Punters backing an upset in the 2019 Brownlow
$5.5 shot being backed despite the bookmakers having Patrick Dangerfield as the short priced favourite.
Past winners are expected to dominate the 2019 Brownlow vote, with Patrick Dangerfield and Nathan Fyfe among the favourites. The 2016 winner, Dangerfield will have mixed emotions if he does win the honour again after Geelong lost their preliminary final to Richmond. The Geelong star is currently $2.45 to top the vote, which implies he’s got a 41% chance of winning this year’s Brownlow. A few lucky punters will be over the moon with the price of Danger going into tonight’s vote, as he was $12 with Bet365 back in June.
Nathan Fyfe won the Brownlow the year before Dangerfield, and he’s got a cracking chance of polling well again. Fyfe finds himself among the top three favourites, but bookmakers have recently pushed his odds out to $7.
The player who has caught the eye of the punters in the last week or so, however, is Lachie Neale. The corporates continue to cut Neale’s odds, and he now finds himself at $5.5 to win the award. Since the beginning of last week, Lachie Neale has accounted for 35% of all bets in the market. Neale's odds have been up and down in recent months and he was considerably shorter earlier in the year, as Bet365 had him at $3.5 back in August.
The bettors who have been looking for a bit of value in the market have chosen to opt with Patrick Cripps. Despite being $3.75 earlier in the year, the Carlton man is now $13 to top the vote.
There have been a few optimistic punters (most likely based in WA) who have had a little nibble at the $126 available for Andrew Gaff.