Lachie Neale is now into odds-on for the 2020 Brownlow Medal with the best Australian sportsbooks after yet another best-on-ground performance in Round 9. It's hard to see how he can be stopped from here! Let's take a closer look at the matches from the weekend with our Round 9 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 first round of the "Footy Frenzy" period has been completed, and the quick pace of games doesn't appear to have slowed the game of Lachie Neale in his Brownlow Medal chase as he locked up another three votes over the weekend. However Travis Boak recovered some form from earlier in the season and might now be back into contention! Let's take a look at each match from Round 9 with our Brownlow vote predictions!
Round 9 of the 2020 AFL season kicked off on Wednesday night as the start of a 20-day ‘Footy Frenzy’! Richmond were far too strong for the Bulldogs, led by Dusty Martin who was superb with 26 disposals and 3 goals, while Jayden Short (21 disposals, 7 marks) and Dylan Grimes (18 disposals) were solid in defence. Jack Macrae was the second-best player on the ground with 37 disposals, while Caleb Daniel was also kept busy with 22 disposals.
Dustin Martin – 3
Jack Macrae – 2
Jayden Short - 1
The Power were far too strong for the Demons with Travis Boak leading the way with 25 disposals, 8 clearances and a goal. After a quiet few weeks, he’s back on track after we recommended a play on him earlier in the season to win the Brownlow at juicy odds! Ollie Wines (25 disposals, 1 goal) and Karl Amon (25 disposals) were very good with Mitch Georgiades providing a target up forward with 3 goals from 11 disposals. Christian Petracca tried hard for the Dees with 24 disposals and 1 goal.
Travis Boak – 3
Ollie Wines – 2
Karl Amon - 1
Hawthorn recovered from five goals down to steamroll the Blues and record a comfortable win to kick off a rare Friday night double-header. Tom Mitchell is getting back to his best with 28 disposals, 8 tackles and 5 clearances. James Worpel (20 disposals, 5 tackles) and Jack Gunston (16 disposals, 3 goals) were also among the Hawks’ best. For the Blues, Patrick Cripps burst out of the blocks with 11 touches in the first quarter before finishing with 27 disposals, 9 clearances and 1 goal.
Tom Mitchell – 2.5
Patrick Cripps – 2.5
James Worpel – 0.5
Jack Gunston – 0.5
Lock in yet another three votes for Lachie Neale who is now into odds-on to take home the Brownlow. Neale racked up 33 disposals and 2 goals in the big win for the Lions. Alex Witherden returned to the side with 25 disposals, while Jarryd Lyons (22 disposals, 1 goal) and Charlie Cameron (10 disposals, 4 tackles, 4 goals) were also good. Andrew McGrath was one of the few to stand tall for the Bombers as he picked up 25 disposals and 6 clearances.
Lachie Neale – 3
Alex Witherden – 2
Andrew McGrath – 0.5
Charlie Cameron – 0.5
The Roos kicked the highest score of the year as the Crows slumped to yet another loss. It’s now pretty hard to see where they will be able to claim a win this season. Luke McDonald was allowed to roam free and he picked up 35 disposals and 8 marks across half back in a dominant performance. Jed Anderson (28 disposals, 8 tackles, 8 clearances, 1 goal) was instrumental in the middle, along with Trent Dumont (24 disposals, 6 tackles, 7 clearances), while Aaron Hall hit the scoreboard with 2 goals from 20 disposals and 9 marks. Paul Seedsman was best for the Crows with 20 disposals and 1 goal.
Luke McDonald – 3
Jed Anderson – 2
Aaron Hall - 1
The Saints march on in season 2020 with a big win over the Swans. It might be a tricky game for Brownlow votes with no clear stand out BOG. Jack Steele (23 disposals, 6 tackles), Jade Gresham (23 disposals, 6 clearances, 2 goals), Zak Jones (21 disposals, 6 clearances, 1 goal) and Hunter Clark (20 disposals, 1 goal) all won plenty of ball while Nick Hind (16 disposals, 5 tackles, 3 goals) was lively up forward. Luke Parker was best for the Swans with 27 disposals and 6 clearances.
Jack Steele – 2
Jade Gresham – 2
Nick Hind – 1
Zak Jones - 1
One of the games of the year saw West Coast secure a narrow win over the Cats after coming from 22 points down early in the second half. Dom Sheed (24 disposals, 6 clearances, 2 goals) and Tim Kelly (23 disposals, 5 clearances) were good in the middle, enjoying the services of Nic Naitanui (34 hitouts, 10 disposals) who was influential without dominating the stats sheet. Josh Kennedy was quiet early but ended up the match winner with three last quarter goals to end with a total of 4 goals from 7 disposals.
Tim Kelly – 3
Nic Natanui – 2
Dom Sheed – 0.5
Josh Kennedy – 0.5
The Giants were too good for the Suns who might be coming back to reality. Zac Williams returned to the side and brought plenty of great run to the side with 26 disposals. Lachie Whitfield (29 disposals, 13 marks) and Josh Kelly (28 disposals, 1 goal) were typically prolific with Jacob Hopper (27 disposals, 5 clearances, 1 goal) and Tim Taranto (21 disposals, 6 marks, 4 clearances, 1 goal) were good in and under the packs.
Zac Williams – 3
Josh Kelly – 1
Lachie Whitfield – 1
Jacob Hopper - 1
Another great game from Perth this weekend with Freo causing an upset over the Pies. Caleb Serong (24 disposals, 6 tackles, 9 clearances) played his best game, while David Mundy (23 disposals, 5 tackles, 10 clearances, 1 goal), Luke Ryan (25 disposals, 7 marks) and Nat Fyfe (24 disposals, 8 clearances, 1 goal) were also good. Their work was finished by Matt Taberner up forward who kicked 4 goals from his 13 disposals and 6 marks. Steele Sidebottom (25 disposals, 2 goals) and John Noble (25 disposals, 7 marks) were best for the Pies.
Caleb Serong – 2.5
David Mundy – 2.5
Nat Fyfe – 0.5
Matt Taberner – 0.5
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