England v Pakistan: World Cup Cricket Betting Tips

By Matt Harris on June 1, 2019

On Monday, England play their second World Cup match against Pakistan at Trent Bridge in Nottinghamshire. But who is favoured in our World Cup tips for England v Pakistan?

To provide a bit of background, World Cup host nation England got their campaign off to a winning start with a fine victory over South Africa on the opening day. Eoin Morgan’s side would have been looking to post more than their total of 311. Therefore, it would have been particularly pleasing to see the bowlers respond and restrict the South Africans to 207 all out.

In contrast, Pakistan were abject in the face of some hostile West Indian fast bowling, going down by seven wickets after registering just 105 all out.

Based on those two results, we have an obvious favourite.

What are the World Cup tips for England v Pakistan?

It’s also worth remembering that England recently beat these opponents 4-0 in an ODI series. So, it’s no surprise to see the home side available at just 1.25. The figure leaves Pakistan at 4.00 with Betway and there won’t be too many backers for Sarfaraz Ahmed’s men.

We know that Pakistan can be dangerous and the market can certainly be upset. Nevertheless, only the bravest punters would take that 4.00 price. Form is with England and with Jofra Archer boosting the bowling unit, the hosts look an even stronger bet moving forward.

Match Odds Summary: England: 1.25 (Bet365 – Editor’s Pick), Pakistan: 4.00

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

– England Batsman Picks

A number of England batsmen found form in that opening game with four players making half centuries. Ben Stokes top scored with 89, and he is available at a tempting 10.00 at Bet365 to do so again on Monday. Joe Root starts as favourite at 4.00. He’s followed by Jonny Bairstow at 4.33, and Jason Roy at 4.50.

Jos Buttler continues to look generous in the middle order at 6.50. Other English options include Eoin Morgan at 6.00, and Moeen Ali at 26.00.

– Pakistan Batsman Picks

Meanwhile, Pakistan showed little fight against West Indies as two players top scored with just 22. In their version of the top batsman market, Babar Azam starts as favourite at 4.00. He’s followed by Imam-ul-Haq at 4.33, and Fakhar Zaman at 4.50.

There was little resistance in the middle order on Friday. Still, bettors may want to consider Mohammad Hafeez at 7.00, Shoaib Malik at 7.00, Haris Sohail at 9.00, and Sarfaraz Ahmed at 10.00.

There are some good World Cup cricket odds available on both sides. However, we’re going to stick with the English market on this occasion. Jos Buttler looks exceptional at 6.50 and is worth a small World Cup 2019 Satta. Our main tip, though, is Jonny Bairstow.

Bairstow will improve on his first ball duck against South Africa. We subsequently expect him to respond to that setback and bring some of his IPL form to Trent Bridge on Monday.

Top Batsman Odds Summary: England: Root 4.00, Bairstow 4.33 (Bet365 – Editor’s Pick), Roy 4.50, Morgan 6.00, Buttler 6.50, Stokes 10.00, Ali 26.00.

Pakistan: Azam 4.00, Imam-ul-Haq 4.33, Zaman 4.50, Hafeez 7.00 (Betway), Malik 7.00, Sohail 9.00, Ahmed 10.00.

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

Jofra Archer’s emergence as an international cricketer means that a number of bettors will be looking at England’s top bowler market for this match. Archer goes off as one of two joint favourites at the sportsbooks, along with Adil Rashid, at 4.00.

Other options for this bet include Chris Woakes and Tom Curran, who are both at 5.00. Meanwhile, Moeen Ali is out at 7.00. They will all challenge, but our tip here is Liam Plunkett at 5.00. The big Surrey paceman can be expensive at times, but he picks up wickets on a consistent basis. We expect that pace and bounce to trouble Pakistan at Trent Bridge.

England Top Bowler Odds Summary: Rashid 4.00, Archer 4.00, Woakes 5.00, Curran 5.00, Plunkett 5.00 (Bet365 – Editor’s Pick), Ali 7.00.