The first tryscorer market is one of the most popular betting options in State of Origin and we’ve picked out a best and value bet for Game 1 of the 2021 series on Wednesday night.
State of Origin First Tryscorer Tips
State of Origin free first tryscorer tips and predictions – read on below for our best and value bets for Game 1 this Wednesday night.
Best Bet: Josh Addo-Carr – $8.50 best odds with Ladbrokes
Addo-Carr has been in incredible form on the wing for Melbourne this season and has scored a whopping 15 tries in 12 games – including six in memorable night against the Rabbitohs.
The ‘Fox’ is the quickest player in the game and he can use that speed to cross the first try in Game 1 on Wednesday night.
Addo-Carr’s strike rate in Origin is simply sensational.
The flying winger has scored eight tries in just nine games and is already third for most tries in NSW Origin history – and he’s played much less games than the two players in front of him: Michael O’Connor (11 from 19) and Jarryd Hayne (11 from 23).
Addo-Carr will once again be the Blues’ main attacking weapon out wide and they will be looking to spread the ball to him as quickly as possible.
Value Bet: Valentine Holmes – $16 best odds with Ladbrokes
Holmes has moved to fullback due to injuries in the Queensland camp, which is why we can get some value on the Cowboys star in the first tryscorer market.
Incredibly, Holmes has scored the first try in three of his last four Origin appearances. That’s an insane stat, especially when you consider he’s played a variety of positions in the backline.
It shows that Holmes is dangerous no matter what position he’s in and the Maroons will no doubt be keen to get as much of the ball to the No. 1 as possible early on.