Central Stags v Canterbury Kings – Betting Tips and Prediction
This looks like being a closely-fought contest between two sides that are separated by just one win heading into this.
Preference would go to the Kings given the form of their openers and threatening bowling attack. That said, with their place already secured in the next round it is the Stags that have everything to fight for.
Given how close this could be, looking at other betting markets to find value appears the best approach.
Kings to Have Highest Opening Partnership
While George Worker has impressed for the Stags, he has struggled for support at times.
Dane Cleaver has got out for 10 and 11 in his last two matches when opening alongside Worker and this opens up the chance for the Kings to have the better opening partnership.
Chad Bowes looks to have found form after a poor run and Ken McClure also looks in better nick alongside him. Both men have passed 30 runs in their last two matches.
Kings are priced at 1.91 with bet365 to have the highest opening partnership.
Back Bowes for Top Batsman
The recent resurgence of Chad Bowes means it is also worth backing him to be Canterbury’s top batsman in this match.
The South African had a long spell out of form but appears to have turned a corner in his last two outings.
He followed up his fine 44 against Wellington by smashing 31 against Otago. He can build on that further knowing his side are already into the next stage.
His price of 4.0 with 22Bet looks a value play.
Worker to Lead Stags’ Charge
George Worker has shone with the bat this Super Smash and looking in the mood for more runs with his excellent 49 against leaders Wellington in the previous game.
He already has one century to his name and has hit a half-century on two other occasions.
The batsman can still take the top run-scorer title and looks a solid selection in the top batsman market for the Stags.
He is priced at 3.5 with bet365 to take that accolade in a crucial clash for his team.
Read our round-up of expert cricket tips for this match.