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England vs India Betting Tips & Winner Prediction

16 Jul 2022
Cricket Betting Prediction

The series goes to a decider - and our England vs India betting tips are in! The host’s bowlers defended a skinny total on Thursday - meaning the winner takes all on Sunday. 

It’s clear we have two closely matched teams on our hands, with both winning by large margins in the opening two games. The action gets underway at 3.30 pm at Old Trafford in Manchester on Sunday 17th July. Find our live cricket satta rates, team news, need-to-know stats and more in our full match preview below. 

England vs India Betting Odds

The England vs India betting odds make the hosts marginal favourites. You can back them at 1.84 with Pure Win - an industry-leading price!

We feel our oddsmakers are correct in their analysis - England merit favouritism due to home advantage and a stronger batting line-up on paper. For our full free cricket betting tips, read on below.

  • Match Winner: ENG

  • Toss Winner: IND

  • Jonny Bairstow top England run scorer

  • Suryakumar Yadav top Indian run scorer


England vs India Betting Prediction: Winner

England have momentum, they have the power at the top of the order, and they have the form bowlers - that’s why our England vs India betting tips are gearing towards a win for the hosts. 

Some handy hitting from Moeen Ali (48) and David Willey (41) got England to a respectable total of 246, which seemed far off at one point when they were reduced to 148/6. The irrepressible Yuzvendra Chahal (4/47 from 10 overs) and Jasprit Bumrah (2/49) led the way for Team India - both players have had a good series and will be competing with each other for the series’ top wicket-taker mantle. 

In response, India were tied down early by some accurate bowling from David Willey and Reece Topley - the latter of which would go on to take record-breaking figures of 6/24, which are the best-ever in a One Day International.

A brief 39-run stand between Ravi Jadeja and Mohammed Shami gave some hope to Team India - but the 100-run margin is a fair reflection of how dominant the England bowlers were. 

So far this series, England’s batting has let them down - as it did largely in the Twenty20 series. Their recent form is totally out of kilter with how this team has played over the last few years. We think they will rectify their recent woes and put in a match-winning team performance. 

That’s why we recommend you bet on England to win at 1.84. 


Jonny Bairstow Top England Batter

We can see why England’s team management continue to persist with Jonny Bairstow to open in the shorter format. We’re talking about a player in the form of his life, and they want to see him spend as much time at the crease as possible to capitalise on his confidence. 

It hasn’t quite worked out so far - he’s registered scores of just 7 and 38 in the first and second games - however, if you dive into Bairstow’s form against India, there is reason to get behind him as England’s top batsman suggestion. 

He has scored 627 runs against India across 16 matches (15 innings), averaging 44.78 at an impressive strike rate of 105.37. He has hit two centuries against them - both of them coming in the last six games. 

We reckon the fiery Yorkshieman will step up for the crucial decider - you can bet on him as top England batter at 4.1 with Pure Win, and we reckon that represents good value!

We have an India-centric bet too! Suryakumar Yadav got the cricketing world to sit up and take notice of his seemingly limitless talent with his sensational 117 in the final Twenty20 against England. 

To keen Indian Premier League followers, his knock was no surprise. The Mumbai Indians star was one of the only positives of a wretched season for the competition’s most successful franchise. Injury cut short his campaign, but he still managed to hit 303 runs across eight innings at an average of 43.28 and a strike rate of 145.67. 

We may be in a different format, but he can still be just as devastating. At 5.1 with Pure Win, you’re getting an industry-leading price on Yadav to be top Indian run scorer

Both our picks are batters - we’ll explain why in our Venue and Conditions section! 

  • Jonny Bairstow top England run scorer - 4.1

  • Suryakumar Yadav top Indian run scorer - 5.1


England vs India Head-to-Head

The Three Lions close the gap after victory, but India still retains a sizable lead - the England vs India head to head record now stands at 56 - 44 to the latter. 

The hosts do not have a stellar record at Old Trafford in the ODI format, winning just one of their four games here. However, the last time they competed here for an ODI was way back in 2007 - a man of the match performance from Stuart Broad (45 not out and 4/51) helping England to a three-wicket win. 

Venue & Weather Forecast

We’re seeing our first ODI at Old Trafford since September 2020 - and it will be taking place in uncharacteristically sweltering conditions. A heat wave is engulfing the UK at the moment - it could make for a tough time in the field for both teams. 

The average first innings score in the last five One Day Internationals at Old Trafford comes in at 278.2. It’s a ground that is trending in favour of the batsman, hence our Bairstow and Yadav betting suggestions.

England Team News

It was a happier post-match interview for new skipper Jos Buttler than the first match - but urged his team to show more consistency to meet the high standards they have set over recent years. “I'm happy to get the win. The team has been doing some great things over the years and that brings pressure. We want to continue that. We have pride in our performance. We haven't been at our best recently but have showed great character today."

There are no new injury concerns - though there will be a wary eye on Ben Stokes - the test captain recently announced he would miss the upcoming Hundred to manage his workload. A recent scan of his bothersome knee injury showed no new issues, but management will doubtless be wrapping wool around their prize asset.

India Team News

The run of poor form for Virat Kohli continues - his malaise is dominating national cricket discussion at the moment. How much longer will he get? It’s unlikely he will be dropped for the crucial decider, given his importance to the team’s collective character. 

Other points of interest include Shikar Dhawan, who is also enduring a dry spell. There are some suggestions that India should look at re-ordering the top three now, before the World Cup in India next year. 


It all comes down to this - the decider! We expect a lot of runs on what is forecast to be a hot and dry in Manchester. If it comes down to the strength of the batting rosters, we think England should shade it. 

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