Just the three rounds to go and we have a regular leader and past winner of the Brownlow Medal sneaking up the leaderboard with another possible best on ground performance on the weekend.
The Dockers were impressive against the Cats on the weekend and Nat Fyfe or Michael Walters will get the 3 Votes.
Another player that has had a great month but, can’t win it is past winner of 2017 Dustin Martin. He is in some fantastic form at the right time of the season for the Tigers and will be very important for them in the September action.
Here is the Brownlow Medal Predictor for Round 20, 2019
Be sure to check back each week for round by round Brownlow Predictions and who the likely Brownlow Medal Leader and Brownlow Medal Winner may be for the Brownlow Medal Count.
North Melbourne vs Hawthorn
North Melbourne 12.14 86 – Hawthorn 9.10 64
(North Melbourne by 22 Points)
1 Vote (North Melbourne) Ben Brown (5)
A big comeback win for the Roos and Brown played a big part in the result up forward.
3 of his 6 Marks were Contested and he racked up 10 Score Involvements and booted 4 Goals to be the best forward on the ground. Did well considering the attention he got from the Hawks defenders with 10 of his 14 Disposals being Contested.
2 Votes (Hawthorn) James Worpel (6)
Worpel was a clear best on the ground when the Hawks were dominating the game and had the lead at half time.
15 of his 37 Possessions were Contested and he racked up a very impressive 11 Clearances, which were mainly early in the contest. Also had 5 Tackles, 6 Inside 50s and 9 Score Involvements to be the Hawks best.
3 Votes (North Melbourne) Shaun Higgins (14)
Higgins had a big match and is important to the Roos because he users the ball so well.
15 of his 28 Possessions were Contested and he used the footy at an incredible 93% throughout the contest. Also had 7 Clearances, 5 Inside 50s, 10 Score Involvements and booted 2 Goals to be the best player on the ground.
Essendon vs Port Adelaide
Essendon 9.13 67 – Port Adelaide 19.12 126
(Port Adelaide by 59 Points)
1 Vote (Port Adelaide) Robbie Gray (9)
Was used up forward for the majority of the contest and didn’t get a lot of the footy, but his impact had a significant impact on the result of this match.
His 19 Possessions came at 84% Efficiency and he racked up 10 Score Involvements and kicked 4 Goals to be the best forward on the ground.
2 Votes (Port Adelaide) Darcy Byrne-Jones (5)
This guy is having a very good year and was again solid down back with some elite use of the football.
19 of his 25 Possessions were kicks and he used the footy at 88% Efficiency. Was used as a link-up player to set up play on numerous occasions with 7 Uncontested Marks. His 10 Intercept Possessions and 7 Rebound 50s should help him land some votes.
3 Votes (Port Adelaide) Daniel Houston (3)
A big game for Houston and his 29 Disposals came at a massive 90% Efficiency. He racked up 7 Clearances, 10 Marks, 9 Score Involvements and Booted a couple of goals to arguably be the best player on the ground.
GWS vs Sydney
GWS 12.11 83 – Sydney 12.9 81
(GWS by 2 Points)
1 Vote (GWS) Jacob Hopper (3)
Hopper may get all 3 in this game, but there are a couple of others who also had big games.
His 9 Score Involvements, 7 Marks and 3 Goals will have to be considered as he was an X-Factor in the latter stages of the contest. Also racked up 26 Possessions and 4 Inside 50s to stake a claim for some votes.
2 Votes (Sydney) Issac Heeney (8)
Heeney was the best Swan out there spending the majority of the game up forward and booting 4 important goals to keep the Swans in the match. 3 of his 7 Marks were Contested as well as 12 of his 18 Possessions and he will be one of the Favourites to get votes in this match.
3 Votes (GWS) Toby Greene (8)
The recent form of Greene would suggest that he needs to spend more time in the midfield or should just play there full-time. Injuries to some of the Key GWS Midfielders have not mattered as GWS have a list full of talented players.
18 of his 34 Disposals were Contested and he racked up 8 Marks which included 2 Contested. 10 Clearances, 6 Tackles and 7 Inside 50s should get him Best on Ground Honours in a tough game to separate some of the best contributors.
Fremantle vs Geelong
Fremantle 14.11 95 – Geelong 9.7 61
(Fremantle by 34 Points)
1 Vote (Fremantle) Brad Hill (4)
Fremantle brought the pressure and it was the run and carry from Hill that helped set up a lot of chances.
Another solid display with a lot of metres gained and his 27 Disposals coming at 82% Efficiency. Also racked up 12 Score Involvements and 6 Rebound 50s to more than likely feature in the votes.
2 Votes (Fremantle) Michael Walters (14)
Walters may get all 3 in this game, but his captain was massive after half time.
17 of his 29 Possessions were Contested and he racked up 8 Clearances to have a big impact in the middle. 5 Tackles, 5 Marks and 6 Score Involvements will help him stake a claim for votes.
3 Votes (Fremantle) Nat Fyfe (21)
Fyfe was huge in the second half when the Dockers pulled away and 23 of his 27 Possessions were Contested. He racked up 11 Clearances, 8 Score Involvements and kicked a couple of important goals to be the favourite for the 3 votes in this game.
Melbourne vs Richmond
Melbourne 9.6 60 – Richmond 13.15 93
(Richmond by 33 Points)
1 Vote (Richmond) Bachar Houli (7)
Houli is having another great year and had another solid impact at the MCG. His elite use of the football stands out with his 32 Possessions coming at 81% Efficiency. He also had 7 Score Involvements, 7 Marks and 5 Rebound 50s to more than likely feature in the votes.
2 Votes (Richmond) Shane Edwards (2)
When Edwards gets a lot of the football the Tigers tend to play some really good football. 31 Possessions, 8 Clearances and 9 Score Involvements will help him get the votes in this game. Doesn’t need a lot of the football to have an impact as he makes good decisions at crucial times in matches.
3 Votes (Richmond) Dustin Martin (19)
Dusty is back in form and charging up the leaderboard of the Brownlow Medal Predictor for 2019 even though he can’t win it due to suspension.
Half of his 34 Possessions were Contested and he had 5 Clearances and put the ball Inside 50 on 11 occasions. Also racked up 6 Marks, 10 Score Involvements and booted a goal to be a clear best on the ground.
Adelaide vs St Kilda
Adelaide 14.8 92 – St Kilda 10.10 70
(Adelaide by 22 Points)
1 Vote (St Kilda) Tim Membrey (2)
Membrey has polled in games before after having an impact up forward for the Saints.
The Saints lost the match, but he presented well all night and managed to boot a few goals. 17 Possessions, 8 Marks, 7 Score Involvements and 5 Inside 50s will give him a chance to get a vote in this game.
2 Votes (Adelaide) Matt Crouch (6)
Crouch does not get a lot of the hardball, but racked up 35 Possessions and seemed to be everywhere when the game was on the line. He kicked a couple of goals had 9 Score Involvements, 6 Marks and 5 Inside 50s to be one of the Crows best.
3 Votes (Adelaide) Rory Laird (3)
Laird has been down on form this season, but the Crows will be happy that he hit some form close to the finals.
12 of his 38 Possessions were Intercept Possessions and he was used as a link-up player on numerous occasions with the 12 Marks. Also had 9 Score Involvements and 8 Rebound 50s to be one of the best players on the ground.
Collingwood vs Gold Coast
Collingwood 18.12 120 – Gold Coast 8.3 51
(Collingwood by 69 Points)
1 Vote (Collingwood) Scott Pendlebury (16)
The Pies destroyed the Suns which was no surprise and it was Pendlebury’s elite ball use that helped set up the lead early. His 24 Disposals came at 83% Efficiency and he applied great pressure with 10 Tackles. Given the damage was done early, Pendlebury may pinch a vote in this game.
2 Votes (Collingwood) Steele Sidebottom (5)
Has been down on form this season, but hitting some form before September action will be a welcome sight for Pies fans. 27 Possessions, 11 Score Involvements, 2 Goals and 7 Tackles should help him get votes in the percentage boosting win.
3 Votes (Collingwood) Adam Treloar (16)
Treloar had a game where he used the footy well with his 35 Possessions coming at 91% Efficiency. He also had 10 Clearances and put the ball Inside 50 on 9 Occasions in a solid midfield display. 13 Score Involvements and 8 Marks added to all of the above and he his almost a certainty for all 3 votes.
Carlton vs West Coast
Carlton 11.9 75 – West Coast 15.9 99
(West Coast by 24 Points)
1 Vote (West Coast) Jeremy McGovern (4)
McGovern was rock solid down back and the Blues may have been in the match until the end if he wasn’t out there.
11 of his 18 Possessions were Intercept Possessions and he used the footy at 94% Efficiency to help set up the Eagles runners. 4 of his 13 Marks were Contested and he racked up 7 Rebound 50s to be the best Defender on the ground.
2 Votes (Carlton) Nic Newman (5)
If the Blues were a little closer Newman may have gotten all 3 Votes as his impact in the first half was massive. An elite user of the football his 24 Disposals came at 88% Efficiency and he booted 4 Goals from defence. Also had 11 Marks, 6 Rebound 50s and 7 Intercept Possessions to be the Blues best.
3 Votes (West Coast) Elliot Yeo (13)
A recognized media personality named Yeo as the best player in the comp this week and the prediction is not too far off.
His defensive pressure was massive in this game with 10 bone-crunching Tackles that helped set the Eagles up for victory. 16 of his 25 Possessions were Contested as well as 3 of his 6 Marks. He lifted after quarter time and inspired the Eagles to victory.
Brisbane vs Western Bulldogs
Brisbane 14.14 98 – Western Bulldogs 11.14 80
(Brisbane by 18 Points)
1 Vote (Western Bulldogs) Jack Macrae (15)
If we take the result of the match out of the equation and are looking at individual performances, then a couple of Dogs were the best players on the ground.
Macrae racked up a massive 45 Possessions in which 21 were Contested to have a big impact in the middle. He also had 12 Clearances, 7 Tackles, 8 Inside 50s and 9 Score Involvements to be one of the best players out there despite the loss.
2 Votes (Western Bulldogs) Marcus Bontempelli (18)
Bontempelli was also very good in this game and really stands out.
14 of his 35 Possessions were Contested and he racked up 12 Score Involvements and kicked a goal himself. Also had 5 Clearances, 5 Tackles and 7 Inside 50s to stake a claim for votes.
3 Votes (Brisbane) Mitch Robinson (10)
Robinson is having a big year and was one of the Lions best in yet another win.
24 Possessions, 10 Score Involvements and 2 Goals made him one of the best players out there. 2 of his 8 Marks were Contested and he defensive pressure with 6 Tackles will not go unnoticed. It may be a game where the losing side gets the 3 Votes, but Robinson was the Lions best.
Stay tuned for the Brownlow Medal Predictions for next week Round 21
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