Somerset vs Lancashire Quarterfinals – T20 Blast Betting Tips

Somerset will face Lancashire in the third quarterfinals of the Vitaly T20 Blast at the Cooper Associates County Ground in Taunton on Thursday. 

The home team in this fixture finished second in the South Group with 18 points after 14 matches played, which included eight wins and just four defeats. 

On the other hand, Lancashire finished the first round of the competition in third place in the North Group with 16 points, which included seven wins and five defeats. 

Both team managements will be hoping to see the best of players in the must-win contest, knowing that nothing less than perfect performance is required from now on till the very end of the competition. 

Both teams have just competed once in the history of the competition—back in the 2005 season—where Somerset emerged victorious.

Somerset Form and Teams news: 

Somerset will be coming in the contest as favorites, largely because how they finished the first stage of the competition where they won three out of their last four matches. 

However, the absence of two players — batsman Devon Conway and pacer Craig Overton — will be a significant blow for the home team and the management will be hoping that other players will step up for the big matches. 

Conway is the leading run-getter for the side in the competition but has been ruled out after suffering an injury while representing Southern Brave in the inaugural edition of The Hundred.

On the other hand, Overton will not be able to take part in the contest as he is currently with the England Test squad for the ongoing series against India.

In the batting department, the management will be heavily relying on the likes of explosive right-handed batsman Tom Banton, middle-order batter James Hildreth and young Will Smeed to help the team in posting a respectable total on the board. 

On the bowling front, the onus will be on the likes of pacers Marchant de Lange, Jack Brooks along with the left-arm spinner Lewis Goldsworthy to produce timely breakthroughs.

Lancashire Form and Team News:

Lancashire will be coming in this contest as an underdog, largely because the team lost form in the second phase of the competition. 

The absence of star batsman Finn Allen, who will not be available for the remaining games of the competition because of joining the national team on the tour of Bangladesh, will be a significant blow for the side as he produced some memorable performances in the earlier matches. 

In the batting department, Lancashire will be relying on the likes of explosive batsman Liam Livingstone, Keaton Jennings and veteran Steven Croft to score the bulk of the runs. 

On the bowling front, the onus will be on the likes of left-arm pacer Luke Wood along with the spin duo of Matt Parkinson and Tom Hartley to produce timely breakthroughs.

Odds by Casumo

According to the Casumo sportsbook, Somerset will be the favorites to win the third quarterfinal of the Vitality T20 Blast competition to be played at Taunton. For this game, Somerset are placed at 1.74 odds, while Lancashire are placed at 2.02 odds

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Our Tipster’s Angle

Both teams will be coming in the match without some of their key players which is why it will be hard to predict a winner. However, looking at the availability of current players, the visitors look a far settled unit compared to the home side. 

Therefore, the prediction is for Lancashire to secure a win and book their place in the last four.

Tip 1- Liam Livingstone to continue his purple patch with the bat

Middle-order batsman showed excellent form with the bat for Birmingham Phoenix in the recently concluded The Hundred Men’s competition. With 348 runs at an average of 58.00, Liam Livingstone finished the competition as leading run-scorer.

Given his excellent form with the bat, we can expect Liam Livingstone to score 30 runs or more against [email protected].

Tip 2- Merchant de Lange to lead the charge with the ball for Somerset

South African pacer has been a standout bowler for Somerset in this year’s T20 Blast competition. He has claimed 14 wickets in 11 matches played for Somerset this season. Given his ability to take wickets with new-ball, Somerset will be hoping that the side can deliver the goods with the bat.

So we can expect pacer Merchant de Lange to take one wicket or more in this [email protected]


Expect Lancashire to beat Somerset by a close margin and qualify for the semifinals.

  1. Liam Livingstone to score 30 runs or more against Somerset- [email protected]
  2. Pacer Merchant de Lange to take one wicket or more in this [email protected]

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