India took a comfortable win yesterday as was expected and predicted. The return on that bet wasn’t all that great, but a return nonetheless. The problem with betting on such huge favorites is that it hurts your bankroll and potential bankroll growth so much if you suffer a loss or two, so simply not losing on these are crucial. I must admit I prefer to bet on favorites, but not that huge favorites.
For today we have taken a look at the last game in the group stages of the Asia Cup 2014. Bangladesh is facing off against Sri Lanka. The last place finisher against the undefeated form team. Had this game been of any importance Sri Lanka would be a huge favorite in this match, but given that they have already advanced to the final stages they are probably going to be resting players for this game.
Bangladesh on the other hand are probably looking to remedy a horrible outing in this years Asia Cup. They were not considered favorites for the title by any means, but losing to even the tiny cricket nation of Afghanistan must be taken as a big blow to their morale. Travelling home with an 0-4 record is not something that they are looking forward to and will probably start their first lineup in this game.
Although they have a bad record in this tournament does not mean they have played all that badly. They showed some good batting and their bowling was decent in the early stages against Pakistan, but some unfortunate strings of luck turned the tides against them.
The opposite can be said for Sri Lanka who has been impressive this tournament, with all of their stars being in great form at the moment, but they looked less than stellar in their win over Afghanistan. That was a win that was expected, but if they are playing backups they are sure to be looking even weaker.
The value betting on this game is definately on Bangladesh at 3.20 in odds, but I don’t see all that much value in a team that is struggling and have had shaky performances as of late. One can never predict the lineup from Sri Lanka either, so I will abstain from posting a bet, but I am personally betting on Bangladesh at Bet365.
Betting tip: No bet