OVI vs WEF Match Prediction & Betting Tips - Aug 06, 2023

The Welsh Fire will be looking to hold on to its top spot as it travels to the Kennington Oval on Sunday to take on hosts Oval Invincibles.

Oval Invincibles vs Welsh Fire head-to-head record

Both teams have had two encounters so far and both of them have been won by the Oval Invincibles.

Oval Invincibles and Welsh Fire Live-streaming and Broadcast

This match can be live-streamed on the Sony Liv App or FanCode App. Sony Ten Sports Network has bagged the TV rights for this tournament. 


OVI vs WEF Team Previews

Oval Invincibles

The Invincibles made a winning start to its campaign as the team defeated the London Spirit by 3 wickets in the season opener. They are 3rd on the points table and have a good chance of mounting an assault on the summit.

Skipper Sam Billings has a strong team at his disposal. Jason Roy and Will Jacks are likely to open the batting for the team and will look to provide a solid start. Jacks was the leading run-getter for the team last season, scoring 261 runs at an average of 43.50.

Jordan Cox and Billings will play the role of anchor during the middle overs, while Sam Curran and Heinrich Klaasen will look to boost the run rate towards the end of the innings.

The spinners did an excellent job in the last match as Sunil Narine and Nathan Sowter picked up 5 wickets between them. The seam attack will feature Gus Atkinson and Zak Chappell along with Tom Curran and Sam Curran. 


Oval Invincibles Playing 11

Gus Atkinson, Heinrich Klaasen, Jordan Cox, Jason Roy, Nathan Sowter, Sam Curran, Sam Billings, Sunil Narine, Tom Curran, Will Jacks, Zak Chappell.

Welsh Fire

After scoring a thumping win in the first match, the Welsh Fire couldn’t keep up the momentum as they lost against Southern Brave in a close encounter. They are still at the top of the table and will need to win this match if they want to hold on to the spot.

The Welsh Fire’s batting unit is a bit dented after the exit of Ben Duckett, who was the team’s top-scorer last season. However, they still have a few quality batsmen, and will hope that they take the team to a big total. Luke Wells and Joe Clarke will start the proceedings with the bat, and Stevie Eskinazi, Glenn Phillips, and Tom Abell will follow lower down the order.

Phillips will have to be the vital cog for Welsh Fire. Coming to the bowling, the pave attack is quite strong thanks to the presence of Haris Rauf and Shaheen Shah Afridi. Rauf was particularly impressive in the last match as he picked up 3 wickets for just 27 runs.

They will have the support of David Willey and David Payne at the other end, while Roelof van der Merwe is the only spinner on the team. 


Welsh Fire Playing 11

Ben Green, RE Van Der Merwe, David Payne, David Willey, Glenn Phillips, Haris Rauf, Joe Clarke, Luke Wells, Shaheen Afridi, Stephen Eskinazi, Thomas Abell.

OVI vs WEF Toss Prediction

The team winning the toss will likely opt to bowl 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 does help the quicker bowlers early on in the match. They will be able to get some movement off the seam as well as through the air, provided they bowl a good line and length. However, the surface gets easier to bat on as the match progresses. The average first-inning score on this ground is around 140.

The weather is expected to remain mostly clear with temperatures of below 20 degrees Celsius. 


OVI vs WEF Betting Tips

The Oval Invincibles have an unblemished record against Welsh Fire and we expect them to maintain that in this match. The home team has a well-balanced squad with quality players in both, the batting and the bowling departments. There are also a couple of good all-rounders who can play an important role.

Bet on the Oval Invincibles to win. 


Bonus Cricket Bets

  1. Crickex


    Total wickets in the match

    Over 12.5 (1.75)


The pitch at the Kennington Oval is helpful to the bowlers, and they can take wickets with a disciplined approach. As both teams have quality bowlers, we are recommending an Over bet.

  1. Betway


    Luke Wells to hit a 6



Luke Wells is in good form this season and has hit a maximum in both of his outings. We are therefore backing him to do so again.

Today Match Prediction

Oval Invincibles To Win the Match, 1.75

Bet Tip Here

Who will win OVI vs WEF

Oval Invincibles 71.43% (20)
Welsh Fire 28.57% (8)
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