Afghanistan vs Sri Lanka Betting Winner Prediction
Recommended Bet: Back Afghanistan to win @ 2.28 with Parimatch.
With only one match played at Sharjah so far at the time of writing, we’re not yet sure that chasing is as much of an advantage as it is in Dubai, where so far three of the four matches were won by the chaser.
The one that wasn’t? India vs Hong Kong where quite frankly, it wouldn’t have mattered who had chased given the gulf between the two sides.
Still, if you’re around to play the match in Live Betting then by all means go with the side chasing, whoever that is: they’ll probably win.
But as a pre-match bet, it’s Afghanistan who are the value.
They beat Sri Lanka comfortably just a few days ago at this very venue and were good value for their win against Bangladesh, too.
Sri Lanka, as we explain in detail below, are only here because Bangladesh, quite frankly, messed up.
You’ll hear us say this plenty of times when it comes to cricket betting: if two sides look quite well-matched, then it pays in the long run to go with the one who is available at bigger odds, which as we know is Rashid Khan and co.
Given Afghanistan are arguably in better form, then it makes even more sense to go with them.
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Recommended Bet: Back Afghanistan on the Best result of the first partnership @ 2.02 with Parimatch.
One of the reasons why Sri Lanka lost their first match was that their openers weren’t able to form any sort of opening partnership.
In the first match they put on just five runs.
They were much better in the second game, putting on 45 runs before the loss of their first wicket but even then, that involved a dropped catch to allow them to get close.
Afghanistan have been better. Against Sri Lanka, appropriately, they put on a huge partnership of 84 for the first wicket and against Bangladesh it was 15.
That is of course a small sample but with Afghanistan also having arguably a better set of opening bowlers, it’s worth chancing them on the ‘Best result of the first partnership’ market as slight outsiders.