Bangladesh v South Africa: World Cup Cricket Betting Tips

By Matt Harris on May 31, 2019

Bangladesh and South Africa meet at the Oval ground in London on Sunday. But which way are our World Cup tips for Bangladesh v South Africa leaning?

Bangladesh become the ninth team to stake their claim for the 2019 Cricket World Cup when they tackle South Africa. The squad are among the outsiders to take the title. Having made the semifinal of the ICC Champions Trophy in 2017, however, there is some confidence in the camp.

Standing in the way of an opening win are a South Africa side who opened their 2019 campaign with a defeat to England at the same Oval ground on Thursday. Faf Du Plessis’ side were in contention for around 70% of the game. Still, their middle order was exposed and needs to improve as this tournament develops.

What are the World Cup tips for Bangladesh v South Africa?

They’re perceived to have the stronger squad, so South Africa will go into Sunday’s match as favourites at 1.30 with Betway. It’s a figure that leaves Bangladesh out at a price of 3.70. And there will be some backers for The Tigers at that figure.

There is a definite chance of an upset here at the sportsbooks when you consider the manner of South Africa’s defeat to England. Nevertheless, we are staying with the favourites. The key battle is with the South African bowling attack and an experienced, but inconsistent, Bangladesh batting unit. On this occasion, expect the bowlers to come out on top.

Match Odds Summary: Bangladesh: 3.70, South Africa: 1.30 (Betway – Editor’s Pick).

What are the top batsman World Cup tips for Bangladesh v South Africa?

– Bangladesh Batsman Picks

Tamim Iqbal is very much the dangerman for Bangladesh. The Tigers will subsequently be looking to the left hander to get them off to a fast start. Tamim is a clear favourite to top score for his side on Sunday and can be picked up at 3.75 with Bet365.

There is a gap to the chasing pack with three joint second-favourites. Mushfiqur Rahim, Shakib al Hasan and Soumya Sarkar are available at 5.50. Meanwhile, Liton Das follows at 6.00. As for a value outside pick, look out for the dangerous Mahmudullah, who is quoted at a generous 8.00.

– South Africa Batsman Picks

In South Africa’s version of the top batsman market, Quinton De Kock is an obvious favourite for us at 4.00. The left hander top scored on Thursday and looks to be vital to his team’s chances moving forward. Behind De Kock, Hashim Amla is at 4.50, and Faf Du Plessis at 5.00.

Rassie Van Der Dussen also brought up a half century against England and he may offer value at 5.50. Other South African picks include Aiden Markram at 5.50, and JP Duminy at 11.00.

There are some good World Cup cricket odds on both sides here. For this World Cup 2019 Satta, though, our selection is Faf Du Plessis. The South African skipper found his touch in the recent IPL and hopefully, the captaincy won’t affect his brilliant batting too much across this tournament. South Africa need him to fire and Sunday should see a big contribution from Faf.

Top Batsman Odds Summary: Bangladesh: Tamim 3.75, Rahim 5.50, Shakib 5.50, Sarkar 5.50, Das 6.00, Mahmudullah 8.00.

South Africa: De Kock 4.00, Amla 4.50, Du Plessis 5.00 (Bet365 – Editor’s Pick), Van Der Dussen 5.50, Markram 5.50, Duminy 11.00.

What are the total runs in match World Cup tips for Bangladesh v South Africa?

For the first time in this tournament, we have a Total Runs market. We think it’s got some value attached to it, too. The line is set at 559.5 with odds of 2.10 to go over, and 1.72 to bet under that mark.

We can see why the short price is for the Under bet, too. South Africa made just 207 against England and struggled in the middle order. Meanwhile, Bangladesh are not known for compiling big totals. However, The Oval is a fast scoring ground and the South Africans should improve against a weaker bowling attack. This may depend on the toss and who takes first knock, but we think that the Over option is a value pick for Sunday.

Total Runs in Match Odds Summary: Over 559.5: 2.10 (Bet365 – Editor’s Pick), Under 559.5 1.72 (Bet365).