Oman vs Papua New Guinea Betting Tips & Predictions | T20 World Cup

Oman vs Papua New Guinea Betting Tips & Predictions T20 World Cup 2021
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Betting Expert, James Pacheco

Last updated on 22nd October 2021

Published: 15/10/2021

Categories: Cricket, Predictions

It’s the first match on the table for T20 World Cup betting as the preliminary stage gets underway. That means we’ll have some analysis of the teams, a look at their likely XIs and some stats, to go with our chosen bets for anyone interested in online cricket betting at Indian sites!

This first game will take place at Al Amerat on Sunday, October 17, start time 3.30 pm IST. Find the best Oman vs Papua New Guinea betting tips and predictions below.

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Oman vs Papua New Guinea Betting Odds

Let’s move on to the top cricket betting tips ahead of this one. Oman are strong favourites playing at home and have beaten Papua New Guinea in recent ODIs. But in the shorter format, outsiders have more of a chance and at today’s T20 World Cup betting odds of 4.75, it’s worth going with the underdogs.

We’ve also got a tip on the toss winner market. As per usual, all tips are free for our loyal Indian readers.

Bet Odds Site
Match-winner: Papua New Guinea 4.75 Betway
Toss winner: Papua New Guinea 1.9 Betway

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Oman’s  Likely XI

Singh, Ilyas, Prajapati, Nadeem, Maqsood, Kumar, Goud, Khushi, Khan, Kaleemullah, Butt, Khan, Mehmood, Ali.

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Papua New Guinea’s Likely XI

Ura, Vala, Amini, Bau, Kila, Vanua, Atai, Doriga, Soper, Ravu, Pokana, Morea.

Venue & conditions

The Oman Cricket Academy Ground has been used for international T20 cricket since 2019, though not a single Test nation has played a match there.

In February 2020 the UAE got to a monster total of 199/5 against Kuwait. Check out our Oman Cricket Academy Ground betting guide for more on this venue!

Oman vs Papua New Guinea Toss Prediction

Interestingly, these two have never played each other before in a T20I match so we don’t have any Oman v Papua New Guinea toss winner stats to go by. So we’ll go with Papua New Guinea, whose skipper Vala, is generally pretty lucky at the toss.

Teams at this level generally prefer to bat first and make use of the wicket when they think it will be flattest. So the winning captain is likely to want to have first use of it and bat.

Oman vs Papua New Guinea Winner Prediction

Recommended Bet: Back Papua New Guinea to win @ 4.75 with Betway

Time for our match prediction. Oman go into this match as red-hot favourites and that has a lot to do with the fact that they’re at home. It’s true that Oman beat them the last two times they played in ODIs; they’ve never played each other in T20Is.

But take a look at the ICC T20I rankings. It’s PNG who are ahead of Sunday’s opponents, ranked 15th to Oman’s 18th. We always say that the shorter the format, the better the chance for the outsider.

That’s because you only need one big performance from a batter who gets 60-odd or a bowler having a particularly good day to level things up. And yes, you’d think Oman playing at home would be an advantage for them but it may also put more pressure on them.

So it’s worth taking a gamble on the match winner market and going with Papua New Guinea as big outsiders with great odds at Betway. Make sure to check out our Betway India review for more on this top betting site.

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