BROWNLOW MEDAL TIPS & BETTING ADVICE
The AFL Brownlow Medal count is held in September each season at the start of Grand Final week as the best and fairest receive accolades.
Bettingpro.com.au writers take a look at the various markets on offer and pick out the best value bets for the AFL’s night of nights.
BROWNLOW MEDAL ODDS
Keep up to date with the latest Brownlow Medal betting odds throughout the season with a look at the markets after each round of the season.
Click here for the latest 2020 Brownlow Medal odds.
Bookmakers will also taking bets on the winning player for each team in their Team Betting markets, making the Brownlow Medal a great event to be punting on.
HOW THE BROWNLOW MEDAL WORKS
The Brownlow Medal is also known as the Charlie Brownlow Trophy and is awarded to the best and fairest player in each AFL season. The award is voted for by umpires after each game of the season, with the votes totalled up on Brownlow Medal night five days before the AFL Grand Final.
The Brownlow Medal is the most prestigious award available to players of the game and has an illustrious honour roll since first being awarded in 1924.
Umpires give points to players in each game of the season on a 3-2-1 basis and the player at the end of Brownlow Medal night with the greatest number of votes is awarded the medal.
Any player who is suspended during the regular season is deemed ineligible for the Brownlow Medal and cannot win the award regardless of the number of votes they collect throughout the season.
BETTING ON THE BROWNLOW MEDAL
Various Brownlow Medal betting options are available, not just the opportunity to bet on who will win the award. Here is a rundown of what Brownlow Medal bets you can place:
Winner: Throughout the year bookmakers will offer odds on the Brownlow Medal winner. You can back several players as the season develops and the odds fluctuate or keep topping up your winnings on a frontrunner.
Exacta/Trifecta: Predict who will finish in the first two in the vote count (exacta) or the first three (trifecta).
Top 3 and Top 5: Bookmakers offer odds on whether a player will finish in the top three in the vote count, or the top five in the vote count. The odds will be shorter than the price for the same player to be crowned the winner, but you’re backing them to be placed.
Top Team Votes: Predict who will top the votes for each of the 18 clubs during the medal count. Bookmakers will often offer you the chance to combine your selections into a multibet for added value.
Head-to-Heads: Choose between two players and back who will get the most votes.
BROWNLOW MEDAL WINNERS
Note: The following table includes Brownlow Medal winners since the AFL was formed in 1990.
|1997||Robert Harvey||St Kilda||26|
|1998||Robert Harvey||St Kilda||32|
|2001||Jason Akermanis||Brisbane Lions||23|
|2002||Simon Black||Brisbane Lions||25|
|2004||Chris Judd||West Coast||30|
|2005||Ben Cousins||West Coast||20|
|2008||Adam Cooney||Western Bulldogs||24|
|2009||Gary Ablett Jr||Geelong||30|
|2013||Gary Ablett Jr||Gold Coast||28|
|2014||Matt Priddis||West Coast||28|