14th July 2012
Leicestershire vs Worcestershire Betting: Conditions unlikely to suit big hitting at Grace Road
There is a great danger that we might see a completed Clydesdale bank 40 match on our screens on Saturday when Leicestershire host Worcestershire in what is an important Group A match for the visitors. After a week of torrential downpours the forecast at Leicester for this match isn’t too bad which bodes well for a Worcestershire side who will move into second place in the table with a win, a win they are 8/13 to get with Coral. Leicestershire beat the Netherlands on Wednesday but they still have little chance of qualifying.
In a strange turn of events just before this competition resumed earlier in the week Matthew Hoggard gave up the one day captaincy after a disappointing T20 campaign but rather than it going to a natural successor in Ramnaresh Sarwan, who signed a two year deal to stay at the county on Monday, it has gone to Josh Cobb and it is a big burden on a young player. Wednesday’s win was their first and only win of the competition.
Worcestershire began CB40 a lot better and are on the edge of going into second place above Middlesex as the whole group chase runaway early leaders in the shape of the Netherlands. Phil Hughes has been in exceptional form for the Royals since he arrived and with the likes of Moeen Ali and Vikram Solanki at the top of the order Worcestershire have the batting side of the game covered and they are bowling better than many would expect.
I would expect Worcestershire to win this match but the days where they are reliable at 8/13 haven’t been reached yet. A quick look around the markets here shows there is only one bet to have for this match. That is for there to be under 8.5 6’s. I’ve no idea where this line comes from. Grace Road is one of the bigger grounds on the county circuit and neither of these batting line up’s are blessed with natural big hitters. Even if they were with all the rain that is around this isn’t going to be a wicket conducive to big hitting and high scoring. Admittedly there was a match with 13 6’s here before the T20 but not one T20 match had anywhere near this total and generally you don’t get as much big hitting in this competition as teams need to make sure they are not bowled out. This is a ridiculous line and I’m all over it.
Back Under 8.5 6’s for a 10/10 stake at 1.83 with Skybet
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Author: 'Arry Allsports