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 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 – $6.50 best odds with Unibet
Tom Trbojevic was deservedly awarded the man of the match for his blistering Game 1 performance and there’s no reason to think he can’t double down and do it again 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 11 tries from eight games and leads the NRL with 15 try assists.
Trbojevic was incredible in his last outing for Manly as they produced a second-half blitz to crush the Titans last weekend.
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.
Trbojevic scored a hat-trick in Game 1 and has scored a try in his last three 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: Daly Cherry-Evans – $17 best odds with Unibet
We can find some value in Queensland halfback Daly Cherry-Evans.
Playmakers won the man of the match award in all three games in the 2020 State of Origin series, and if Queensland are to keep the series alive, Cherry-Evans will play a big part in doing it.
The No. 7 has put together an underrated season and has been thriving for the in-form Manly outfit.
Cherry-Evans is also coming off a fantastic performance for Manly over the Titans, scoring a try and making two try assists, along with breaking two tackles.
Cherry-Evans was man of the match in the first game of the 2020 series as Queensland beat the Blues by four points in Adelaide.
Obviously the Maroons are big underdogs, but they have won seven of the last eight Origins at Suncorp, and if they do pull off the upset, Cherry-Evans will be at the forefront.