SUS vs MID Match Prediction & Betting Tips - Aug 09, 2019
We are very excited to see this next match of the T20 Blast 2019 play out. Sussex is going to be taking on Middlesex at home as both teams try and fight it out for a spot at the very top of the South Group standings.
Both Sussex and Middlesex have won five out of their seven matches so far. The difference has been the Sussex has not lost a single game in the T20 Blast 2019. It has tied one and the remaining one was rained out.
Middlesex has lost two of its games and so is two points behind Sussex at the moment.
Sussex vs Middlesex T20 Blast 2019 is going to be played at the County Ground, Hove on the 9th of August 2019.
SUS vs MID Team Previews
A strong Sussex bowling attack continued to do the job and helped it restrict Glamorgan to just 146 in its previous match. Tymal Mills, Rashid Khan, Reece Topley, Ollie Robinson, and Danny Briggs continued to be impressive for Sussex this season.
There are no easy overs when you play against Sussex and that is something that puts pressure on the opposition even before the match has started. We think the Sussex bowling attack could be one of the best in the T20 Blast 2019 and it is now going to go up against one of the toughest batting lineups in this match.
Rashid Khan has had plenty of experience bowling to international players around the world and his overs are going to be crucial in this match. AB de Villiers can be susceptible to leg-spin while Morgan also may try to repeat his heroics from the World Cup against Morgan.
Sussex’s batting is in good form too. Phil Salt and Luke Wright put up a partnership of 130 in the previous match while Lauri Evans, Alex Carey, David Wiese, and Delray Rawlins have all scored runs this season already.
Sussex will know that they may have to chase down a huge total against Middlesex or score one to give their bowling a chance and we think they have the batting to do so.
Sussex Playing 11
Philip Salt, LJ Wright, Laurie Evans, Alex Carey, D Wiese, Delray Rawlins, Rashid Khan, Chris Jordan, Ollie Robinson, Danny Briggs, TS Mills.
One look at the batting lineup for Middlesex this season will make you realize why they are such a force to be reckoned with. Dawid Malan, Paul Stirling, AB de Villiers, and Eoin Morgan in the batting order is just not fair to the other teams!
The previous match against Surrey was won on the strength of this batting and the same is going to be the biggest threat in this match against Sussex. Current form is a big factor in the T20 Blast and that is why AB de Villiers is going to be such a big factor. It was just a few hours ago that he was smashing the bowlers around the park and will come in to bat against Sussex full of confidence.
Middlesex can afford to go hard against Sussex knowing they have plenty of depth in their batting but they will not want to make the mistake of taking it easy against the best bowling lineup in the T20 blast 2019.
Middlesex’s own bowling is not as strong as Sussex. Mujeeb ur Rahman, Toby Roland-Jones, and Steven Finn are all superb bowlers but there are some overs which can be targeted.
The conditions are expected to be a bit cloudy with some rain around so the bowlers may have some difficult conditions to work with as well.
Middlesex Playing 11
PR Stirling, Dawid Malan, Stephen Eskinazi, Dan Lincoln, John Simpson, George Scott, Toby Roland-Jones, Nathan Sowter, Thomas Helm, ST Finn, Mujeeb Ur Rahman.
SUS vs MID Toss Prediction
The team that wins the toss is going to want to field first with rain around and possible DLS calculations to contend with.
Read our guide on toss predictions to learn how we analyze and come up with our tips.
Pitch and Conditions
Sussex vs Middlesex T20 Blast 2019 is going to be played at the County Ground, Hove. The weather forecast for Hove is not good for match day. There is some rain expected around the time of the toss and it is forecast to continue for the next few hours.
Hopefully, the rain misses the ground otherwise we could be deprived of a blockbuster encounter.
The pitch at Sussex is good for batting with a little something in it for the bowlers as well.
SUS vs MID Betting Tips
We think this is a match between two very evenly matched teams. Sussex is a stronger bowling side while Middlesex is a stronger batting side. Both the teams have been in very good form as well.
We think having AB de Villiers and Eoin Morgan in the side gives Middlesex an advantage in this match and they should be able to win.
Bet on Middlesex to win.
We are eager to know what you think of our match predictions, if there is anything we can do better or if you want to let us know your own predictions for the match.