Ireland take on Netherlands in their World T20 2015 Qualifiers semi-final with the winner getting a chance to feature in the title-decider. The Ireland v Netherlands betting tips & predictions can be found below.
Netherlands won by five wickets to reach the final. Here’re the latest World T20 betting tips for the 2016 edition.
These two teams, Ireland and Netherlands were in different groups and while they ended on the same number of points, Ireland finished number one in the group while Netherlands were second in their group.
As a result of that, Ireland made a direct entry into the semi-finals and have not played a game for some time, while Netherlands had to feature in a Qualifier against Namibia to set up this meeting.
Netherlands proved to be too good for Namibia. First, the Dutch side restricted Namibia to just 135 in their 20 overs, with Timm van der Gugten ending with figures of 2/22 from his four overs and captain Peter Borren conceding just 14 from his three.
In reply, there weren’t too many huge contributions with the bat but Stephan Myburgh’s 31 started Netherlands off on the right note and the lower-order chipped in sub-20 scores to guide them to a win.
For Ireland, William Porterfield has batted deep into the innings on regular occasions, in turn scoring 186 runs at 62. This includes two fifties for him.
It’s, however, been the bowling of John Mooney, who has picked up 14 wickets at a mere 8.78 that seemed to have boded well for the side. Can he continue to get the better of the opposition batsmen with his ability to swing the ball around?
Ireland v Netherlands head to head:
There have been four games between them and apart from the one match that was abandoned, the overall head to head between Ireland and Netherlands reads 2-1 in favour of the Irish side.
Ireland v Netherlands betting tips:
Ireland to win: 4/7
William Porterfield to be Ireland’s top batsman: 7/2
Match starts at 2.15 pm local time (1315 hrs GMT) on July 25.