WEF vs SOB Match Prediction & Betting Tips - Aug 12, 2023

The Southern Brave will be looking to get back to winning ways as they face the Welsh Fire in match number 17 of the ongoing The Hundred league. The match will be played at the Sophia Gardens in Cardiff on Saturday.

Welsh Fire vs Southern Brave head-to-head record

Both teams have played 5 matches against each other so far. The Southern Brave have a significant advantage in this record with 4 wins, while the Welsh Fire has won just 1.

Welsh Fire vs Southern Brave Live-streaming and Broadcast

This match can be live-streamed on the Sony Liv App or FanCode App. One can also watch this match on Sony Ten Sports Network. 


WEF vs SOB Team Previews

Welsh Fire

The Welsh Fire has had a good run so far, losing just 1 of the 4 matches they played so far. However, since one of its matches was tied, the team has 5 points and is in 3rd place.

Steve Eskinazi, who was promoted to the top of the order in the last match, played an excellent inning of 43 runs and put up a brisk 67-run partnership with Joe Clarke. The latter has played a couple of good innings but will need to be more consistent.

Luke Wells is the leading run-scorer of the team with 95 runs. The form of Tom Abell and Glenn Phillips hasn’t been the best this season and it will be a bit of a concern for the team. Shaheen Shah Afridi and Haris Rauf make up for an excellent seam attack and have picked up 11 wickets between them.

However, they will be departing soon for international commitments and the Welsh Fire will be hoping to extract the most they can from the duo. They will be supported by Ben Green, David Payne, and David Willey. The team is a bit lacking in the spin department as Roelof van der Merwe is the only quality spinner available. 


Welsh Fire Playing 11

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

Southern Brave

Southern Brave hasn’t been in the best of forms this season as they have just 1 win to show from 4 matches. However, the fact that their solitary win has come against Welsh will give them some confidence.

The batting is an Achilles heel for the Southern Brave. Despite having specialist players like James Vince, Devon Conway, and Tim David, they haven’t been able to put up match-winning scores. Leus Du Plooy has done a decent job with the bat, scoring 75 runs, and is the second-highest run-getter for the team after Chris Jordan.

Jordon scored a brilliant 70 in the earlier fixture against Welsh Fire and was instrumental in leading his team to a win. However, his injury has left a big dent in the squad, as the team has also lost a prime seamer. In his absence, Craig Overton and Tymall Mills will lead the pace attack.

Both have picked up 4 wickets each. Rehan Ahmed is the specialist spinner but hasn’t been that effective so far. 


Southern Brave Playing 11

Rehan Ahmed, Craig Overton, Devon Conway, Finn Allen, George Garton, James Fuller, Joe Weatherley, Leus du Plooy, Matthew Fisher, Timothy David, Tymal Mills.

WEF vs SOB Toss Prediction

The team winning the toss will likely opt to field. 


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

Pitch and Conditions

The quicker bowlers will find some help from the pitch early on in the match. The weather is expected to remain overcast and will help the seamers get some swing too. However, the batsmen will find it easier to play their shots as the match progresses. The average first-inning score on this ground is around 140, which is a par score.

There is a forecast for rain which can lead to a shortened match. If the DLS does come into play, it might be a benefit for the chasing team. 


WEF vs SOB Betting Tips

While the Southern Brave enjoy an excellent record against Welsh Fire, we feel that they might not be able to maintain that in this match. The Welsh Fire has a strong squad and a couple of their batsmen are in good form. Their biggest strength lies in the pace attack as Shaheen Afridi and Haris Rauf have bowled well.

Bet on the Welsh Fire to win. 


Bonus Cricket Bets

  1. Betway


    Welsh Fire Top Bowler

    Shaheen Shah Afridi (3.25)


Shaheen Afridi is in brilliant form this season. He is the leading wicket-taker for Welsh Fire with 6 wickets and has picked up wickets in each of his 4 appearances so far. We are therefore backing him to be the top bowler for Welsh.

  1. 1xBet


    Runs in the Highest Scoring Over of the Match

    Under 19.5 (1.85)


The pitch at Cardiff isn’t the easiest to bat on. As the weather is expected to remain overcast and the pitch will be helpful to the seamers, we are recommending an Under bet.

Today Match Prediction

Welsh Fire To Win the Match, 1.85

Bet Tip Here

Who will win WEF vs SOB

Welsh Fire 89.66% (26)
Southern Brave 10.34% (3)
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