State of Origin Man Of The Match Tips & Predictions

Andrew Hendrie:

One of the most popular betting options for State of Origin is the man of the match market and we’ve come up with two selections for Game 2 of the 2022 series on Sunday night.

State of Origin Man Of The Match Tips

State of Origin man of the match tips – read on below for our best and value bets for Game 2 at Optus Stadium.


Get $5.00 for Nathan Cleary or Cameron Munster to be named Man of the Match in Origin Game 2 on Sunday night. Max Bet $25. T&Cs apply. Excludes SA residents.

 

Best Bet 🏆: Nathan Cleary at $6.00 with Bet365

Cleary has picked up from where he left off last season and after undergoing shoulder surgery, he hasn’t missed a trick, playing a starring role in guiding the Panthers to 14 wins from 15 games. The boom halfback won Man of the Match honours in State of Origin Game 2 in 2020 and will be relishing the chance to once again prove himself as the premier playmaker in the world inside the Origin arena – especially after a disappointing performance in Game 1, where NSW went down by six points. Cleary’s kicking game was off and he will be out to make amends here.

Halfbacks and five-eighths are usually the leading candidates to be awarded Man of the Match in Origin – Cleary, Daly Cherry-Evans and Cameron Munster picked up the honour in the 2020 series that Queensland took 2-1, so winning playmakers are always the best bet. Munster was also Man of the Match in Game 1 earlier this month – and if you think the Maroons star can double down in Game 2 or want some insurance, you can get $5.00 with BlueBet in the promotion above for Cleary OR Munster to be best on ground.

Value Bet 💰: Patrick Carrigan at $34 with bet365

Bench forwards aren’t always in the conversation for Man of The Match honours, but Patrick Carrigan is a good value option if Queensland stun NSW again to win Game 2 and the series. Carrigan is a born leader and has been arguably the Broncos’ best player in the NRL this season, guiding the team into the top four. The 24-year-old consistently plays over 65 minutes and had more runs than any Queensland player apart from Munster in Game 1, registering 19 hit-ups for 183 metres, while he also made 34 tackles through the middle on debut. It’s a cliche, but Carrigan is a genuine Origin player and will be in the thick of it once again in Game 2. If the Maroons are to pull off the upset, Carrigan will have a huge say.

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