State Of Origin Game 2 Preview
June 25, 2013
We take a look at the betting for Queensland v New South Wales in what could be the deciding game of the series in State of Origin Game 2.
Suncorp Stadium hosts it’s second major rugby event in the space of a week after the British and Irish Lions escaped with a narrow victory over Wallabies there on Saturday. Kurtley Beale’s last gasp slip let Lions off the hook and both Origin sides will be weary of the greasy surface on Wednesday.
This is a game Queensland can’t afford to lose or their seven-year stranglehold on the Origin Shield will be over after New South Wales secured a 14-6 victory at ANZ Stadium in the opening fixture of the three-game series. There is a feeling that NSW were fortunate to win after Queensland let a number of their errors go unpunished, but it’s doubtful that they will be so forgiving at home and this has been reflected in the betting.
IASBet and Sportsbet have QLD as short as 1.52 to level the series and take 2013 State Of Origin down to the wire while NSW are stand out best odds of 2.72 at Sportingbet with other firms only offering 2.60.
After years of State Of Origin dominance, it’s the first time since 2008 that the Maroons have found themselves under pressure to deliver in front of their home fans and judging by the odds, bookmakers expect them to force the Blues into a decider which will be played back at ANZ Stadium on July 17.
State of Origin Game 2 Bookmaker Promotions
A good bookmaker to use for your head to head bets is Sportsbet who are offering money back on losing bets if Greg Inglis scores a try. If Greg Inglis scores a try at anytime you will get your losing stake back up to $100. NRL star Greg Inglis is very much in the State of Origin limelight and as he is deemed a likely tryscorer, this looks like a very generous offer from Sportsbet.
If Half Time/Full Time betting is your preference then Luxbet have the offer for you. Luxbet will match your winning HT/FT Double bet stake with a bonus bet of up to $100. Click here for more details of this fantastic State of Origin Game 2 Bonus from Luxbet.
There are also two opportunities to get a bonus in the First Tryscorer market with offers from Sportingbet and IAS Bet. Sportingbet will reward you with a 100% bonus up to $200 if you place a winning State Of Origin First Tryscorer bet. The offer from IASBet gives you a free bonus bet on any NRL Round 16 game this weekend if you place a successful First Tryscorer bet on State Of Origin Game 2.