Northamptonshire vs Somerset: August 8, Royal London One-Day Cup 2021 Prediction
August 8, 2021 12:00 pm
Northamptonshire are set to host Surrey on August 8 in Group One of the Royal London One-Day Cup 2021. After four matches, Somerset are 2nd on the points table, while Northamptonshire who have also featured in four matches are in 7th place. Somerset have a clear edge over a team they last met five years ago.
Match Predictions and Team Previews
The two sides last met six years ago at Southampton on 3 August 2015. Batting first, Somerset got off to a steady start and reached 83 for three in the 19th over when a partnership of 64 runs for the fourth wicket put them in a healthy state by the 32nd over. Building on that platform, Somerset managed to post a score of 247 for eight in their allotted overs.
James Hildreth top scored with 55 from 64 balls while Tom Cooper made 48 from 51. Graeme White was Northamptonshire’s best bowler taking four for 37, while Rory Klein veldt, Rob Keogh and Josh Cobb took one wicket each.
When Northampton replied they lost their first wicket for only 44 runs but a couple of good partnerships later they found themselves on 191/3 in the 35th over. Despite a flurry of wickets late in the innings Northampton managed to cross the line with four wickets and an over to spare. David Willey top scored with 91 from 91 balls while Ben Duckett contributed 61 from 77. For Somerset, Peter Trego and Max Waller took two wickets each, while Craig Overton and Jack Leach took one each.
Somerset’s won their last completed match against Yorkshire. Earlier they also beat Glamorgan and Derbyshire. Their match versus Notts ended without result.
Northamptonshire beat Derbyshire and lost to Glamorgan. Their matches against Surrey and Yorkshire were rained out.
Northamptonshire: Vasconcelos, Gay, B Curran, Keogh, Zaib, Taylor, Parnell, G White, Sanderson, J White, Heldreich
Somerset: Davies, Young, Rew, Hildreth, Goldsworthy, Byrom, Davey, Aldridge, Drissell, De Lange, Baker
Northampton have won four of the last five 50-over games between the sides.
In our match 58 prediction, we forecast that Somerset will beat Northamptonshire on 8 August.
Northamptonshire vs Somerset Betting Odds
Bookmakers’ odds favour Somerset to beat Northamptonshire in the match at Northampton on 8 August.
Though Northamptonshire have an overwhelming h2h advantage over Somerset, recent form gives Somerset the edge, as reflected in betting odds offered by bookmakers.