GLA vs ESS Match Prediction & Betting Tips - Jun 09, 2023

GLA vs ESS Match Prediction - Jun 09, 2023

Glamorgan will go up against Essex in one of the South Group encounters to be played in Cardiff tomorrow. This game of the Vitality Blast for the 2023 season will get underway at 17.30 GMT in England. Before the match day, let's look at the pitch report, weather report, and betting tips for the game. These two teams are lying close to each other in the points tally in the 4th and 5th position for the South Group at the moment. Both of them have an equal number of points viz. 8. But Glamorgan has a slightly better net run rate of -0.131 to Essex's -0.289.

Glamorgan vs Essex Head-To-Head

The Glamorgan and Essex teams have contested each other on 12 occasions so far in the T20 format. Glamorgan has succeeded in winning 5 of these games while Essex has won 7. If you look at the last 5 games between these two teams you will find the record tied at 2 games apiece. One of the matches had to be abandoned without a ball being bowled.

Glamorgan vs Essex Live Streaming and Broadcast

This encounter between Essex and Glamorgan can be viewed on Sky Sports in England on TV. The encounter can also be viewed through live streaming on the Sky Go website and app in England. Indian viewers can watch this game live on TV through Sony Sports Network. You can also watch the game on the internet through the SonyLiv website and app.

GLA vs ESS Team Previews


Although Glamorgan is situated above Essex in the South Group points table, they lost their last game in the competition against Surrey. In a day/night affair played in Cardiff, Surrey won the toss and decided to bat first. They amassed an imposing total of 236 runs in their inning. The Surrey top-order batting was in top form as they annihilated the Glamorgan bowling attack to all parts of the ground. Laurie Evans hit a brilliant hundred and remained not out on 118 runs from 60 balls with 6 sixes and 12 fours.

Although Laurie Evans was the main destroyer in this game for Surrey, he was supported by Will Jacks and Sam Curran during the effort. Will Jacks had a 115 runs partnership with Evans for the first wicket from just 10.4 overs. Evans was involved in another 120-run partnership with Sam Curran in just 9 overs. Sam Curran hit 66 runs from 29 balls with 7 sixes and 1 four. The only Glamorgan bowler that returned with decent figures was Jamie Mcllroy. He also picked up a wicket giving away 33 runs from his quota of 4 overs.

The Glamorgan top-order batting tried their best to make a match of it. But none of them except Sam Northeast could convert their starts into a big score. Many batters in the top and middle order were among runs but Sam Northeast was the only one that hit a half-century. He scored 76 runs from 54 balls with 9 fours and 2 sixes to keep his county flag flying. But this was nowhere close to being enough as the Glamorgan inning finished on 171 for 8 from their 20 overs. Three of the Surrey bowlers picked up 2 wickets apiece viz. Gus Atkinson, Sam Curran, and Chris Jordan.

Glamorgan Playing 11

Sam Northeast, Kiran Carlson, Callum Taylor, Colin Ingram, Chris Cooke, Billy Root, Zain-ul-Hassan, Ruaidhri Smith, Timm van der Gugten, Peter Hatzoglou, Jamie McIlroy.


Essex on the other hand, has had the pleasure of winning their last couple of games in the competition. The last match they played was against Kent yesterday. This day-night affair was played in Canterbury. Essex recorded a reasonably comfortable win by a margin of 4 wickets and with 10 balls to spare. Batting first the Kent outfit managed to put together a modest total of 150 runs on the board for the loss of 8 wickets. The Essex batters chased down this target in the 19th over of their inning. Sam Cook for his wonderful bowling effort was named player of the match.

The top three batters for Kent all got into the double figures but only Joe Denly made a significant contribution of 39 runs from 39 balls with 4 fours. The impetus required for the inning, however, came from George Linde and Grant Stewart lower down the order. Stewart hit 37 runs from just 16 balls with 4 massive sixes. The player of the match Sam Cook was easily the top bowler for Essex during the Kent inning. He picked up 4 scalps in his 4 overs giving away just 18 runs in the process. Daniel Sams, Shane Snater, Simon Harmer, and Matt Critchley all picked up a wicket apiece.

Essex made a disastrous start to their campaign losing both the openers for naught. They were quickly reduced to 31 for 4 in 4.2 overs when Michael Pepper left the crease. Paul Walter scored a breezy 27 from 15 balls with 3 fours and 2 sixes. But the real star of the Essex batting charge was Matt Critchley who hit 63 runs from 46 balls with 8 fours and 1 six. He remained not out and carried the bat through for Essex. There was useful support towards the end from the wicketkeeper-batsman William Buttlemen who scored 17 not out from 12 balls with a six and a four.

Essex Playing 11

Feroze Khushi, Robin Das, Michael Pepper, Josh Rymell, Paul Walter, Matt Critchley, Daniel Sams, William Buttleman, Simon Harmer, Shane Snater, Samuel Cook.

GLA vs ESS Toss Prediction

The skipper that wins the toss is likely to opt to bowl first on this ground. As the match gets under lights it is experienced that chasing becomes an easier job. If you check the record of the 10 games played here, the team batting second has won seven matches. So, we reckon the skipper winning the toss will 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

This encounter will be hosted at The Sophia Garden ground in Cardiff. The seating capacity of this ground is close to 15000 people. Traditionally this has not been a high-scoring venue. It is usually easier to bat second on this track and chase a target rather than setting one. The pitch eases out under the lights.

The weather for this game is likely to be perfect for a game of cricket. The maximum temperature during the game is likely to reach the figure of 23 degrees and the minimum temperature will be 14 degrees. There is a possibility of getting rain interruptions during the game.  

GLA vs ESS Betting Tips

Both these sides are sitting on 8 points at the moment and have a similar win-loss record. Both the teams have been in decent form and this looks like a cracker of a contest at the moment. Due to the loss in their last match, the Glamorgan team has received a huge dent in their net run rate. They will be keen to improve on that front. On the other hand, Essex is on a 2-match winning streak and will be keen to make it 3 out of 3. We expect Glamorgan to edge out Essex in this game but again it is likely to be a close encounter and nothing much in it.

Bonus Cricket Bets

  1. Betway


    Sam Northeast to score more than 23 runs in the match.



Sam Northeast was among the runs in the last game and you can bet on him to score more runs in this match.

  1. 10CRIC


    Essex to score more than 80 runs in their first 10 overs.



The Essex top-order batters were in good nick in their last match. You can expect them to score more than 80 runs in their first 10 overs.

  1. Rajabets


    Glamorgan to score more than 6 runs in their 1st over.



Glamorgan has high-quality batters near their top order. They can certainly get their side off to a flyer and score more than 6 runs even in the first over.

Today Match Prediction

Glamorgan To Win the Match, 1.90

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Who will win GLA vs ESS

Glamorgan 80.30% (53)
Essex 19.70% (13)
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