Another match to look at in terms of T20 World Cup betting as the preliminary stage continues. 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 game will take place at Al Amerat on Tuesday, October 19, start time 3:30 pm IST. Find the best Scotland vs Papua New Guinea betting tips and predictions below.
We’re at Al Amerat for this one. So far, two matches have been played there as part of the qualifying tournament.
In the first, Papua New Guinea scored 129 and it wasn’t nearly enough with Oman chasing it without losing a wicket. In the second, Scotland’s 140 was six too many for Bangladesh.
So what can we interpret from those results? We still think chasing is the way to go here despite Bangladesh not pulling it off against Scotland.
You’d think 140-145 is a competitive score but like we say, both sides will probably want to chase. Check out our Oman Cricket Academy betting guide for more on this venue!
Scotland vs Papua New Guinea Head-to-Head
Scotland and Namibia have faced off against each other only 4 times in the past. What’s more, the Scots have managed to win all 4 of these games! There’s no prize for guessing why I’m going for them to win their fifth in a row!
Scotland vs Papua New Guinea Toss Prediction
Shall we look at some Scotland v Papua New Guinea toss winner stats? Let’s do it. They’ve played each other four times in T20Is and PNG have had the better of the toss.
They’ve won three out of four so we’ll bet they’ll carry on with their good run on the toss, at least.
You can always argue that a side as big in the betting as 5.0 deserves to carry your money in a T20 game. After all, as we said about Greaves, it only takes one big performance from one player to change a match.
Having said that, even if PNG bat quite well, they showed their bowling really is weak. Scotland did both disciplines well against Bangladesh, showed maturity in both innings and will be high on confidence after a major upset.
There’s something else. Scotland have played this lot four times and beat them four times. A couple of those were pretty close but it was the Scots winning every time.