Start time: 1030, 03/06/2019
Venue: Trent Bridge
TV: Sky Sports
England are priced at prohibitive odds of just 1/4 to secure a second straight ICC Cricket World Cup success when taking on Pakistan at Trent Bridge on Monday.
The Three Lions beat the same opponents 4-0 in last month’s ODI series, including a win by three wickets at this venue.
Tom Curran shone for the hosts that day when claiming four scalps and 4/1 for him to lead the way in that department again is our opening England vs Pakistan prediction.
A Look At England’s Betting Odds
England justified their position as pre-tournament favourites when kicking off the round-robin stage with a convincing victory over South Africa at The Oval.
After posting a competitive total of 311, the hosts produced some sparkling moments in the field to help reduce the Proteas to 207 all out.
“The fielding performance was as good as it gets from us,” said Jason Roy, who pulled off a number of brilliant diving stops at backward point.
“It all gets logged and the analyst told us it was our best ever fielding performance, which is pretty impressive.
“The boys turned up and showed what we are about on the big stage and in the big game, so we’re really proud.”
Ben Stokes top-scored with the bat when hitting 89, but Joe Root also looked very comfortable in cracking a half-century.
Looking at the England vs Pakistan odds, we like 3/1 for the Yorkshire ace to bag most runs this time.
A Look At Pakistan’s Betting Odds
Pakistan have it all to prove after they crumpled to 105 all out in just 21.4 overs versus West Indies in Nottingham.
Chris Gayle then took centre stage with a 33-ball half-century, as the Windies wrapped up victory inside 14 overs.
Captain Sarfraz Ahmed said: “First, we have to back ourselves and not think too much about what happened.
“That match is gone, but we have the type of players who can win the next match for us. Hopefully, we will bounce back in the next matches.”
Babar Azam will be one of the batsmen seeking to turn things around and he did hit a brilliant 115 against England here last month.
Let’s go with the 24-year-old to be his side’s top batsman at 11/4 to finish off our England vs Pakistan betting tips.
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