South Africa v England 3rd ODI betting preview, tips, odds update
Bookmakers believe England will level the one-day series against South Africa with a victory in the final 50-over match.
This is WGL’s odds update and tips for the final one-day international of the series at The Wanderers, Johannesburg, on Sunday, February 9, 2020.
The second match in Durban was washed out on Friday, leaving a 1-1 drawn series the best outcome for the world champions, who were humbled in the opening match.
It won’t be easy given the promising way in which South Africa have bounced back from their 3-1 reversal in the Test series.
South Africa have won eight of their past nine matches at the Wanderers ground, which has at times been difficult for batting in the past few seasons.
England are firm favourites with the bookmakers but they look a lot more brittle though the middle order without Ben Stokes, the champion all-rounder who man of the series in the Tests but has been rested for the ODI component. He will be back when England and South Africa square off in three T20 contests.
Read on for our South Africa v England tips and odds update for the third ODI at The Wanderers, Johannesburg.
South Africa-England limited over series schedule, results
Tuesday, February 4: 1st ODI (D/N), Cape Town: South Africa 3-259 (47.4 overs; Quinton de Kock 107, Temba Bavuma 98) d England 8-258 (50 overs; Joe Denly 87, Chris Woakes 40; Tabraiz Shamsi 3-38) by seven wickets. Player of the match: Quinton de Kock.
Friday, February 7: 2nd ODI (D/N), Durban: South Africa 2-71 (11.2 overs; Reeza Hendricks 35no). Match abandoned due to rain.
Sunday, February 9: 3rd ODI, Johannesburg, 10am
Thursday, February 13: 1st T20 International, East London, 6pm
Saturday, February 15: 2nd T20 International, Durban, 2.30pm
Sunday, February 16: 3rd T20 International, Centurion, 6pm
Squads for South Africa-England ODIs
Quinton de Kock (captain, wk), Temba Bavuma, Bjorn Fortuin, Beuran Hendricks, Reeza Hendricks, Sisanda Magala, Janneman Malan, David Miller, Lungi Ngidi, Andile Phehlukwayo, Tabraiz Shamsi, Lutho Sipamla, Jon-Jon Smuts, Rassie van der Dussen, Kyle Verreynne.
Eoin Morgan (captain), Moeen Ali, Jonny Bairstow (wk), Tom Banton (wk), Sam Curran, Tom Curran, Joe Denly, Chris Jordan, Saqib Mahmood, Dawid Malan, Matthew Parkinson, Adil Rashid, Joe Root, Jason Roy, Chris Woakes.
England Twenty20 squad
Eoin Morgan (captain), Moeen Ali, Jonny Bairstow (wk), Jos Buttler (wk), Sam Curran, Tom Curran, Joe Denly, Chris Jordan, Saqib Mahmood, Dawid Malan, Matt Parkinson, Adil Rashid, Jason Roy, Ben Stokes, Mark Wood.
South Africa v England 3rd ODI odds
Head to head odds: South Africa $2.38, England $1.57
Man of the match betting:
$8 Joe Root, Jonny Bairstow, Jason Roy, Quinton de Kock
$13 Eoin Morgan, Moeen Ali, Jon-Jon Smuts, Temba Bavuma
$15 Reeza Hendricks, Janneman Malan, Dawid Malan, Joe Denly, Rassie van der Dussen
$17 Chris Woakes, Lungi Ngidi, Tom Banton, David Miller, Tabraiz Shamsi
$21 Adil Rashid, Sam Curran, Chris Jordan, Beuran Hendricks, Andile Phehlukwayo, Kyle Verreynne, Saqib Mahmood, Tom Curran, Matt Parkinson
Top batsman South Africa odds:
$2.75 Quinton de Kock
$5 Temba Bavuma
$5.50 Janneman Malan, Rassie van der Dussen
$6 Reeza Hendricks
$8 Kyle Verreynne
Top batsman England odds:
$3.75 Joe Root, Jonny Bairstow, Jason Roy
$6 Dawid Malan
$7 Eoin Morgan
$8 Joe Denly, Tom Banton
Top bowler South Africa odds:
$4 Lungi Ngidi
$4.33 Tabraiz Shamsi, Beuran Hendricks
$5 Bjorn Fortuin, Andile Phehlukwayo
$5.50 Lutho Sipamla
Top bowler England odds:
$4 Chris Woakes
$4.33 Adil Rashid
$4.50 Saqib Mahmood, Tom Curran, Chris Jordan
$5.50 Matt Parkinson, Moeen Ali
$6 Sam Curran
* Full odds available at Betway.com.
South Africa v England 3rd ODI betting tips
We have scoured recent results at this ground and betting markets to come up some value bets for the second one-dayer. Click here for more information about betting on cricket.
Lungi Ngidi top wicket-taker for South Africa
The right-arm paceman has proved a handful for the opposition in a couple of recent matches at this ground. He has impressive figures in his brief career to date and hopefully ha overcome a spate of injuries that have halted his progress in the past year. Ngidi is the one we think could do some damage at Wanderers.
Jason Roy man of the match at $8
Roy is a hit-or-miss type player who is always aggressive. You have your heart in your mouth sometimes, but when he is on there are few better strikers of the ball going around. He look a lot more comfortable than his opener partner Jonny Bairstow in the first match and was furious when he got out playing a lazy shot. He could be the difference between the teams here.
South Africa v England predictions – 3rd ODI, Feb 9, 2020
This is such a difficult match in which to pick a winner and one in which the toss could end up being all-important. Don’t be afraid to wait for the toss though the match odds usually fluctuate depending on who has won the toss. The weather forecast is again not great for this match with thunderstorms forecast so be sure to check in before placing your wager. Good punting.
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