ICC World T20 Qualifiers 2019: Round One Predictions and Betting Tips

Ed Hawkins

Thursday, October 17, 2019 1:00 PM UTC

Thursday, Oct. 17, 2019 1:00 PM UTC

What are the hot tips and best bets as the tournament begins in the UAE?
<div><h2 style="text-align:center"><strong>Round one matches</strong></h2><p style="text-align:center"><a href="https://www.oddsmarket.com/cricket/int/icc-t-20-world-cup-qualifier/" target="_blank" title="ICC T 20 World Cup Qualifier Draw No Bet Odds"><strong>Friday 3 October 2019, Dubai and Abu Dhabi</strong></a></p><p>The race is on to join the big boys for the World T20 next year as the so-called in-ternational ‘minnows’ line up on the starting block. The bookies would have you believe there are five teams who are faster and stronger than the rest.</p><p>Scotland, who were desperately unlucky not to have made this year’s ODI World Cup in England, are the joint-favourites to win the competition with their cousins from Ireland. Both outfits are rated at 4.0 (3/1) by <a href="https://a.oddsmarket.com/record/v?c=150&amp;a=4fd3c129-b898-4816-9a61-9f7e8f34295a&amp;f=1" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Get in the game with Unibet">Unibet </a>and <a href="https://a.oddsmarket.com/record/v?c=150&amp;a=3e56a0bf-7bdf-4fe1-b9a6-d22c7cc3dd2c&amp;f=1" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Start betting with Betway!">Betway</a>. Next best are the Netherlands at 5.0 (4/1) and those with long memories will recall they have garnered experience for players in domestic cricket in England. Oman and the United Arab Emirates are next at 6.0 (5/1_ and 6.5 (11/2) respectively. Then it’s just a bun fight with big numbers following the likes of Namibia, Canada, Jer-sey, Papua New Guinea, Nigeria. Etcetera. Everyone else is making up the num-bers.</p><p>No doubt there will be some nervousness among punters about wagering in a competition where there is limited data available on the individuals. But it’s the same for the bookies and if you do your research you can unpick the value.</p><p>The first game of the tournament sees the Scots take on Singapore and Bet365 have made a rick by not picking up the true chances of Richie Berrington scoring most runs. Berrington is the Scots’s Mr Reliable with a record of five wins in his last 19 outings. He also has two shared honours in that time. That’s a 26 per cent win rate for Berrington on the market. Bet365 give Berrington an implied proba-bility of 16.7 per cent – massive edge in our favour. In others words, they go 6.0 (5/1) when he should be significantly shorter.</p><p>There’s also a spot of value in the Oman versus UAE clash. The UAE have lost two players – including their skipper – because of corruption allegations and they are unavailable. They are unlikely to be a motivated camp as a result. Unibet are go-ing 1.8 (4/5) about Oman taking the spoils and they should probably be slightly skinnier.</p><p><strong>Best Bet: Back Richie Berrington top Scotland runscorer<a href="https://a.oddsmarket.com/record/v?c=150&amp;a=bf7f64f4-cd67-4904-9b00-6ded1d41fd18&amp;f=1" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Top rated bookmaker"> 6.0 at Bet365</a></strong></p><p style="text-align:center"><strong><img alt src="https://cmscdn.staticcache.org/assets/image/0005/1349915/Biggest-Ever-Bet-Boost-1280x480-English-UK.jpg" style="width:100%" /></strong></p></div>
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