West Indies v New Zealand: World Cup Cricket Betting Tips

By Matt Harris on June 21, 2019

The Kiwis remain unbeaten but can they maintain that proud record when they tackle the Windies at Old Trafford on Saturday? Without further ado, let’s get to our World Cup tips for West Indies v New Zealand.

At the top, New Zealand are part of a group of four teams who are pulling away and seem destined for the semi finals.

Meanwhile, it had all started so positively for the West Indies. A big win over Pakistan in their opening match remains the biggest in the competition in terms of balls remaining. Nevertheless, Jason Holder’s men have failed to register a victory since.

What are the World Cup tips for West Indies v New Zealand?

New Zealand are clear and obvious favourites at the sportsbooks for this tie. Consequently, cricket bettors can find Kane Williamson’s men on offer at 1.61. The West Indies will get some support at odds of 2.40 with Betway. But how can they hope to cause an upset?

So many of the games at this Cricket World Cup are going with the favourites, and we can’t see how this market can be wrong. There is plenty of talk as to how dangerous the West Indies can be. However, they were abject against England and dismal with the ball when they went down to Bangladesh last time out.

The Kiwis haven’t always been dominant, but they are a resilient unit. Therefore, we have to side with Williamson’s men.

Match Odds Summary: West Indies 2.40, New Zealand 1.61 (Bet365 – Editor’s Pick).

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

– West Indies Batsmen Picks

Chris Gayle made a promising start to this tournament with 50 from 34 balls. The big left hander has made little contribution since, though. You can still take Gayle as the favourite at 3.75 with Betway. However, Shai Hope offers better value at 4.00 with Bet365. Hope gave us a profit against Bangladesh last time out and he remains a solid pick for Saturday.

Elsewhere, Evin Lewis also prospered against Bangladesh and will attract some interest at 5.50. Other batters for the West Indies include Shimron Hetmyer at 6.00, Nicholas Pooran at 6.50, and Andre Russell at 12.00.

– New Zealand Batsmen Picks

For New Zealand, Kane Williamson has hit form at just the right time. The skipper made a match-winning century against South Africa on Wednesday. Williamson has been the favourite in the Kiwis’ top batter market for much of this World Cup. He subsequently leads the way again at 3.75.

We’re still waiting for Martin Guptill to fire and the opener looks generous at 4.33. Meanwhile, Ross Taylor will have his backers at 4.50. Other names to consider in this market include Colin Munro at 5.50, Tom Latham at 7.00, and Jimmy Neesham at 12.00.

We’ve enjoyed some profits in this market from both teams. This is nonetheless a tough call. For New Zealand, Williamson is the form batsman. Still, we’re switching for our World Cup Satta to Martin Guptill in the hope of landing a higher price.

Guptill was the leading run scorer at the 2015 World Cup. While he’s not threatening to do that again, we’re expecting a big contribution at some point. Hopefully, it will come against a struggling West Indies attack.

Top Batsman Odds Summary: Gayle 3.75, Hope 4.00, Lewis 5.50, Hetmyer 6.00, Pooran 6.50, Russell 12.00.

New Zealand: Williamson 3.75, Guptill 4.33 (Bet365 – Editor’s Pick), Taylor 4.50, Munro 5.50, Latham 7.00, Neesham 12.00.

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

This is one of our favourite World Cup betting markets, but we haven’t visited Total Runs for a while. This hasn’t been the high scoring tournament that we expected. Therefore, we haven’t see too much value in this up to now.

However, for Saturday’s game between West Indies and New Zealand, the run mark is set quite low at 563.50. There are also odds of 1.90 to go over or under. Old Trafford is a big ground, but we have the potential for potent batting units in each camp. On this occasion, though,we’re happy to back over that line.

Total Runs in Match Odds Summary: Over 563.50: 1.90 (Bet365 – Editor’s Pick), Under 563.50: 1.90.