Ireland vs Canada: ICC World T20 Qualifiers 2019 Betting

Ed Hawkins

Tuesday, October 22, 2019 11:11 AM UTC

Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2019 11:11 AM UTC

What are the hot tips and best bets as the tournament gets into full swing in the UAE?
<div><h2>Ireland vs Canada</h2><p><a href="" target="_blank" title="Game Odds"><strong>Wednesday 23 October 2019, Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi</strong></a></p><p>For Round Six there are a bunch of games which will turn punters off, with the fa-vourites going off at miniscule prices in all but one – Canada versus Ireland. This is a potentially cracking game with the Canadians capable of giving the Irish, well-fancied for glory, a bloody nose.</p><p>It’s an important game in terms of qualification from Group B. Ireland are certain of a top-four spot and are rated as a 47 per cent chance to top the group, justify-ing the favourites tag. Canada need to force their way through in fourth and are rated at a very solid 43 per cent for the place.</p><p>The key for Ireland will be runs from Paul Stirling. Stirling is probably the classi-est batsman in the tournament and should been involved in T20 all over the world at franchise tournaments given his power but because of his ‘unfashiona-ble’ nationality, he misses out. Currently he is the top runscorer in the qualifiers.</p><p><a href=";a=9feaaf7a-d7a2-4185-974a-81ad171951df&amp;f=3"><img alt src="" style="width:100%;height:12px" /></a></p><p>We would like to get with him for top Ireland runscorer in this game. Previously we have seen 3.5 but he could be as short as 2.8. In his 19 matches before this competition began he was winning at a rate of 36 per cent – which would put us right on the edge of that latter price. He has provided a winner for punters once in three matches so far. Against Hong Kong he bashed an impressive 62 from just 36 balls but was pipped by Kevin O’Brien, who has managed to break through in-ternationally. Oh, the woe of getting done on a top bat bet when your bet opens up like that.</p><p>The win came against United Arab Emirates, the tournament hosts. His 72 was more than enough on that occasion and included nine fours. It was an extraordi-nary effort given Ireland could muster only 125.</p><p>On career form, we rate Stirling at a 37 per cent chance for top-bat honours which should still give us an edge. We expect O’Brien, in reality, to keep the lay-ers honest with another 3.5 chalk up on our man.</p><p><strong>Best Bet: Paul Stirling top Ireland bat 3.5 <a href=";a=bf7f64f4-cd67-4904-9b00-6ded1d41fd18&amp;f=1" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Top Rated Bookmaker!">Bet365</a></strong></p></div>
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