Birmingham Phoenix vs Northern Superchargers Betting Tips

Birmingham Phoenix vs Northern Superchargers Betting Tips
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Betting Expert, James Pacheco

Updated 18/08/2022

Categories: Cricket, Predictions

It’s the eighteenth match of The Hundred and if you’re looking for the top Birmingham Phoenix vs Northern Superchargers betting tips, you’re about to find them.

Keep reading for the online betting options ahead of this exciting and crucial match that will be played on Friday, August 19 in Birmingham, with a start time of 11:00 pm IST.

We also have the all-important likely XIs for each team and an assessment of the wicket here at Edgbaston, including the average first innings score.

All you need to know before the action gets underway.

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Birmingham Phoenix vs Northern Superchargers Betting Odds

Today’s Hundred betting odds have the Phoenix as strong favourites. But with the Phoenix a short price pre-match, I’m going to try and back them at 2.0 in Live Betting.

I also have the toss winner as part of the cricket betting tips and my usual Hot Bet, a third bet at bigger odds which on this occasion is on a Phoenix bowler.

Bet Odds Site
Winner: Phoenix 2.0 in Live Betting
Toss: Phoenix 1.9
HOT BET: Tom Helm to be Phoenix Top Bowler 5.0

Birmingham Phoenix vs Northern Superchargers Betting Winner Prediction

Recommended Bet: Back Birmingham Phoenix @ 2.00 in Live Betting with Pure Win.

In terms of online cricket betting, the hosts, the Birmingham Phoenix, are favourites.

And not just that but they’re one of the shorter prices we’ve seen so far in the competition at just 1.63.

It’s probably justified.

The Phoenix have been good, with three wins on the spin and are two from two when playing at home in Birmingham.

The Superchargers haven’t been so good.

They knew they were always going to be without England Test skipper Ben Stokes for much of the campaign.

But they have some other pretty good players, including Faf du Plessis, Harry Brook, Dwayne Bravo, Adil Rashid and the in-form Adam Lyth.

It’s quite surprising they’ve won just one match out of four so far. But they just haven’t clicked.

So with their strong home record, the Phoenix should win again but a good start for the Superchargers isn’t out of the question.

Du Plessis and Lyth can make fast starts with the bat, while the Phoenix have a habit of losing early wickets themselves when they bat first.

You should be able to get odds of 2.0 on the Phoenix at some stage in live betting and when they hit those odds, then is the time to back them.

If you want to know about Pure Win then why not read our Pure Win review, where we analyse all aspects of one of India’s top betting sites.

Birmingham Phoenix vs Northern Superchargers Hot Bet Prediction

Recommended Bet: Back Tom Helm to be Birmingham Phoenix Top Bowler @ 5.0 with Betway

One of the interesting things about betting is how the more famous and more high-profile players are always short odds based exactly on that.

And here we have a case in point.

Legendary county bowler Benny Howell and Aussie international Kane Richardson are 4.5 and 4.0 respectively. Both have five wickets to their name so far and boast excellent economy rates.

But the only man with six wickets so far is Tom Helm.

The uncapped 28 year-old has admittedly been quite expensive but that doesn’t matter here because this market is about who can take the most wickets.

Only Howell has bowled more than his 12 overs, and it’s always important that a bowler gets through as many overs as possible, as we know from our top bowler guide.

And at bigger odds (5.0) than the other two, he’s the one to go with.

If you haven’t already, why not check out our Betway review where we tell you everything you need to know about one of India’s best-loved betting sites.

Birmingham Phoenix logo for the team's XI in our Northern Superchargers vs Birmingham Phoenix Betting Tips & Predictions

Birmingham Phoenix Likely XI

1 Will Smeed, 2 Miles Hammond, 3 Moeen Ali (capt), 4 Liam Livingstone, 5 Chris Benjamin (wk), 6 Dan Mousley, 7 Benny Howell, 8 Graeme van Buuren, 9 Tom Helm, 10 Kane Richardson, 11 Imran Tahir

Northern Super Chargers logo for the team's XI in our Northern Superchargers vs Birmingham Phoenix Betting Tips & Predictions

Northern Superchargers Likely XI

1 Faf du Plessis (capt), 2 Adam Lyth, 3 Michael Pepper (wk), 4 David Willey, 5 Harry Brook, 6 Adam Hose, 7 David Wiese, 8 Roelof van der Merwe, 9 Dwayne Bravo, 10 Matthew Potts, 11 Adil Rashid

Venue & conditions

The match before last, the Phoenix posted 176 against the Southern Brave, which proved to be more than enough runs on the board.

Much of that was down to Will Smead scoring 101, one of just two centuries to ever be scored in The Hundred.

That it came off just 50 balls shows what a fantastic knock that was and it was only because of what a freak innings it was that they got to such a big total.

But it was back to what is roughly the par score at Edgbaston the next match.

This time round, the Rockets managed just 145 and they only got a score at all because of some excellent late hitting from Daniel Sams.

In the end it wasn’t enough, the Phoenix getting there with plenty to spare.

So you’d think 150-155 would be a total to be backing on the first innings runs market and if the team batting first gets to that, it should be about 50/50 as to whether the chaser can get home.

There’s about a 25% chance of rain for this game but we should at the very least get a completed match.