NL vs SCT Match Prediction & Betting Tips - Jul 06, 2023

Things are getting incredibly close in the ODI Cricket World Cup Qualifiers, as Scotland and Zimbabwe are tied with 6 points, and Netherlands aren’t far behind with 4 points. Sri Lanka is the clear favourite to advance with 8 points. West Indies and Oman are already eliminated, however.

Netherlands vs. Scotland will take place at the Queens Sports Club, Bulawayo, on July 6th. These betting sites will give you the best deals for cricket bets.

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The Netherlands will be in a must-win mode, but it’s not going to be easy against a team like Scotland, which is also keen to advance. Netherlands had a tough loss to Sri Lanka, but did what they should and won handily against Oman.

Despite doing well so far in the Super Six, the Netherlands' advancement will be challenging with only four points. Nevertheless, the team will keep on fighting with the chance of the World Cup being so close. The results from the batsmen have been quite evenly distributed, as the team has been able to rely on many different players throughout the tournament.

Of course, Edwards (288) and Singh (273) deserve the most of the praise, there have also been useful efforts from O'Dowd (246) and Barresi (212). It was a surprise to see Edwards score just four runs versus Oman, as he'd been scoring in the high 60s before that. Still, Netherlands found some surprise batting performances from Barresi with 97 and Singh with 110.

De Leede (10/280) and van Beek (9/273) perform most of the work in the bowling, which had been quite top-heavy in previous games, but some other players are stepping, which is important. Against Oman, for example, Dutt bowled 3/31 and Klein had 2/34, but this is more shocking when you discover that de Leede and van Beek had zero wickets.

Netherlands Playing 11

Vikramjit Singh, Max O'Dowd, Wesley Barresi, Scott Edwards, Bas de Leede, Saqib Zulfiqar, Logan van Beek, Teja Nidamanuru, Ryan Klein, Aryan Dutt, Clayton Floyd.


Scotland just keeps on winning and is presently 3-1 in the Super Six round. They have significantly outperformed everyone's expectations, especially after the huge wins over Zimbabwe and the West Indies. A victory over Netherlands would assure them of 2 points and a likely spot in the World Cup.

The two batsmen in control of the team so far, McMullen (258 runs) and Berrington (227 runs), have done a fantastic job leading the team to victories. They are the primary factors for Scotland's impressive performance in this round. Scotland got a lot of help from Leask, who scored a much-needed 48 runs versus Zimbabwe and was the top scorer, which brings his total to 196.

Greaves (13/207) and McMullen (12/161) have distinguished themselves as Scotland's most reliable bowlers. The Scots might not have beaten the West Indies without McMullen's stunning 3/32, but Chris Sole is coming alive at last, with a very useful performance of 3/33 versus Zimbabwe, which brings his total to 11/236. All three bowlers can have huge games and it's good to have a reliable trio, as well as Watt's solid bowling.

Scotland Playing 11

Christopher McBride, Matthew Cross, Brandon McMullen, George Munsey, Richie Berrington, Tom Mackintosh, Michael Leask, Chris Greaves, Mark Watt, Safyaan Sharif, Chris Sole.

NL vs SCT Toss Prediction

The pitch can aid batters later in the second innings, so it appears preferable to bowl first.  Based on 85 ODI matches, the captain's choice to bowl first has resulted in 45 victories.

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

Pitch and Conditions

The very low bounce and limited movement on this pitch makes it a favourite among batters, although skilled spinners have had significant turn in the past. It's expected to be a high-scoring game because totals of over 400 have been reached in this stadium before.

NL vs SCT Betting Tips

The 10Cric odds are very close for this matchup, but we’d have to go with Scotland, simply because they keep exceeding expectations against strong teams like the West Indies and Zimbabwe. The Netherlands has performed well so far, but we worry that their best players can sometimes go missing, like batter Edwards or bowler de Leede.

What’s more, Scotland has beaten the Netherlands four out of five times during the precious matchups, and the team has so many options with both bat and ball. If Greaves and McMullen continue to shine, then Scotland will easily take this game.

Bet on Scotland to win.

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    Top Batter Scotland: Michael Leask



Although Berrington and McMullen have batted well, their odds aren't too exciting for this match. However, we recommend Leask, who has batted great in the tournament and has high odds. Leask was the top scorer against Zimbabwe with 48 runs and has a decent total of 196.

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    Top Batter Netherlands: Scott Edwards



Although he made just four runs in the last game, Edwards is still the top scorer with 288 runs. It's a surprise to see his odds are so good, which means now's a good time to bet. He had scored the exact number of 67 runs in three of his previous three games, which is quite hard to do, so we think he'll bounce back from a bad game and perform much better.

Today Match Prediction

Scotland To Win the Match, 1.90

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Who will win NL vs SCT

Netherlands 48.82% (83)
Scotland 51.18% (87)
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