Worcestershire Rapids vs Nottinghamshire Outlaws: Vitality Blast 2019 Semis Preview and Betting Tips

Ed Hawkins

Friday, September 20, 2019 6:43 AM UTC

Friday, Sep. 20, 2019 6:43 AM UTC

What are the hot tips and best match bets for the first semi-final on Finals Day in the T20 tournament?

<div><h2>Worcestershire Rapids vs Nottinghamshire Outlaws</h2><p><strong>Saturday 21 September 2019 at Edgbaston</strong></p><p>This one is worthy of a final. Worcestershire Rapids are the holders. Nottinghamshire Outlaws are the most successful team, in terms of win percentage, of the last few years. It’s a blockbuster</p><p>Worcestershire have been immense to make it to the showpiece of the English domestic summer. No team has ever defended a title but few who saw their performance in the quarter-final will doubt them here. They thrashed Sussex in the last eight thanks to some ferocious hitting from England star Moeen Ali.</p><p>Nottinghamshire matched the Rapids in terms of power. They walloped Middlesex, who had been a major fancy for the title considering they boasted Eoin Morgan and AB De Villiers in their ranks, by ten wickets. Those with good memories will recall that it was one of the most stress-free recommendations ever posted on this page.</p><p>It is Nottinghamshire who impressed the layers most. The bookies make them no better than 1.8 (4/5) favourites. Unibet there with the top price. Worcestershire are available at 2.1 (11/10) with Betfair and Paddy Power.</p><p><a href="http://a.oddsmarket.com/record/v?c=168&amp;a=4417b7df-a48f-47f3-9b45-f79858bc083a&amp;f=3" target="_blank"><img alt src="https://images-production-euw2-753931602578.s3.amazonaws.com/5d582dcf927b95968483da5f/original-10-bet-new-customer-welcome-bonus" style="width:100%" /></a></p><p>This makes our job easy. There is no evidence that this contest is anything but a choice affair. Nottinghamshire have solved issues with their bowling. Worcestershire are remarkably consistent with bat and ball.</p><p>As far as we can see Notts have been made the favourites because they are the bigger club, boasting a Test venue ground and ‘superstar’ players. That is a value alert in cricket and always has been.</p><p>Moeen is 3.75 (11/4) with Bet365 and Unibet for top Rapids bat. It will be popular because his last four scores read: 121/51/23/85. We are also fond of Pat Brown at the same price for top wicket-taker but this time with Betfair.</p><p>Alex Hales is jolly at 3.5 (13/5) with Bet365 for top Notts bat. He was the wrecking ball that put paid to Middlesex’s chances. But be aware that he has been in Caribbean Premier League action and that can hardly be ideal preparation for such a big day. Betfair go 1.83 (5/6) that he scores under 27.5 runs.</p><h2>Best Bets</h2><p><a href="https://a.oddsmarket.com/record/v?c=153&amp;a=8ec6399a-9df1-4c52-b272-39e6428836a6&amp;f=1" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Cricket Betting Odds"><em><strong>Back Worcestershire 2.1 Betfair</strong></em></a></p><p><a href="https://a.oddsmarket.com/record/v?c=153&amp;a=8ec6399a-9df1-4c52-b272-39e6428836a6&amp;f=1" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Cricket Betting Odds"><em><strong>Back Pat Brown top Worcestershire wicket-taker 3.75 Betfair</strong></em></a></p></div>
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