West Indies vs India | TEST: Betting Tip (22.08.2019)
Statistical information, performance, best odds and betting tips for West Indies vs India for TEST. Analysis with head to head comparison and forecast by football experts.
West Indies vs. India | Match Prediction, Betting Tip & Odds
Following the T20 and ODI series’ between the two teams, the West Indies and India meet in the first of two Test matches on Thursday, with the hosts still searching for their first victory over their opponents.
Initial Situation for the Game West Indies vs. India
The West Indies and India meet in the first of their two-match Test series in Antigua this week, with the touring side looking to continue their dominance over their rivals so far this summer. Having already won their T20 and ODI series’ 3-0 and 2-0 respectively, it will be India who go into the Test as the firm favourites, partly due to their No.1 position in the world rankings. With the Ashes series between England and Australia also taking place at present, Test match cricket is certainly booming at the moment, with a large number of bets expected to be placed on the upcoming clash at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium. So, let’s take a closer look at the two teams, along with the most appealing betting markets from leading bookies.
West Indies Form
The West Indies have picked up where they left off from the ODI World Cup, where they won just two of their nine matches, with the hosts having failed to register a single victory in either the T20 or One-Day series’ in recent weeks. However, the Windies will take confidence from their last Test series at home, where they defeated England 2-1, with the likes of Jason Holder and Shimron Hetmyer having starred.
Having starred throughout their tour of the West Indies to date, the likes of Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma will once again look to score significant runs for India at Test level, while Ishant Sharma will look to take the wickets to fire his side to victory. The visitors return to this format of the game for the first time since back in January, when they secured a 2-1 series victory over Australia.
Latest Team News
Both teams are likely to make changes in personnel this week, with some of their T20 and One-Day specialists dropping out in favour of more established and experienced test players. As a result, it will be well worthwhile keeping an eye on the decisions made by selectors ahead of the toss.
You have to go all the way back to 2002 in order to find the last West Indies victory in a Test match against India, with the men in blue being unbeaten in their 21 matches in this format of the game. India defeated the Windies 2-0 in their Test series in October last year, wrapping things up with a 10-wicket success in Hyderabad, having previously won by an innings and 272 runs in Rajkot. As a result, the head-to-head record between the two teams only further backs India being favourites this week.
West Indies vs. India Odds and Forecast:
Given their recent 3-0 T20 series win and 2-0 ODI victory over the West Indies, it comes as little surprise that it is India who are the favourites to come out on top again in their Test match this week. Those looking to back the tourists can take advantage of odds of 1.36 from bookmaker Bet365, whilst the West Indies are available at a price of 5.50 from William Hill ahead of the first ball being bowled. Elsewhere, with the possibility of a draw being heightened due to the adverse weather conditions expected, the draw no bet market is well worth considering, with odds of 1.20 available for India with Betsson.
Our West Indies vs. India Betting Tip:
Having taken all of the facts into consideration, our top betting tip for the Test match between the West Indies and India this week is to bet on India having a first innings lead, a market which is available at appealing odds of 1.36 with Bet365.