- England and South Africa have split the first two matches of their three-match Test Series.
- England and South Africa face off on September 8, 2022 for the final time in this Test Series.
- England enters the final match with -112 odds to win after a dominating win by an innings and 85 runs in the second match.
- South Africa has +225 odds to win, after a strong showing in the first match saw them win by an innings and 11 runs.
LONDON – A third and final Test Match between England and South Africa will take place after the second ended with England’s victory by an innings and 85 runs.
England entered the second match favored, with -110 odds, and their odds are not much changed for the third match at the online sportsbooks.
Cricket – Test Series England vs. South Africa Odds
- England -112
- South Africa +225
- Draw +300
The series is knotted 1-1, and while England dominated the second leg, South Africa’s victory in the first match was by 11 runs and an innings – perhaps not quite as dominant, but dominant nonetheless.
England enters the third match of the series as favorites outright, with -112 odds, while South Africa are significant underdogs on the three-way moneyline.
Ben Stokes, Captain of the England squad, professed his belief that England’s dominant victory would help them to move into the final match with momentum on their side, saying:
“Amazing to come back from last week’s disappointment at Lord’s. Gives us a lot of confidence back and sets the series up nicely for the last game at The Oval. “
If momentum is real, bettors will want to stick with England, because they have been on a hot streak this summer, winning five out of six Tests this summer – which is more than they won in 2020 and 2021 combined.
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Dean Elgar of South Africa mourned the likely loss of Rassie Van Der Dussen, who fractured a finger during the proceedings, while praising the English.
“Our bowlers threw everything at them, can’t take anything away from their effort.” Elgar said.
“From what I’ve heard, [Rassie] has a fracture in his finger. I’m not a medical doctor, but I think he’ll be ruled out of the series, which is highly unfortunate. No doubt [we can bounce back]. It’s set up for a great series, which Test cricket needs.”
The South African squad seems to believe that the loss to England was a fluke, and that they’ll be fine in the final match of the series – and bettors don’t seem to be buying it, as evidenced by their sports betting odds.
Cricket – Test Series England vs. South Africa Pure Moneyline Odds
- England -205
- South Africa +155
The pure moneyline sees England move even further favored, while South Africa gains relatively less ground compared to the draw moneyline.
Cricket – Test Series England vs. South Africa Who Will Win the Toss Odds
- England -109
- South Africa -109
With the usual disclaimers that betting on things that have a 50% chance of happening at worse-than-+100 odds is bad value, South Africa won the toss in both of the previous matches between these teams.
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