West Indies v South Africa 1st Test – Betting Tips and Predictions
Here are more free cricket betting tips. They can help you make stronger decisions. These match predictions include competitive odds.
Pick Markram to Outscore Elgar
bet365 often go a step further than other Indian cricket betting sites by creating additional, interesting markets for Test matches.
Their batsman match markets are especially interesting. They have many on offer for this series, pitting team-mates and opposition batsmen against each other.
We like the look of Aiden Markram to score more runs than fellow Proteas opener Dean Elgar at 2.0 with bet365.
Markram has been in great form at domestic level, while Elgar now has the Test captaincy to navigate as well. This could toll on his primary role with the bat.
Bet on No Century to Be Scored
There have been 17 centuries in seven Tests at this ground. That’s an average of more than two tons per match.
You’d be betting against the odds with 1xBet’s price of 6.8 for a century not to be scored, but we think it is a reasonable option that could bring great value.
The South African batsmen will be desperately short of international game time. The Windies batsmen could really struggle against unfamiliar bowlers, in challenging conditions.
Make Holder Your Player of the Match
Jason Holder is no longer the West Indies Test captain, but still an integral part of their Test plans and all but guaranteed a berth in the playing XI.
A genuine Test match all-rounder, in that he can have a positive impact with bat or ball, Holder features prominently in 22Bet’s player of the match market at an attractive price of 13.0.
It’s a longer shot, but our team of experts reckon it’s one worth taking, given his impressive performances against Sri Lanka in Test cricket just a couple of months ago.
Read our wrap of the best, free cricket betting tips for this series opener.