WEF vs LOS Match Prediction & Betting Tips - Aug 20, 2023

London Spirit men will take on Welsh Fire men in the 28th match of The Hundred competition for men later tomorrow. This crucial game will be played at the venue of Sophia Gardens in Cardiff, England. The men's team of Welsh Fire is currently lying in 7th position in the points tally with 5 points from 6 matches thus far. London Spirit men have 1 point more and they are currently in 4th position in the points tally. This game will get underway at 17:00 GMT. Let's take a peek at the betting tips, weather report, and match prediction for this match.

The team of Welsh Fire men has had to endure an up-and-down kind of campaign this year. However, they still have an opportunity to qualify for the next stages of the competition despite having lost their last couple of games. The Welsh outfit will be fancying its chances in front of the partisan home crowd during the match. London Spirit men are just a single point behind the sides lying in 2nd and 3rd position. The London team will be in a more confident frame of mind as a result of this slightly better performance. They will be traveling to Wales with high hopes.

Welsh Fire vs London Spirit Head-To-Head

The Welsh Fire and London Spirit teams have played against each other twice before this game in The Hundred competition for men. Both these teams have managed to win one match each. Surprisingly both these victories have come for the teams while batting first. The highest score attained by the Welsh Fire men in these contests has been 165 runs while the London Spirit men have scored 163 runs as their top score.

Welsh Fire vs London Spirit Live Streaming and Broadcast

This match between Welsh Fire and London Spirit teams for men will be telecast on Sky Sports for live viewing. It is also possible to live stream the game on the apps and websites of SonyLiv, FanCode, and Sky Go. 

WEF vs LOS Team Previews

Welsh Fire

After the Welsh Fire men were beaten by the Southern Brave men in the 17th game of The Hundred, David Payne and Ben Green were replaced. Green went to the Caribbean Premier League competition for the 2023 season and Luke Wells took his place in the side. David Payne was replaced by Jake Ball in the Welsh team. The English international hopeful Joe Clarke did a good job in the last game for the Wales team. He did his chances no harm while hitting 2 sixes and 2 fours during his fifty against the men's team of Trent Rockets.

Another key member of the Welsh Fire team is David Willey. He has chipped in with a valuable contribution and also has picked up crucial wickets during the competition. The variations he can use will be useful on this track. Another significant player in the team is the 32-year-old former England cap Jake Bell. Jake Bell has a great white ball record in the domestic games. He succeeded in picking up the wickets of Daniel Sams and Joe Root in his last outing in the competition. Welsh Fire men have lost 3 out of their last 5 games.

The Welsh Fire men played their last match in the competition against Trent Rockets men. This was the 20th match of the Hundred competition and it was played at Cardiff in England on 14th August. Batting first, Trent Rockets men scored 152 runs for the loss of 6 wickets during their effort with the bat. The Welsh Fire men made a game effort to chase this target. They could manage 148 runs for the loss of 6 wickets from their 100 balls. They fell short by 4 runs. Colin Munro was adjudged player of the match for his 66 runs.

Welsh Fire Playing 11

RE Van Der Merwe, David Payne, David Willey, Glenn Phillips, Joe Clarke, Jonny Bairstow, Lockie Ferguson, Luke Wells, Matt Henry, Stephen Eskinazi, Thomas Abell.

London Spirit

Although the London Spirit skipper Dan Lawrence has not been in the best of form off late in the last couple of matches, he can be instrumental in picking up the morale of his team and help in climbing up the points table. London Spirit has always selected a consistent side throughout the Hundred competition during the 2023 season. You can pretty much expect the London Spirit men to play the same eleven again for this match. One of the key players for the team of London Spirit is Adam Rossington. This hard-hitting top-order batsman has struck 3 sixes and 4 fours as he managed to take the attack to the opposition of Northern Superchargers on Friday.

The former England international, Ravi Bopara was instrumental in dismissing Harry Brook, Saif Zaib, Tom Banton, and Matthew Short at the venue of Lord's. He can turn around a match with his capabilities. The London Spirit Aussie all-rounder Nathan Ellis can extract a lot of grip from the track on offer in Cardiff. Ellis was instrumental in picking up the wicket of the dangerous David Weise in their last match. The London Spirit men have won 2 out of their last 3 matches and have dropped just a single game in their last 5 fixtures.

The London Spirit men played their last game in the Hundred competition for the 2023 season against Northern Superchargers. This was a night game and was played at the Lord's yesterday. The 24th game of the competition saw London Spirit scoring 160 runs for the loss of 6 wickets while batting first. The Northern Superchargers made a decent attempt at running down this chase. But they fell short by 13 runs. Superchargers could score 147 runs for the loss of 7 wickets from their 100 balls. Ravi Bopara was adjudged player of the match for his 4-wicket haul for just 21 runs.

London Spirit Playing 11

Adam Rossington, Daryl Mitchell, Nathan Ellis, Dan Lawrence, Daniel Worrall, Jordan Thompson, Liam Dawson, Matt Critchley, Matthew Wade, Ravi Bopara, Zak Crawley.

WEF vs LOS Toss Prediction

It is expected that we will get slightly humid conditions during the match. The conditions are likely to get more humid as the game progresses. So, both teams are likely to choose to field first after winning the toss.

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

Pitch and Conditions

Even though we may get some intermittent rain in the earlier portion of the day, the weather forecast is humid and sunny conditions most of the time. The wicket on offer is likely to be two-paced at the venue of Cardiff. Any team batting first is likely to eye a score of over 160 runs on this track.

WEF vs LOS Betting Tips

Even though there is just a single point separating the two teams at the moment, London Spirit is going into the game with higher confidence. This is because they won the last match they played while the Welsh Fire lost their last couple of encounters in the tournament. Having said that, Welsh Fire men have a greater potential for producing big shows with players of the caliber of Haris Rauf, Johny Bairstow, and Shaheen Shah Afridi in their ranks. The London Spirit men do have a team that is suitable for this track, but Welsh Fire has a far better team man-to-man. We will bet with Welsh Fire to win this contest.

Bonus Cricket Bets

  1. Betway


    Stevie Eskinazi to score over 20 runs in the game.



Stevie Eskinazi is doing well this season for his side. You can bet on him to score over 20 runs again in the game.

  1. 10CRIC


    Johnny Bairstow to emerge as the top batter for the Welsh Fire team.



Johny Bairstow has looked good in the games played so far in the competition. You can expect him to come good in this contest and emerge as the leading run-getter for her team.

  1. Rajabets


    Dan Lawrence to score a half-century in this game.



Dan Lawrence has been among the runs in the competition. You can bet on him to score fifty in this contest.

Today Match Prediction

Welsh Fire To Win the Match, 1.91

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Who will win WEF vs LOS

Welsh Fire 74.51% (38)
London Spirit 25.49% (13)
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