That being said, Cobras have been a little fortunate that only one of their matches has been washed out. Lions have seen three of their matches washed out and are with 19 points. In their last match, Cape Cobras beat Titans by three wickets, while Lions were beaten by Warriors by nine wickets. Cobras will have a bit of momentum on their side due to their win in the last game and our cricket betting tips would suggest the Cobras will come out on top in this match as well.
Cape Cobras have persisted with the opening combination of Hashim Amla and Janneman Malan despite Amla failing to come up with the goods. David Bedingham and Vernon Philander were the highest run-scorers for the team in the last match. While Bedingham scored a half-century, Philander smashed a quickfire 30.
Philander is actually a quite underrated batsman and packs a punch with the bat and he would also be one of the key bowlers for the Cobras along with Rory Kleinveldt and Tladi Bokako and thinking about your cricket betting fundamentals you would probably have him down for Man of the Match as well.
Ryan Rickelton and Reeza Hendricks will open the batting for Lions, with Rassie van der Dussen following at number three. Nono Pongolo, Bjorn Fortuin, Aaron Phangiso will shoulder the Lions' bowling attack.
Let's have a look at the probable playing XI of both teams.
Cape Cobras- Hashim Amla, Janneman Malan, David Bedingham, Kyle Verreynne, Jason Smith, Aviwe Mgijima, George Linde, Vernon Philander, Rory Kleinveldt, Tladi Bokako, Nkululeko Serame
Lions- Ryan Rickelton, Reeza Hendricks, Rassie van der Dussen, Dwaine Pretorius, Temba Bavuma, Wihan Lubbe, Nono Pongolo, Bjorn Fortuin, Aaron Phangiso, Migael Pretorius, Malusi Siboto
Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions*
Who will win? – Cobras