The T20 Blast is all set to witness an exhilarating clash as Worcestershire face off Northamptonshire in the match number 45. The fixture is scheduled to be hosted at the County Ground, New Road in Worcester on June 4. The kick-off time of this fixture is 7:00 PM IST. Ahead of the matchday, we have assorted three of the best betting tips for you from the WOR vs NOR match prediction.
Worcestershire is clearly the best looking team from their group at the moment. They have won an impressive four out of four matches and are placed at the top of the ladder. Their unbeaten streak has earned them a total of 8 points. On the other hand, Northamptonshire finds themselves in a more challenging position. They won only two out of five games, experiencing three defeats along the way. With just 4 points, they currently occupy the 8th spot in the North Group rankings. Earlier this season when the two sides met, Worcestershire clinched a 15 run win over Northamptonshire. The County Ground in Worcester is known for its picturesque setting and is all set to witness an electrifying atmosphere as these two teams battle it out. As we gear up for this exciting game of cricket, let us have a look at our top team & player betting tips from the WOR vs NOR encounter.
Let us have a look at our top team betting tips from the WOR vs NOR match prediction.
Northamptonshire are languishing at 2nd place from the bottom of the table and if anyone is to blame for that, it is their bowling front. Northamptonshire's batting performance in their last five matches have been impressive, consistently crossing the 14.5 fours mark. They scored 16, 16, 20, 25 & 19 fours in the five games they played this season, maintaining an average of 19.20 fours per match. Their remarkable consistency and an average well above our desired target bodes well with our betting tip. In each of the five games they played this season, they managed to score over 14 fours. The last two meetings between the two sides saw Northamptonshire score 19 & 16 fours, both of which surpasses our desired mark. Their ability to maintain a high fours tally against their opponents suggests they are likely to repeat this feat in the upcoming game as well. Furthermore, considering last season's performance, Northamptonshire averaged 16.16 fours per game, strengthening the case for our betting tip. The match is scheduled to take place at County Ground in Worcester, where teams have averaged 14.25 fours in recent matches. Plus, the surface here at the County Ground in Worcester swings more in the direction of the batters as the bowlers here get very limited help. Northamptonshire's leading four-scorer is the explosive Australian batsman Chris Lynn. Lynn has delighted fans with a staggering 25 fours this season. Not far behind Lynn, Ricardo Vasconcelos has also made his mark with his impeccable batting skills. Vasconcelos has 23 fours to his name in the T20 Blast this season. Their impressive form adds weight to our betting prediction. Hence, it seems promising to place your bet on Northamptonshire to score well over 14.5 fours. 1XBET offers the odds of 2.00 in Northamptonshire’s favour from the WOR vs NOR encounter.
Although Worcestershire do not have a single player who is driving the team to success, their top and middle order are working collectively and giving some valuable assistance. Their squad is dotted with good hitters and that is quite evident when we have a look at their number of sixes scored. WOR smashed 10, 8, 6 & 11 sixes in the four games they played. In three out of the four games they played, they managed to surpass the 6.5 sixes mark. This remarkable consistency gives us a 75% efficiency rate in surpassing the desired target of 6.5 sixes for their upcoming game. They have maintained an average of 8.75 sixes per game, favouring our betting tip. Earlier this season when the two sides collided, Worcestershire managed to score 10 sixes, surpassing the required mark and showcasing their power-hitting capabilities. On the other hand, Northamptonshire's bowling unit has conceded sixes consistently in their recent matches at 6.00 per game. Adam Hose, Kashif Ali and Usama Mir are the top hitters for WOR this season, with each of them hitting 7, 7 & 5 sixes respectively. At the County Ground in Worcester, which is the venue for the upcoming contest, the teams have managed to score 8, 9, 6 & 2 sixes. The small boundaries at the County Ground in Worcester, allows the batters to hit the ball over the fence with ease. With attractive odds of 1.9 offered by 1XBET, this wager presents an opportunity for both cricket enthusiasts and betting enthusiasts to potentially earn a bonus.
Let us have a look at our top player betting pick from the WOR vs NOR match prediction.
Chris Lynn was one of the first Australian players in his prime to turn his back on first-class cricket to become a white-ball specialist. It did not hinder his selection for Australia at T20I and ODI level but his inconsistency at the international level saw him miss out on the 2019 World Cup after being seen as a potential asset for the previous 18 months. BBL’s all time leading run-scorer, Lynn debuted for the Northants last summer where he became the first player from the club to hit two T20 centuries. He was the club’s top run-scorer with 516 runs, striking at 160+ in 10 outings at an average of 64.50. In the ongoing season, Lynn has accumulated 172 runs at an average of 43.00. Lynn is arriving here after scoring a blistering 110* run knock vs Leicestershire. His scores this season read 28, 0, 31, 7 & 110* runs. The T20 career for Chis Lynn has been great all through, scoring 7072 runs in 249 innings which provides an average of 32.50 every match. Coming into the competition, Lynn played for Adani owned Gulf Giants in the UAE league. He scored 278 runs for them in just 8 matches at an average of 39.71. In the 2022/23 season of BBL, Lynn hammered 416 runs in 11 outings at an average of 41.60. He was Adelaide Strikers’ top run-scorer after Matthew Short. In his previous meeting with Worcestershire this season, Lynn scored 28 runs. He will play at the County Ground in Worcester, for the first time tomorrow. Hence, it would be fair to place your bet on Chris Lynn to score over 24 runs in this WOR vs NOR encounter. 1XBET offers the odds of 1.87 for the same and you should take it for a heavy payday.
Northamptonshire to score over 14.5 fours @ 2.00 (1XBET)
Worcestershire to score over 6.5 sixes @ 1.9 (1XBET)
Chris Lynn to score over 24.5 runs @ 1.87 (1XBET)