Ireland vs South Africa – 2nd ODI Betting Tips

Host Ireland will face South Africa the second game of the three-match series at Malahide Cricket Club on Tuesday. 

The series opener between Ireland and South Africa was abandoned due to heavy rains. The home side will be looking to deliver a disciplined performance with the bat and ball in this contest.

On the other hand, South Africa will need to improve their bowling performance if they aim to draw first blood in the ODI series. Skipper Temba Bavuma might make changes to their playing XI for this fixture.

Ireland Form and Team News:

Ireland will not make any changes to their playing XI for this game. In the batting department, the side will be relying on their top-order batting trio of Paul Stirling, William Porterfield and Andrew Balbirnie to do the bulk of the scoring in this game. 

For Ireland, Andrea Balbirnie was the star of the show with the bat and smashed half-century in series opener. His innings of 65 runs off 79 balls to see the Ireland comfortably placed at 195 for the loss of four wickets in 40.2 overs. He was well supported by William Porterfield, who scored 63 runs off 87 balls with the help of nine fours.

In the bowling department, Craig Young, Joshua little and Andy McBrine will be prominent pace options for the side in this game. Simi Singh and George Dockrell will be two spin options for this game.

South Africa Form and Team News:

The visitors will be desperate to make improvements after a poor bowling performance in the series opener. Senior players like Lungi Ngidi and Andile Phehlukwayo will have to create early breakthroughs with the new-ball.

In the batting department, opening pair of Aiden Markram and Janneman Malan will have the responsibility to provide a solid base so that the likes of Temba Bavuma, Rassie van der Dussen and David Miller can capitalize and deliver big runs at the back end of the innings.

In the bowling department, it is expected that the South Africa might bring in Lizaad Williams for this contest. The side will be relying on the likes of Kagiso Rabada, Lungi Ngidi and Tabraiz Shamsi to crucial breakthroughs in this contest.

Odds by Casumo

According to the Casumo sportsbook, Temba Bavuma’s South Africa will be favorites to win the second game of the ODI series at Dublin. For the second ODI game, South Africa are placed at 1.07 odds, while Ireland at 7.50 odds.

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Our Tipster’s Angle

Based on current form, South Africa will be favorites to win their game against Ireland. With likes of Aiden Markram, Rassie van der Dussen, and Tabraiz Shamsi in excellent form in white-ball cricket, South Africa will be looking to bring their A-game to the table.

Therefore, prediction is for South Africa to register a comprehensive win and take 1-0 lead in the ODI series.

Tip 1: Ireland’s poor record at Malahide Cricket Club

The home side will need to make amends for their poor record at Malahide Cricket Club. In 15 ODIs played at the venue, Ireland have won lost ten matches. 2014 was the last time Ireland won a limited-overs game against Scotland.

With no victories in previous eight one-day internationals, we expect South Africa to beat Ireland in this [email protected].

Tip 2: William Porterfield to continue his decent form in this fixture

Opening batsman managed to end his run drought with a half-century against South Africa in the opening game of the ODI series. The 36-year old notched up his 18h fifty in limited-overs cricket in the series opener played on Sunday. So we are backing William Porterfield to score 40 runs or more in this [email protected]


Expect South Africa to beat Ireland by a comprehensive margin in the second ODI played at Dublin.

  1. South Africa to beat Ireland in this contest-South Africa @2.00
  2. William Porterfield to score 40 runs or more in this fixture- Ireland @3.00


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