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England v Bangladesh preview, player tips & predictions

England vs Bangladesh betting predictions and preview

MATCH INFO
England v Bangladesh
Venue: Cardiff Wales Stadium, Saturday, June 8, 10.30am (British time)
Head to head odds: England $1.14; Bangladesh $5.50
Last time they met: England 2-308 (47.2 over) d Bangladesh 6-305 (50 overs) at The Oval, London, June 1, 2017.


Bangladesh have been fantastic in this tournament so far for a win and loss but need to step it up again for an England team that will stung into action by their loss to Pakistan on Monday.

While we expect England to click back into gear with their hyper-aggressive batting approach, they will need to bring their A game. Their recent record against Bangladesh is not great, with the teams splitting the past eight one-dayers between the teams 4-4. The includes the Tigers’ famous win at the 2015 World Cup in Adelaide, when they helped ensure England did not advance out of the first stage.

So the odds on an England win seems a little short to us to unleash our bankroll but we have unearthed a few other options to try to turn a profut out of the game.

This has been among the lowest-scoring venues of the tournament so far, so it should make for an intriguing contest. England need a few more of their stars to find the kind of form Joe Root is in. Especially the opening pair for Jason Roy and Jonny Bairstow.

Meanwhile, Bangladesh pushed New Zealand to the limit and appear set to enjoy their best World Cup; they are no longer minnows of the game. In fact, they have a fair claim to be the second-best subcontinental side behind the powerful Indians.

This one should be a cracker and you can find all sorts of market variations at William Hill, one of the world’s leading cricket bookmakers.

This England v Bangladesh betting preview will run you through betting options for match 12 of 48 of the ICC World Cup 2019.

England v Bangladesh odds:

For full markets visit the William Hill website.

HEAD TO HEAD BETTING:
England $1.14, Bangladesh $5.50
Prediction: Bangladesh have played some outstanding cricket in the opening week of the ICC World Cup but we expect England to rebound with some real venom here after the shock loss to Pakistan. Confident that they will get the job done, especially if they bat first.

TOP RUN-SCORER BETTING:

England:
Top five in betting: Joe Root $3.75, Jonny Bairstow $4, Jason Roy $4.33, James Vince $5, Eoin Morgan $6.

Top scorers from past five ODIs:
v Pakistan: Joe Root 107
v South Africa: Ben Stokes 89
v Pakistan: Joe Root 84
v Pakistan: Jason Roy 114
v Pakistan: Jonny Bairstow 128

Bangladesh:
Top five in betting: Tamim Iqbal $4, Mushfiqur Rahim $4.50, Soumya Sarkar $5, Shakib Al Hasan $5, Liton Das $5.50.

Top scorers from past five ODIs:
v New Zealand: Shakib Al Hasan 64
v South Africa: Mushfiqur Rahim 78
v West Indies: Soumya Sarkar 66
v Ireland: Liton Das 76
v West Indies: Mushfiqur Rahim 63

Top batter prediction: Batting has been tough at this ground in the two previous World Cup 2019 matches there, so we expect the class to shine through with Joe Root, who we tipped to top score against Pakistan. We will go again on Root, who always places a high price on his wicket. Not so confident on Bangladesh but Liton Das is due to make his presence felt with a big score.

TOP WICKET-TAKER BETTING:

England:
Top five in betting: Jofra Archer $4, Adil Rashid $4.33, Chris Woakes $4.50, Tom Curran $4.50, Liam Plunkett $5, Mark Wood $5.

Top wicket-takers from past five ODIs:
v Pakistan: Chris Woakes 3-71, Moeen Ali 3-50
v South Africa: Jofra Archer 3-27
v Pakistan: Chris Woakes 5-54
v Pakistan: Tom Curran 4-75
v Pakistan: Chris Woakes 4-67

Bangladesh:
Top five in betting: Mustafizur Rahman $3.75, Shakib Al Hasan $4.33, Mohammad Saifuddin $4.50, Mashrafe Mortaza $5, Mehidy Hasan $5.

Top wicket-takers from past five ODIs:
v New Zealand: Shakib Al Hasan 2-47, Mehidy Hasan 2-47, Mohammad Saifuddin 2-41, Mosaddek Hossain 2-33
v South Africa: Mustafizur Rahman 3-67
v West Indies: Mehidy Hasan 1-22
v Ireland: Abu Jayed 5-58
v West Indies: Mustafizur Rahman 4-43

Top bowler tip: It has been a mix of bowlers who have done the damage in the previous games at Cardiff Wales Stadium over the past week. The conditions should suit the seamers well enough for Chris Woakes to back up his three-wicket performance against Pakistan with another bag. Mashrafe Mortaza ($5) is due to have a big one for Bangladesh so will have a small bet on him this time.

WGL best bets: England v Bangladesh

Each of our ICC World Cup betting previews will highlight some potential wins for punters, or where our cricket tipsters think there is value to be found.

Ben Stokes man of the match

Stokes was in great touch in the first match and is a good chance of getting substantial batting time here, while his seam bowling could also cause problems for Bangladesh if there is any movement around. He is also a superstar in the field. The $11 on offer with William Hill is tempting and on the day of match you might be able to secure a better price with the sports bookie offering plenty of specials.

England to hit most sixes and win the match

We expect a devastating response from the world No.1 ODI side, and they have plenty of batsman who love to go on the attack early. We expect them to rack up a big score if they bat first and to win this match comfortable. The odds on offer of $1.67 are tight but they say little fish are sweet!

England v Bangladesh prediction

This match could have a very different look depending on who bats first. If England get that chance we expect them to emphatically put their campaign for the elusive World Cup title back on track. That’s the way we are betting too. We will try some of the various options with England in the ascendancy.

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