Sri Lanka vs India - Betting Tip Cricket World Cup (06.07.2019)
Statistical information, performance, best odds and betting tips for Sri Lanka vs India for 2019 Cricket World Cup. Analysis with head to head comparison and forecast by football experts.
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Sri Lanka vs. India | Match Prediction, Betting Tip & Odds
Sri Lanka and India meet in the penultimate round-robin encounter of the 2019 Cricket World Cup, with Dimuth Karunaratne and his teammates having little more than pride to play for, while India will be looking to maintain their impressive run of form, as they prepare for the semi-finals.
Initial Situation for the Game Sri Lanka vs. India
Sri Lanka and India will go head-to-head at Headingley on Saturday, with both sides looking to end their round-robin campaigns off with a win. The two teams travel to Leeds expecting a close encounter, with the duo having plenty of talent to call upon ahead of the first ball being bowled. It remains to be seen as to whether India will rest some of their star names, however they are likely to be a big threat to Sri Lanka either way. With a large number of bets are expected to be placed on the match, let’s take a closer look at the two teams, including their player availability and recent form, starting with Sri Lanka.
Sri Lanka Form
Sri Lanka come into their encounter with India off the back of an impressive victory over the West Indies, a match where they scored 338 runs from their 50 overs. Kusal Perera has been their most impressive batsman during the tournament, with the 28-year-old having scored 255 runs to date. Meanwhile, bowler Lasith Malinga is always a danger, with the veteran having picked up 12 wickets in England so far this summer.
India have lost just one match tournament so far, coming against host nation England at Edgbaston on Sunday, where they appeared to take their foot of the gas in their chase of 337 runs. The likes of Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli have been in good form with the bat, with the latter having scored 408 runs to date. Meanwhile, the death bowling of Jasprit Bumrah makes India a threat to any team left in the competition.
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Having won three of their opening eight matches at the World Cup in England, Sri Lanka are now out of the running to finish inside the top four, with their inconsistency having been their biggest downfall. Meanwhile, India have already confirmed their place in the semi-finals, which could lead to the men in blue resting some of their leading players at Headingley this weekend.
It is undoubtedly India who have the better record when it comes to their previous ODI meetings against Sri Lanka, having won eight of the last ten encounters. India won back-to-back matches in December 2017, in order to secure a series victory over Sri Lanka, a run which ended with a comfortable 8-wicket success in Visakhapatnam. However, with the two teams having not met since this time, perhaps little can be read into their head-to-head record.
Sri Lanka vs. India Odds and Forecast:
Given their performances in the World Cup so far this summer, it comes as little surprise that it is India who are the firm favourites for victory with the majority of online bookmakers. India are available to back for victory at best odds of 1.17 with 888Sport, while those looking to bet on a surprise victory for Sri Lanka can take advantage of a price of 5.00 from UniBet.
Our Sri Lanka vs. India Betting Tip:
Having taken all of the relevant information and statistics into account, our top betting tip for the World Cup clash between Sri Lanka and India is to bet on India to be the team who has the top batsmen in the game, a market which is available at odds of 1.33 with William Hill.