New Zealand v Australia: World Cup Cricket Betting Tips

By Matt Harris on June 28, 2019

New Zealand need just one more win to proceed, but they have two tough games coming up. England await in what could be a dramatic finale, however first up is Saturday’s clash with Australia at Lord’s. But who do our World Cup tips for New Zealand v Australia favour?

Unbeaten after six matches, it seemed as though New Zealand would be cruising to a place in the semi finals of the 2019 World Cup. One defeat to Pakistan later, nothing is certain and it remains possible for the Kiwis to still be caught.

What are the World Cup tips for New Zealand v Australia?

Australia’s impressive run of form made them the first team to qualify for those semis. It’s therefore no surprise to see them start as favourites at the sportsbooks. Aaron Finch’s men can currently be taken at odds of 1.50 with Betway. Meanwhile, cricket bettors can find New Zealand available at 2.40 at the same bookmaker.

The Kiwis haven’t turned into a bad team overnight, but it somehow felt like a loss was coming. They’d been run close by Bangladesh and West Indies, but it was Pakistan who got over the line. New Zealand can still threaten, but Australia hold all the cards here. And with their key batsmen and bowlers all finding top form, we just have to go with the favourites.

Match Odds Summary: New Zealand 2.40, Australia 1.50 (Betway – Editor’s Pick).

What are the top batsman World Cup tips for New Zealand v Australia?

– New Zealand Batsman Picks

Jimmy Neesham tried to dig New Zealand out of a hole on Wednesday. His unbeaten 97 meant that Pakistan were taken to the last over. Neesham is a dangerous hitter who is always worth a look in the top batsman market. Aagainst Australia, he’s subsequently on offer at tempting odds of 15.00 with Bet365.

Kane Williamson is the favourite for the Kiwis at 2.80. He’s followed by Ross Taylor at 4.50. Martin Guptill is short of runs right now, so he may be one to avoid at 5.00. Other options for New Zealand include Colin Munro at 6.50, Tom Latham at 9.00, and Colin De Grandhomme at 21.00.

– Australia Batsman Picks

For Australia, their opening pair of Aaron Finch and David Warner have been dominating opposition attacks. They are the highest run scorers in the tournament to date and put on another century stand against England on Tuesday.

For the upcoming game against New Zealand, the two are joint favourites. David Warner is available at 3.75. Meanwhile, Aaron Finch can be claimed at that same 3.75 price.

There will certainly be other contenders if those two suffer rare failures. The next on the list is Steve Smith at 4.50. We’re not looking beyond those three ourselves, but you may want to consider a Satta on Usman Khawaja at 4.75, Glenn Maxwell at 8.00, or Marcus Stoinis at 15.00.

For our pick in this World Cup betting market, we’re going to side with New Zealand. Kane Williamson has been the form batsman in this tournament, but the skipper looks uncomfortably short at 2.80, so we’ll avoid him this time.

Instead, we’ll opt for Ross Taylor, who relishes a battle and will offer far more value at his odds of 4.50.

Top Batsman Odds Summary: New Zealand: Williamson 2.80, Taylor 4.50 (Bet365 – Editor’s Pick), Guptill 5.00, Munro 6.50, Latham 9.00, Neesham 15.00, De Grandhomme 21.00.

Australia: Warner 3.75, Finch 3.75, Smith 4.50, Khawaja 4.75, Maxwell 8.00, Stoinis 15.00.

What are the total match runs World Cup tips for New Zealand v Australia?

It’s been a lengthy review so far. Therefore, we’ll finish with a quick World Cup Satta in one of our favourite markets. Total Runs in Match may not carry the best odds, but this is more than just a 50/50 call.

For Saturday’s game between New Zealand and Australia, the run line has been set at 550.50 and there are the same, 1.90 odds to go over or under. We haven’t seen the huge totals that we might have been expecting, but there should certainly be enough firepower to clear that level.

Back New Zealand and Australia to combine and exceed that 550.50 mark and round off what will hopefully be an exciting and profitable afternoon.

Total Runs in Match Odds Summary: Over 550.50: 1.90 (Bet365 – Editor’s Pick), Under 550.50: 1.90.