A long domestic season comes to an end today with the one day show piece final at Lords between two of the best limited overs teams in the game. Somerset will be determined to underline their one day credentials after a disappointing end to their T20 campaign while Surrey will be buoyant after sealing promotion back to division one of the County Championship.
As far as the betting is concerned, this is a very close game to predict and a quick look at the odds backs that up.
As the first ball of this match approaches, betting on Somerset will return a best price of even money with Sporting Bet, Bet Fred and Blue SQ while a gamble on Surrey to lift the trophy could get you as much as 10/11 with Sky Bet, Ladbrokes and Victor Chandler.
You can also find odds on Somerset at 10/11 and that tells you that the bookies are finding this almost impossible to call. At this time of year, much could depend on the toss and if weather doesn’t intervene, the team who bats first and gets runs on the board could seal this match.
Overall, we’re moving slightly towards a Somerset win so will recommend taking a small bet at even money.
Throughout this English summer we’ve been giving recommendations for the highest scoring batsmen in these one day matches and after a big hundred in the week, we would suggest taking a gamble on James Hildreth to head the run charts for Somerset.
If you agree, betting on Hildreth will get you a best price of 11/2 with Stan James.