England v Bangladesh: World Cup Cricket Betting Tips

By Matt Harris on June 6, 2019

The pre-tournament favourites received a reality check on Monday when England’s all-conquering ODI side went down to Pakistan. The home side’s next match is against the Tigers, but who do our World Cup tips for England v Bangladesh favour?

Against Pakistan, England’s questionable decision to bowl first, followed by some poor fielding, led to the side’s downfall. They now have to respond on Saturday when they tackle Bangladesh.

It won’t be easy, though. This Bangladesh side overcame South Africa in their first 2019 World Cup match and only narrowly went down to New Zealand in the follow up. England start as favourites at the sportsbooks, but they have a real battle on their hands in Cardiff.

What are the World Cup tips for England v Bangladesh?

Eoin Morgan’s England lead the markets by some margin. Consequently, the host nation can currently be claimed at cricket betting odds of 1.12. Bangladesh are very much the outside bet at 6.00. That’s as big a gap as we’ve seen at the World Cup so far.

Remember that Bangladesh famously won to leave English ODI cricket in tatters at the 2015 tournament. They are a far better side than those 6.00 World Cup cricket odds suggest, and the team are not here simply to make up the numbers. The key to the contest lies in England’s power hitting batsmen taking on what’s perceived to be a weaker bowling attack. We expect them to succeed and were always looking to back the hosts on that basis. However, they look uncomfortably short at 1.12.

Match Odds Summary: England 1.12 (Bet365 – Editor’s Pick), Bangladesh 6.00.

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

– England Batsman Picks

England became the first side in World Cup history to lose a game after two of their batsmen scored centuries. Joe Root and Jos Buttler were the men in question. While they couldn’t get their side over the line, they are, at least, in prime form.

For Saturday’s game against Bangladesh, we now have joint favourites in England’s top batsman market. Both Joe Root and Jonny Bairstow are available at odds of 4.00. Jason Roy follows at 4.50. Meanwhile, skipper Eoin Morgan is quoted at 6.00.

Jos Buttler has, perhaps surprisingly, drifted a shade to 6.50. Other England picks include Ben Stokes at 8.50, and Moeen Ali at 23.00.

– Bangladesh Batsman Picks

When we move across to Bangladesh’s version of the top batsman market, we find Tamim Iqbal out in front at 3.75. Soumya Sarkar follows at 5.00. Also, Shakib Al Hasan has found form and looks a value pick at 5.50.

Mushfiqur Rahim was solid in the middle order against South Africa and he can be claimed at that same 5.50. Other Bangladesh picks include Liton Das at 6.00 and Mahmudullah at 8.00.

Our first reaction was to make Jonny Bairstow our overall tip. The opener is due a score and must rediscover his IPL form soon. Nevertheless, we were hoping for a little better than 4.00. Shakib Al Hasan, in contrast, looks exceptional value at 5.50.

Cricket bettors can make their own choice between the two. However, we’re staying with Bairstow on the basis that punters shouldn’t change their minds. Nonetheless, Shakib is also worth a small World Cup 2019 Satta.

Top Batsman Odds Summary: England: Root 4.00, Bairstow 4.00 (Betway – Editor’s Pick), Roy 4.50, Morgan 6.00, Buttler 6.50, Stokes 8.50, Ali 23.00.

Bangladesh: Tamim 3.75, Sarkar 5.00, Shakib 5.50, Mushfiqur 5.50, Das 6.00, Mahmudullah 8.00.

What are the top bowler World Cup tips for England v Bangladesh?

We ended with England’s top bowler market when they faced Pakistan. Unfortunately, our selection, Liam Plunkett, was left out. It pays to check the starting lineup at all times. Still, this was an unexpected and (probably) incorrect move on behalf of the selectors.

Plunkett may come back into contention, but our selection this time is Chris Woakes at a generous 5.50 with Bet365. The seamer should certainly play if he is fit and he has the capacity to take early wickets if the ball moves around first up. He’s as short at 3.75 in other places. Therefore, that looks to be a value tip with which to end this preview.

England Top Bowler Odds Summary: Archer 3.75, Rashid 4.50, Wood 5.00, Plunkett 5.00, Woakes 5.50 (Bet365 – Editor’s Pick), Ali 7.50.