England vs Pakistan – 1st ODI Betting Tips

England will face Pakistan in the three-match ODI series, starting from July 8 in Cardiff. The reigning world champions are coming in this contest with a feel-good factor after a thumping win against Sri Lanka in the recently concluded series. 

The home team management will be hoping to see the players continue their good run in the upcoming fixtures as well. 

On the other hand, Pakistan are coming in this series after a lengthy break from international cricket. 

However, all of their players were involved in the recently concluded Pakistan Super League (PSL) 2021 which was organized in Abu Dhabi. 

The team management will be hoping that the experience of playing in the T20 league just before the start of the tour will help the players in preparing for a tough opponent. 

Both teams have competed in 88 matches before where England have a far superior with 53 wins compared to 32 triumphs from Pakistan. 

England Form and Team news: 

After strong performances against Sri Lanka, England have named an unchanged squad for the series against Pakistan which means that wicketkeeper-batsman Jos Buttler and star all-rounder Ben Stokes will remain absent which will be a significant blow for the team. 

In their absence, the team will be heavily relying on the likes of Captain Eoin Morgan, explosive opening batsman Jason Roy, veteran Joe Root, and wicketkeeper-batsman Jonathan Bairstow to score the bulk of the runs and give the bowlers something to bowl with. 

In the absence of star pacer Jofra Archer, the team will be relying on the likes of fast-bowlers Chris Woakes, Mark Wood, David Willey, and leg-spinner Adil Rashid to produce timely breakthroughs. 

Pakistan Form and Team News

Pakistan are coming in these fixtures on the back of winning six consecutive series and the management will be hoping to see another strong performance from the players. 

In the batting department, the Men-in-Green will be heavily relying on the likes of captain Babar Azam, openers Imam-ul-Haq, Fakhar Zaman, and in-form wicketkeeper-batsman Mohammad Rizwan to score the bulk of the runs. 

The return of middle-order batsman Haris Sohail strengthened the batting order but it remains to be seen if the team management will give him an opportunity or opt for uncapped Saud Shakeel. 

On the bowling front, the onus will be on the likes of pace trio of Shaheen Shah Afridi, Hasan Ali, Haris Rauf along with leg-spinner Usman Qadir to produce timely breakthroughs. 

Odds by Casumo

According to the Casumo sportsbook, Host England will be firm favorites to win the opening game of the ODI series at Sophia Gardens in Cardiff. For the first ODI, England are placed at 1.37 odds, while Pakistan at 2.95 odds.

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Our Tipsters Angle

Both teams are coming in the series after playing some good white-ball cricket in the recent past and it is hard to predict an outright winner. 

However, looking at both team combinations, England appears to have a more solid side according to the playing conditions. 

Therefore, the prediction is for the Morgan-led unit to emerge victorious in this series opener at Cardiff.

Tip 1- England’s recent dominance against Pakistan in limited-overs cricket

In the last six years, the dominance of the English team over the Green Caps in the 50-over format increased further where they managed to win 11 out of 16 matches with just four defeats. 

In England, both teams have faced off on 48 occasions where the home team came out on top 30 times whereas the visitors emerged victorious in 16 matches. 

Given England’s dominance in recent times, we expect Eoin Morgan-led unit to register a comfortable win over Pakistan at [email protected]

Tip 2- Jason Roy will eye big innings at Cardiff.

Since the conclusion of the 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup, Jason Roy has struggled to reach three figures for the side on regular basis.

The right-hander found form with the bat against Sri Lanka in the 2nd ODI played at The Oval. The 30-year old will take heart from the fact that he holds an excellent record against Pakistan in white-ball cricket. 

With one century and three half-centuries in the last five innings against Green Shirts, we expect Jason Roy to score 40 runs or more in the series [email protected].


Expect England to register a thumping win over Pakistan in the 1st ODI at Cardiff.

  1. Eoin Morgan-led unit to register a comfortable win over Pakistan at Cardiff- [email protected]
  2. Jason Roy to score 40 runs or more in the series opener- [email protected].

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