Cricket Betting Tips & Match Predictions: England vs. India 4th Test
England went into the third test as the betting underdogs but played outstanding cricket with both bat and ball to register a comfortable win. England won by an innings and 76 runs which showed just how dominant they were throughout the game. The five-match Test series is now evenly poised with both teams at 1-1 going into the fourth test.
The fourth test will take place at the Oval from Sep 02 to 06. We expect the weather to be a factor in this game as rain is predicted on days 2 and 3 of the test with day 4 also expected to have a bit of cloud cover.
If the weather gets really bad and we lose a lot of overs on days 2 and 3, this test could end up in another draw like the first test. If we don’t lose too many overs, then the cloud conditions will give England more of an edge than India.
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England vs. India Fourth Test Odds
The hosts are once again betting favorites after their win in the third test. Bet365 has England at 2.25 for the fourth test and India is slightly behind with odds of 2.50. The odds of the fourth test finishing as a drawn test are currently at 4.50.
Our betting experts agree with these odds as we do believe that England has the edge over India as the momentum is on their side. If anything we think England should have better odds as India does not have a lot of time to figure out their mistakes and fix them.
We do think the toss is going to play a big role in the third test. The team that wins the toss will likely bat first and take advantage of the good weather on Day 1. If India can win the toss and bat first, they will increase their odds of winning.
England vs. India Fourth Test Predictions
England will not make any changes to their winning squad from the third test. They don’t need to make any changes as their batting and bowling department looks a lot more balanced.
Their key players going into the fourth Test will be captain Joe Root who has been in pristine form, Ollie Robinson who took 7 wickets, and Craig Overton who took 6 wickets.
Will India shrug of this defeat and go in with the same playing XI for the fourth test or will they tinker with their squad? We think India should make two changes for the fourth test.
R Ashwin needs to get a game and he should replace R Jadeja who hasn’t done enough in the last two tests. We also think India should bring back S Thakur in place of I Sharma as the batting line-up needs to be strengthened.
Vice-captain A Rahane will go into this test with a lot of pressure on his head as there have been calls for him to be dropped and for S Yadav to take his place. Rahane needs to score more runs at the number 5 position, especially with India playing just 5 batsmen.
England vs. India Fourth Test – Verdict
We think the conditions will favor the hosts and make it easier for them to win. However, given the weather, we are going to put our money on this test ending in a draw.
Who Will Win The Toss: England
Team That Will Bat First: England
Match Result: Draw