England v New Zealand: World Cup Cricket Betting Tips
Host nation and the sportsbooks‘ pre-tournament favourites, England are back in the top four after a deserved victory against India on Sunday. Eoin Morgan’s men defied the betting odds to win by 31 runs after a slump in form at the mid-way point in the World Cup.
England now have to keep winning. Closest rivals Pakistan will play Bangladesh in their final game and will overtake the hosts if they slip up against New Zealand. The Kiwis are in a better position, but are not certain of their own semi final place. So it’s all to play for as we head up north to the Riverside Ground.
What are the World Cup tips for England v New Zealand?
England were marginal outsiders to beat India. Following that victory, though, they are firm favourites to overcome New Zealand on Wednesday. Cricket bettors can pick up Eoin Morgan’s men at odds of 1.44, while the Kiwis are out to 2.75 with Betway.
The return of Jason Roy was a big factor in England’s success as he resumed his devastating opening partnership with Jonny Bairstow. The selection of Liam Plunkett was also significant as was England’s decision to bat first. New Zealand are a dangerous side and can beat any team on their day. However, the hosts hold the key and if England are at their best, the favourites will take the points.
Match Odds Summary: England 1.44 (Bet365 – Editor’s Pick), New Zealand 2.75.
What are the top batsman World Cup tips for England v New Zealand?
– England Batman Picks
The return of Jason Roy provides another tangible option in England’s top batsman market. The Surrey man is available at odds of 4.00. That makes him joint favourite with Jonny Bairstow, who is also quoted at 4.00.
Only Bet365 seem to have reacted to England’s win on Sunday so far. They have Joe Root as favourite at 3.75. Captain Eoin Morgan is listed at 6.00, while other picks include Jos Buttler at 7.00, Ben Stokes at 8.00 and Chris Woakes at 13.00.
– New Zealand Batman Picks
Moving across to New Zealand and the key figure for the Kiwis is Kane Williamson. He may have fallen for 40 against Australia, but he’s still averaging above 100 in this World Cup. He’s subsequently favoured to top score on Wednesday at 2.75.
Ross Taylor comes in as second favourite at 4.50. Meanwhile, Martin Guptill’s run of low scores see him drift out to 5.00. They seem the most likely picks. Other batters to consider, though, include Colin Munro at 6.50, Tom Latham at 7.50, Jimmy Neesham at 15.00 and Colin De Grandhomme at 21.00.
There are lots of good options on either side, but one of our favourite picks in these markets is Ross Taylor. He hasn’t been consistent in this tournament. Still, he did give us an early profit and is a likely contender on Wednesday.
England will target Kane Williamson and at odds of 2.75, the skipper is just too short. Cricket bettors should back Taylor to come through and make the major Kiwi contribution here.
Top Batsman Odds Summary: England: Root 3.75, Roy 4.00, Bairstow 4.00, Morgan 6.00, Buttler 7.00, Stokes 8.00, Woakes 13.00.
New Zealand: Williamson 3.75, Taylor 4.50 (Bet365 – Editor’s Pick), Guptill 5.00, Munro 6.50, Latham 7.50, Neesham 15.00, De Grandhomme 21.00.
What are the most match sixes World Cup tips for England v New Zealand?
If you disagree with our assessment of this match and feel that New Zealand will upset the result odds then you should definitely take a look at the most sixes betting. England are clear again at 1.60. Meanwhile, the Kiwis look to offer serious value at 2.95.
Even if New Zealand lose, they have the power hitters in their side to clear the ropes on more occasions. From our point of view, this is something of a ‘hedge’ but at that price, we think it’s worth taking that 2.95 figure as our final World Cup Satta.
Most Sixes Odds Summary: England 1.60, New Zealand 2.95 (Betway – Editor’s Pick), The Tie 8.50.