Surrey vs Kent Spitfires: Vitality Blast 2019 Betting

Ed Hawkins

Monday, July 29, 2019 8:47 PM UTC

Monday, Jul. 29, 2019 8:47 PM UTC

What are the hot tips and best match bets for the South Group clash in the T20 tournament?

<div><h2>Surrey vs Kent Spitfires</h2><p><strong>Tuesday 30 July 2019 at The Oval</strong></p><p>Surrey, perennially overrated in almost every competition they enter, are once again letting down gamblers who have been seduced by the big fanbase, the fancy stadium and the names in lights. It’s one win in four attempts and their mood has probably not been improved by a <a href="" target="_blank" title="Cricket Vitality Blast 2019 Betting: Complete Guide">tie against Sussex last time out</a>.</p><p>Failing to chase 145 will have to go down as a black mark, even if the Sussex at-tack is fearsome. It is notable that Surrey’s batting has struggled to cope with the frenzied rate required this summer with their bowlers going round the park. They have already twice conceded 200. It’s been an awful start for them in the field.</p><p>We even doubt their solitary win. After Glamorgan restricted them to just 141, the Welsh county had a bizarre meltdown and were bowled out for just 41. This is a Black Swan event and we take the leaky performances more seriously than this one.</p><p>By contrast Kent are flying. They top South Group with three wins from three and have a well-balanced, smart unit. Given the disparity in form one would expect Kent to be favourites, right? Wrong. Surrey are favourites with every single book-maker and Kent are best at 2.0 (evens) across the board.</p><p>Although this may seem bonkers it is entirely consistent. The layers are swayed by who plays for a team in county cricket rather than whether their appearance makes any difference to win rates. Surrey’s line-up is indeed impressive. They have no fewer than eight internationals in their squad for this one.</p><p>Aaron Finch, the Aussie blaster, the South African spin wizard Imran Tahir and England’s Tom Curran – hat-trick hero this summer – sure are fine players. But Surrey, as a collective, disappoint. They are always leaving it to each other.</p><p>We’re happy to bet Kent, then. You’ll have heard of their players if you’ve both-ered to have done your research. In pacer Adam Milne they have one of their best T20 bowlers in the world, Mohammad Nabi is one of the most reliable all-round-ers and Alex Blake, Heino Kuhn and Daniel Bell-Drummond offer serious hitting power.</p><p><strong>Best Bet: Back Kent 2.0 <a href=";a=8ec6399a-9df1-4c52-b272-39e6428836a6&amp;f=1" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Top Rated Bookmaker!">Betfair</a></strong></p><p style="text-align:center"><strong><a href=";a=9feaaf7a-d7a2-4185-974a-81ad171951df&amp;f=3" target="_blank"><img alt src="" style="width:100%" /></a></strong></p></div>
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