My cricket betting tips are below and rather than playing the straight winner market (I’ll explain why there’s no point playing it), I’m going to focus on the handicap market, where I believe Hong Kong can put on a good display and make it a relatively close game.
Recommended Bet: Back Hong Kong on the handicap market (+5.5 wickets, 49.5 runs) @ 1.85 with Betway.
Sites offering online betting on this game are only giving odds of 1.02 for Pakistan to win and it would be a monumental shock if they were to lose this match. Not just because of the gulf in quality but also because it would mean Pakistan would be out.
And as we explain below, Hong Kong put in an impressive performance against India.
As we also say below, had Sky Yadav not played a truly superb knock for India and Hong Kong may have dreamt of causing what would have been just about the greatest upset ever in international cricket.
That could tempt us into doing one of two things: either backing Hong Kong if they get to chase at huge odds and hope for an almighty upset.
Or hope they have Pakistan in trouble and try to get around 1.4 on Pakistan in Live Betting.
However, that’s quite a lot of ‘ifs and buts’ and after already doing so ahead of the India vs Hong Kong match, we’ll decide not to play the match winner market at all.
Instead, Betway’s match handicap market provides a good alternative. They make it 1.85 that Hong Kong can come closer than the match odds would suggest.
That would happen if when chasing, HK come within 45.5 runs of Pakistan’s total. Or if defending, Pakistan win while losing more than four wickets to get to their total.
This market, which we don’t often play, looks the way to go.
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