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2nd Test, Southampton, Aug 13-17 2020 at 11am BST
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Pakistan just about did enough to win the first test but as is the case with most Pakistani teams they do tend losing when they should win. Are we too harsh? Pakistan will probably feel they should have bowled better in the 2nd innings and without Masood’s 156 the result would have been very one-sided. Keep in mind he was dropped several times on the way to his match top score.

Stokes absence is a massive deal, and we doubt the sportsbooks are pricing his absence correctly. Pakistan@4’s is a very good bet with the idea of exiting the bet in play. That is when Pakistan’s odds go to 2.8 or lower – cash out. 

Check out our todays match prediction page for the latest cricket betting tips. 

England 1 Dom Sibley, 2 Rory Burns, 3 Joe Root (capt), 4 Zak Crawley, 5 Ollie Pope, 6 Jos Buttler (wk), 7 Chris Woakes, 8 Dom Bess, 9 Stuart Broad, 10 Jofra Archer, 11 James Anderson

Pakistan 1 Shan Masood, 2 Abid Ali, 3 Azhar Ali (capt), 4 Babar Azam, 5 Asad Shafiq, 6 Shadab Khan, 7 Mohammad Rizwan (wk), 8 Yasir Shah, 9 Shaheen Afridi, 10 Mohammad Abbas, 11 Naseem Shah

TeamsWinnerMarginGroundDate
England vs PakistanEnglandEngland won by 3 wicketsManchester05-Aug-20
England vs PakistanEnglandEngland won by an innings and 55 runsLeeds01-Jun-18
England vs PakistanPakistanPakistan won by 9 wicketsLord’s24-May-18
England vs PakistanPakistanPakistan won by 10 wicketsThe Oval11-Aug-16
England vs PakistanEnglandEngland won by 141 runsBirmingham03-Aug-16
ENGLAND    
TeamResultMarginGround 
v West IndiesWON269 runsManchester24-Jul-20
v West IndiesWON113 runsManchester16-Jul-20
v West IndiesLOST4 wicketsSouthampton08-Jul-20
v Sri LankacancColombo (SSC)27-Mar-20
v Sri LankacancGalle19-Mar-20
v South AfricaWON191 runsJohannesburg24-Jan-20
v South AfricaWONinns & 53 runsPort Elizabeth16-Jan-20
v South AfricaWON189 runsCape Town03-Jan-20
v South AfricaLOST107 runsCenturion26-Dec-19
v New ZealanddrawHamilton29-Nov-19
v New ZealandLOSTinns & 65 runsMount Maunganui21-Nov-19
v AustraliaWON135 runsThe Oval12-Sep-19
v AustraliaLOST185 runsManchester04-Sep-19
v AustraliaWON1 wicketsLeeds22-Aug-19
v AustraliadrawLord’s14-Aug-19
v AustraliaLOST251 runsBirmingham01-Aug-19
PAKISTAN    
TeamResultMarginTossBat
v BangladeshWONinns & 44 runsRawalpindi07-Feb-20
v Sri LankaWON263 runsKarachi19-Dec-19
v Sri LankadrawRawalpindi11-Dec-19
v AustraliaLOSTinns & 48 runsAdelaide29-Nov-19
v AustraliaLOSTinns & 5 runsBrisbane21-Nov-19
v South AfricaLOST107 runsJohannesburg11-Jan-19
v South AfricaLOST9 wicketsCape Town03-Jan-19
v South AfricaLOST6 wicketsCenturion26-Dec-18
v New ZealandLOST123 runsAbu Dhabi03-Dec-18
v New ZealandWONinns & 16 runsDubai (DSC)24-Nov-18
v New ZealandLOST4 runsAbu Dhabi16-Nov-18
v AustraliaWON373 runsAbu Dhabi16-Oct-18
v AustraliadrawDubai (DSC)07-Oct-18
v EnglandLOSTinns & 55 runsLeeds01-Jun-18
v EnglandWON9 wicketsLord’s24-May-18
v IrelandWON5 wicketsDublin (Malahide)11-May-18

England v Pakistan 2nd Test 2020 Match Prediction

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England to win * trade Pakistan to win and exit in play.

England played well when they needed it. Buoyed by the heroics of the 2019 Ashes Stokes innings, this English side is capable of chasing difficult 2nd innings totals. 

In the 1st test the English openers failed but its doubtful England’s new genuine opening batsman, Dom Sibley, well fail again. He scored 36 off 114 balls in the 2nd innings which is what he needs to keep doing, albeit with 20 to 30 more runs on the board.  

England didn’t played well in Southampton against the West Indies but we expect another England win. 

Pakistan need to bowl better and maybe the extended layoff hindered their efforts. Pakistan has a great trio of fast bowlers in Shaheen Afridi, Mohammad Abbas and Naseem Shah.

Pakistan @ 4.50 to win is very tempting. The idea would be to trade in and out during the match with in-play betting. Barring a massive 1st innings collapse or a gigantic England lead these odds will shorten throughout the match. 

The forecast is thunderstorms on Day 1 and Day 2 and scattered showers for the remaining three days. Check out our top betting tips for a rain affected draw. 

No word yet from the captains regarding the ptich but It’s a seamers dream pitch and conditions.  In four Tests at the Ageas Bowl, spinners average 30.27 (33 wickets) while for seamers its 31.73  and 94 wickets.

Pakistan chose to bat

Our Top Betting Tips for England vs Pakistan

*Our top betting tips are only available pre match. You will not be able to place bets on any of these outcomes once the match starts.

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Double Chance England Win Or X@1.20
Why? Rain is going to play a big factor and England should win. 

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Cricket England vs Pakistan 2nd Test Draw@2.86
Why? Its going to rain – a lot. 

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Broad, Stuart (England) Top Wicket Taker – Home Team, Innings 1 @3.75

Why?  Recent form: 3/66, 3/42, 6/31, 4/36, 3/54 & 3/37 

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Dominic Sibley
Why? He looks the real deal opening. 

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