
Dayne Zorko – 1
Gold Coast continues to improve with another win on the board in 2020. Hugh Greenwood (23 disposals, 12 tackles, 9 clearances) and David Swallow (22 disposals, 6 tackles, 7 clearances, 1 goal) were huge in the middle, with Lachie Weller (15 disposals, 7 tackles, 2 goals) and Izak Rankine (16 disposals, 2 goals) hitting the scoreboard. Luke Parker (27 disposals, 8 tackles, 7 clearances) tried hard for the Swans.
Hugh Greenwood – 3
David Swallow – 2
Luke Parker – 1
Richmond were far too good for a rather hopeless North Melbourne side. Derek Eggmolesse-Smith controlled things across half-back in just his 4th game with 23 disposals of pure class. Jayden Short (21 disposals, 8 marks) and Dylan Grimes (19 disposals, 9 marks) were also part of a defensive unit that conceded just two goals for the match. Shaun Higgins was the biggest ball winner with 36 disposals, while Trent Dumont was also good with 25 disposals and a goal, but they didn’t get a lot of help.
Derek Eggmolesse-Smith – 3
Shaun Higgins – 2
Jayden Short – 0.5
Dylan Grimes – 0.5
The most exciting game of the season came down to a Robbie Gray kick after the siren to crush the dreams of the Blues. The Power were setup from the backline with Ryan Burton (20 disposals, 9 marks) and Tom Jonas (20 disposals, 9 marks) both good. Peter Ladhams (21 disposals, 16 hitouts) was effective around the ground in the ruck, while Charlie Dixon was a powerhouse up forward with 15 disposals, 7 marks and 3 goals. Sam Walsh (16 disposals, 2 goals) and Patrick Cripps (21 disposals, 6 tackles, 6 clearances) were best for Carlton.
Charlie Dixon – 3
Ryan Burton – 2
Tom Jonas – 1
The Dees smashed a disappointing Hawthorn team on Sunday afternoon. Christian Petracca was immense with 29 disposals, including 14 score involvements, and a goal in a best-on-ground effort. Max Gawn (22 disposals, 8 marks, 27 hitouts) controlled the ruck and was telling with his intercept marking, while Clayton Oliver (29 disposals) and Jack Viney (19 disposals, 6 tackles, 9 clearances, 1 goal) were also very good.
Christian Petracca – 3
Max Gawn – 2
Clayton Oliver – 1
Betting Note: While the hype this week has been for Christian Petracca, that’s actually the first BOG that we’ve awarded to him this year. His Brownlow betting price has plummeted but at $13 on Betfair that price now looks a little under. We actually have Max Gawn two votes ahead of him and he’s a far more attractive $32 on Betfair.
West Coast won their 10th Western Derby in a row with a comfortable victory over Freo. They chipped the ball around with delight in the backline with Brad Sheppard (23 disposals, 10 marks), Jackson Nelson (23 disposals, 8 marks) and Liam Duggan (19 disposals, 8 marks) all having good games. Andrew Gaff (24 disposals) was the leading ball winner on the ground, while Tim Kelly (18 disposals, 6 tackles, 5 clearances) was damaging early. They setup Josh Kennedy who kicked 4 goals from his 11 disposals.
Brad Sheppard – 3
Josh Kennedy – 2
Andrew Gaff - 1
The Crows remain winless as the chance to play in front of their home crowd wasn’t enough to get them over the line against the Saints. Jack Steele was a clear best with 26 disposals, 13 clearances, 6 tackles and a goal in a brilliant performance. Zak Jones (20 disposals, 6 clearances), Dan Butler (12 disposals, 3 goals) and Dougal Howard (16 disposals, 7 marks, 1 goal) will also be a chance for votes. Tom Doedee stood up as captain of the Crows with 18 disposals and 10 marks, while Ben Keays worked hard for his 23 disposals, 7 clearances and a goal.
Jack Steele – 3
Zak Jones – 1
Dan Butler – 1
Tom Doedee - 1
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