SOB vs WEF Match Prediction & Betting Tips - Aug 04, 2023

Welsh Fire will be looking to extend their lead at the top of the points table as they travel to the Rose Bowl Stadium to face the Southern Brave on Friday.

Southern Brave vs Welsh Fire head-to-head record

Both teams have played 4 matches against each other so far. The Southern Brave has been the dominant team with 3 wins, while Welsh Fire has won just 1.

Southern Brave vs Welsh Fire Live-streaming and Broadcast

This match can be live-streamed on the FanCode App as well as on the Sony Liv App. Fans can also catch the live action of this game on the Sony Ten Sports Network. 


SOB vs WEF Team Previews

Southern Brave

It was not the start that the Southern Brave would have hoped for, as they lost their opening fixture against the Trent Rockets by 6 runs. As a result, the team is in the bottom half of the points table. However, these are early days in the tournament and we expect them to bounce back soon.

With Finn Allen and Devon Conway opening the batting, the Southern Brave will be looking forward to getting a brisk start from them. Allen looked in good form in the last match, scoring 27 runs but squandered away a good start.

There are some clean strikers of the ball in the middle order, including James Vince and Tim David, but the team does lack depth in its batting. Vince, in particular, has been one of the most consistent performers on the franchise circuit for some time and could be someone to watch out for in this match.

There is plemnty of depth in the pace attack as there are plenty of options to choose from, including Chris Jordan, Tymall Mills, Craig Overton, George Garton, and James Fuller. Rehan Ahmed is the lone specialist spinner on the team but he remained wicketless in the opening game. 


Southern Brave Playing 11

Rehan Ahmed, Chris Jordan, Craig Overton, Devon Conway, Finn Allen, George Garton, James Fuller, James Vince, Leus du Plooy, Timothy David, Tymal Mills.

Welsh Fire

The Welsh Fire’s opening match was marred by rain and was reduced to 40 Balls per innings. However, they managed to beat the Manchester Originals quite convincingly, in the end, to take an early lead on the table.

Opener Luke Wells was in red-hot form as he scored 57 runs of just 23 deliveries to get his team to a big total. He will look for better support from his opening partner, Josh Clarke, who departed for a golden duck. With players like David Willey, David Payne, and Glenn Phillips coming in the middle order, the Welsh Fire has plenty of arsenal to propel itself.

Roelof van der Merwe is a handy all-rounder who can contribute well with the bat and the ball. He bowled well for Somerset in the recent season of Vitality T20 Blast and will look to emulate his performance. Pakistani speedsters Haris Rauf and Shaheen Shah Afridi will lead the pace attack for Welsh Fire and will be supported by Ben Green and Payne. 


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.

SOB vs WEF Toss Prediction

7 of the 9 Hundred matches played at the Rose Bowl Stadium have been won while chasing. We, therefore, think that the winner of the toss will 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 well-balanced and we can expect an even contest between the bat and the ball. There will be some movement early on and the batsmen will need to be patient. The ball does grip the surface a bit and aid the spinners. Anything over 150 will be a bit difficult to chase.

The weather is expected to be overcast with temperatures of below 20 degrees Celsius. 


SOB vs WEF Betting Tips

While the Southern Brave has a good record against Welsh Fire, looking at the current form of both teams, we feel that the Welsh Fire is the stronger team this season. They put up a good all-round performance in the last match and most of its players are in good form. Nevertheless, the home team will not let them have an easy time and we can expect a tight contest.

Bet on the Welsh Fire to win. 


Bonus Cricket Bets

  1. Betway


    Luke Wells to hit a 6



Wells was in excellent form during the match against Manchester and scored 3 towering 6s. As the pitch at Rose Bowl provides the batsmen plenty of opportunities to score, we can expect more of the same from him.

  1. Bet365


    Welsh Fire Top Wicket Taker

    Shaheen Shah Afridi (3.75)


Afridi made his Hundred debut in the match against Manchester and bowled a superb spell, picking up 2 wickets of his first two deliveries of the tournament. Seeing his form, we are backing him to be the top wicket-taker for his team.

Today Match Prediction

Welsh Fire To Win the Match, 2.20

Bet Tip Here

Who will win SOB vs WEF

Southern Brave 57.32% (47)
Welsh Fire 42.68% (35)
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