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2021 Norm Smith Medal Tips, Preview & Best Bets - Who will be best on ground in the AFL Grand Final?

  • The 2021 Norm Smith Medal will be presented on AFL Grand Final Day to the best player
  • The AFL Grand Final is between Melbourne Demons and Western Bullldogs
  • Can Bailey Smith notch up another best on ground effort?
  • Justin Darcy provides his best bets
Norm Smith Medal Tips
Bailey Smith is our best bet for the Norm Smith Medal. (Getty)
Justin Darcy 23 Sep 2021
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The 2021 Norm Smith Medal will be presented to the best player on the ground in the AFL Grand Final between Melbourne Demons and the Western Bulldogs.
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Currently, Melbourne's Christian Petracca ($6.00) and Clayton Oliver ($7.00) head the market, arguably being two of the top five players in the competition this year. Playing for the favoured Dees, it is understandable why they hold top spots.

Bulldogs star Marcus Bontempelli is an $8.00 chance, the most favoured player for the Dogs, while Melbourne ruckman Max Gawn is $8.00 to repeat his Preliminary Final five goal best on ground performance.

Ball magnet Jack Macrae is $11 to win the best on ground award while Bailey Smith has arguably been the best player this finals series and represents some value at $15.

2021 Norm Smith Medal Betting Odds

Christian Petracca$6.00
Clayton Oliver$7.00
Marcus Bontempelli$8.00
Max Gawn$8.00
Jack Macrae$11
Bailey Smith $15
Tom Liberatore$17
Jack Viney$21
Adam Treloar$23
Christian Salem$23

Odds provided by TopSport and are correct on 17/09/21.

2021 Norm Smith Medal Tips

Norm Smith Medal 2021 Best Bet - Bailey Smith

He has been the best player for the Bulldogs this finals series, kicking the match winner and a bag of goals against the Lions in the Semi Final, before coming up with another 20+ disposal game and four goals next to his name in what was a demolition in Adelaide against Port in the Preliminary Final.

Smith stands out to umpires with the well renowned mullet and, being a mid-forward, he is naturally going to win plenty of footy and give himself every chance to kick a goal as well. 

At $15, he looks a great bet if the Bulldogs are to win this Grand Final.

Norm Smith Medal 2021 Next Best Bet - Christian Petracca

The Melbourne star is the most explosive player in the game, although he can weave in and out of matches sometimes, when he is on it only takes a hand full of kicks and a goal to make him look the most influential player on the ground.

Petracca stands out to umpires with his power running and, of course, when he can get on the end of a few goals, his team seems to lift.

 If Melbourne are to win the flag, it is hard not to see Petracca having a major influence in the match.

Norm Smith Medal 2021 Value Bet - Kysaiah Pickett

Little Kozzie Pickett is the barometer for the Demons and can really light their ignition early if he is to find the ball in his hands.

He looked silky in their last match against the Geelong Cats in the Preliminary Final, and as if he is just ready to put on a show for the Perth crowd.

We know he can get on the end of a few goals. If he can kick a few magic ones from the pocket, this will stand out to the umpires with the crowd erupting.

Norm Smith Medal FAQs

What is the Norm Smith Medal?

The Norm Smith Medal is awarded to the player voted best afield in the Grand Final.

Who is favourite to win the Norm Smith Medal?

Christian Petracca is the favourite to win the Norm Smith Medal.

Who is the Norm Smith Medal best bet?

We are siding with Bailey Smith as the best bet in the Norm Smith Medal.



We will be backing all three of our best bets of the Norm Smith Medal.

Best Bet: Bailey Smith To Win $15.00 at Topsport - 5 Units
Next Best Bet: Christian Petracca To Win $6.00 at Sportsbet - 4 Units
Value Bet: Kysaiah Pickett To Win $51.00 at Neds - 1 Unit

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