Ed Hawkins (@cricketbetting) says Trent Bridge can live up to its reputation as a batting paradise on Monday.
<div><h2>England vs Pakistan</h2><p><a href="https://www.oddsmarket.com/cricket/int/world-cup/england-vs-pakistan-3738782/?mtid=6" target="_blank" title="England vs Pakistan Odds Board"><strong>10:30 AM - Monday 3<sup>rd</sup>, June 2019</strong></a></p><p>The champions elect are in action at Trent Bridge it would seem. England, who enjoyed a solid win over South Africa in their opener, can put a foot in the semi-finals with a victory over Pakistan. They couldn’t have picked a better opponent.</p><p>They beat Pakistan 4-0 in an ODI series in the build-up to the tournament. And Pakistan suffered a humiliating defeat by West Indies in their opener, razed by short stuff and looking unsure of where to turn. England are buzzing, Pakistan are blundering. <a href="https://www.oddsmarket.com/tips/cricket/jofra-archer-makes-england-world-cup-squad/90032/" target="_blank">It would be a major surprise if England didn’t make it back-to-back wins</a>. The bookies agree. The home team are no better than1/4 (1.25) across the board. Pakistan are best at 10/3 (4.33) with Betfred. Victory would mean England would probably only need another three wins to progress and two (against Afghanistan and Sri Lanka) look absolute gimmes.</p><p>Of course <a href="https://www.oddsmarket.com/cricket/" target="_blank" title="Cricket Odds Board">at the odds</a> we have little option but to peruse the markets. We presume that you require a little more insight than tipping up such a short jolly.</p><p>The best option is to find a bet which is runs-based. There could be an awful lot at Trent Bridge. The same surface will be used on which England have twice broken the record for the highest ODI score. With England also struggling for economy on two-year data, it is fair to say that Pakistan’s batting should also improve, particularly as they were gung-ho in the previous meetings.</p><p>William Hill go 8/13 (1.62) that a hundred is scored in the match. Not bad but we probably want a bit more bang for our buck still. Step forward Betfair, who go 11/10 (2.1) for both teams to bust 300. This happened in three of those four matches earlier in the summer. The odd one out saw Pakistan fall shy by three runs.</p><p>It is also worth noting that Betfair go 5/1 (6.0) that England bust 350. Of course, <a href="https://www.oddsmarket.com/tips/cricket/" target="_blank" title="More Cricket Betting Tips">we are relying on England winning the toss and choosing to bat first</a>. Or Pakistan putting them in. But if the toss goes our way it is a sensational wager. Otherwise we’re relying on Pakistan getting up past that total and then England winning. Doesn’t sound so good now.</p><p>Indeed, in-running bettors may prefer just to bet England to get up in a chase in the region of 300. They did go odds-against when going after big totals previously against Pakistan.</p><p><strong>Best tips for the match:</strong></p><ul> <li>Both teams to score more than 299.5 runs 11/10 @ <a href="https://a.oddsmarket.com/record/v?c=153&a=8ec6399a-9df1-4c52-b272-39e6428836a6&f=1" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Top Rated Bookmaker">Betfair</a></li></ul></div>