Middlesex vs Essex: June 24, Vitality Blast 2021 Prediction
Match Predictions and Team Previews
Two bottom-placed teams in the South Group square off. Middlesex and Essex will battle it out at the Lord’s Cricket Ground in London. Both teams have a similar record so far in this tournament.
Middlesex have won just one game so far and have lost as many as four. All the four losses came either side of the win which came over Hampshire. The bowling for Middlesex has done well but they have been very expensive. Meanwhile, the batters have done decently but will want to get a few more big scores as we head into the second half of the tournament.
On the other hand, Essex started off with a rousing win over Somerset as they chased down 186 with seven balls to spare. That was the only time Essex tasted success in this Vitality T20 Blast 2021. Moreover, when Essex have lost, they’ve lost big and were completely thrashed. Overall, they have just one win, four losses and on no-result in this tournament.
Eoin Morgan will miss the upcoming games for Middlesex. Meanwhile, Paul Stirling’s five-match contract has come to an end while New Zealand all-rounder Daryll Mitchell is likely come into the mix as he is not a part of the WTC final. Essex don’t have any such concerns so far.
With two teams at the bottom and both woefully out of form, it may be tough to predict. But with Middlesex’s experience and high-scoring performances, they might just start favourites. Essex need to pull up their socks big time.
Middlesex vs Essex Betting
Both Middlesex and Essex have had wretched runs in this tournament so far. He will be slightly ahead and they have the winning odds of 1.641 while Essex are placed at 1.752.
The rivalry between Middlesex and Essex is one of the oldest in the history of the Vitality T20 Blast. These are two of the oldest teams in the history of the County Cricket. The head to head record is almost neck and neck. Essex have won 15 games while Middlesex have won 14. Two games were washed out.
|Year||Total Number of games||Essex||Middlesex||Tie / No-Result|
|2019||2||0||1||0 / 1|
|2020||2||0||1||0 / 1|
|TOTAL||31||15||14||0 / 2|