West Indies vs Australia Winner Prediction
Recommended Bet: Back West Indies to win @ 1.97 with Bollybet
Time for our match prediction.
The West Indies v Australia betting odds give the Windies a 1.97 chance, which is an implied win probability of 50.8%
What’s worth pointing out is that though that figure is above 50%, the Windies are actually outsiders because Australia are just 1.78.
So who are we backing? We’re backing the team who ‘should’ be favourites and that’s the Windies.
Australia simply have too many out-of-form batsmen as evidenced by the fact that the only players who got any runs last time out were the bowlers.
Their best chance would probably be to bowl first, get to 230 and just hope that Starc bowls out of his skin at the top and that Zampa can show some control in the middle overs. And that scoreboard pressure does the rest.
But that’s a big ‘if’ and on home soil, fresh from a moralising win, we’re going with the hosts.
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Today’s West Indies vs Australia Hot Bet
Recommended Bet: Back Akeal Hossein West Indies Top Bowler @ 4.0 with Betway
Akeal Hossein’s performance last time out was one of the chief reasons why the Windies won the game after he took 3/30.
I always believe that in a Series like this where several matches are played on the same wicket, it’s going to start wearing and playing into the hands of the spinners.
So that’s why it’s a straight choice for me for Top Windies bowler between Hayden Walsh and Akeal Hossein. They’re both excellent players and there’s not much to choose between them in terms of wickets for the Series with Walsh on six and Hossein on five.
But I’ll go with Hossein after his performance last time out and also because he’s available at slightly bigger odds.
West Indies vs Australia fun statistics
Here are some cool stats to round things off.
- He may have played a big part with the bat in the 2nd ODI but Jason Holder has taken just one wicket in 15 overs this Series.
- Hayden Walsh has a brilliant economy rate in this Series so far: 3.55 off 20 overs.
- Only four fifties have been scored in the first two matches of the Series and no centuries.
- Kieron Pollard is the only player to have hit three sixes so far in this Series.
- Alex Carey has faced the most balls1370 so far across the two matches (102).