England v Sri Lanka OddsJake Johns - 14:07, 4th July 2016
It appears all doom and gloom at the moment, with the UK leaving the EU and the English football team not being able to beat a nation that has more volcanoes than professional football players (actual fact). But when you look at our other national sides, the rugby team haven’t lost a match all year and just whitewashed Australia down under, and our cricket side are yet to lost a match to Sri Lanka and have been dominant in the ODI’s. I’m here to take you through some of the stand-out odds for this week’s first T20 match-up!
First up, unsurprisingly England are big favourites to win the first T20 at a best price of 4/11 and worst price of 1/3. We were so dominant in the ODI’s, other than the first, prices like this were always likely. If you fancy Sri Lanka to cause an upset then you can get them at a best price of 5/2, which is slightly short but much better than the worst price, 2/1.
A more interesting couple of markets are ‘man of the match’ and ‘top England batsman’. Jason Roy rightfully heads both after two tremendous centuries in two of the last three ODI’s. You can currently get him at a best price of 3/1 to be England’s top batsman, which is even more tempting considering the lack of a certain Joe Root for this T20. He’s also available at a best price of 7/1 to be man of the match, if he carries on his current form that could be huge post-match!
If you fancy a bet on England’s top wicket taker then I wouldn’t discourage you from backing David Willey at a best price using our odds comparison service of 7/2. It’s mightily tight between all the England Bowlers though, in fact our five main bowlers are all a best price of 7/2 to take the most wickets! But David Willey is the form man after taking four wickets on Saturday in the last ODI!
If a couple of the other markets tickle your fancy then you should make sure to use our service, because some of the price differentials are staggering. We’ve all seen a mix up in the middle, especially when England are playing, so backing a run-out to be the first wicket method wouldn’t be the craziest thing in the world. Interestingly those guys at Skybet believe it to be much less likely than anyone else, as they go a best price 14/1, Compared to all other bookmakers at 9/1! Stick a tenner on that and you’ll be walking home with an extra £50. A whole lot more than Jason Roy when he’s walking back to the Pavilion!
Bet on the first T20 between England & Sri Lanka HERE