JOSH Healey (@joshhealey04) is back with a bet that’s caught his eye in Friday night’s T20 Blast.
Gloucestershire v Somerset | Friday 17:30 | Sky Sports 2
Gloucestershire host Somerset in tonight’s televised T20 Blast encounter, and the capacity crowd will be optimistic for a cracking game of cricket.
It remains to be seen how well Somerset can cope without Chris Gayle as they’ve only played one game since his departure. The visitors are W2 L3 NR1, three points behind 4th spot. It’s time for the rest of the side to stand up and be counted as two points is a must tonight; they are certainly not short of firepower.
Gloucestershire, meanwhile, are enjoying a good season so far having W4 L3, sitting pretty in 3rd place. The first innings totals they’ve scored are 199 and 214, and the ones they’ve conceded are 175, 167, 156, 181 and 191. To me this highlights the potential for runs in this encounter.
There’s one bet that jumps out at me here, and that is Over 37.5 Boundaries at 5/6 with William Hill. For me that line is slightly too low, and I reckon it’s worth capitalising on.
This bet would’ve landed in 6/7 of Gloucestershire’s games this season, including 3/3 at Bristol. Meanwhile for Somerset it’s been a winner in 4/4 fully completed matches.
The first innings scores at Bristol this season have been 175, 199 and 191, showing it’s a good batting track. The pitch didn’t play so well last season but that looks to have been rectified, so there’s a good chance plenty of runs will be scored here.
As this is a derby match in front of a sell-out crowd, the game will be high intensity; accompany that with the stats and I can’t help but feel that the boundaries will flow at Bristol tonight.
Gloucestershire v Somerset – Over 37.5 Boundaries (5/6 William Hill)