OV vs AA Match Prediction & Betting Tips - Dec 17, 2022

OV vs AA Match Prediction - Dec 17, 2022

The Otago Volts will take on the Auckland Aces on Sunday in match number 18 of the ongoing season of the Ford One-Day Trophy in New Zealand.

The odds Auckland Aces are the defending champions for this season but their disastrous start to the season means that the odds on offer for their win in this game are pretty long.


OV vs AA Team Previews

Otago Volts

The last time that Otago got its hands on the trophy was more than a decade back, and they haven’t appeared to be in contention since then. However, this season, they have collected 10 points from 4 matches, and have a good shot at making it to the finals.

Otago faced Canterbury in their latest match and were the underdogs according to the pre-match odds offered on betting sites. However, some excellent bowling by Michael Rippon and Jacob Duffy saw them restrict the number 1 team to 160. Chasing a tricky target against the likes of Matt Henry, Henry Shipley, and Ish Sodhi, the Otago captain Hamish Rutherford carried his bat through the innings, scoring a gritty knock of 76 to see his team through for their second win of the season.

The middle-order batting for Otago remains a cause of concern, as the likes of Glenn Phillips, Dale Phillips, and Dean Foxcroft are yet to strike form. 

Otago Volts Playing 11

Benjamin Lockrose, Dale Phillips, Llew Johnson, Max chu, Dean Foxcroft, Hamish Rutherford, Joshua Finnie, Jacob Duffy, Matthew Bacon, Michael Rae, Michael Rippon.

Auckland Aces

The Aces were off to a miserable start this season, losing 4 of the 5 games it played, while one match was washed out due to rains. However, they managed to secure their first full points of the season on Thursday as they beat the Central Districts by 3 wickets.

Opting to bowl first after winning the toss, the Aces rattled the top order for the Central Districts, thanks to a brilliant opening spell by Ben Lister, who picked up 4 wickets for 40 runs in his spell of 10 overs. Lister was supported well by Matt Gibson and Danru Ferns, who kept things tight at the other end, thereby putting the Central Districts under pressure.

Chasing a modest total of 147, the top order for the Aces faced another collapse, but Robert O’Donnell played a captain’s knock of 54 to steer his team out of danger, and in the end, the Aces prevailed by 3 wickets. Despite the win, Auckland is still firmly placed at the bottom of the points table, and a top-2 finish seems highly unlikely for them at this stage. 

Auckland Aces Playing 11

Ben Horne, Benjamin Lister, Louis Delport, Matthew Gibson, Ryan Harrison, Simon Keene, Danru Ferns, George Worker, Robert O'Donnell, Sean Solia, William O'Donnell.

OV vs AA Toss Prediction

The captain winning the toss is likely to opt to field first here. 

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

Pitch and Conditions

The Queenstown pitch is a well-balanced one, offering equal opportunities for batsmen and bowlers. While the overcast conditions are likely to aid the seamers early on, the spinners will be able to turn the ball as the game progresses. The average first innings score here is around 200, but the team batting first will be looking to reach at least 250 to feel comfortable.

The weather will remain humid and there is a forecast for rain throughout the day. Temperature is likely to remain below 22 degrees through the day. 

OV vs AA Betting Tips

We will be backing the Auckland Aces to win this contest. While they haven’t been off to the best of starts, the pressure of a must-win contest is likely to bring out the best in them. Robert O’Donnell and George Worker seem to be striking some form, and the bowlers too did a decent job in the last match.

Bet on an Auckland Aces win. 


Today Match Prediction

Auckland Aces To Win the Match, 2.01

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Who will win OV vs AA

Otago Volts 70.83% (17)
Auckland Aces 29.17% (7)
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