OV vs WF Match Prediction & Betting Tips - Dec 28, 2023

The Super Smash competition for the 2023-24 season is well and truly underway now. In the 7th game of the competition, Wellington Firebirds will take on Otago Volts in Alexandra on 28th December 2023. This day/night affair will be played at the Molyneux Park venue in Alexandra. This article will examine betting tips, match previews, and weather reports for this game.

Otago Volts vs Wellington Firebirds Head-To-Head

The Wellington Firebirds team has played against the Otago Volts team on 26 occasions in the T20 format. Sixteen of these games have been won by Wellington Firebirds, while Otago Volts have won ten matches.

Otago Volts vs Wellington Firebirds Live Streaming and Broadcast

This contest between Volts and Firebirds can be viewed in India using the FanCode app and website. Live streaming is the only alternative for Indian cricket enthusiasts to watch this game here. The Kiwi fans can also view the game live through TVNZ.

OV vs WF Team Previews

Otago Volts

The last game for Otago Volts was against Canterbury. This game had to be abandoned due to rain. As a result, Otago Volts earned one point, but they have not been able to make too much progress in the points table. They are lying in 5th position in the points table. The right-handed batter and skipper Dean Foxcroft will lead the batting charge for Otago Volts. He has scored 380 runs from his last ten appearances for Otago with an average of 42.22. Jake Gibson has scored 321 runs from his previous nine innings with an average of 40.12.

Another right-handed batter, Llew Johnson, has also scored 141 runs in his last ten games for Otago. Matthew Bacon has picked up 14 wickets from his last eleven innings with an average of 23.85. Michael Rae has also collected 13 scalps from his previous nine matches with an average of 18.92. Ben Lockrose has also picked up nine wickets from ten innings. These are the top players the Otago team will resort to score runs and take wickets. They are also expected to do well for their team this year.

Otago Volts Playing 11

Hamish Rutherford, Jake Gibson, Dean Foxcroft, Max chu, Dale Phillips, Llew Johnson, Ollie White, Ben Lockrose, Andrew Hazeldine, Matthew Bacon, Travis Muller.

Wellington Firebirds

The Wellington Firebirds team will look at Tim Robinson to do much damage early in the innings. Robinson was in red-hot form in the season’s first game against Otago Volts. He has scored 177 runs in his last five appearances for Wellington with an average of 35.40. Troy Johnson scored 163 runs from his previous seven innings with an average of 32.60. Nick Kelly scored 162 runs from his last eight matches with an average of 20.25. These three are likely to be the top run-getters again this season.

Nathan Smith is a right-arm medium-fast bowler who has picked up 11 scalps from eight games with an average of 17.45. Peter Younghusband has also picked up nine wickets from his last eight games for Wellington, averaging 17.88. Rachin Ravindra has a great ODI World Cup. He is expected to do well again, even with the ball. He has picked up seven wickets from his last seven matches with an average of 21.28. These will be the bowlers the Wellington team will look at to get them well-timed breakthroughs.

Wellington Firebirds Playing 11

Nick Greenwood, Tim Robinson, Nick Kelly, Muhammad Arslan Abbas, Jesse Tashkoff, Callum McLachlan, Nathan Smith, Logan van Beek, Peter Younghusband, Michael Snedden, Iain McPeake.

OV vs WF Toss Prediction

The venue of Molyneux Park will be helpful to the bowlers. So, the side winning the toss will likely look to field first and know the exact target they need to chase while batting second.

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

Pitch and Conditions

The pitch on offer at the Molyneux Park is exceptional for the faster bowlers. As many as nine T20 domestic matches have been played at this venue. The team batting first won four games, while the side batting second won five. So, there is no clear advantage to batting or bowling first on this track.

We will likely get primarily cloudy conditions for this game between Otago and Wellington to be played at the Otago home ground. The temperature during this match will remain close to 27 degrees. However, there is no chance of getting showers during this match. 

OV vs WF Betting Tips

The Otago team has got onto the points table thanks to an abandoned match in their first game of the season. On the other hand, Wellington recorded a comprehensive win in their first match of Super Smash. So, we reckon Wellington to be the favorite to win this contest and consolidate their place in the points table.

Bonus Cricket Bets

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    Dean Foxcroft to score over 26 runs in the game.



Dean Foxcroft had a great last game. You can bet on him to score over 26 runs in this match.

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    Hamish Rutherford to score over 19 runs in the game.



Rutherford is one of the go-to batters for his team. You can expect him to score over 19 runs in the match.

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    Someone to score a fifty in the match.



Although this is a T20 competition, you can expect somebody to score a fifty on these batting-friendly conditions.

Today Match Prediction

Wellington Firebirds To Win the Match, 1.61

Bet Tip Here

Who will win OV vs WF

Otago Volts 60.80% (76)
Wellington Firebirds 39.20% (49)
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