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 3 of the 2021 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 Suncorp Stadium.
Best Bet: Tom Trbojevic – $6.00 best odds with Ladbrokes
Tom Trbojevic was deservedly awarded the man of the match for his blistering Game 1 performance and he was certainly in the conversation after once again playing a starring role in Game 2.
Tommy Turbo is looking unstoppable right now and is arguably the best player in the world heading into this showdown.
Trbojevic’s form since returning from a hamstring injury this season has been mind-boggling.
The Manly sensation has scored 14 tries from nine games and ranks second in the NRL for try assists with 16..
Trbojevic was incredible in his last outings for Manly as they produced a second-half blitz to crush the Titans and demolish the Bulldogs 66-0.
Have a look at these numbers – Trbojevic scored three tries, made three try assists, two line breaks and broke six tackles for 49 post contact metres against the Titans, while he scored a first-half hat-trick, made one try assist, four line break assists and broke four tackles against the Bulldogs.
Trbojevic scored a hat-trick in Game 1, crossed again in Game 2 and has scored a try in his last four Origin away games. All signs point to Turbo having another massive game and if he does, he’ll certainly be in the man of the match conversation.
Value Bet: Cameron Munster – $13 best odds with Ladbrokes
We can find some decent value in Queensland five- eighth Cameron Munster.
Playmakers won the man of the match award in all three games in the 2020 State of Origin series, and if Queensland are to avoid a series whitewash, Munster will play a big part in doing it.
Munster has endured a disappointing Origin series and his combination with Daly Cherry-Evans was extremely disjointed in Game 2.
However, Munster has been outstanding for top-of-the-table Melbourne in the NRL this season and was coming off some injury issues in the first two games.
With more games under his belt, Munster should be ready to deliver his best performance of the series this Wednesday night.
Munster was awarded man of the match honours in Game 3 last year, where he proved he is a genuine match-winner for Queensland.
Obviously the Maroons are big underdogs, but they need to offer a response here, and if they do pull off the upset, Munster will be at the forefront.