The AFL world will descend on Crown Palladium tonight for the 2023 Brownlow Medal, where the best player in the competition will be named.

Bulldogs’ skipper Marcus Bontempelli is one of the favourites for the award, alongside exciting Pies’ youngster Nick Daicos and Melbourne’s Christian Petracca. 

The broadcast will begin live on Channel 7 from 7.30pm, with the count beginning at 8pm.

As part of the celebration, the Bulldogs have launched a Brownlow Hub, looking back at past winners and the history of the momentous award.

Tune in from 7.30pm to follow a live blog of the night from a red, white and blue perspective.

AFL Media has cast its eye over the favourites and delivered their predictions below:

Western Bulldogs Brownlow Preview

Best Chance: Marcus Bontempelli

It was a season where the Western Bulldogs captain enhanced his credentials as the game's best clearance player. A standout year, combined with fewer teammates taking votes from him, should put Bontempelli well and truly among the leading contenders for the Brownlow. A proven vote-winner, expect him to figure at the top end towards the latter part of the night.

One-Vote Wonder: Ed Richards (Round 9 v Carlton)

Richards had a big night against the Blues, which could see him pocket his first ever Brownlow votes. He won 25 disposals and took 10 marks while also finishing with 10 intercept possessions, six score involvements and four intercept marks.'s Brownlow Predictor
28 - Marcus Bontempelli
15 - Tom Liberatore