Round 6 Brownlow Medal Predictions, 2020
Six rounds into the 2020 AFL Season and we still have the Port Adelaide Football Club on top of the AFL Ladder with a healthy percentage.
Another decent round of football for Round 6 and some games where predicting Brownlow Votes may prove challenging.
Here is the Brownlow Medal Predictor for Round 6 of the 2020 AFL Season.
Be sure to check back each week of the 2020 AFL Season for an in-depth look at the some of the better players for each round and who should get the votes.
Round by Round analysis of 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.
Geelong vs Brisbane
Geelong 11.7 73 – Brisbane 6.10 46
(Geelong by 27 Points)
Sam Simpson – 27 Disposals (13 Contested), 6 Marks and 5 Tackles
Tom Hawkins – 15 Disposals, 6 Marks, 5 Tackles and 3 Goals
Cam Guthrie – 22 Disposals, 5 Marks and 5 Tackles
1 Vote (Geelong) Sam Menegola (1)
Menegola is a good user of the football, and his 26 Disposals came at 92% Efficiency. Played as an outside midfielder and read the play well with 7 Intercept Possessions and hit the scoreboard with a couple of goals.
2 Votes (Geelong) Joel Selwood (5)
One of the best in and under players of the modern era, Selwood had a significant impact with 13 of his 20 Disposals being contested hardball. He got the ball out of a stoppage on 5 occasions and was good without the football with 8 Tackles. These are the types of games that Selwood has polled well in the past.
3 Votes (Geelong) Patrick Dangerfield (5)
The Lions got the jump on the Cats in the initial stages of the contest, but it was Dangerfield’s effort and impact that helped the Cats pull away. 14 of his 26 Disposals were contested, and he racked up 8 Clearances and 7 Inside 50s to have the most significant impact on the match. Also took 7 Marks and had 9 Score Involvements, to be the favourite for maximum votes in the comeback win.
Collingwood vs Hawthorn
Collingwood 8.11 59 – Hawthorn 3.9 27
(Collingwood by 32 Points)
Brody Mihocek – 9 Disposals, 5 Marks and 4 Goals
Taylor Adams – 22 Disposals, 6 Marks and 5 Tackles
Tom Mitchell – 33 Disposals (82% Efficiency), 7 Marks and 4 Clearances
1 Vote (Hawthorn) James Sicily (1)
The Hawks were outplayed in this match, but Sicily was the best Hawk out there. His 28 Disposals came at 89% Efficiency, and he racked up 8 Intercept Possessions. Also took 14 Marks and had 5 Rebound 50s in a solid showing down back.
2 Votes (Collingwood) Darcy Moore (2)
Moore was excellent down back in this match and was a big reason the Hawks struggled to hit the scoreboard. He racked up 21 Disposals on the defensive end and had 9 Intercept Possessions. Also took 6 Marks and helped set up the Pies going forward.
3 Votes (Collingwood) Adam Treloar (3)
Treloar knows how to win the football and got the ball 35 times in this clash, with 15 of them being contested. Also racked up 6 Clearances, but his most significant impact was getting the Pies moving forward with 8 Inside 50s. Should be the favourite for maximum votes in this encounter.
Fremantle vs St Kilda
Fremantle 12.7 79 – St Kilda 11.7 73
(Fremantle by 6 Points)
Nat Fyfe – 18 Disposals (11 Contested) and 2 Goals
Rory Lobb – 14 Disposals, 6 Marks, 16 Hit-outs and 1 Goal
Luke Ryan – 14 Disposals (93% Efficiency), 5 Marks and 6 Rebound 50s
1 Vote (Fremantle) Andrew Brayshaw (3)
The Dockers clawed their way back into the match after a horror first quarter, and it was the impact of Brayshaw that helped spark the comeback. He racked up 20 Disposals and used the football at 85% Efficiency. Also took 6 marks and was good off the ball with 5 Tackles. The elite ball use helped set up teammates to attack going forward.
2 Votes (St Kilda) Jack Steele (7)
Steele helped keep the Saints in the contest in the closing stages and was their best player. 10 of his 22 Disposals were contested, and he covered the ground well with 6 Inside 50s and 4 Rebound 50s. Votes usually get split between the two sides in a close contest, and if a Saint is going to poll in this match, it will probably be Steele.
3 Votes (Fremantle) Michael Walters (3)
Walters has the sneaky ability to create scoring chances, and this game was no exception. He got a lot of the football with 12 of his 26 Disposals being contested. Tallied up a massive 8 Clearances and put the ball Inside 50 on six occasions to be the best player out there.
West Coast vs Adelaide
West Coast 10.7 67 – Adelaide 5.4 34
(West Coast by 33 Points)
Oscar Allen – 15 Disposals, 5 Marks, 7 Score Involvements and 1 Goal
Jeremy McGovern – 17 Disposals (82% Efficiency), 12 Marks (4 Contested) and 9 Intercept Possessions
Brodie Smith – 31 Disposals, 626 Metres Gained and 1 Goal
1 Vote (West Coast) Elliot Yeo (4)
Yeo is starting to find some form and had a big impact on the outcome of this match. He racked up 21 Disposals and kept the ball moving forward. His 8 Inside 50s gave the Eagles scoring chances, and he was involved in an Eagles scoring procedure on seven occasions.
2 Votes (West Coast) Dom Sheed (3)
Sheed can be an elite user of the football, and that was noticeable in this clash with his 24 Disposals coming at 92% Efficiency. Also put the ball Inside 50 on 6 occasions, had 5 Clearances and took 7 marks, to be one of the best players out there.
3 Votes (West Coast) Tim Kelly (3)
Eagles fans will be glad Kelly has finally found some form, and he was instrumental in their win against the Crows. 10 of his 24 Disposals were contested, and he racked up 8 Clearances throughout the contest. Also laid 4 Tackles and had 7 Score Involvements to be the favourite for the three votes in the Eagles win.
Melbourne vs Gold Coast
Melbourne 12.8 80 – Gold Coast 9.9 63
(Melbourne by 17 Points)
Izak Rankine – 12 Disposals, 8 Score Involvements and 3 Goals
Touk Miller – 23 Disposals (91% Efficiency), 5 Tackles and 7 Score Involvements
Clayton Oliver – 24 Disposals (14 Contested), 8 Clearances, 5 Tackles and 6 Inside 50s
1 Vote (Melbourne) Jack Viney (4)
Viney had a good game and got the football 21 times in which 12 Possessions were contested. His biggest impact was off the ball with 8 Tackles, and he’s a decent chance to poll in this game.
2 Votes (Melbourne) Max Gawn (7)
Coming up against Witts in the ruck in never an easy task, but Gawn won the ruck contest with 30 Hit-outs. 11 of his 15 Disposals were contested, and he was important as a marking option taking 4 Contested Marks as part of his 8 for the match. He also put the ball Inside 50 on 5 occasions and had 6 Score Involvements.
3 Votes (Melbourne) Christian Petracca (4)
A breakout year for Petracca and he continues to show his worth. He has the ability to win the hard ball with 15 of his 25 Disposals being contested. Also racked up 6 Clearances, 6 Marks and booted a couple of goals to stand out and be the favourite for the three votes.
Essendon vs North Melbourne
Essendon 9.13 67 – North Melbourne 7.11 53
(Essendon by 14 Points)
Jordan Ridley – 18 Disposals (83% Efficiency), 7 Marks and 7 Rebound 50s
Jy Simpkin – 23 Disposals (16 Contested), 7 Clearances, 6 Tackles and 6 Inside 50s
Todd Goldstein – 19 Disposals, 6 Clearances, 1 Goal and 30 Hit-outs
1 Vote (Essendon) Darcy Parish (1)
A solid game in the middle from Parish and he racked up 21 Disposals, including 14 Contested. Contributed in some of the vital statistical areas with 7 Clearances, 6 Tackles and 7 Inside 50s to be one of the Bombers best.
2 Votes (Essendon) David Zaharakis (2)
Has been quiet this season, but can occasionally turn it on. His 20 Disposals came at 80% Efficiency, and he was dangerous all day up forward. Also had 8 Score Involvements and booted 3 Goals in the Bombers win.
3 Votes (Essendon) Andrew McGrath (3)
McGrath is starting to become one of the most important players on the Bombers list and was again one of their best. He makes good decisions and users the football well, with his 25 Disposals coming at 84% Efficiency. Was also good without the football laying 8 Tackles and read the play well with 6 6 Intercept Possessions.
Port Adelaide vs GWS
Port Adelaide 9.9 63 – GWS 6.10 46
(Port Adelaide by 17 Points)
Dan Houston – 22 Disposals (82% Efficiency), 4 Clearances and 6 Intercept Possessions
Tom Jonas – 16 Disposals, 8 Marks and 10 Intercept Possessions
Nick Haynes – 23 Disposals, 8 Marks, 7 Rebound 50s and 11 Intercept Possessions
1 Vote (Port Adelaide) Sam Powell Pepper (1)
A tough midfielder who can have an impact on matches with his presence around the football. He racked up 22 Disposals and put the ball Inside 50 on 6 occasions, to be one of the Powers best.
2 Votes (GWS) Lachie Whitfield (2)
One of the elite users of the football in the AFL, Whitfield was the Giants best with his 25 Disposals, coming at 80% Efficiency. Also took 8 Marks, had 7 Score Involvements and hit the scoreboard with a goal.
3 Votes (Port Adelaide) Kane Farrell (3)
Farrell has a penetrating left foot boot, and that was on show in this contest. He racked up 19 Disposals and had 8 Score Involvements to have an impact in the match. Also booted a goal, and was good off the ball with 6 Tackles.
Richmond vs Sydney
Richmond 4.10 34 – Sydney 3.8 26
(Richmond by 8 Points)
Jake Lloyd – 24 Disposals, 11 Rebound 50s and 6 Intercept Possessions
Nathan Broad – 16 Disposals (88% Efficiency), 8 Intercept Possessions and 6 Marks
Jack Graham – 16 Disposals, 7 Inside 50s and 6 Tackles
1 Vote (Richmond) Jayden Short (1)
In one of the ugliest games in recent times, Short was one of the better players out there with his 26 Disposals, coming at 85% Efficiency. In wet conditions, he racked up 543 metres gained and took 9 Marks, to go along with 5 Intercept Possessions.
2 Votes (Richmond) Kane Lambert (5)
Not too many standouts in an ugly clash, but Lambert had the ball 22 times and put the ball Inside 50 on 6 occasions. Also took 7 Marks and had an impact off the ball with 7 Tackles.
3 Votes (Sydney) Callum Mills (3)
Mills played as a loose man in defence and will get noticed because of the number of times he touched the football. 23 of his 29 Disposals were Kicks, and he racked up a massive 15 Intercept Possessions. Also took 9 Marks and had 6 Rebound 50s to be the best player on the ground, despite playing as a loose man in defence.
Carlton vs Western Bulldogs
Carlton 16.7 103 – Western Bulldogs 7.9 51
(Carlton by 52 Points)
Matthew Kennedy – 20 Disposals, (11 Contested) and 6 Score Involvements
Will Setterfield – 20 Disposals and 5 Rebound 50s
Michael Gibbons – 15 Disposals, 6 Inside 50s, 8 Score Involvements and 2 Goals
1 Vote (Carlton) Eddie Betts (3)
The Blues dominated this clash in wet conditions, and Betts had a significant impact. Does not need a lot of the football with just the 14 Disposals, but had 10 Score Involvements and booted 4 Goals in a solid display up forward.
2 Votes (Carlton) Jack Martin (3)
Did not get a lot of the football either, but was damaging up forward with 11 of his 13 disposals being contested, and he used the football at 85% Efficiency. 3 of his 5 Marks were contested, and he racked up 9 Score Involvements and booted two goals, in a solid performance.
3 Votes (Carlton) Ed Curnow (3)
Wet weather football suits the in and under style of Curnow, and he was influential in setting up the win. 12 of his 19 Disposals were contested, and he racked up 7 Clearances. He was also good without he football with 5 Tackles. Also managed to hit the scoreboard with a goal in a tight game to separate the votes.
Be sure to check back next week for Round 7 of the 2020 Brownlow Medal Predictor.
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