The 2014 State Of Origin Series gets underway at Suncorp Stadium tomorrow and Queensland are currently clear favourites to continue their dominance over New South Wales.
Queensland has named an almost unchanged squad for the opening game of the series, with Aiden Guerra the only new face in the side, while New South Wales coach Laurie Daley has made a number of changes to his sides that lost last year’s decider in heart-breaking fashion.
Our team of sports betting experts have analysed both sides very closely and have come up with the best State Of Origin bets for the wide range of betting markets that are available with leading online bookmaker Ladbrokes.com.au.
2014 State Of Origin Game One Head To Head And Line Betting
Home ground advantage has been a major part of Queensland’s dominance in the last decade and New South Wales have not beaten the Maroons at Suncorp Stadium since the dead runner game three in 2009.
New South Wales’ record in series openers in Brisbane is even worse and the Blues have not won the opening game of the series in Brisbane since Andrew Johns piloted them to victory in the opening game of the 2003 State Of Origin Series.
It isn’t just the home ground advantage that favors Queensland on Wednesday night; with a number of their star performers hitting their top form just in time for the opening game of the 2014 State Of Origin Series.
North Queensland Cowboys five eight Johnathan Thurston and Melbourne Storm fullback Billy Slater both made slow starts to the season, but are taking excellent form into Game 1, while Cooper Cronk, Matt Scott and Cameron Smith are consistent big game performers who very rarely produce a poor performance during State Of Origin.
While Queensland odds of $1.42 do seem quiet short, there excellent record at Suncorp Stadium and the hot form of their star players mean that they are more than deserving of their position as favourites and should be able to record a comfortable victory.
Suggested Bet: Queensland to Win and Beat The Line ($1.42 and -6 at Ladbrokes.com.au)
2014 State Of Origin Game One First Try Scorer Bets
One of the most popular State Of Origin betting markets is the first tryscorer market that gives punters the opportunity to score a big win very early in the match.
Queensland dominates the first try scorer market, with Darius Boyd ($8) and Greg Inglis ($8) the clear favourites, while Brett Morris ($12) and Jarryd Hayne ($12) are considered the New South Wales players most likely to start the game with a try.
Darius Boyd is a proven State Of Origin tryscorer and despite his short price is worth a bet to start the series with a try, while New South Wales debutant Daniel Tupou represents excellent value at his quote of $15.
Suggested Bet: Darius Boyd and Daniel Tupou to score the first try ($8 and $15 at Ladbrokes.com.au)
2014 State Of Origin Footy Freak Betting Markets
Leading online bookmaker Ladbrokes.com.au is well known for their Footy Freak betting markets and is offering a range of exotic bets for the opening game of the 2014 State Of Origin Series.
The following betting markets are available and we believe that the offers for both Greg Inglis and Jarryd Hayne represent excellent value!
- Greg Inglis to score a try at anytime and Queensland win $2.60
- Billy Slater to score a try at anytime and Queensland win $3
- Johnathan Thurston to score a try at anytime and Queensland win $5
- Jarryd Hayne to score a try at anytime and NSW win $6
- Michael Jennings to score a try at anytime and NSW win $8
- Paul Gallen to score a try at anytime and NSW win $17
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