England v New Zealand prediction, ICC World Cup betting preview 41/48

England vs New Zealand prediction and free betting preview

Welcome to our ICC World Cup predictions for the England v New Zealand match at Chester-le-Street. Our Cricket World Cup betting expert runs the rule over the teams and finds some potentially lucrative wagers.

England are $1.44 favourites in their match against the Black Caps which will decide the home team’s fate in this World Cup.

England completed half their restoration project with their memorable win against India at Edgbaston on Sunday but cannot afford any slip-up in their final group match.

They went into the tournament ranked No.1 by the ICC but losses to Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Australia had their cricket World Cup title hopes hopes on life support.

They can ensure qualification for the semi-finals with a win against New Zealand, but it won’t be easy against the Kiwis, who were sailing along near the top of the standings until successive losses against Pakistan and Australia.

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Both teams can qualify depending on other results, but an England loss would put them in grave danger of missing out.

They were fortunate enough to win the toss and bat first against India. This allowed them to return to their free-wheeling best with the willow and rack up a wonderful total of 7-337.

But their losses all came when batting second and chasing. The pressure will really pile up on their batsmen if NZ bat first and post a decent total.

It pays to check leading cricket bookies William Hill on the day of the match to spot any late specials on offer. Your tip for top batsman could be among the enhanced odds offering.

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This England v New Zealand betting preview will run you through betting options for match 41 of 48 of the ICC World Cup 2019.

England v New Zealand
Venue: The Riverside Durham, Chester-le-Street, Wednesday, July 3, 10.30am (British time)
Head to head odds: England $1.44; New Zealand $2.75
Last time they met: England 3-229 (32.4 overs) d New Zealand 223 (49.5 overs) at Christchurch, NZ, March 10, 2018.

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England v New Zealand odds:

For full odds visit the William Hill website.


England $1.44, New Zealand $2.75
Prediction: New Zealand will throw up different challenges than India did, but England should be able to get the job done here with the batting order restored to top form. NZ have a formidable pace attack, so the early overs of the England innings with the aggressive Bairstow and Roy will be fascinating.


Top five in betting: Joe Root $3.75, Jason Roy $4, Jonny Bairstow $4, James Vince $6, Eoin Morgan $6, Jos Buttler $7, Ben Stokes $8.

Top scorers from past five ODIs:
v India: Jonny Bairstow 111
v Australia: Ben Stokes 89
v Sri Lanka: Ben Stokes 82no
v Afghanistan: Eoin Morgan 148
v West Indies: Joe Root 100no

New Zealand:
Top five in betting: Kane Williamson $3, Martin Guptill $4.50, Ross Taylor $4.50, Henry Nicholls $5, Colin Munro $6.

Top scorers from past five ODIs:
v Australia: Kane Williamson 40
v Pakistan: Jimmy Neesham 97no
v West Indies: Kane Williamson 148
v South Africa: Kane Williamson 106no
v India: Match abandoned

Top batter prediction: New Zealand’s opening pair of Martin Guptill and Colin Munro or Henry Nicholls need to find form, and fast. Early wickets are costing the Black Caps dearly. Kane Williamson has been outstanding but he needs support. We have been keen on Ross Taylor to come to the party and we will give him one more chance at $4.50 with William Hill. Joe Root has gone off the boil a little for England but we are sure his class will shine through. Be sure to check the William Hill website on match eve as Root could well be among the sportsbook’s enhanced odds offering.


Top five in betting: Jofra Archer $3.75, Mark Wood $4, Adil Rashid $4.50, Chris Woakes $5, Liam Plunkett $5, Tom Curran $5.

Top wicket-takers from past five ODIs:
v India: Liam Plunkett 3-55
v Australia: Chris Woakes 2-46
v Sri Lanka: Jofra Archer 3-52, Mark Wood 3-40
v Afghanistan: Jofra Archer 3-52, Adil Rashid 3-66
v West Indies: Jofra Archer 3-30, Mark Wood 3-18

New Zealand:
Top five in betting: Trent Boult $3.75, Lockie Ferguson $3.75, Matt Henry $4.50, Tim Southee $4.50, Ish Sodhi $5.

Top wicket-takers from past five ODIs:
v Australia: Trent Boult 4-51
v Pakistan: Trent Boult 1-48, Lockie Ferguson 1-50, Kane Williamson 1-39
v West Indies: Trent Boult 4-30
v South Africa: Lockie Ferguson 3-59
v India: Match abandoned

Top bowler tip: Let’s get this out there: we love Trent Boult! We have been tipping (and betting on) the veteran left-arm paceman and he has come good, topping the bowling for the Kiwis in the past three matches. So we will go one more time, as he has looked easily the most dangerous Black Caps bowler as the series has worn on. For England, their bowlers have shared the spoils but Jofra Archer has been good to us so a small wager on him is the way to go.

Best bets: England v New Zealand

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.

Most sixes England at $1.61

A small fish to be sure, but the English top order looks so much more dangerous with Jason Roy back in play. They have plenty of players with the power to clear the fence, while New Zealand’s big hitters are a little out of form.

Ben Stokes man of the match at $12

Stokes is Kiwi born and often performs well against the nation of his birth. He’s a threat with bat and ball and even in the field. Stokes is having a great tournament and a 50 and a couple of wickets and we could be in the money.

England v New Zealand predictions

Another vital game looms and one not to be missed by the neutral fan. England have more or less started their finals matches early. We would like to see them bat second just to see how they respond to the pressure of chasing runs on the board. We think they can rise to the occasion again as NZ have seemed a little flat in the past couple of matches. Good punting.

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