Middlesex vs Somerset match prediction 8 Apr 2021

County Championship
Match date • 8 Apr 2021 • 15:30 IST
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MID vs SOM Professional Betting Tips from Gamblers

The 4th match of the County Championship 2021 will be held between Middlesex and Somerset. The match will take place at the Lord's in London on April 8. I have collated the top MID vs SOM match predictions and betting tips from the game for you.

While the County Championship was paused last year due to the pandemic, the teams played in the Bob Willis Trophy, where Somerset were a part of the Central Group, while Middlesex were a part of the South Group. Middlesex lost 2 games, won 2, and drew 1 with the 3rd place in their group. Somerset were their group leaders with 4 wins and 1 draw. Somerset went on to draw the Final against Essex, who were crowned the champions based on points. The two teams last faced each other in 2017, and I have collated the best bets for this game, with the help of our AI, to get you to win in the match.

Middlesex vs Somerset Player Bets

The team bets are all skewed towards Somerset, with odds that aren't enticing. Instead, the players in the game bring a chance to win heavily from the tournament. Take a look at the top MID vs SOM player betting tips from the game.

Sam Robson to score under 21.5 runs

Sam Robson is the opening batsman for Middlesex, who has had his moments but is generally underwhelming. Robson has come out to bat in a total of 286 First-Class innings and scored 9965 runs from them. This averages 37.32 and would bode pretty well for our opener. Except, if we look at his recent performances, he has failed to deliver in most games. In the Bob Willis Trophy held last year, Sam Robson came to bat in 10 innings and scored a total of 215 runs from them. This averages 23.88 and he scored over the required target in just 3 of the 10 innings. If we only considered his play in the 1st innings, he scored over the target just once in the 5 matches.

Sam Robson scored a cool 858 runs from the 24 innings in County Championship 2019. This averaged 37.30 but even then his play in the 1st innings wasn't up to par. He scored a total of 355 runs from the 1st innings in the season and scored over the target in just 5 out of 14 games. Basically in his last 10 games, Robson managed to score over the target in the 1st innings in just 2 games. This is one of the definite Middlesex vs Somerset betting tips. Sportsbet.io has offered odds of 1.85 for Sam Robson to score under 21.5 runs.

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Stevie Eskinazi to score under 21.5 runs

The second bet is for another player from Middlesex in poor form. Stevie Eskinazi has played a total of 56 First-Class matches in his career and scored 3025 runs from the 99 innings. This averages 32.18 but doesn't speak for his recent play. In the Bob Willis Trophy last year, Eskinazi managed to score just 151 runs from his 10 innings. This averages 16.77 and though he scored over the target twice in the 10 innings, it was never in the 1st innings. This bodes extremely well for our bet and you can consider betting on his performance in Bob Willis alone.

Even if we look at Stevie Eskinazi's play in the County Championship 2019, he had underperformed. He scored a total of 404 runs from his 21 innings, at an average of just 19.19. Moreover he got out on a duck on two separate occasions and he is bound to underperform against Somerset in the upcoming match. Sportsbet.io has offered odds of 1.85 for Stevie Eskinazi to score under 21.5 runs.

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James Hildreth to score under 25.5 runs

Our last bet concerns a player from the other side who has been playing out of form in the last couple of years. James Hildreth has played 440 First-Class innings in his career and scored 17282 runs from them. This averages 42.25 runs, but as i mentioned previously, he has fared poorly in the last couple of years. In the Bob Willis Trophy last year, Hildreth scored only 124 runs from 6 innings. This averages 20.66 and he scored over the target in the 1st innings just once in 4 games. Even more, Hildreth scored just 68 runs (13, 1, 32, 22) from the 4 1st innings, which averaged just 17.0 runs per match.

Even if we look at his play in the 1st innings of the 2019 County Championships, he failed to deliver. His total score in the 1st innings from 14 matches was just 382 runs. While this averages higher than our target at 27.36, he scored under the target in more than half the games. In his last 10 matches, Hildreth has scored over the target 3 times, and we find pretty good odds to bet on him too. This is a MID vs SOM match prediction to vie for. Sportsbet.io has offered odds of 1.85 for James Hildreth to score under 25.5 runs.

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My Picks

Sam Robson to score under 21.5 runs - @1.85 (Sportsbet.io)

Stevie Eskinazi to score under 21.5 runs - @1.85 (Sportsbet.io)

James Hildreth to score under 25.5 runs - @1.85 (Sportsbet.io)

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