After a long year, Australian sport fans are finally going to be treated to two blockbuster clashes in the NRL & AFL Grand Finals. In an interesting twist, both games are expected to be wet weather affairs with Brisbane & Sydney due for large amounts of rainfall over the weekend. We’ve done the data crunching for you so you can find the best odds for Norm Smith & Clive Churchill markets as well as First Goalscorer & Tryscorer markets. Check out our brief analysis or download the Excel document below where we’ve listed all the odds in the one place so you can play around with it yourself!
NRL Grand Final Markets
As most fans would agree with, Cleary and Smith are the two firm favourites for the Clive Churchill Medal in this year’s NRL Grand final. In what’s expected to be a wet grand final, Isaah Yeo or Dylan Edwards could be value plays at $26 and $31 respectively. Yeo had a barnstorming game in the Prelim final against the Rabbitohs & Edwards is known for racking up the run metres and scored a great try backing up off a line break. If you would like to look at the NRL Grand Final Tryscorer markets or our model projections for Draftstars – check out ‘Edge‘.
AFL Grand Final Markets
No surprises in either market with ‘Dusty’ Martin & Dangerfield the main protagonists for their teams the shortest odds by far for the Norm Smith Medal. Topsport generally seems to have the most ‘punter-friendly’ odds with Cotchin @ 26 and Riewoldt @ 61 a couple of the standouts.
In the First Goal scorer market, the small forwards including seem appealing in a game that’s expected to be a torrid affair in the rain. Although there are no clear standouts, Playup has a promotion where punters are paid out on both the 1st and 2nd Goalscorer for First Goal scorer markets. If you’re eligible for the promotion, definitely a market worth checking out!