Richmond and Geelong clash for the AFL premiership in Saturday night’s Grand Final and we’ve made our selections for the Norm Smith Medal winner for best on ground.
Norm Smith Medal free tips and predictions – who will be named man of the match and awarded the prestigious Norm Smith Medal?
Norm Smith Medal Tips ?
One of the greatest individual honours a player can receive, the Norm Smith Medal – named after one of the greatest AFL players in history – has been awarded to the best player in the AFL Grand Final since 1979.
If the Cats are to come away with a triumph over Richmond, they will be led by brute Patrick Dangerfield in the midfield, who has the x-factor to drive the Cats to kick a winnable score.
However, I believe the Tigers will continue their dynasty, which could see them win three premierships in four seasons – and if that is going to happen, you know superstar Dustin Martin will be instrumental with his flair and brute force in the contest.
Martin has won the Norm Smith Medal in Richmond’s two previous Grand Final appearances (2017 and 2019) – if Martin is to win the prestigious medal again, he will be the only player in history to win three Norm Smith Medals.
‘Dusty’ can do it all and has the experience and accolades to go along with it. His experience as a leader on the biggest stage will be invaluable for the Tiger’s – and as a leader who leads by example, you can expect him to rise to the occasion.
Martin is prepared to guide his teammates to yet another premiership and is priced at $4.50 with online bookmaker Sportsbet.
But on the other hand, if you’re looking for more value and a roughie selection, fellow Tiger Shai Bolton looks like a great bet at $17 with Sportsbet.
The 21-year-old has had a breakout season in the yellow and black, polling nine Brownlow votes, the second most of any Tiger behind Dustin Martin. Bolton also won the Yiooken Award earlier in the season which is given to the man of the match in the annual Dreamtime game against the Bombers.
You can find the current Norm Smith Medal odds below.
(Market courtesy of Sportsbet)
- Dustin Martin – $4.50
- Patrick Dangerfield – $6
- Bachar Houli – $13
- Dion Prestia – $13
- Mitch Duncan – $15
- Tom Hawkins – $15
- Trent Cotchin – $15
- Shai Bolton – $17
- Tom Lynch – $17
- Cam Guthrie – $21
- Gary Ablett – $21
- Kane Lambert – $21
- Shane Edwards – $21
- All others – $26 or more
Norm Smith Medal Predictions