New Zealand v England: 2019 World Cup Final Cricket Betting Tips

By Matt Harris on July 12, 2019

Six weeks of action has brought us down to one final game between two proud cricketing nations. Ahead of Sunday’s exciting final, let’s take a look at our World Cup odds for England v New Zealand.

England and New Zealand might not have been the expected pairing for the sportsbooks or cricket bettors. However, both sides saw off strong opposition in their respective semi finals and they fully deserve their place at Lord’s.

In the corresponding group game, England crushed New Zealand by 119 runs. So will the Kiwis exact revenge, or is the trophy heading to the host nation?

What are the World Cup odds for England v New Zealand?

We expected England to be favourites for Sunday’s final, but the betting market might have been much closer. Eoin Morgan’s men go off at betting odds of 1.33 with Bet365. Meanwhile, New Zealand are the outside option at 3.50.

The contest could be much tighter than those figures suggest and, as we’ve seen, New Zealand can beat any side on their day. The toss could also be important with sides looking to bat first and put runs on the board. Therefore, this certainly isn’t an obvious pick. We can also ignore that earlier result in the group stages, but we can’t overlook England’s momentum. We were hoping for better odds. Still, the favourites are the most logical bet to claim their first trophy.

Match Odds Summary: New Zealand 3.50, England 1.33 (Bet365 – Editor’s Pick).

What are the top batsman World Cup odds for England v New Zealand?

– New Zealand Batsman Picks

New Zealand will be looking for a much better performance from opener Martin Guptill. The leading scorer in the 2015 World Cup has produced some exceptional fielding, but he’s struggling for runs at the top of the order. Guptill has now drifted to odds of 5.00 in the Kiwis’ top batsman market. Kane Williamson starts as favourite at 3.50 with Betway.

Ross Taylor can also be picked up at 5.00. Meanwhile, Henry Nicholls has been called into the squad and is on offer at 5.50. Other batting options for New Zealand include Tom Latham at 8.50, Jimmy Neesham at 15.00, and Colin De Grandhomme at 17.00.

– England Batsman Picks

England’s most positive performances in this World Cup have come on the back of a stunning opening partnership between Jason Roy and Jonny Bairstow. To stand any chance of winning this match, New Zealand will have to dismiss both men cheaply. Naturally, they feature very highly in England’s top batsman betting.

Roy, Bairstow and Joe Root all start as joint favourites here and they can each be picked up at 4.00. We then have a gap to Eoin Morgan at 6.00 and Jos Buttler at 7.00.

England will be hoping that their lower middle order isn’t required. Nevertheless, Ben Stokes has been in good touch and he carries an exceptional price of 10.00.

We’re looking for England to win this game. Our tip for top batsman, though, comes from the New Zealand camp and we’re going with Ross Taylor. While Kane Williamson has been dominating the headlines, Taylor has been going about his business in typically understated fashion. He therefore looks a value pick at that price of 5.00.

Top Batsman Odds Summary: New Zealand: Williamson 3.50, Taylor 5.00 (Bet365 – Editor’s Pick), Guptill 5.00, Nicholls 5.50, Latham 8.50, Neesham 15.00, De Grandhomme 17.00.

England: Bairstow 4.00, Roy 4.00, Root 4.00, Morgan 6.00, Buttler 7.00, Stokes 10.00.

What are the top bowler World Cup odds for England v New Zealand?

We’re coming back to England for the final Satta of the 2019 World Cup and we’re going to take a look at the hosts’ top bowler market. Chris Woakes is very much the unsung hero of this side. Furthermore, the Warwickshire seamer claimed the Man of the Match award against Australia with best statistics of 3/20.

At a price of 4.50 to return England’s best figures on Sunday, we think Woakes offers exceptional value once again. Jofra Archer is also an obvious favourite at 3.75. We’ll list some other options below, but Woakes is in form and a good pick with which to end the tournament.

England Top Bowler Odds Summary: Archer 3.75, Woakes 4.50 (Betway – Editor’s Pick), Wood 5.00, Rashid 5.00, Plunkett 5.00, Stokes 8.50.