We’re down to two.
Two teams will hit the MCG on Saturday afternoon.
There will be sorrow for one team and eternal glory for the other.
A player, however, will stand head and shoulders above the rest and be deemed the best player on the field. In doing so, they will return home with (presumably) a Prime Minister’s Medal and the Norm Smith Medal.
In our original pre-finals article, we profiled seven players. In the two weeks that followed, we added two more players each week.
Isaac Heeney of Swans. Photo: Matt King/AFL Photos/via Getty Images
Here is the list of the 11 players in total and their odds now:
Isaac Heeney – $41 – $26 – $26 – $14 (via Top Sports)
Jeremy Cameron – $15 – $12 – $11 – $10 (via Blue Bet)
Tom Popey-$41-$41-$23 (via Blue Bet)
Tom Stewart-$16-$13 (via Bet365 – TopSport/BlueBet)
Shai Bolton – $51 – ELIMINATED
Christian Petracca – $13 – $19 – ELIMINATED
Clayton Oliver – $12 – $19 – ELIMINATED
Nick Daicos – $67 – $101 – $61 – ELIMINATED
Dustin Martin – $41 – ELIMINATED
Lachie Neale – $51 – $21 – ELIMINATED
Jordan De Goey – $34 – ELIMINATED
Heeney steadily shortened the final series as the Swans edged closer to the grand final. Understandable, given his reputation and his ability to be a game winner for the Swans with just 20 possessions.
Cameron had been the favorite for the Norm Smith since the start of the finals campaign and was only usurped over the weekend thanks to Patrick Dangerfield and his brilliant preliminary final. Cameron has been a bit quiet in his two finals so far; he will seek to atone this Saturday.
Papey still seems to have a good chance, given his explosive ability. He is the common thread for the Swans and can get them started if they need a spark.
Stewart will play quarterback again for Geelong this weekend and will look to lead the way and intercept the halfback: think Luke Hodge in 2008 and 2013 when the Norm Smith won.
Here are a few more players we now need to consider as we look to build a good book ahead of the Grand Finals.
Swans Callum Mills. Photo: Dylan Burns/AFL Photos via Getty Images)
Callum Mills – $11 (via bet365)
The Sydney Swans’ top vote-getter in the 2022 Brownlow, Mills has taken it to another level this season.
He has the ability to play a role on an opposing player, while accumulating possessions and pushing Sydney forward.
Given his anchorage in the baseline, if it gets tight, he’s happy to play quarterback and sit behind the play.
Patrick Dangerfield – $8 (via BlueBet and Bet365)
The danger averages just under 24 possessions per final, which, as far as we’re concerned, is hugely impressive.
With that in mind, one also only has to watch Friday night’s preliminary final against Brisbane to see how Danger can win this medal.
He was the best on the field as he bombed that opening goal and finished with 28 possessions and two goals.
If Dangerfield can replicate that this Saturday?
Geelong more than likely wins and Danger will walk away with some new medals to add to his tally.
– Hopefully for punters at CODE Bet over the past month we have been able to find value and present a winner.
(all odds as of September 19)
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