Australia v South Africa 2nd ODI Betting Tips & Predictions
Australia and South Africa renew rivalries on Friday 9 November at Adelaide Oval from 3.20am; cricket fans will be eagerly awaiting the Australia v South Africa 2nd ODI Betting Tips. UK fans eager to follow the play can do so courtesy of BT Sport’s live coverage; it certainly promises to be a fixture worth setting your alarm for.
The second outing from a quick-fire One Day International series tour of the country, South Africa look to pile the pressure on a host nation who have been making headlines for all the wrong reasons recently.
Sports writers seem desperate to concentrate on Australia’s conduct off the field of play. As a result, the team look rattled and there for the taking. Their opponents will never have a better chance to record a comfortable series win, the whitewash being a real possibility.
Take Your Pick from Lots of Betting Markets
As well as an exciting round of cricket, there’s also lots to catch the attention of punters hoping to place a bet on the outcome of the match. You can wager on the winner of the series outright: 2/1 Australia vs 4/9 South Africa. Or wager just on who you expect to win the second ODI.
Dig deeper into the markets and there’s the option to invest your cash on: top Australian batsman; the top South African batsman; top Australian bowler; the top South African bowler; highest opening partnership; first ball; first wicket method, and lots more besides. You can even gamble on the winner of the toss. This is obviously a straight choice between heads or tails; the odds for both being 10/11. A fun way to get the match started with a profit.
David Peever Resigns as Feud Continues
Australia remain embroiled in the ball tampering scandal that led to Steve Smith, David Warner and Cameron Bancroft being banned from the sport following the incident back in March. Since then, many have argued for the players to be allowed to return, thinking the punishment too drastic for the crime and accusing Cricket Australia as being partly to blame.
That ongoing war of words has led to Cricket Australia Chairman, David Peever, resigning, a move that has resulted in joy for some, especially those who labelled the organisation arrogant and controlling. The future of cricket in the country looks bleak, certainly at the top level, and the last thing anyone is thinking of now is results.
That led to a first One Day International defeat in this series with South Africa more than happy to take full advantage, sticking the boot in with a six-wicket victory in the early hours of Sunday morning. Australia ended that match with a score of 152 all out, their opponents easing their way to the win, scoring 153-4.
The margin of victory may only have been six wickets, but make no mistake about it, this was a thrashing and one that left everyone in the home dressing room battered and bruised. It’ll now be interesting to see how the team respond on that back of a morale-crushing result.
What We Learned From 1st ODI
That result was a seventh consecutive One Day International defeat for Australia and that’s an unwanted record. On the balance of Sunday’s play, that run is likely to worsen before it gets any better and bookies think there’s every chance it could extend to eight before the week is out.
Dale Steyn was back in the South African team following a lengthy lay-off due to injury and he looked a man determined to make up for lost time, exploding out of the traps and taking 2-18 to set the pace for the match ahead.
Australia may be current World Cup champions, but they are looking a shadow of the side who reigned supreme and the stats don’t lie; the team lost 17 of their last 19 outings in the One Day International series.
It was more than many Australians could handle and former great of the game, Shane Warne, was in no mood to mix his words, as you would expect. Speaking to the press following the result, he said the slogans used by Cricket Australia were nothing more than verbal diarrhoea and rubbish. It was enough to make him vomit, he continued, reminding organisers and players that cricket is a performance-based sport and they would do well to remember that, doing their talking on the field.
Warne may have gone a little over the top at a time when the players didn’t need any more weight placed on their shoulders, but few were in a rush to argue the basic points of his outburst and it seems to have been well received on social media with fans tweeting their support.
Traders Sit on the Fence
Despite a 1st ODI hammering at the hands of South Africa, betting traders have refused the urge for the same knee-jerk reaction as fans and pundits. Instead, those who hold the purse strings of the betting industry and taken up position on the fence and, just as they did before Sunday’s match, they price the 2nd ODI as a pick-em contest, leaving it up to punters to decide which side to support.
That’s great news for those who enjoy sniffing out the value and if taking that result from the weekend into consideration, as well as the performance of the team, the 21/20 currently available looks a cracking price and we expect it to be snapped up by neutrals. It’s certainly a bet worth having and is how we plan to approach this match. Australia are favourites, which we must say comes as a bit of a surprise, 10/11 available. Sunday says to us that quote is far too tight.
If you’ve already seen enough, you can bet on the series correct score for a bigger price. South Africa to win 2-1 is top price with Bet365. We wouldn’t put anyone off an interest play.