WAF vs SFU Match Prediction & Betting Tips - Jul 22, 2023

Both, the Washington Freedom and the San Francisco Unicorns will be looking to book their spot in the MLC 2023 playoffs as they face each other on Saturday at the Church Street Park Stadium.

Washington Freedom vs San Francisco Unicorns Live-streaming and Broadcast

This match can be live-streamed on the Jio Cinema App or can be watched live on the Sports 18 Network. 


WAF vs SFU Team Previews

Washington Freedom

After losing their opening fixture, Washington Freedom has won back-to-back matches and have climbed up to the 3rd spot on the points table. With just the NRR separating the top 4 teams, a win here will all but guarantee them a spot in the next stage.

Opener Matthew Short is in good form and will be looking to give the team a brisk start along with Andries Gous. The duo put up a 68-run partnership in just over 5 overs in the last match. The middle-order batsmen Mukhtar Ahmed, Glenn Phillips, and Moises Henriques have batted well in patches but will need to shoulder more responsibility going ahead.

All-rounders Obus Pienaar and Marco Jansen are capable of scoring quick runs towards the end of the innings and add depth to the batting. The latter has bowled well, picking up 5 wickets in 3 matches, and is the joint-highest wicket-taker for the team along with Henriques.

With Saurabh Netravalkar and Anrich Nortje in the mix, Freedom has a good pace attack at its disposal. The spin attack will be led by Akeal Hosein, with Dane Piedt chipping in during the middle overs. 


Washington Freedom Playing 11

Andries Gous, Matthew Short, Mukhtar Ahmed, Glenn Phillips, Moises Henriques, Obus Pienaar, Marco Jansen, Akeal Hosein, Dane Piedt, Anrich Nortje, Saurabh Netravalkar.

San Francisco Unicorns

Just like their opponents, the Washington Freedom, the San Francisco Unicorns have won 2 of the 3 matches they have played so far and are 4th on the table. A win here will go a long way in taking them to the next stage.

After a slow start, opener Matthew Wade finally hit good form and scored a scintillating half-century in the last match and will hope to continue with the good momentum. He will be joined by Finn Allen at the top of the order. All-rounders Shadab Khan and Corey Anderson have contributed well with the bat as well as the ball, and will once again be the key players for the Unicorns during the middle overs.

However, the form of skipper Aaron Finch and Tajinder Dhillon is a bit of a concern. Coming to the bowling, Liam Plunkett is the top wicket-taker with 4 wickets. But he has received little support at the other end. Fellow seamers Haris Rauf and Carmi le Roux haven’t been consistent enough.

The same can be said about spinners Chaitanya Bishnoi and Shadab. The Unicorns will need to work harder on their bowling. 


San Francisco Unicorns Playing 11

Matthew Wade, Finn Allen, Marcus Stoinis, Aaron Finch, Shadab Khan, Corey Anderson, Tajinder Singh, Chaitanya Bishnoi, Liam Plunkett, Haris Rauf, Carmi le Roux.

WAF vs SFU Toss Prediction

The team winning the toss will likely opt to bowl first here. 


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

Pitch and Conditions

The pitch at Morrisville is good to bat on. A score of around 190 can be considered a par score here. That said, the quicker bowlers can expect some assistance as there is some movement off the pitch as well as through the air. The weather will remain a bit cloudy but there is no forecast of rain.

The temperature will remain below the 30-degree mark. 


WAF vs SFU Betting Tips

Both teams have played so far and there is little separating the two in terms of form. However, we feel that Washington Freedom has a slight edge here. They have a stronger bowling line-up when compared to their opponents and that can be the key differentiator here. 

Bet on Washington Freedom to win.


Bonus Cricket Bets

  1. Betway


    Highest Opening Partnership

    Washington Freedom (1.90)


While the openers of both teams have lacked consistency, Andries Gous and Matthew Short played very well for the Washington Freedom in the last match and we expect them to continue with the good form.

  1. 10CRIC


    Mattew Short to score over 22.5 runs



Short is the top-scorer for the Washington Freedom and has scored over 23 runs in each of his last 2 innings. Looking at his form, we are backing him to play another good inning in this match.

  1. Parimatch


    Corey Anderson to score over 15.5 runs



Anderson has batted well in this tournament, scoring 142 runs in 3 matches. He has scored over 15.5 runs in 2 of his 3 outings, and we expect another good inning from him.

Today Match Prediction

Washington Freedom To Win the Match, 2.19

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Who will win WAF vs SFU

Washington Freedom 73.47% (36)
San Francisco Unicorns 26.53% (13)
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