South Africa v England 2020 – ODI Series Preview, Latest Odds and Predictions
World Champions England are short-priced favourites to follow up their T20I series win with more ODI success. They can be backed at 1.29 with bet365.
Hosts South Africa are priced at 3.5 with the same betting site.
Predict the Series Score for Bigger Odds
One way of boosting outright bets on this series is by predicting the correct score.
England came away from the T20I series with a 3-0 white-wash. A repeat of that scoreline for this series is priced at 3.0 with bet365.
However, when England last played an ODI series in South Africa at the start of 2020, it was the hosts that picked up a win in Cape Town.
With two of the three at this venue this time around, they could be capable of winning another. A 2-1 England series win is priced at 2.25 and looks a good bet.
Back Bairstow for England’s Top Batsman
Jonny Bairstow looks in the mood for runs if his 86 in the second T20I in Cape Town is anything to go on. He can carry that momentum forward into these ODIs.
With Malan and Stokes both absent, Bairstow is likely to be shifted back up the order to open alongside Jason Roy.
He is priced at 3.5 with bet365 to be England’s top series run-scorer and has to be considered at that price.
Nortje to be South Africa’s Top Bowler
Injury to Kagiso Rabada has opened this market up, and Anrich Nortje looks ideally placed to take advantage.
He bowled with a real threat and purpose in the final T20I in Cape Town and took the only wicket as England surged to another win.
However, he looks to have carried his good IPL form into these internationals and looks a solid selection to be his team’s top bowler.
He can be backed at 3.3 with LeoVegas to take the most wickets over the course of the three fixtures.