England v Sri Lanka: World Cup Cricket Betting Tips

By Matt Harris on June 20, 2019

2019 Cricket World Cup hosts England seem to be hitting form at just the right time. Having demolished Afghanistan on Tuesday, Sri Lanka are now firmly in their sights. But who do our World Cup tips for England v Sri Lanka favour?

England’s current success in ODIs is based around a blistering batting order. We subsequently saw the best of that in their latest win. With Eoin Morgan, Joe Root and Jonny Bairstow finding their touch, can the Sri Lankan bowling unit offer any hope of a tight contest? Can cricket bettors even expect an upset at the sportsbooks?

Read on to find out our thoughts.

What are the World Cup tips for England v Sri Lanka?

We’re starting to see much bigger gaps in the result betting. Consequently, England will go into this match as hot favourites at the curious figure of 1.083. Those numbers leave Sri Lanka out at 8.50 with Betrally. However, can the outsiders hope to convert the biggest profit at this tournament so far?

We’ve been making some obvious tips in the result markets and today is no exception. This is a World Cup with few upsets and it’s hard to see that struggling Sri Lankan bowling attack containing England’s batting order. Take a modest profit on the tournament hosts, but if you want some more value, we’ll need to consider other World Cup betting markets.

Match Odds Summary: England 1.083 (Bet365 – Editor’s Pick) Sri Lanka 8.50.

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

– England Batsman Picks

England have already provided four centurions in this tournament. With so many batters finding form, calling their top batsman market is therefore going to be tough. Jason Roy is missing so Joe Root will start as favourite at 3.75 with Betway. He’s quickly followed by Jonny Bairstow at 4.00 with Bet365.

Eoin Morgan was the star against Afghanistan, smashing 148 from 71 balls. The skipper is now on offer at a generous 6.50. Other options for England here include James Vince at 5.50, Jos Buttler at 7.00, Ben Stokes at 8.50 and Moeen Ali at 23.00.

– Sri Lanka Batsman Picks

Moving across to Sri Lanka, and the only batsmen to have found form so far are the openers Dimuth Karunaratne and Kusal Mendis. Against England on Friday, Karunaratne leads the way in Sri Lanka’s top batsman market at 4.50. Meanwhile, Kusal Perera and Kusal Mendis are joint second favourites at 5.00.

Angelo Mathews is next at 5.50 with Bet365. The same bookmaker also quotes the same price on Lahiru Thirimanne. We’ve yet to see the best of Thisara Perera in this tournament. Nevertheless, the big hitting left hander may just be an option at 11.00 with Betway.

We’ve tipped Jos Buttler once or twice in this tournament. And while he has a 2019 World Cup century, he’s yet to convert a profit in this competition. This could be the day, and at generous odds of 7.00, we’ll keep faith in Buttler one more time.

With Eoin Morgan having already found top form, we suspect Buttler might be promoted up the order against the Sri Lankans. That would give him the perfect platform to come through with the biggest contribution.

Top Batsman Odds Summary: England: Root 3.75, Bairstow 4.00, Vince 5.50, Morgan 6.50, Buttler 7.00 (Bet365 – Editor’s Pick), Stokes 8.50, Ali 23.00.

Sri Lanka: Karunaratne 4.50, Kusal Perera 5.00, Mendis 5.00, Mathews 5.50, Thirimanne 5.50, Thisara Perera 11.00.

What are the team total sixes World Cup tips for England v Sri Lanka?

Some result markets are becoming increasingly one-sided. Consequently, we’re having trouble finding value prop bets. However, a World Cup 2019 Satta on England’s total sixes may be the way to go here. The line is set at 7.50 with odds of 1.72 to go under, or 2.10 to back over that level.

Eoin Morgan blasted 17 maximums as England cleared the ropes 25 times in their game with Afghanistan. Therefore, we’re surprised to see a price above Even Money and we’re going to jump straight on it.

England Total Sixes Odds Summary: Over 7.50: 2.10 (Bet365 – Editor’s Pick), Under 7.50.