Pakistan v South Africa: World Cup Cricket Betting Tips

By Matt Harris on June 21, 2019

Both Pakistan and South Africa are already set for an early flight home.  However, the teams will be playing for pride when they met at Lord’s on Sunday. But which way are our World Cup tips for Pakistan v South Africa leaning?

At the start of the 2019 Cricket World Cup, there were many who felt that either of these teams could be a good outside bet for glory. Pakistan had taken the ICC Champions Trophy in 2017. Meanwhile, the South Africans had been beaten World Cup semi finalists two years earlier.

Despite their early exits, we may still be in for a thrilling afternoon when these two line up at the home of cricket.

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

Neither side has been at their best during this tournament. In fact, they have just a combined total of two wins from 11 overall games. However, the sportsbooks have found clear favourites. Consequently, we have South Africa leading the way at odds of 1.72 with Bet365. That leaves Pakistan as the outside bet at 2.10. We also think there is some value in that option.

Pakistan have been inconsistent at this World Cup, while South Africa have simply been poor. The South Africans’ only win of this tournament came against bottom side Afghanistan, while Pakistan have beaten the World Cup favourites England. We do need Sarfaraz Ahmed’s side to switch on. Nevertheless, the outsiders are well equipped to upset this market.

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

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

– Pakistan Batsmen Picks

We’ve seen some good contributions from Pakistan’s top three. However, they just haven’t been able to kick on and produce those match-winning scores. It might be tough to split those players, but Imam-ul-Haq is the favourite to top score against South Africa at 3.50.

Babar Azam follows at 4.00. Fakhar Zaman then completes our likely trio at 5.00. Elsewhere, Mohammad Hafeez found some early tournament form and can be picked up at 6.00. Other options for Pakistan include Shoaib Malik at 8.50, Sarfaraz Ahmed at 10.00, and Asif Ali at 11.00 with Betway.

– South Africa Batsmen Picks

South Africa’s batters have also scored runs on occasions, but their strike rates just haven’t been good enough to challenge in this tournament. Hashim Amla has been quite pedestrian and could be an option in his side’s top batsman market at 4.50.

Faf Du Plessis is quoted at 4.50. In the meantime, Quinton De Kock starts as favourite at 4.00. David Miller passed 3,000 ODI runs in the defeat to New Zealand and he can be found at tempting odds of 7.50. Other South African picks include Aiden Markram at 5.00, Rassie van der Dussen at 6.00, and JP Duminy at 11.00.

We took a profit on Faf Du Plessis earlier in this tournament. This time, however, we’re switching to Pakistan for our World Cup Satta. We could make the case for three joint favourites here. Still, our pick for cricket bettors is Babar Azam who looks a value pick at 4.00.

Technically, Babar is the most gifted batsman in this squad and it’s about time he made a major contribution.

Top Batsman Odds Summary: Pakistan: Imam 3.50 (Betway), Babar Azam 4.00 (Bet365 – Editor’s Pick), Zaman 5.00, Hafeez 6.00, Malik 8.50, Ahmed 10.00, Ali 11.00.

South Africa: De Kock 4.00, Du Plessis 4.50, Amla 4.50, Markram 5.00, Van der Dussen 6.00, Miller 7.50, Duminy 11.00.

What are the Most Match Sixes World Cup tips for Pakistan v South Africa?

It’s been a comprehensive review, so we’ll end with a quick tip in one of our usual World Cup betting markets. Most Sixes is almost a 50/50 call. Therefore, you could potentially lock in a profit by backing both teams at 2.05.

The possibility of a tie exists, of course, which is quoted at 8.50. Nonetheless, we’ll take Pakistan this time. They have the greater quota of Power Hitters compared with a rather pedestrian South African unit. Therefore, Sarfaraz Ahmed’s men should take this market even if they were to lose the game.

Most Sixes Odds Summary: Pakistan 2.05 (Betway – Editor’s Pick), South Africa 2.05, The Tie 8.50.