South Africa v West Indies: World Cup Cricket Betting Tips

By Matt Harris on June 8, 2019

On Monday, South Africa will face a West Indian side in Southampton. But who do our World Cup tips for South Africa v West Indies favour?

It’s been a horrendous start to the 2019 Cricket World Cup for South Africa. In fact, we could soon be saying goodbye to a team who made the semi finals of this tournament four years ago. No side has ever won the World Cup after losing their first three matches. For now, though, it’s all about getting some points on the board.

Meanwhile, the Windies won their opener against Pakistan and will feel that they should have added that tally when they had defending champions Australia on the ropes. This should be an entertaining contest, but where will the points go?

What are the World Cup tips for South Africa v West Indies?

The sportsbooks show this match a close affair, with South Africa just ahead at 1.80 with Betway. The West Indies follow at 2.00, and we think there is some definite value on the outsiders. The one concern is that the Windies will be inconsistent and will go on to lose matches from winning positions, as they did versus Australia.

However, they retain an impressive bowling attack that holds the key to this particular contest. South Africa’s batsmen have struggled for form since the start of this competition. Against a fearsome pace battery, we subsequently expect them to fall short of a winning total once again.

Match Odds Summary: South Africa 1.80, West Indies 2.00 (Bet365 – Editor’s Pick).

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

– South Africa Batsman Picks

South African captain Faf Du Plessis has done his best to resist opposition bowling attacks. Nevertheless, he has not had enough consistent support. Faf is a strong option to top score for his side on Monday at 5.00. This is in a market where Quinton De Kock starts as favourite at 4.00 with Bet365.

Hashim Amla seems to have been shaken by the blow to the helmet that he received in South Africa’s opener. Still, he will get support at 4.75, while Aiden Markram is listed at 5.00. Other options for South Africa include Rassie van der Dussen at 5.50, David Miller at 7.00 and JP Duminy at 9.00.

– West Indies Batsman Picks

On Thursday against Australia, the West Indies proved that they have batting depth and will not necessarily rely on Chris Gayle to get them over the line. Gayle is, however, a key player in this match. He is currently joint favourite to top score for his side at 4.33. Shai Hope is also on offer at 4.33, this time. Evin Lewis is next up at 5.50.

Cricket bettors should probably consider the likely winner from that list of three names. However, other picks for the Windies include Darren Bravo at 6.50, Shimron Hetmyer at 7.00 and Nicholas Pooran at 7.50.

We’ve already taken a profit on Faf Du Plessis in this tournament. We also think there is scope to follow up with another World Cup 2019 Satta. The skipper tends to perform at his best when his team are struggling, and his calm approach can be the key to a big score against an impressive pace attack.

Top Batsman Odds Summary: South Africa: De Kock 4.00, Amla 4.75, Du Plessis 5.00 (Bet365 – Editor’s Pick), Markram 5.00, Van der Dussen 5.50, Miller 7.00, Duminy 9.00.

West Indies: Gayle 4.33, Hope 4.33, Lewis 5.50, Bravo 6.50, Hetmyer 7.00, Pooran 7.50.

What are the total match sixes World Cup tips for South Africa v West Indies?

We think this will be a low scoring contest, with form an issue in places and the potential for weather to play a part. We could, therefore, bet under the 574.5 run line at 1.90. However, there is a little more value in the Total Sixes option.

Here, the line is set at 13.5 and there are cricket odds of 2.00 available to go under this mark. We’ve not seen the blazing run-feasts that were widely predicted and we suspect this will be another subdued batting display down in Southampton.

Total Match Sixes Odds Summary: Over 13.5: 1.90, Under 13.5: 2.00 (Bet365 – Editor’s Pick).