Norm Smith Medal betting tips, prediction & odds
Welcome to our Norm Smith Medal betting tips, prediction and odds update for the AFL grand final at Optus Stadium, Perth, on Saturday.
Melbourne superstar Christian Petracca is the favourite to win the Norm Smith Medal with Australian online bookmakers installing him at a $6 quote, with his explosive play similar to that of Richmond star Dustin Martin, who has won the past two Norm Smiths.
His Demons teammate Clayton Oliver, is paying $7, while Western Bulldogs captain Marcus Bontempelli and Demons skipper Max Gawn (both $8) are also finding plenty of love from punters. Prolific Jackson Macrae ($11) and Bailey Smith ($15) are the Bulldogs’ next best.
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The Norm Smith Medal is awarded to the player adjudged best afield in the grand final by a panel of media, former players and journalists, with winners in recent years including Martin, Luke Shuey (West Coast) and Jason Johannison (Western Bulldogs), who will play against the Demons on Saturday.
Continue reading for our free Norm Smith Medal tips, including our best bet, value chances and our best roughie.
Norm Smith Medal tips – Melbourne v Western Bulldogs 2021
The Norm Smith Medal acknowledges the best on ground in the AFL Grand Final; here are our free Norm Smith Medal tips for the AFL grand final between Melbourne and the Western Bulldogs.
There is a reason Petracca is the favourite with bookmakers to win the Norm Smith and it is because he is a star in two positions. We have seen Richmond’s Dustin Martin win successive Norms with his mixture of gut running, ball winning and goal kicking. We envisage Petracca is capable of similar. He is paying $6 to win the Norm Smith Medal with Unibet Australia.
The Dogs’ answer to Petracca is their own superstar and captain Marcus Bontempelli ($8) and it’s hard to overlook him in this market if you think the Dogs will win. While not quite as reliable as a forward, Bontempelli can do things few players can all over the field. He is an A-grade player and overlook him at your peril.
Melbourne defender Jake Lever has had an outstanding season and we can see him playing a pivotal role in the grand final. Often, it’s those intercepting players that do the eye-catching things and it’s worth noting Hawk Brian Lake won the award in 2013. Lever is paying $26 to win the Norm Smith Medal, or you might find better by comparing odds at AU betting sites.
If the Norm Smith was won on Instagram followers, Bailey Smith would be your favourite, but he is also a live chance if the Western Bulldogs win. The young star plays an eye-catching brand and is seemingly built for finals footy – he has been magnificent in the past month. We wouldn’t put it past him to play a blinder and lead the Dogs to their 2nd flag in five years.
Norm Smith Medal odds 2021
- Christian Petracca $6
- Clayton Oliver $7
- Marcus Bontempelli $8
- Max Gawn $8
- Jack Macrae $11
- Bailey Smith $15
- Tom Liberatore $17
- Jack Viney $21
- Adam Treloar $23
- Christian Salem $23
- Caleb Daniel $26
- Jake Lever $26
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