1) Gary Ablett (Winner)
Brownlow Medal Winner
The two-time Brownlow Medallist will have to defy history to win his third medal – with no winner having missed seven games but he may have done enough. We have him finishing on 25 votes, tied with Geelong captain Joel Selwood. Put the feet up after round 16 and just hope Gazza can hold on.
2) Gary Ablett-Joel Selwood (Quinella)
Brownlow Medal Quinella
As previously stated, this year looks to be the first count since 2003 to have multiple winners. Selwood and Ablett have both had stunning years and the $3 quinella looks a safe bet. Ablett polled three votes in the final round of the 2013 to beat Selwood by a vote. Gary is sure to be nervous coming into the final round when either Selwood or teammate Tom Hawkins will be vying for maximum votes.
3) Trent Cotchin (leader after round 5)
Brownlow Medal Leader After Round 5
Now this result could surprise, with Cotchin ($11) currently on the fifth line of betting but the Tigers captain had a dominant start to the year. He smashed Carlton when they won in round 2, and nearly orchestrated a comeback over the Dogs whilst in round 5 he had 42 disposals against the Lions. Selwood and Ablett are the main dangers but hard to go past Cotch at the value.
4) Jarryd Roughead (vs Nick Riewoldt)
Brownlow Medal Head to Heads
In a genuine flip of the coin battle of two key forwards, Roughead ($2.10) has come up outsider against Riewoldt and looks genuine value. He had a purple patch between round 18 and 20 and we have him one vote ahead of Riewoldt.
5) Scott Thompson (most team votes)
Brownlow Medal Team Votes
The Crows veteran perennially slips under the radar. He polled 25 votes in 2012 to finish equal 5th whilst has polled double figure votes six times. At $6, he looks great value to beat main rivals Patrick Dangerfield and Rory Sloane. Whilst he may not have too many three vote games, he’s an accumulator and should poll a few two’s and one’s. We have him on 13 votes, one ahead of Dangerfield.
6) Brandon Ellis (Flying Flankers)
Brownlow Medal Group Votes
The third year Tiger played a critical in Richmond’s late season resurgence. In their nine game winning streak Ellis is slated to poll in four games and finish with a total of 11. Main rival in this group is Gold Coast’s David Swallow who we have polling nine votes. At $2.75, Ellis looks a steal.
With such a dearth of quality sport this Sunday afternoon, it got us thinking about the 2014 AFL Brownlow Medal tomorrow night. Our traders have thrown up some hypothetical Brownlow Medal markets, and we’re keen to know if you would bet into these or if you have any others that you would like to see ahead of Monday night’s Brownlow Medal Count.
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1) Manchester City
Manchester City vs Chelsea (1:00 AM AEST)
Manchester City will be backs-against-the-wall, going into this one after a they have not tasted victory in their last three matches. Their record at home is well known and although Chelsea is the only team to come out of Emirates with the win last season, Manchester City are class performers and can right the ship here.
2) Philadelphia Eagles -6
Washington Redskins @ Philadelphia Eagles (3:00 AM AEST)
Philly will be a hostile environment when Washington comes to town. One player to expect his fair share of attention is former Eagle DeSean Jackson. He is under an injury cloud but expect fireworks if he can make it on to the field. The Eagles up tempo offence will trouble the Redskins and should make it three wins in a row to start the season.
3) Atlanta Braves (E SANTANA)
New York Mets @ Atlanta Braves (3:35 AM AEST)
Though New York’s rookie, deGrom has been good for us, happy to be on the champ Santana in this contest. When facing New York at the start of the year, Santana went 8 innings of shutout pitching giving up only 3 runs. The runs for Atalanta have been lean lately, so take on faith that the bats will wake up at home.
4) Seattle to win by 1-6 Points (Winning Margin)
Denver Broncos @ Seattle Seahawks (6:30 AM AEST)
The 12th man will give Peyton Manning and the Broncos a Seattle welcome and make it tough for Broncos quarterback Manning to run his offence. The Seahawks will be hurting after their loss on the road to the Chargers and quarterback Russell Wilson will once again want to prove himself against future hall of famer Manning. Easily the game of the week and could be decided by a field goal.
5) St Louis Cardinals (L LYNN)
Cincinnati Reds @ St Louis Cardinals (10:05 AM AEST)
St Louis have had a good September but have had a tough time against the Reds in recent series. Lance Lynn threw for a very unlucky loss two starts back against this Reds line up giving up just three hits and a single run over 8 strong innings. Look for him to have better luck here at home, following a similarly strong five-hit, one-run outing lasting 7 innings against Milwaukee.
6) Carolina Panthers -3
Pittsburgh Steelers @ Carolina Panthers (10:30 AM AEST)
The Panthers defence is arguably the best in the league and Steelers quarterback Big Ben can expect a torrid night from the Panthers D with linebacker Luke Kuechly leading the way. Carolina quarterback Cam Newton will be better for last week’s run against the Lions and will be leading his side to a comfortable victory in this one.
The Sportingbet team have put their heads together and come up with the best bets across Racing and Sport.
1) Both Teams To Score
West Ham vs Liverpool (2:30 AM AEST)
The Reds were shocked by Aston Villa last week and will come out all guns blazing at Upton Park. The Hammers will fancy their chances at home against Liverpool and against a defence that looks shaky every now and again. Expect an open affair with both sides finding the back of the net.
2) Penrith Panthers -11.5
NSW Cup – Penrith vs Wentworthville (1:00 PM AEST)
The Panthers have been dominant all year in the NSW Cup and should be too strong for Wenty in this one. The Panthers halves in Luke Capewell and Tom Humble have their fair share of first grade experience and should lead the side around well. The Panthers have been the best side all year and won’t let this slip with a grand final berth on the line.
Race 4 Hawkesbury (2:56 PM AEST)
Resumed in great style with a solid victory at Wyong. Has the fitness edge over the majority of these with plenty resuming. Looks hardest to beat and respecting the power Godolphin stable.
4) Illawarra +7.5
NSW Cup – Newcastle vs Illawarra (3:00 PM AEST)
This is shaping up as the battle of the Mata’utia brothers with Pat and Chanel in the Knights side and Peter turning out for the Cutters. The Knights look stronger on paper with the likes of Timana Tahu, Matt Hilder and Clint Newton named, however the Cutters shouldn’t be underestimated and will take it to the Knights forward pack. Think it will be close and the +7.5 to the Cutters looks like a big start.
5) Rainbow Storm
Race 5 Swan Hill (4:14 PM AEST)
Ran on very well on resumption at Sportingbet Park and looks like a strong hope here. The step up to 1600m will suit him and as always you need to respect the Weir stable, especially in a small field like this.
6) Manchester United
Leicester vs Manchester United (10:30 PM AEST)
Are the Red Devils back??? It was only one game but the free flowing attack looked brilliant against QPR. One thing is for certain, Angel Di Maria will be almost unstoppable in the Premier League and his speed and skill with attract multiple defenders. This will give Wayne Rooney a tonne of space on the edge of the area so look for him to feature in the goals in the coming weeks. Man Utd can’t slip up here and won’t.
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