MAO vs SOB Match Prediction & Betting Tips - Aug 26, 2023

The Manchester Originals will fight it out against the Southern Brave in an Eliminator as both teams vie for a spot in Sunday’s Finals against the Oval Invincibles. The match will be played at Kennington Oval on Saturday.

Manchester Originals vs Southern Brave head-to-head record

Both teams have played two completed matches against each other to date, and both teams have won one match each.

Manchester Originals vs Southern Brave Live-streaming and Broadcast

This match can be live-streamed on the FanCode App or Sony Liv App. One can also watch this match live on the Sony Ten Sports Network. 


MAO vs SOB Team Previews

Manchester Originals

After a mediocre start, the Manchester Originals played well toward the end of the group stage, winning 3 of its last 4 matches. They had an excellent NRR which helped them finish at the second place, ahead of the Southern Brave and Welsh Fire.

Jos Buttler has played some excellent cricket throughout this tournament and is the leading run-scorer for the season with 298 runs. He has received good support from Phil Salt, and together, the two will look to give the team a strong start.

The middle order is a weak link for Manchester as Laurie Evans, Paul Walter, and Ashton Turner have all struggled to score runs. The team has brought in Will Madsen to reinforce the batting line-up. Jamie Overton has played the role of a finisher to perfection, scoring 167 runs.

The bowling attack seems a bit weakened with the departure of Joshua Little and Usama Mir for international duties. Josh Tongue will lead the seam attack with Calvin Harrison and Zaman Khan, while Tom Hartley remains the lone specialist spinner and Manchester will have to rely on Ashton Turner to support him at the other end. 


Manchester Originals Playing 11

Calvin Harrison, Zaman Khan, Joshua Little, Jos Buttler, Jamie Overton, Laurie Evans, Max Holden, Philip Salt, Paul Walter, Richard Gleeson, Wayne Madsen.

Southern Brave

The fate of the Southern Brave hung in balance till its very last fixture of the group stage. However, a win over the Manchester Originals propelled them to the 3rd spot and into the playoffs.

Devon Conway, who had a relatively quiet season by his standards, scored a half-century in the last match and that should give his confidence a big boost. He will join Finn Allen at the top of the order. Just like their opponents, the Brave too are struggling in the middle order, but the likes of James Vince and Colin Ackermann seem to be peaking in form just at the right time.

The Southern Brave have a well-balanced bowling attack at their disposal. Tymal Mills is the leading wicket-taker of the tournament and will lead the new ball attack with Chris Jordan, while George Garton is the third seamer. Rehan Ahmed has bowled well for his 9 wickets and the addition of Mitchell Santner further strengthens the spin attack. 


Southern Brave Playing 11

Rehan Ahmed, Colin Ackermann, Chris Jordan, Craig Overton, Devon Conway, Finn Allen, George Garton, James Vince, Leus du Plooy, Mitchell Santner, Tymal Mills.

MAO vs SOB Toss Prediction

The team winning the toss will likely opt to bat first. 


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

Pitch and Conditions

The pitch at the Kennington Oval is generally good to bat on and has seen an average first-inning score of around 160, which is a par score. The surface offers a good bounce and pace early on in the match and will allow the batsmen to play the big shots.

However, the spinners will come into the picture during the second half and will get some turn. The skies are likely to remain cloudy and there is a forecast for rain during the evening, which may lead to delays. 


MAO vs SOB Betting Tips

Both teams have played well to get this far in the tournament and are pretty evenly matched. However, we feel that the Southern Brave, with their stronger bowling attack, has an edge here.

Bet on the Southern Brave to win. 


Bonus Cricket Bets

  1. Betway


    Most 4s in the match

    Southern Brave (1.90)


The Southern Brave have a strong batting line-up. As they face a depleted bowling attack of the Manchester Originals, we are backing them to score a higher number of boundaries.

  1. 10CRIC


    Total wickets

    Over 12.5 (1.75)


The pitch at the Kennington Oval does provide some degree of assistance to the bowlers. 3 of the 5 matches played on this ground this season have seen over 12.5 wickets fall. We are backing a similar outcome in this match too.

Today Match Prediction

Southern Brave To Win the Match, 2.00

Bet Tip Here

Who will win MAO vs SOB

Manchester Originals 69.84% (44)
Southern Brave 30.16% (19)
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