India vs South Africa Winner Prediction
Recommended Bet: Back South Africa to win @ 2.22 with Pure Win
As stated already, the hosts wee a good win for us last time out at 2.4. Sadly, that price has gone (understandably) after SA took the first match.
But they’re still the outsiders here at 2.22 and that makes them the bet again. In the likes of Bavuma and van der Dussen they have two players who carried their good Test match form into this Series and it’s surely only a matter of time before Quinton de Kock fires.
They also have a longer batting line-up than India, irrespective of whatever changes KL Rahul’s men make to their team for this one.
If it’s a tight match, that could make all the difference.
As for the bowling, the simple fact that Rabada may not even get into the side tells you their resources in this department are strong.
And don’t forget about their record at Paarl (86% win rate), which is right up there with one of the best in the world when it comes to a team winning at a particular ground
Good enough reasons to stick with the hosts at good odds.
By the way, here’s our Pure Win review where we explain why we think this is such a reliable and honest betting site.
Today’s South Africa vs India Hot Bet
Recommended Bet: Ruturaj Gaikwad to be India’s top batsman @ 8.89 with 10CRIC
As we say time and again here at Bet Rally, betting is about finding wrong prices. Which is another way of saying, prices (odds) that are bigger than they should be.
The First ODI was a case in point.
KL Rahul was 7.89 to be India’s top batsman. We thought that was a good bet because he was being priced up as a middle-order batsman when we suspected he might open the batting. As it happens, he didn’t win.
But that’s not the point.
A player batting higher than many think is one of the things to look out for when betting on top batsman markets, as explained in our top batsman betting guide.
There’s a similar scenario here with Gaikwad. He’s in excellent form after scoring a barely-believable four centuries in five matches in the recent Hazare Trophy.
If he plays here (see team news) he’ll almost certainly open. And if he does, in light of his once-in-lifetime form, he’s an excellent bet at 8.49 with 10 CRIC.
And by the way, if he doesn’t play, you just get your money back and there’s no harm done.
Here’s why we think 10CRIC is a super betting site and one we seriously recommend.
South Africa vs India ODI fun statistics
Let’s round things off with some stats.
- Shikhar Dhawan has exactly twice (34) the number of fifties as he has centuries (17) in ODIs.
- Shardul Thakur hit his maiden ODI fifty last time in what was his 16th ODI appearance.
- Temba Bavuma has an excellent ODI record. In just 14 matches he has two centuries, two fifties and an average of 55.