England vs New Zealand 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup Betting Tip

England vs New Zealand 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup Betting Tip

CricketWe have reached the final group games of the 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup.  We already know one of the teams who will progress to the semi-final at the time of writing and that’s Australia.  It is highly likely they will be joined by India and New Zealand.

However, the hosts, England, still have work to do in their final game which is against New Zealand on Wednesday 3rd June at the Riverside Ground, Chester-le-Street.  If England win, they know they are through but if they lose and Pakistan win their final game or Bangladesh win their remaining two fixtures, they will be out.

So, there is all to play for in this exciting group match.

England vs New Zealand Betting Tip: The Favourites

England suffered two big set-backs in succession as they lost to Sri Lanka and Australia.  Add this to the defeat against Pakistan and the hosts have lost three games in the group stage at the Cricket World Cup.

However, they bounced back well against a strong India team last time out to win by 31 runs and keep themselves in the competition.

England have a good record over New Zealand in One Day International cricket having won six of their last eight against the Black Caps.  They have also won each of the two games against them at the Riverside Ground and six of their last seven ODI games at this venue.

Payout Ratio

England know what they need to do and will come into this match as the favourites to win at 4/9 with Ladbrokes.

The Outsiders

New Zealand have suffered a set-back of their own in their pursuit of a top four place.  They have lost their last two games against Pakistan and Australia.  However, they should be guaranteed a place in the semi-final unless something drastic happens in terms of net run rate between now and the end of the group phase.

New Zealand will be looking to get back to winning ways before the semi-final and this is their last chance to do so.  However, despite sitting above England in the table, they are the outsiders for this game priced at 9/5 with Betfair.

England vs New Zealand Betting Tip & Odds

Having a good all-rounder can make the difference in ODI cricket and England have one in Ben Stokes.  He scored 79 runs in 54 balls against India last time out and is second in the highest run scoring table for England in this tournament.  Stokes also has 6 wickets to his name and can be backed at 10/1 with William Hill to be named man of the match.

Only one man has taken more wickets at this World Cup than Lockie Ferguson.  The New Zealand fast bowler has taken 17 wickets in seven games at an economy rate of 4.96.  He has at least one wicket in every match and will be confident of adding more to his total in this game.

Payout Ratio

Ferguson is 10/3 with Betfair to the top New Zealand wicket taker.