Australia v South Africa 3rd ODI Betting Tips & Predictions
This weekend sees Australia v South Africa 3rd ODI. These great cricketing rivals go at it again when facing off at Blundstone Arena, Hobbart on Sunday 11th Nov in the 3rd ODI match. Followers can keep track of the action live on BT Sport, with play set to get underway at 2.50am. Is it a fixture worth setting your alarm for? We certainly think so; our team of betting experts offer their views on the outcome in a bid to help you turn a profit in the process.
Australia aren’t just up against a talented One Day International side in South Africa; they are also faced with the criticism of sports fans in their own country and around the world. It’ll be interesting to see if the players who take to the field on match day will stand up and be counted or collapse under heavy pressure.
Bookmakers make available a long list of betting markets, aimed at holding your attention throughout the game. You can bet before the start on the likes of match winner; top Australian batsman; the top Australian bowler; top South African batsman; the top South African bowler; highest opening partnership, and plenty more besides. You can even take your pick on the coin toss; that’s a great way to bank a winner before a ball has been bowled or bat swung in anger.
Once the play has started, the wonders of modern gambling ensures an exciting bet is still possible, thanks to in-play markets. Here the match winner prices are constantly updated to track the flow of play. You can have your say at any point on things like the next man out. A bet is now as interesting in the final few minutes as it was before the start.
Australian Cricket Suffers Another Shock
The hosts have not had their problems to seek this year with tensions surrounding the banning of Steve Smith, David Warner and Cameron Bancroft threatening to boil over. Insults have been thrown in both directions and the bulk of criticism seems to be coming from in-house, as the sports loving world watch on in amazement. Australian cricket is in serious trouble of unravelling if the warring sides can’t agree to meet somewhere in the middle.
Cricket Australia have not escaped without their fair share of criticism in the ugly war of words, with some in the game labelling them arrogant and controlling. That led to chairman David Peever resigning and other members of the board weren’t far behind. One thing’s for sure, he won’t be the last man to walk before this is resolved and we get back to talking about cricket.
High Performance manager, Pat Howard, joined the exodus earlier this week, despite having time still to serve on his contract, expected to remain until 2019. Heads are rolling as the organisation attempts to win back the trust of the Australian people in the midst of this embarrassment. Hopefully this will ease a bit of pressure on the playing staff.
Let’s hope it has the desired effect and we can move on from this.
South Africa Record Easy Win in 1st ODI
While the locals bickered amongst each other, South Africa were left to concentrate on the small matter of playing cricket and they took pride in sticking the boot in to their hosts; they inflicted what was their seventh One Day International defeat on the bounce. That’s an unwanted record low for Oz and does nothing but twist the knife at a time when it’s not needed.
South Africa can’t be blamed for that and were fully deserving of their victory, smashing their way to a six-wicket win. Now, on paper, that would suggest a close-run match but that wasn’t the case. The victors dominated from the off, with a number of visiting players enjoying their cricket.
It has been a difficult year for Proteas bowler Dale Steyn, but he looked to be approaching a return to his best and set the pace for the outing when taking 2-18. His teammates were in a similar mood and went on the offensive, knowing the world champions were there to be shot at.
That result, and run of defeats, brought about widespread criticism from former players, pundits and fans of Australia, Shane Warne flying into a rage. He accused the CA of ‘verbal diarrhoea’ and made a mockery of the buzz words that had been placed on the wall of the team dressing room in a bid to inspire unity in the camp.
After finishing with the board, he then turned his attentions to the players themselves, reminding everyone involved cricket is a game where you do your talking on the field of play. Social media loved it and the reactions suggest Warne’s views are shared by the masses.
3rd ODI Betting
So, where does that leave us for the 3rd ODI betting in Hobbart on Sunday? With the series standing at 1-1 going into the last, you can either bet on the correct score on the eve of the third and final ODI or concentrate on the match itself.
Australia battled to a seven-run win on Friday in the 2nd ODI at the Adelaide Oval and that places them nicely to complete the comeback. Oz are Coral and the latter is sure to receive a fair share of attention, judging on what we’ve seen in the series so far.
Australia are ravaged with problems, were terrible in the first ODI and it took a heroic performance to win the second. Follow our thinking and back South Africa to win the third ODI, claiming a 2-1 result.
If preferring to avoid the match winner there’s plenty more for you to get stuck into. The top Australian batsman list has Coral website and correct at the time of writing.
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