Sri Lanka vs West Indies ODI / Match Prediction, Betting Tip and Odds
Statistical information, performance, best odds and betting tips for Sri Lanka vs West Indies for 2nd ODI. Analysis with head to head comparison and forecast by football experts.
Sri Lanka vs. West Indies 2nd Test | Match Prediction, Betting Tip & Odds
Sri Lanka take on the West Indies on Wednesday in the second of their three-match ODI series, with the hosts having narrowly come out on top in what was one of the cricket games of the year so far in Colombo last time around. Just a single position separates the duo in the ICC rankings, meaning that it comes as little surprise that there is little to choose between them in terms of the betting odds. Ahead of the first ball being bowled this weekend, this page will take a detailed look at the two teams, including bookmaker odds and our expert tip.
Initial Situation for the Game Sri Lanka vs. West Indies
Neither Sri Lanka or the West Indies are at the top of their game at present, however with the hosts having won the opening match of the series, coupled with the fact that they sit ahead of their opponents in the world rankings, it is the Lions who are the favourites for the upcoming clash at the Mahinda Rajapaksa International Cricket Stadium. 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.
Sri Lanka Form
Prior to their victory in the first match of the series last week, Sri Lanka had previously beaten Zimbabwe 1-0 in a two-match Test series. However, they were also twice beaten by India in T20 encounters at the start of the year, demonstrating the work that is still needed to be done by Mickey Arthur and his players.
West Indies Form
Following a dreadful showing at last year’s World Cup, the West Indies comfortably recorded a 3-0 ODI series win over Ireland at the beginning of 2020, before drawing the following T20 series against the same team. With a tour of England to come, the West Indies know that they have to improve quickly, starting against Sri Lanka on Wednesday.
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Both sides are likely to stick with the same players which put on such a show last time out, with Sri Lanka openers Avishka Fernando and Dimuth Karunaratne having both hit 50’s in Colombo. As for the tourists, Shai Hope hit a fantastic 115 last time around, however the likes of Kieron Pollard and Nicholas Pooran must do better if they are selected on Wednesday.
Prior to their clash last week, the two teams had previously met at the 2019 World Cup at Chester-le-Street, with Sri Lanka having come out on top by 23 runs. In fact, the West Indies come into Wednesday’s tie having won just one of their last eight One Day internationals against Sri Lanka, a success which came back in 2016 in Harare. As a result, the head-to-head record between the duo also points to another victory for Sri Lanka.
Sri Lanka vs. West Indies Odds and Forecast:
Following their win last week, it perhaps comes as little surprise that it is Sri Lanka who are the favourites to go 2-0 up in the series on Wednesday, with bookmaker LeoVegas offering the Lions odds of 1.67 to come out on top on home soil. However, those looking to bet on a West Indies victory can do so at odds of 2.20 with 888Sport, while betting on the total match sixes is another appealing option for punters, with Bet365 offering a price of 1.83 for both over and under 10.5 to be hit.
Our Sri Lanka vs. West Indies Cricket Betting Tip:
Our top betting tip for the ODI match between Sri Lanka and the West Indies this week is to back the total runs in the match to be over 530.5, a market which is available at odds of 1.73 with bookmaker Bet365.