Middlesex vs Gloucestershire: August 8, Royal London One-Day Cup 2021 Prediction
August 8, 2021 12:00 pm
In match 57 of Royal London One-Day Cup 2021, it will be Middlesex vs Gloucestershire, facing off on August 8 in Radlett. After five matches, Middlesex are in 6th place on the points table, while Gloucestershire who have also played five games, are one rung below them in 7th. We preview the match and predict the result.
Match Predictions and Team Previews
Gloucestershire and Middlesex last met at Lord’s on 21 April 2019. Batting first, Gloucestershire got off to a bad start losing their first wicket with only 12 runs on the board in the fourth over. Thereafter, a partnership of 64 runs for the second wicket put the innings back on track; another substantial partnership of 111 runs for the fourth wicket took the score to 212 for 4 in the 36th over. Building on that platform, Gloucestershire managed to reach 283/7 in their allotted 50 overs. James Bracey who made 83 from 61 balls was the top scorer while Benny Howell contributed 55 from 71 balls and Chris Dent made 47 from 49. For Middlesex, Tim Murtagh and Toby Roland-Jones took two wickets each, while Tom Helm, Paul Stirling, and Dawid Malan took one each.
When Middlesex replied, they got off to a bad start, losing three wickets for only 36 runs by the eighth over. But the innings was back on track with a fourth wicket stand of 67 runs. But after Eoin Morgan got out with the scoreboard reading for 103/4 in the 18th over, an unbeaten partnership between Eskinazi and Nick Gubbins took Middlesex past the line with six wickets in hand and nearly 8 overs to spare. Eskinazi top scored with 107 from 97 balls while Gubbins made 98 from 84. For Gloucestershire Daniel Worrall was the best bowler taking 2/30, while Matt Taylor and Chris Liddle took one each.
Middlesex have beaten Lancashire and Worcestershire and lost to Durham and Essex. Their match against Hampshire was washed out.
Gloucestershire have beaten Sussex and Durham and lost to Essex, Worcestershire, and Lancashire.
Middlesex: Caires, Eskinazi, Robson, Handscomb, R White, J Davies, Hollman, Andersson, Harris, Walallawita, Bamber
Gloucestershire: Charlesworth, Dent, Lace, Bracey, Van Buuren, J Taylor, Scott, M Taylor, Smith, Warner, Worrell
Middlesex have registered a 4-1 h2h advantage over Gloucestershire in the last five games between the sides.
In our match 57 prediction, we believe that Middlesex will beat Gloucestershire in the match in Radlett on August 8.
Middlesex vs Gloucestershire Betting Odds
Betting odds make Middlesex favourites to beat Gloucestershire in the match in Radlett on August 8.
Middlesex have enjoyed a h2h advantage over Gloucestershire over the past several years, and their current form continues to reflect that advantage.