South Africa v Pakistan 2nd ODI – Betting Tips and Predictions
Here are our free cricket betting tips for this fixture. They include all the latest odds and aim to highlight the best value bets.
Pakistan to Win Again
We can expect host South Africa to come out firing after a narrow defeat in the first ODI and another close contest could be on the cards.
Given how close the first match was, Pakistan’s outright winner price of 2.3 with bet365 looks far too big.
The visitors will have been buoyed by the first victory and there is a lot to like about their pace options.
Shaheen Afridi looks in excellent form and has been well supported by Haris Rauf and Mohammad Hasnain. All three should be looking forward to Johannesburg.
Finding a big partnership with Babar Azam could put them in the driving seat.
Babar to Outscore de Kock
Pakistan skipper Babar Azam again showed his brilliant ability in this format when compiling a century in the first match.
He seems to excel when his team needs him the most and can score runs again in this clash.
Quinton de Kock, meanwhile, has looked out of sorts and is struggling for runs.
He got starts in the T20s against England but didn’t kick on and then found runs hard to come by in Tests against Pakistan and Sri Lanka.
Backing Babar to score more runs in this match than de Kock at 1.91 with bet365 looks appealing.
Rauf for Top Pakistan Bowler
Pakistan’s young pace attack should love conditions and Haris Rauf looks a value selection to be his team’s top wicket-taker.
He bagged two wickets in the last game and looks to be in fine form ahead of this contest.
Shaheen Afridi is the obvious danger but his price of 2.75 isn’t that appealing.
Rauf can be backed at 4.5 with CampoBet, which is overpriced compared to his fellow quick.
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