The second quarter-final in the Royal London One Day Cup 2015 will see Gloucestershire take on Hampshire at Bristol. The Gloucestershire v Hampshire betting tips & predictions for this knock-out match can be found below.
Much like our prediction in the previous quarter-final, we got this one right too. Gloucestershire won this match and Michael Klinger top-scored for them!
After a disappointing end to the NatWest T20 Blast, Gloucestershire will want to change things around in this longer format of the game. And they have an opponent which has done well in the T20 format in Hampshire, but can they make things difficult for Gloucestershire in the 50-over version?
Gloucestershire have had Michael Klinger for only five game during the group stage but he did come good and scored 300-plus runs at an average of more than 100. The rest of them have supported him quite well but he clearly remains the batsman to watch out for Gloucestershire.
For Hampshire, there’s Liam Dawson, who has played more matches than Klinger, but the same number of innings and averages more than 70 in those matches.
Hampshire also have Dawson himself being their bowling leader. He has been excellent with the ball, scalping 14 wickets at 21 with an economy-rate of 4.6.
Where Gloucestershire has an advantage over Hampshire in the bowling department is the manner in which their bowlers have joined hands and picked up the wickets – four of their bowlers have 10 or more wickets as compared to just two for Hampshire.
Benny Howell, James Fuller, David Payne and Craig Miles have all bowled some medium-pace for Gloucestershire and picked up wickets on a regular basis.
It’s going to be precisely their bowling which could take Gloucestershire home here. And as can be seen by the odds below, it’s also a good bet to earn a lot of money.
Gloucestershire v Hampshire Betting Tips:
Gloucestershire to win: 5/4
Klinger to be Gloucestershire’s top batsman: 3/1
Match starts at 2 pm local time (1300 hours GMT) on August 23.