Somerset vs Kent Spitfires: Vitality Blast 2019 Betting

Ed Hawkins

Friday, August 9, 2019 6:26 PM UTC

Friday, Aug. 9, 2019 6:26 PM UTC

What are the hot tips and best match bets for the South Group contest in the T20 tournament?
<div><h2>Somerset vs Kent Spitfires</h2><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Saturday 10 August 2019 at Taunton</strong></a></p><p>After winning their first five matches Kent Spitfires looked the team to beat in this year’s <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Vitality Blast</a>. But they have been more like the Kent Misfires recently with two defeats coming in their last three.</p><p>This has set up an intriguing contest against Somerset, who have suddenly found form.</p><p>Two of their three wins have come in the last three. They beat Surrey by a nar-row margin and then walloped Essex by a massive 111 runs after posting 225. Somerset are a dangerous team with momentum, particularly with the bat.</p><p>It’s a wonder as to what will have worried Kent more. Defeat by Gloucestershire or Sussex. Against Gloucester their batting flopped horribly as they managed only 125 against a bowling unit who, on their day, can be one of the meanest and smartest around. Against Sussex they were simply blown away, going down by nine wickets against a powerful south coast outfit. Have they been found out?</p><p>So our job is to work out whether this is a mere bump in the road or something more serious. We’re leaning to wards the latter after perusing the odds. Somerset are rated as skinny fa-vourites at 1.73 (8/11) with Betway, Coral and Ladbrokes. Kent are sticking out like a sore thumb at 2.2 (6/5) with William Hill. It looks an enticing price particularly because Kent dished out a lesson to Somerset in their previous meeting.</p><p>The danger for Kent will be if Somerset bat first on a flat Taunton wicket. Without their bowling at its absolute best they could be facing a target of 180 or more. Babar Azam, the Pa-kistan blaster, is a significant threat. Babar is 3.5 (5/2) with Unibet for top bat honours for the hosts. He has 323 runs at 53 so far.</p><p>For Kent, Daniel Bell-Drummond has been in great touch and at 4.5 (7/2) Ladbrokes are out of line with the rest. Heino Kuhn also has a good hit rate on 2018 form to be worth consider-ing at 5.0 (4/1) across the board.</p><h2> </h2><h2><strong>Best Bet</strong></h2><p><a href=";a=a710bfac-73c1-4a57-b441-2caf1b9f397b&amp;f=1" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Back Kent at 2.2 William Hill</strong></a></p></div>
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