New Zealand v South Africa: World Cup Cricket Betting Tips

By Matt Harris on June 18, 2019

Victory for New Zealand against South Africa at Edgbaston on Wednesday will keep the Kiwis on course for a place in the semi finals. But which way are our World Cup tips for New Zealand v South Africa leaning?

For South Africa, this clash is a must-win if the 2015 semi finalists are to have any chance of surviving beyond the groups. At least South Africa are now off the mark. They may have only beaten bottom of the table Afghanistan, but that victory could give Faf Du Plessis’ side some momentum moving forward.

Will it be enough to overcome an impressive New Zealand unit? Let’s see what the sportsbooks make of things.

What are the World Cup tips for New Zealand v South Africa?

The Kiwis are favourites as you would expect, but the World Cup betting markets may be closer than many were forecasting. New Zealand lead the way at odds of 1.72 with Bet365. Meanwhile, cricket bettors can pick up a South African victory with Betway at odds of 2.10.

Form points to a New Zealand win, but we have already seen markets upset at this World Cup. We therefore think there is scope for the outsiders to come through here. We’ve certainly not seen the best of South Africa yet. However, that comfortable victory over Afghanistan could offer them the boost that they need. It’s all based on momentum, and we’re hoping that South Africa’s undoubted all-round quality will come through.

Match Odds Summary: New Zealand 1.72, South Africa 2.10 (Betway – Editor’s Pick).

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

– New Zealand Batsman Picks

If South Africa are to come through, then they’ll need to deal with a potent New Zealand batting lineup. Most of the key batsmen have found form in this tournament. It’s Kane Williamson who then starts as favourite to score most Kiwi runs on Wednesday at 3.75.

The 2015 World Cup’s leading run scorer, Martin Guptill, comes next at 4.33. Then, we have Ross Taylor at 4.75. This could be time for Colin Munro to deliver at 5.50. Other options in this market include Tom Latham at 7.00, and Jimmy Neesham at 12.00.

– South Africa Batsman Picks

South African fans would have been relieved to see openers Quinton De Kock and Hashim Amla both make runs against Afghanistan. The pair have finally hit form. Still, it’s De Kock who starts as favourite to top score against New Zealand at 4.00 with Bet365.

Faf Du Plessis squeezes in as second favourite at 4.50, while Amla is further back at 5.00. We expect the winner to come from those three selections. You can also take a World Cup 2019 Satta on Aiden Markram at 5.00, Rassie van der Dussen at 6.00, David Miller at 7.50, or JP Duminy at 11.00.

We went for the outside bet in the previous section. Therefore, we’ll balance that by taking a favourite here. Quinton De Kock has that happy habit of staying in form once he’s found his touch, and the left hander looked good against Afghanistan. We’re backing QDK to make the major contribution and 4.00 is a reasonable price.

Top Batsman Odds Summary: New Zealand: Williamson 3.75, Guptill 4.33, Taylor 4.75, Munro 5.50, Latham 7.00, Neesham 12.00.

South Africa: De Kock 4.00 (Bet365 – Editor’s Pick), Du Plessis 4.50, Amla 5.00, Markram 5.00, Van Der Dussen 6.00, Miller 7.50, Duminy 11.00.

What are the top bowler World Cup tips for New Zealand v South Africa?

We need South Africa’s bowlers to be at their best if our result tip is to land. But in particular, we’re looking at Imran Tahir. It will take something special to upset this impressive New Zealand batting unit. So Tahir’s potent leg spin is vital to the outcome.

Kagiso Rabada starts as favourite in South Africa’s top bowler market at 3.75. Still, we feel Tahir is the value pick in this section at 4.00.

South Africa Top Bowler Odds Summary: Rabada 3.75, Tahir 4.00 (Bet365 – Editor’s Pick), Ngidi 4.33, Phehlukwayo 5.50, Morris 5.50.