Islamabad United vs Quetta Gladiators (Feb 27, 2020)
Statistical information, performance, best odds and betting tips for Islamabad United vs Quetta Gladiators for Pakistan Super League . Analysis with head to head comparison and forecast by football experts.
Islamabad United vs. Quetta Gladiators | Match Prediction, Betting Tip & Odds
Current Pakistan Super League leaders Islamabad United will be looking to make it three wins from their opening four matches when they take on the Quetta Gladiators on Thursday, who have also made a strong start to the competition. The visitors were crowned champions last season, while United have two titles to their name since the event started in 2015, with many fans expecting an entertaining match at the Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium. Ahead of the first ball being bowled, this page will take a detailed look at the two teams, including bookmaker odds and our expert tip.
Initial Situation for the Game Islamabad United vs. Quetta Gladiators
The 2018 Pakistan Super League winners take on the 2019 champions in Rawalpindi on Thursday, with both teams having won two of their opening three matches so far this time around. There is still a long way to go in the league, however with the duo already sitting at the top of the standings, the clash could well give fans a better understanding of just who will lift the trophy. Many of the leading T20 players in the world today will be on show, making for even more of a special. With that being said, let’s take a closer look at the two teams, offering punters a better understanding of who may ultimately claim victory.
Islamabad United Form
Islamabad United beat the Lahore Qalandars by just one run on Sunday, with 52 from Shadab Khan having helped them to a total of 183 from their 20 overs. United had previously easily beaten the Multan Sultans by 8 wickets, with Islamabad having recovered well from their opening defeat against Quetta.
Quetta Gladiators Form
The Gladiators have already beaten Islamabad United and the Karachi Kings so far this season, however they did suffer a surprise defeat at home against Peshawar Zalmi on the 22ndFebruary, having scored just 143 runs from their 20 overs.
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Captain Shadab Khan will lead Islamabad United once again this week, while the likes of Colin Ingram and Dawid Malan help to make them one of the most feared teams in the Pakistan Super League. As for the Gladiators, England’s Jason Roy will open the batting for Quetta, alongside the dangerous Shane Watson. 19-year-old bowler Muhammad Hasnain will be looking to continue his fine start to the season too, having taken three wickets last time out.
The Quetta Gladiators have won their last three matches against the Islamabad United, including when they scored 171 to win on their opening match of the season. You have to look back to March 2018 for United’s last victory over Quetta, when Islamabad reached the required total with some 10 balls to spare. Such statistics make for interesting reading ahead of their upcoming fixture.
Islamabad United vs. Quetta Gladiators Odds and Forecast:
Despite having lost earlier in the season, their home advantage means that it is the 2016 and 2018 Pakistan Super League champions Islamabad United who are the narrow favourites for victory with the majority of bookmakers. United are priced at 1.72 with bookmaker Betway, while Quetta Gladiators can be backed for victory at odds of 2.00 on the same platform. Elsewhere, betting on Jason Roy to be the Gladiators’ top run scorer is an attractive option for punters, especially given the odds of 3.50 from Bet365.
Our Islamabad United vs. Quetta Gladiators Cricket Betting Tip:
Our top tip for the match is to bet on over 5.5 runs being scored in the first over, a market which is available at best odds of 3.50 from bookmaker Bet365.