Sussex Sharks vs Worcestershire Rapids: Vitality Blast 2019 Betting

Ed Hawkins

Thursday, September 5, 2019 7:12 PM UTC

Thursday, Sep. 5, 2019 7:12 PM UTC

What are the hot tips and best match bets for the third quar-ter-final in the T20 tournament?
<div><h2>Sussex Sharks vs Worcestershire Rapids</h2><p><a href="" target="_blank" title="Sussex Sharks vs Worcestershire Rapids Odds Board"><strong>Friday 6 September 2019 at Hove</strong></a></p><p>Something has got to give at Hove <a href="" target="_blank">as the title favourites take on the Vitality Blast holders</a>. Sussex have lost their last two home games and Worcestershire are aiming for a second consecutive knockout away win.</p><p>Sussex are favourites to book their Finals Day spot and there are likely to be plenty of takers of the 1.73 (8/11) that is on offer from <a href=";a=a710bfac-73c1-4a57-b441-2caf1b9f397b&amp;f=1" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Well rated bookmaker">William Hill</a>. On <a href=";a=acd6b93a-905e-45af-90ef-7eb1df661829&amp;f=1" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Get in the game with Coral">Coral</a> 2.25 (5/4) Worcestershire. The reason for the expected support for Sussex will be a Worcester team who have suffered a player drain at exactly the wrong time.</p><p>Their top order has been picked apart. Martin Guptill left for New Zealand’s tour of Sri Lanka. Callum Ferguson, whose hitting powered them to glory last term, had already returned to Australia because of personal issues. And then Ferguson’s replacement, Hamish Rutherford, was called up to the Kiwi tour after Guptill went down with an injury. Rutherford got the call only on 4 September so Worcestershire have had no time to react. It’s hard not to feel sorry for them.</p><p style="text-align:center"><a href=";a=4417b7df-a48f-47f3-9b45-f79858bc083a&amp;f=3" target="_blank"><img alt src="" style="width:100%" /></a></p><p>Revenge will be on the menu for Sussex, who were defeated in the final by the Rapids last term. They will consider Moeen Ali the big wicket and a cheap dismissal for him could knock the stuffing out of the visitors. Moeen will be a fancy at 4.0 (3/1) with <a href=";a=a710bfac-73c1-4a57-b441-2caf1b9f397b&amp;f=1" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Well rated bookmaker">William Hill</a> for top Worcestershire bat. We’re tempted but the problem is he manages a win only 15 per cent of the time in his career in the domestic leagues and although he won’t have been batting up the order in all of those it would be hard to stomach if the bet went down.</p><p>Alex Carey, the Australia wicketkeeper, returns for Sussex. That softens the blow of losing Jason Behrendorff to injury. There is no Rashid Khan, as we have known for some time, and, of course, Jofra Archer.</p><p>Our best wager is a gamble on Worcestershire’s Pat Brown for top wicket-taker. Prices are slow to come up but we know he has a 33 per cent hit rate in his career. We are convinced that 3.25 (9/4) will be available and we’re also convinced that there will be a layer who has not done its homework. Let’s keep fingers crossed for 3.75 (11/4).</p><p><strong>Best Bets:</strong></p><ul> <li>Back Pat Brown top Worcestershire bowler at 3.75 or better</li></ul></div>
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