Brownlow Medal Tips and Betting Guide 2015
It’s nearly September, which means AFL punters around the country will be researching last minute form to see if they can pick the winner of the greatest prize in sport. I am not talking about the AFL flag because September to me means that it’s Brownlow Medal time.
I know many people feel that the 2015 Brownlow Medal is already won with Fremantle’s Nathan Fyfe a $1.65 favourite. But if we have learnt anything from the 2014 Brownlow Medal winner Matt Priddis it’s that the umpires often have a strange view on proceedings. They also have their personal favourites and I fully expect Chris Judd to poll well despite his mid-season retirement.
So here is our look at the Brownlow Medal betting guide excluding Nathan Fyfe of course.
The North Melbourne Ruckman hasn’t exactly set the umpires flapping in previous seasons when it comes to polling. With just 21 points in seven full years as a pro and without a single vote to his name in 2014. But there is no doubt that the 201 cm monster has been a little more dominant this time around cementing himself as one of the best big men in the game. Predictions are that he could sitting at around the 23 vote mark already, which would have been enough to win it in previous years.
Priddis will be looking to be the first person to win the Brownlow two years running since Robert Harvey in 1997 and 1998. Many experts believe he doesn’t stand a chance of doing so but those same experts said that he wouldn’t have a chance of winning in 2014 either. Priddis is a gun midfielder and if there’s one thing umpires love when it comes to the Brownlow Medal vote it’s midfielders that go looking for the ball. He won with a score of 26 last year and could be sitting at around 20 already this time around.
Luxbet have Westcoast’s hard running wingman Andrew Gaff as fourth favourite to take out the 2015 Brownlow medal. There is no doubt that the 23 year old has been in some decent form this season but he has realistically only polled in six or seven games so his chances seem pretty slim. If you can get a bet on him polling between 15 and 18 points I recon you could be on to a winner but as for the outright prize, NO CHANCE.
Beyond the top four there are the big names of Sam Mitchell, Dane Swan and Scott Pendlebury who are renowned for picking up points, but if you want to play it safe surely no one can beat Nathan Fyfe.