England v West Indies preview, player tips & predictions

England v West Indies betting preview

MATCH INFO
England v West Indies
Venue: Hampshire Bowl, Southampton, Friday, June 14, 10.30am (British time)
Head to head odds: England $1.30; West Indies $3.50
Last time they met: West Indies 3-115 (12.1 overs) d England 113 (28.1 overs) at Gros Islet, March 2, 2019.


This is a vital game, in particular for the West Indies who have lost momentum with a loss to Australia and a washout.

Of course, the weather forecast for Southampton is a little dicey, so factor that in before making any wagers on this game.

In isolation the West Indies’ form does not look great, with four losses in their past five games, but they seem certain to offer a stern test to the home team.

England will not remember their most recent match in the Caribbean with fondness; it was one of the great wallopings seen in ODI cricket.

Windies paceman Oshane Thomas took 5-21, then Chris Gayle clubbed 77 off 27 balls, with nine sixes, to rub salt into the wounds.

Of course, England are now hot favourites to win their first cricket World Cup, but after being stung by Pakistan they also cannot afford to slip up here, with their highest-rated opponents still to come.

This England v West Indies betting preview will run you through wagering options for match 19 of 48 of the ICC World Cup 2019.

England v West Indies odds:

For full markets visit the William Hill website.

HEAD TO HEAD BETTING:
England $1.30, West Indies $3.50
Prediction: England are too short in this market for us to risk our betting bank. The West Indies and New Zealand loom as the dark horses to win this World Cup in our eyes, and the Windies will come out blazing here. A Chris Gayle gem could go a long way to securing an upset.

TOP RUN-SCORER BETTING:

England:
Top five in betting: Joe Root $3.75, Jason Roy $4.33, Jonny Bairstow $4.33, James Vince $5, Jos Buttler $6.50, Eoin Morgan $6.50.

Top scorers from past five ODIs:
v Bangladesh: Jason Roy 153
v Pakistan: Joe Root 107
v South Africa: Ben Stokes 89
v Pakistan: Joe Root 84
v Pakistan: Jason Roy 114

West Indies:
Top five in betting: Chris Gayle $4, Shai Hope $4, Evin Lewis $5.50, Nicholas Pooran $6.50, Darren Bravo $7.
Top scorers from past five ODIs:
v South Africa: Match abandoned
v Australia: Shai Hope 68
v Pakistan: Chris Gayle 50
v Bangladesh: Shai Hope 74
v Bangladesh: Shai Hope 87

Top batter prediction: Runs have not been easy to come by at this venue, and with all the rain it could be a little juicy. We want to be on the real top-class players under these conditions so we will try our old favourite Joe Root ($3.75) for England and go with the unpredictable Chris Gayle for the Windies.

TOP WICKET-TAKER BETTING:

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

Top wicket-takers from past five ODIs:
v Bangladesh: Jofra Archer 3-29, Ben Stokes 3-23
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

West Indies:
Top five in betting: Oshane Thomas $4.33, Kemar Roach $4.50, Jason Holder $4.50, Sheldon Cottrell $4.50, Andre Russell $4.50.

Top wicket-takers from past five ODIs:
v South Africa: Match abandoned
v Australia: Carlos Brathwaite 3-67
v Pakistan: Oshane Thomas 4-27
v Bangladesh: Shannon Gabriel 2-30, Raymon Reifer 2-23
v Bangladesh: Ashley Nurse 3-53

Top bowler tip: The West Indies may well be wishing Jofra Archer had elected to play for them rather than England. He has been dangerous for England but in this clash we will have a small bet on Chris Woakes ($4.50), who has a knack of taking a bag of wickets. For the West Indies Sheldon Cottrell ($4.50) has been in good form.

WGL best bets: England v West Indies

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.

Joe Root man of the match $9

He is not as dashing as teammates such as Jason Roy and Jos Buttler, but Root has been good to us at the World Gambling List and no reason he can’t make a big score here and anchor an England win.

West Indies most sixes and win the match at $6

If there is one thing the Windies batsmen love to do, it’s smack the ball over the fence. So it follows that if they are running hot enough to win this match, they will also top to maximum count. That’s the theory anyway.

England v West Indies prediction

First things first. On the day of the match check the forecast, and then check the William Hill website for the enhanced odds offering. Only one thing better than backing a winner and that is backing a winner at inflated odds. As for the match, we think England will win but believe the teams should be a lot closer together in head to head betting.

ALSO READ:
ICC World Cup 2019 betting guide
ICC World Cup 2019 leading wicket-taker
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ICC World Cup 2019 leading run-scorer
ICC World Cup 2019 player of tournament

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