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England VS South Africa Betting Tips and Preview

11:00 Thursday 27 July 2017
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England VS South Africa 3rd Test Match Preview

After a disastrous performance in the 2nd Test, England know that they have question marks surrounding their batting and will want to put a performance together to dispel any worries as they gear up to the winter’s Ashes in Australia. South Africa are likely to go into the game unchanged after finally getting their most trusted line-up out on the pitch and will fancy their chances against a batting line-up that is lacking confidence.

England VS South Africa Players to Watch

England will be relying on their experienced batsmen to get a much-needed score on the board and there are few more important than former captain Alistair Cook. When he scores, the team generally bat around him and his presence at the top of the order will be needed. South Africa’s Quinton De Kock is turning into a fine cricketer in all formats and he has the quality to take the game away from England with the bat, but can also dig in when required.

England VS South Africa Recent Form

Ahead of our England VS South Africa odds and free prediction, we look at the early series games that were a contrast in fortunes. England were comfortably on top in the 1st Test at Lords with new skipper Joe Root scoring a big 190 to ensure victory in 4 days. However, at Trent Bridge, England’s frail top order failed to build on a good bowling performance in the 1st innings and South Africa steam-rolled them to win comfortably.

England VS South Africa Head-to-Head

With this series hinged at 1-1, it still has the potential to go either way and recent series between the two teams shows that England tend to come out on top and won out in the Southern Hemisphere in the 2015/16 Test Series 2-1 with big performances from Ben Stokes and Stuart Broad ensuring an away series win for England.

England VS South Africa 3rd Test Match Prediction

The eagerly awaited 3rd Test Match is finely poised but our betting prediction sees a win for England, who despite frailties in the batting line-up, will want to make amends for a poor 2nd Test Match. Their middle-order is arguably the strongest in Test Cricket and if they can fire, they will have too much for an inexperienced South African bowling attack.

England VS South Africa 3rd Test Match Betting Tips

Knowing that they need to make a statement of intent early in the match, we expect England to have the top batsmen in the game and there is good value in a bet of this kind. Elsewhere, there is a need for England’s opening batsmen to set the tone from the start and for them to have the highest opening partnership; there are excellent offers available at OddsDigger.

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