It’s often referred to as the midfielders’ medal and Dustin Martin’s permanent move into the centre has created a lot of interest in Brownlow Medal betting according to online bookmaker sportsbet.com.au.
The 23 year-old Tiger opened at $67 to win ‘Charlie’ but some outstanding form in the NAB Challenge has seen him come in to his current quote of $34.
Martin has been the best backed player to win the Brownlow in the past week, and only Gary Ablett ($5.00 fav), Nat Fyfe ($7.00) and Robbie Gray ($16) have had more money placed on them over the entire off season.
Martin is priced at $3.25 to poll the most votes for Richmond, just behind his skipper Trent Cotchin ($2.10).
“Judging by the money we’ve seen, punters believe we’ll see the best of Dustin Martin in his new role. We don’t expect his price of $34 to be around for long,” said sportsbet.com.au’s Christian Jantzen.
Markets courtesy of sportsbet.com.au
Brownlow Medal Winner
(opening price in brackets)
$5.00 Gary Ablett (in from $7.00)
$7.00 Nat Fyfe (in from $9.00)
$11 Joel Selwood (out from $9.00)
$12 Patrick Dangerfield (in from $14)
$16 Robbie Gray (in from $23)
$18 Matt Priddis (out from $17)
$21 Lance Franklin (in from $26)
$21 Scott Pendlebury (out from $14)
$21 Tom Rockliff (out from $16)
$23 Jobe Watson (in from $26)
$23 Josh P.Kennedy (in from $34)
$23 Luke Parker (steady)
$26 Dane Swan (in from $101)
$26 Dayne Beams (steady)
$26 Dyson Heppell (out from $21)
$26 Travis Boak (steady)
$26 Trent Cotchin (in from $34)
$34 Dustin Martin (in from $67)
Brownlow Medal Votes – Richmond
$2.10 Trent Cotchin
$3.25 Dustin Martin
$5.50 Brett Deledio
$9.00 Brandon Ellis
$12 Anthony Miles
$18 Ivan Maric
$21 Jack Riewoldt
$34 Alex Rance