Here are our best New Zealand v India 3rd T20 match betting tips and predictions. Seddon Park in Hamilton provides the backdrop as New Zealand and India embark on what will be the third and final Twenty20 Match of the series. This tour has given us plenty to talk about so far and followers have had their fair share of enjoyment and drama along the way.
This latest instalment will be no different as two evenly matched sides go all out to land a blow on their rivals and secure the last remaining bragging rights. UK cricket fans can follow all the action from the 3rd T20 live from 7.00am on Sunday. A perfect way to kick-start what will be a fabulous day of sport, with fixtures of note taking place in the world of cricket, football, horse racing and tennis.
Bookmakers understand all too well the nation’s love for a bet on international cricket, especially over this fast and furious format, and they have gifted us a wealth of markets to catch our attention, ensuring there’s something for everyone.
With some eye-catching prices on offer, you can bet on the likes of match winner, top New Zealand batsman, top New Zealand bowler, India’s highest run scorer and the tourist’s most successful wicket taker.
Finish with a Winner
It has been a memorable tour for our readers so far, with a few results bringing profits worth cheering, as well as a couple of upsets and strange performances that left us scratching our heads in dismay. The perfect way to put a cap on the T20 series is with a winner and nice pay-out from the bookies and that’s exactly what our team of tipsters aim to deliver to you.
We’ve done the research necessary and trawled through the markets to return with our thinking on where you should invest your stake to give you the best chance of a return. We’ve also trawled through the many offers and quotes from major bookies to flag up which firms are offering the best value. We’ll always pick out market best price when possible, making sure you get the best value and your cash is working as hard as possible on your behalf.
Sports betting is difficult enough without taking less of a price about your pick and you won’t see any back-slapping from us if advising a 2/1 winner when there was 3/1 to be had.
Let’s take a closer look at how the T20 series has played out so far, in the hope of picking up on a couple of clues that could boost our chances of beating the bookies…
Hosts Land Shock Winner
India completely dominated the One Day International series, stamping out any confidence that existed in the home dressing room early and ensuring followers of the locals had very little to shout about during the five legs. They exploded out of the traps to claim a 3-0 win, before losing the fourth when seemingly taking their eye off the ball, only to get back on track and force the issue in the final ODI to run out impressive 4-1 victors.
We had them backed to continue their winning ways with a strong start to the T20 series and that bet was made all the easier to back by the fact bookmakers had taken up position on the fence, eager to avoid coming down in support of either side. There was value to be had and we were only too happy to shoot for a nice price, but the 1st T20 failed to follow the form of the ODIs.
New Zealand needed a big performance to win over fans and they delivered it on Wednesday when smashing their way to an 80-run victory over India, the final scores reading 219-6 (20.0) against the 139 all out (19.2) of their opponents. The latter was a surprise, but we had to give New Zealand the credit they deserved for showing a fighting spirit we didn’t think they had in them at this tour. They wanted to make a statement, sending out a message to their support and they did exactly that with a solid performance and strong win.
India Battle Back
India battled their way back into the T20 series when winning a dramatic second leg on Friday morning. The match swung back-and-forth as both sides battled for supremacy, New Zealand looking to kill the series off while their guests were pushing to level things up heading for a Sunday decider.
It was India that got their way, earning a razor-thin seven wickets win, the scoreboard showing New Zealand 158-8 (20.0) against 162-3 (18.5) of the tourists. That’s great news for our followers after we advised backing India to level things at 8/11, a price perfect for kick-starting your weekend betting. So, how will we advise rounding things up on Sunday?
India have been close to faultless during this tour with any success New Zealand have enjoyed more to do with them briefly dropping their standards. A chance to win the T20 series and add that to the One Day International success won’t be lost on them and we’re keen to stick to the tactic that has made us a steady profit. Back India to win the 3rd T20 at 4/6 with Bet365. Unfortunately, traders agree with our thinking and have 2-1 India as favourite, but there’s enough in the price to make it worth a place in multiples.
Those who would prefer to have their stake money rest on the home side will be encouraged to find Bet365 offer up a market best price of 6/5. It’s not a bet for us but if you are backing NZ be sure to do it with bet365 as the competition offer shorter odds on the same bet. This promises to be another hard-fought match and, given what’s at stake, we wouldn’t put anyone off taking the bigger odds, but we’re happy to stick with the form team.