Southern Brave vs London Spirit Betting Winner Prediction
Recommended Bet: Back the Southern Brave to win @ 1.72 with Pure Win.
In terms of online cricket betting for the game, Brave are strong favourites here and they’re available at ‘just’ 1.74.
Generally, we look for opportunities to go with the outsiders when we think a match could be very close and the Phoenix vs Brave match on Wednesday was a good example of that.
We got a big price on the Phoenix and they duly delivered.
But these are different circumstances and the 1.74 on the Brave may actually be a better price than it seems.
Yes, the Brave had a poor day at the office on Wednesday in losing by 53 runs to the Phoenix.
But let’s remember these are the defending champions and as we explain in the venue and conditions section, they’re five from five so far in The Hundred when playing at home.
And one of those matches was against the Spirit last year, a match where the Brave’s 145/6 was four runs too many for the visitors.
So the Brave know what it takes to beat them here in Southampton.
The Spirit have been much better this season after a disastrous campaign last year but one swallow doesn’t make a summer and the smart money is on the Brave keeping up their 100% record at home.
If you want to know about Pure Win then why not read our Pure Win review, where we analyse all aspects of one of India’s top betting sites.
Southern Brave vs London Spirit Betting Hot Bet Prediction
Recommended Bet: Back Zak Crawley to be London Spirit Top Batsman @ 4.0 with Betway
Zak Crawley may not be the most natural The Hundred batsman in the world. He is, after all, a Test match specialist.
But he’s made a bright start to the season with a brisk 21 off 11 in the first match and then top-scored with 41 off 34 in his second match.
As we know from our top batsman guide, a classy player opening the batting are two big boxes ticked.
Considering he’s only the joint third-favourite at odds of 4.0 and you can see why he’s a good bet.
If you haven’t already, why not check out our Betway review where we tell you everything you need to know about one of India’s best-loved betting sites.
Southern Brave Likely XI
1 Quinton de Kock (wk), 2 James Vince (capt), 3 Marcus Stoinis, 4 Alex Davies, 5 Tim David, 6 Ross Whiteley, 7 James Fuller, 8 George Garton, 9 Chris Jordan, 10 Jake Lintott, 11 Tymal Mills
London Spirit Likely XI
1 Zak Crawley, 2 Adam Rossington (wk), 3 Glenn Maxwell, 4 Eoin Morgan (capt), 5 Ravi Bopara, 6 Kieron Pollard, 7 Jordan Thompson, 8 Liam Dawson, 9 Chris Wood, 10 Nathan Ellis, 11 Mason Crane
Venue & conditions
151/3, 128/6, 144/5, 134/7.
Those were the first innings scores in The Hundred last year played here at the Rose Bowl in Southampton, home of the Southern Brave.
That’s an average of 139 in terms of first innings runs so bear that in mind if you’re playing that market.
More to the point: they won on each of the four occasions that the Southern Brave played here at the Rose Bowl.
There’s already been one match played here at the Rose Bowl this season and unsurprisingly, the Brave won it, to make it five from five. So the Brave look pretty unbeatable when at home.
In that match they needed to chase just 108 after a really poor batting display from the Welsh Fire.
But it’s a better surface than that and if you’re playing the first innings runs market, you’d think 145 would be about a par score.