Southern Brave vs Welsh Fire Betting Tips & Predictions

Southern Brave vs Welsh Fire Betting Tips & Predictions
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Betting Expert, James Pacheco

Updated 02/08/2022

Categories: Cricket, Predictions

The top Southern Brave v Welsh Fire betting tips are up next as the first match of the 2022 edition of The Hundred gets under way.

We also have a full lowdown on team news, likely XIs and what we can expect from the wicket at the Rose Bowl.

So if you like cricket betting, keep on reading!

The match takes place on Wednesday August 3 and starts at 10.30pm IST in Southampton.




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Southern Brave vs Welsh Fire Betting Odds

Our cricket betting tips are up next and I’m about to tell you why the Southern Brave can start the defence of their title in style against the Welsh Fire.

I’ll also tell you why I’m backing a very obvious but also very good batsman to top score for the Brave at today’s Hundred betting odds, plus give you my prediction for the toss winner.

Bet Odds Site
Winner: Southern Brave 1.66
Toss: Southern Brave 1.9
HOT BET! James Vince to be Southern Brave Top Batsman 3.5

Southern Brave vs Betting Winner Prediction

We highlighted the potential of the Welsh Fire to have a really good season and maybe go all the way, which is why they were one of our two selections to possibly win in our The Hundred winner market preview.

They’re available at big odds to do so with the best betting sites in India. 

But they may just have to wait for their chance to get off the mark.

The Brave are not only the defending champions but the Brave won all of their four home matches last year at the Rose Bowl, including against the Fire, so they’re currently boasting an 100% record when they have home comforts.

Given that record, you could argue the price on the Brave is a good one.

If you haven’t already, why not check out our Betway review? It gives you the full lowdown on one of the best and best-known betting sites out there.

Southern Brave vs Welsh Fire Betting Hot Bet Prediction

Sometimes it’s not worth overcomplicating things.

James Vince was a stand-out player for The Hundred last year when they won it, was their top runscorer in it and is fresh from a fine campaign in the T20 Blast, where he captained Hampshire to the title, yet another trophy in his illustrious career.

He knows this ground like few others and will surely bat in the Top 3 so there are plenty of reasons why he’s a good candidate to be their top batsman.

Southern Brave logo for the team's XI in our Southern Brave vs Welsh Fire Betting Tips & Predictions

Southern Brave Likely XI

De Kock, Vince, Davies, David, Stoinis, Whiteley, Jordan, Ahmed, Garton, Lintott, Mills.

Welsh Fire logo for the team's XI in our Southern Brave vs Welsh Fire Betting Tips & Predictions

Welsh Fires’ Likely XI

Bairstow, Banton, Clarke, Duckett, Miller, Pope, Higgins, Critchley, Payne, Shah, Zampa.

Venue & conditions

151/3, 128/6, 144/5, 134/7.

Those were the first innings scores in The Hundred last year played here at the Rose Bowl in Southampton, home of the Southern Brave.

That’s an average of 139 in terms of first innings runs so bear that in mind if you’re playing that market.

More to the point: they won on each of the four occasions that the Southern Brave played here at the Rose Bowl.

On each of those four occasions, they chased.

That tells us two things: firstly, chasing is the way to go here or at least it is if you’re the Southern Brave.

And secondly, the Southern Brave are so far unbeaten at home.

The caveat, of course, is that they’ve been lucky enough to chase on all four occasions they played here.

In other words: if the Brave chase, they have a great chance of winning but if they have to bat first for a change, they may not be so confident about getting over the line.

There’s roughly a 5-10% chance of rain so we shouldn’t expect many interruptions to proceedings.