England v South Africa: World Cup Cricket Betting Tips

By Matt Harris on May 28, 2019

The hosts prepare to kick off the 2019 tournament against South Africa on Thursday. Read on to discover our World Cup tips for England v South Africa, as well as all the World Cup betting odds for the upcoming match.

Meanwhile, four years on from their dismal exit at the last World Cup, England are back and ready to aim for their first 50-over title. Since that poor showing in 2015, the side has been playing a new brand of attacking cricket. This style has seen them break the record for highest team total on two occasions.

On May 30th, the hosts kick off the 2019 tournament against South Africa, a dangerous side in any situation. And a team that would be happy to show that they, too, are serious contenders for their first trophy.

What are the World Cup tips for England v South Africa?

We expected England to be favourites. However, we were looking for a tighter market than the one offered. The host nation are clear at odds of 1.40 with Betway, while the South Africans can be picked up at 3.00.

England are the number one ODI nation in the world and they deserve to be ahead. Still, much could depend on the fitness of Eoin Morgan. The skipper reported a tiny fracture sustained in training, although he expects to line up for this first game. He’s an underrated player in the top order and far more explosive than his potential replacement, James Vince.

South Africa’s strength lies in their bowling. This will subsequently be tested in full on these flat surfaces potentially full of runs. We were hoping for a better price, but based on form, our World Cup 2019 Satta has to go on England here.

Match Odds Summary: England 1.40 (Betway – Editor’s Pick), South Africa 3.00.

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

– England Batsman Picks

England have so much quality in the top order. Needless to say, their top batsman markets are going to be tough throughout this competition. There will, however, be a lot of interest in Jos Buttler, who continued his devastating form with 110 from 55 balls against Pakistan in the second ODI between the sides.

Buttler is available at a tempting 5.50 with Bet365 to score most English runs on Thursday. Joe Root and Jonny Bairstow start as joint favourites at 4.00. Meanwhile, Jason Roy is next at 4.50.

Eoin Morgan, if he plays, will be a strong pick at 6.00. Other English options include James Vince at 5.00, Ben Stokes at 8.00, and Moeen Ali at 17.00.

– South Africa Batsman Picks

South Africa need to prove that they are not a pedestrian team and can provide the fireworks when needed. Batsmen such as Hashim Amla and Aiden Markram are patient accumulators. Nevertheless, the unit will need to maintain a high strike rate throughout this tournament.

Against England on Thursday, Quinton De Kock starts as favourite to score most South African runs. The left hander is at 4.33. Hashim Amla follows on at 4.50, while Aiden Markram is listed at 4.75.

The value for South Africa seems to lie with their skipper, Faf Du Plessis. He’s as short as 3.75 in places, but out to a generous 5.00. Elsewhere, other South African picks include Rassie van der Dussen at 5.00, David Miller at 6.00, and JP Duminy at 10.00.

That price of 5.00 next to Faf Du Plessis offers serious value, but our overall Satta lies with England’s Jos Buttler. His figure of 5.50 will tumble as soon as he top scores and he’s in the form to do just that. Remember that Buttler only needs 50 balls or so to exceed three figures. He can, therefore, deliver a profit even if he comes in at around 25-30 overs.

Top Batsman Odds Summary: England: Root 4.00, Bairstow 4.00, Roy 4.50, Vince 5.00, Buttler 5.50 (Bet365 – Editor’s Pick), Morgan 6.00, Stokes 8.00, Ali 17.00.

South Africa: De Kock 4.33, Amla 4.50, Markram 4.75, Du Plessis 5.00, van der Dussen 5.00, Miller 6.00, Duminy 10.00.

What are match hundred scored World Cup tips for England v South Africa?

This has been a long, in-depth preview. Therefore, we’ll quickly end our World Cup tips for England v South Africa with what could be a safe bet. Sportbooks odds of 1.61 on any player from either side to score a hundred may not look exciting but, in modern day ODI cricket, fast, big scoring dominates and we’re happy to end with a modest profit.

A Hundred to be Scored in the Match Odds Summary: Yes: 1.61 (Bet365 – Editor’s Pick), No: 2.30.