Otago Volts v Northern Knights – 06/02/2021

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February 06, 2021
University Oval, Dunedin
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Volts v Knights – Super Smash Betting Tips, Latest Odds, Team News, Predictions – 06/02/2021

Northern Knights take on Otago Volts in the last group game of this year’s Super Smash.

Basement boys Otago will be looking to end a disappointing tournament with victory.

Discover our free cricket betting tips for this contest.

Otago Volts v Northern Knights Betting Tips
Best Bet Kane Williamson to be the Northern Knights’ top batsman at 3.25 with bet365
Next Best Bet Otago Volts to have the highest opening partnership at 2.1 with 22Bet
Longshot Bet Tim Seifert to hit the most sixes in the match at 5.5 with bet365

Otago Volts v Northern Knights – Match Preview

Northern Knights have been held back by their inconsistency this year, while Otago have long since had their hopes of qualification ended.

It was the Volts that came out on top when these teams last met at the start of the year. A two-wicket success Bay Oval was one of just two wins for them this Super Smash.

Where: University Oval, Dunedin

When: Saturday, 06 February 2021

Start time: 07:40 IST (02:10 GMT)

Pitch conditions: The pitch at University Oval offers some movement for pace bowlers but can be a good batting track, especially for those able to play the ball a little later. The pitch can slow up quickly but the ground’s small dimensions also mean the boundaries can flow.

Weather conditions: Weather can play its part in Dunedin and it looks like thunderstorms could have an impact for this contest. The chances of rain are forecast at 50% at present with dark clouds throughout.


Otago Volts v Northern Knights – Latest Odds

It is the Knights that are the favourites to take the win. They are priced at 1.38 with Parimatch.

Otago can be backed at 2.90 with the same betting site.

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Otago Volts v Northern Knights – Team News

  • Neil Broom – The talented batsman has been a bright spot for Otago during a disappointing campaing. He is their top run-scorer with 245 runs in nine matches.
  • Nick Kelly – The left-handed batsman has impressive at times for Otago but has struggled to knit a consistent run of form together.
  • Mitch McClenaghan – The left-arm bowler has been the top wicket-taker for the Volts with 11 in nine matches. The experienced campaigner has also taken wickets at this venue the last two times he has played here.
  • Kane Williamson – The New Zealand skipper has been superb since returning to feature for the Knights. He heads into this one on the back of an unbeaten 79 in his last appearance.
  • Tim Seifert – Wicketkeeper-batsman Seifert has been seen at his destructive best. His ability to quickly go on the attack will be key to the Knights’ chances here.
  • Anton Devcich – The Knights opener is their second-highest run-scorer this tournament but has seen his form drop off recently with a host of low scores. He hasn’t been able to build on the impressive ton against the Stags.
  • Scott Kuggeleijn – He has been among the wickets throughout the Super Smash. He failed to fire in the previous match but had bagged seven in the four games before that.
  • Tim Southee and Trent Boult – The New Zealand star bowlers should both be in action for the Knights. This duo working in tandem could cause some real problems for Otago.

Otago Volts v Northern Knights – Betting Tips and Prediction

The Volts have nothing to play for here but it is the Knights that could still be pushing for the knockout phase.

It is the Knights that are rightly the favourites and should get the job done.

However, their price for the outright win isn’t that appealing, so checking other markets is the best way of finding value.

Back Williamson to Continue Fine Form

Kane Williamson is in sparkling form at present and it is hard to overlook him in the top batsman market for the Knights.

He carried his international form against Pakistan – when he hit 129 and 328 in the final two Tests – straight into the Super Smash.  He followed up an unbeaten 34 against Canterbury by smashing 79 not out against Auckland.

Williamson is priced at 3.25 with bet365 to be his team’s top batsman.

Seifter to Hit the Most Sixes

This ground could suit the big-hitting of powerhouse wicketkeeper-batsman Tim Seifert.

He has just nine sixes in nine matches this Super Smash but could well take this opportunity to added a few more.

The big danger to this bet probably comes from team-mate Anton Devcich. He has 14 in nine matches but has struggled for recent form.

Because of Devcich’s current lull, preference goes to Seifert to find his range at Dunedin. He can be backed at 5.5 with bet365 to hit the most sixes in the match.

Volts to Have Highest Opening Partnership

While it looks like the Knights could dominate this contest, it doesn’t mean the Volts won’t get the better opening partnership.

The Knights have struggled a little in this area with their strength coming lower down in the order with Williamson, de Grandhomme and Devcich.

Otago, meanwhile, have a solid base in Hamish Rutherford and Neil Broom. That duo could dig in to take this bet.

The Volts are priced at 2.1 with 22Bet to have the highest opening partnership.

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The Otago Volts and Northern Knights will clash on Friday, 06 February 2021. The match is scheduled to start at 07:40 IST (02:10 GMT).

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