ESS vs MID Match Prediction & Betting Tips - Jun 30, 2023

ESS vs MID Match Prediction - Jun 30, 2023

Essex will be looking to keep its qualification hopes alive as it hosts Middlesex at the County Ground in Chelmsford on Friday in the ongoing Vitality T20 Blast.

Essex vs Middlesex head-to-head record

Both the teams have faced each other in 34 matches till now. Essex has a slight edge here with 19 wins, while Middlesex has won 15.

Essex vs Middlesex Live-streaming and Broadcast

This match can be live-streamed on the Sony Liv App or can be watched live on the Sony Ten Sports Network. 

ESS vs MID Team Previews


Essex made a strong start to their campaign, winning 7 of their first 9 matches, and appeared to be cruising towards the quarterfinals. However, the team has hit a rough patch of late and has lost each of its last 3 matches. As a result, they are now competing with Hampshire and Kent, both of whom have the same number of points as Essex.

While there has been no standout performer with the bat, most of the players in the top and middle order have chipped in, contributing to the team’s success so far. Daniel Lawrence and Feroze Khushi gave the team an excellent start in the last match and went on to put up a century stand. Michael Pepper and Matthew Critchley have played some good innings too and will be hoping to carry on the good work here.

Paul Walter and Robin Das add stability to the middle order. Daniel Sams has been an excellent all-round performer for the team, scoring 265 runs and picking up 20 wickets. He will once again lead the pace attack here along with Aaron Beard and Ben Allison, while Simon Harmer and Matthew Critchley will be seen in the spin department. 


Essex Playing 11

Feroze Khushi, Adam Rossington, Michael Pepper, Dan Lawrence, Paul Walter, Matt Critchley, Daniel Sams, Simon Harmer, Shane Snater, Aaron Beard, Samuel Cook.


Middlesex has had a terrible run this season, winning just 1 of the 12 matches played so far. They are at the bottom of the South Group table and are already eliminated from the race to the quarterfinals. However, they would still like to win here and exit with their heads held high.

Stevie Eskinazi and Max Holden have batted well for Middlesex but have received little support from the batsmen around them. Joe Cracknell and Ryan Higgins got some good starts but failed to convert them into match-winning innings, while John Simpson, Jack Davies, and Luke Hollman have struggled throughout.

The bowling has been an even bigger letdown for Middlesex. Martin Andersson and Tom Helm are the leading wicket-takers for the team but have been very expensive, going at over 10 runs per over. The team has tried to rotate the bowlers, bringing in the likes of Max Harris, Josh De Caires, and Toby Greatwood, but that hasn’t had any positive impact.

The spin department, made up of Hollman and Higgins has struggled too, as the duo has managed to pick just 14 wickets between them. 


Middlesex Playing 11

Stephen Eskinazi, Joe Cracknell, Max Holden, Ryan Higgins, Jack Davies, John Simpson, Luke Hollman, Joshua De Caires, Martin Andersson, Tom Helm, Ethan Bamber.

ESS vs MID Toss Prediction

The team winning the toss will likely opt to bowl first here. 


Read our guide on toss predictions to learn how we analyze and come up with our tips.

Pitch and Conditions

The pitch at Chelmsford is good to bat on and has hosted some high-scoring encounters this season. The average first-inning score here is around 180. There is some amount of movement early on in the match for the quicker bowlers, but the surface will get easier to bat on as the match progresses.

The weather will remain overcast with temperatures of below 20 degrees Celsius. 


ESS vs MID Betting Tips

Looking at the performance of both the teams so far, it is clear that Essex has the upper hand here. They have been far more consistent when compared to their opponents. Middlesex on the other hand has struggled to find a good rhythm and will likely end up on the losing side once again.

Bet on Essex to win. 


Bonus Cricket Bets

  1. Betway


    Max Holden Total Runs

    Over 19.5 (1.83)


Max Holden has scored 400 runs this season at an average of 44.44. He has scored 20 or more runs in 6 of his last 9 innings and we are backing him to play another good inning here.

Today Match Prediction

Essex To Win the Match, 1.45

Bet Tip Here

Who will win ESS vs MID

Essex 81.25% (13)
Middlesex 18.75% (3)
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