We are approaching the end of the 2019 AFL Season and the leader of the 2019 Brownlow Medal Predictor plays for a side that has been the surprise of the 2019 AFL Season.
The Brisbane Lions are sitting in the top 4 of the AFL Ladder and may get that double chance come finals time.
Can they keep it up and will it be one of their midfielders that takes home the 2019 Brownlow Medal?
Here are the Brownlow Predictions for Round 17 2019.
Be sure to check back each week for all the latest round by round analysis for the Brownlow Medal Count. Who gets the Brownlow Votes and who has the best chance to become the Brownlow Medal Winner on Brownlow Medal Night.
West Coast vs Collingwood
West Coast 12.5 77 – Collingwood 11.12 78
(Collingwood by 1 Point)
1 Vote (Collingwood) Adam Treloar (13)
A massive win for the Pies and Treloar saw a lot of the football. 16 of his 39 Possessions were contested and he had 7 Clearances and 6 Tackles to be one of the most dominant players in this match.
2 Votes (Collingwood) Brody Mihocek (4)
Mihocek has had some big games this season and had another stellar game up forward for the Pies.
5 of his 10 Marks were contested and he had 8 Score Involvements and Kicked 4 Goals in a dominant display up forward.
3 Votes (Collingwood) Scott Pendlebury (15)
When the game was on the line Pendlebury was the player that kept a cool head and used the footy at a high percentage throughout the match.
32 Possessions, 4 Clearances and 5 Inside 50s made him an important factor. It was his work late in the game setting up his teammates with his Disposal Efficiency that will get him the votes.
Sydney vs Carlton
Sydney 8.14 62 – Carlton 9.15 69
(Carlton by 7 Points)
1 Vote (Carlton) Matthew Kreuzer (1)
Sydney went into this game without a ruckman and Kreuzer made the most out of it.
45 Hit-outs, 6 Clearances, 6 Inside 50s to go along with his 19 Disposals made him one of Carlton’s most important players.
2 Votes (Carlton) Ed Curnow (7)
Curnow is in some really good form at the moment and played another big part in setting up another Carlton win.
14 of his 28 Possessions were contested and he had 9 Clearances, 10 Tackles and 6 Inside 50s to be the best midfielder on the ground.
3 Votes (Carlton) Nick Newman (3)
Newman was out to impress against his old club and had a very big match for the Blues.
His 32 Possessions came at 88% Efficiency and he took 13 Marks and had 9 Rebound 50s to arguably be the best player on the ground.
Hawthorn vs Fremantle
Hawthorn 12.12 84 – Fremantle 8.5 53
(Hawthorn by 31 Points)
1 Vote (Hawthorn) Ricky Henderson (9)
Another fine game from Henderson and he never really seems to have an opponent.
His 25 Possessions came at 80% Efficiency and he racked up 6 Score Involvements. 11 Marks, 5 Tackles, 7 Inside 50s and 5 Rebound 50s meant he covered a lot of ground and played a big part in the Hawks win over the Dockers.
2 Votes (Fremantle) Nat Fyfe (18)
Fyfe may get all 3 Votes in this game and was again the Dockers best.
16 of his 24 Possessions were Contested and he kicked 3 Goals to keep the Dockers in the match. 6 Marks, 5 Clearances and 8 Tackles will probably once again see him feature in the votes.
3 Votes (Hawthorn) James Worpel (4)
Worpel is having a very good year for the Hawks and is still really just maturing at this early stage of his career.
We can see what he can offer and was arguably best on ground in this game. 15 of his 33 Possessions were Contested and he had 9 Clearances and 7 Score Involvements to be the favourite for the 3 Votes in this encounter.
Essendon vs North Melbourne
Essendon 12.14 86 – North Melbourne 12.9 81
(Essendon by 5 Points)
1 Vote (North Melbourne) Robbie Tarrant (2)
A solid game down back for Tarrant and his 22 Possessions came at 96% Efficiency. He racked up a massive 14 Intercept Possessions, 12 Rebound 50s and took 11 Marks to be the best defender on the ground.
2 Votes (North Melbourne) Ben Brown (4)
Brown can occasionally turn it on up forward and booted 6 Goals in a dominant display up forward for the new and improved Kangaroos outfit. 6 of his 12 Marks were Contested and he took 9 Marks Inside 50. Also racked up 18 Possessions and 9 Score Involvements to be the Roos best player.
3 Votes (Essendon) Anthony McDonald-Tipungwuti (6)
He kicked the Match winning goal late and was the Bombers best player for the match.
11 Score Involvements and 4 Goals made him the most important player out there. Also worked hard to get the footy with 12 of his 19 Possessions being Contested.
Gold Coast vs Adelaide
Gold Coast 8.8 56 – Adelaide 23.13 151
(Adelaide by 95 Points)
1 Vote (Adelaide) Brad Crouch (14)
A tough game to give votes given that it was a blowout, but Crouch made it tough for the Suns.
Not as much of the footy as usual with 25 Possessions, but his work off the footy with 16 Tackles cannot be denied. May get noticed and pinch a vote because of it.
2 Votes (Adelaide) Rory Atkins (2)
Atkins ran around and did what he wanted most of the night with just 4 of his 35 Possessions being Contested. He did rack up 10 Score Involvements and 7 Inside 50s and will probably feature in the Votes.
3 Votes (Adelaide) Wayne Milera (3)
Milera seemed to be involved in a lot of the Crows scoring thrusts and racked up 12 Score Involvements. He used the footy well at 85% Efficiency and racked up 27 Disposals and 7 Inside 50s and may just get all 3 Votes.
Geelong vs St Kilda
Geelong 12.12 84 – St Kilda 8.9 57
(Geelong by 27 Points)
1 Vote (St Kilda) Luke Dunstan (1)
The Saints hung around for a significant portion of this match and Dunstan was the key contributing factor. 17 of his 30 Disposals were contested and he extracted the footy regularly with 9 Clearances. Also racked up 6 Score Involvements to be the Saints best.
2 Votes (Geelong) Mitch Duncan (7)
Duncan always seems to step up when the Cats are not at their best and this was another one of those matches. 33 Possessions, 8 Score Involvements and 5 Inside 50s made him one of the Cats best players.
3 Votes (Geelong) Patrick Dangerfield (17)
Dangerfield is not having one of his better years, but is right up there in the latter stages of the 2019 Brownlow Medal Predictor.
23 of his 32 Possessions were Contested and he created a lot of opportunities to set up other Cats players. A clear Best on Ground with 9 Clearances, 7 Tackles and 5 Inside 50s.
Richmond vs GWS
Richmond 13.16 94 – GWS 9.13 67
(Richmond by 27 Points)
1 Vote (Richmond) Bachar Houli (6)
Another fine game down back from Houli and he helped set up a lot of the Tigers play going forward. His 30 Possessions came at 77% Efficiency and he took 8 Marks to be the main link-up player for the Tigers to help set up play and another win.
2 Votes (GWS) Toby Greene (2)
With the Injury to Coniglio, Greene proved that he can play in the middle and was the Giants best.
34 Possessions, 10 Score Involvements and 2 Goals helped keep the Giants in it at stages. Also did some of the things inside midfielders do with 7 Clearances, 6 Tackles and 6 Inside 50s.
3 Votes (Richmond) Shai Bolton (5)
Bolton was played in the middle for parts of this game and he proved that he can step up and be utilised in that role.
29 Possessions, 6 Tackles and 5 Inside 50s made him a significant contributing factor. Also had 7 Score Involvements and kicked a goal himself.
Western Bulldogs vs Melbourne
Western Bulldogs 10.14 74 – Melbourne 9.12 66
(Western Bulldogs by 8 Points)
1 Vote (Western Bulldogs) Lachie Hunter (2)
Hunter used the footy at 81% Efficiency which is elite because he racked up 37 Possessions. Also had 10 Marks, 5 Tackles and kicked a goal to be one of the Dogs best.
2 Votes (Melbourne) Jack Viney (3)
Viney can have a significant impact on games, but it has been few and far between this season.
30 Possessions, 7 Tackles, 6 Clearances and 8 Inside 50s made him the Demons best. 17 of his 30 Touches were also Contested.
3 Votes (Western Bulldogs) Josh Dunkley (10)
Dunkley played his best game so far and racked up 189 Fantasy Points. The critics are out there saying that his Disposal Efficiency needs to head a little further North, but 24 of his 39 Possessions were Contested which makes it tough. Also had 9 Clearances, 15 Tackles and 10 Score Involvements to be a clear Best on Ground.
Port Adelaide vs Brisbane
Port Adelaide 6.13 49 – Brisbane 14.13 97
(Brisbane by 48 Points)
1 Vote (Brisbane) Mitch Robinson (6)
Another impressive win from the Lions and Robinson was a key contributor. 21 Possessions, 8 Intercept Possessions, 7 Tackles and 5 Inside 50s made him one of the Lions best in Adelaide.
2 Votes (Brisbane) Dayne Zorko (11)
Zorko is having a great second half of the year and was again impressive in the Lions win over the Power.
24 Possessions, 3 Goals and 7 Score Involvements will surely be noticed by the umpires. Also had 5 Tackles and put the ball inside 50 on 6 Occasions.
3 Votes (Brisbane) Jarryd Lyons (8)
The Lions will be rapt with this pickup and Lyons had 17 Contested Possessions to go along with his 36 for the Match. 9 Clearances, 9 Tackles, 5 Inside 50s and 8 Score Involvements will almost certainly net him the 3 Votes.
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