2019 World Cup Final: Bet On England or Take A Risk On New Zealand?
England have been the favourites with most sports betting sites even before the 2019 World Cup started. They had few hiccups during the playoffs, but they sorted themselves out. As a result, they have now made it to their first World Cup finals since 1992.
New Zealand on the other hand were not supposed to reach the finals as everyone expected India to beat them in the semi-finals. The Kiwis who played the 2015 World Cup finals proved once again that they are capable of beating any team on their day.
2019 World Cup Final Odds
England have 2019 World Cup Final odds of 1.28 to win, while New Zealand are the underdogs with odds of 3.50. The 2019 ICC World Cup final takes place on Sunday, 14 July at the home of cricket – Lord’s.
3 Reasons To Bet On England
Here are three good reasons why you should consider placing a bet on England to win the 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup:
J Roy and J Bairstow Partnership
Jason Roy and Jonny Bairstow are two of the most explosive opening batsmen in World Cricket. Yhey have been fantastic for England during the World Cup putting together four century partnerships. When England played New Zealand in the playoffs, the two took the game away from New Zealand right at the start. If they continue their good form, or even if any one of them fires and gets to 50, the Kiwis will be under the pump.
Power Hitters In The Middle
England are one of the few teams that have match winners in the middle-order. Most of them are power hitters with the exception of Joe Root, who bats at 3 and tends to anchor the innings. Ben Stokes, Jos Butler and even captain Eoin Morgan can score at well over a run a ball. They will subsequently put pressure on the New Zealand bowlers throughout their innings.
Woakes And Archer
England are having great success because they are hunting in pairs. Chris Woakes and Jofra Archer have been dangerous as one swings the ball and one bowls with pace and accuracy. Woakes and Archer should be confident of taking early wickets. Especially given the poor form the New Zealand openers have been in throughout the World Cup,
3 Reasons To Bet On New Zealand
If you are a fan of the Black Caps, here are three good reasons to place a bet on New Zealand on winning the 2019 World Cup:
K Williamson and R Taylor
Kane Williamson has been brilliant throughout this World Cup with both his batting and captaincy. Williamson has had to bail his side out of trouble in just about every match. That’s because both his openers have failed and exposed him to the new ball consistently. Meanwhile, Ross Taylor has stepped up when his side needed him. This will be the last World Cup that Taylor plays. He will therefore want to use all his experience to help New Zealand win their first World Cup.
Boult And Ferguson
Trent Boult is a match winner, as well as a big match player. He knows that his captain will want him to get early wickets at the top of the order and then bowl economically at the death. Lockie Ferguson has been a revelation during the World Cup taking 18 wickets from 8 games. He subsequently takes the number 4 spot on the list of leading wicket takers.
Ferguson’s bowling during the final could have a significant impact on the final out of the game. If he is wayward and lets the pressure of the final get to him, England will take him for plenty. However, if he bowls like he has throughout the tournament, he could pick up quick wickets and knock Bangladesh’s Fizz (20 wickets) from second place on the list of leading wicket takers.
Martin Guptill has yet to fire at the top of the order with the bat, but he has been outstanding in the field. His run out of MS Dhoni in the semi-final swung the game New Zealand’s way. Guptill will want to contribute with the bat, but will also want to make an impact in the field.