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Wellington Firebirds vs Canterbury Kings Predictions & Tips - Table-toppers Firebirds to win again
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Wellington Firebirds are top of the Super Smash table (Getty Images)
Wellington Firebirds vs Canterbury Kings Tips
The Wellington Firebirds have been brilliant this season with six wins from seven matches. They are backed to beat the Canterbury Kings and remain top of the table.
In the run scoring markets, Finn Allen is backed to top score for the Firebirds and Daryl Mitchell for the Kings.
- Wellington Firebirds have won 6 of their last 7 matches.
- Wellington Firebirds’ Finn Allen has scored the 2nd most runs in the 2020/21 Super Smash.
- Wellington Firebirds’ Finn Allen has scored 50+ runs in 3 of his last 5 matches.
- Canterbury Kings’ Daryl Mitchell has scored 30+ runs in 3 of his last 5 matches.
Head to Head
The Canterbury Kings hold a narrow 14-12 lead over the Wellington Firebirds in 26 completed matches. Their last encounter saw the Kings win by four wickets at Hagley Oval in January 2020.
Wellington Firebirds Form
The Wellington Firebirds are top of the Super Smash table on 24 points. They have won six of their seven matches this season and almost assured of a playoff spot.
The Firebirds beat the Otago Volts by four wickets in their last match at the Basin Reserve. Ben Sears bowled superbly for the Firebirds, taking 4-21 to restrict the Volts to a total of 137 runs.
The target was achieved by the Firebirds with two overs remaining. Michael Bracewell top scored with 47 runs after the Wellington Firebirds lost a couple of early wickets.
Firebirds Team News
The balance of the Wellington Firebirds side is probably the best in the competition. Finn Allen has been brilliant with the bat this season while Devon Conway and Tom Blundell offer international quality.
Canterbury Kings Form
The Canterbury Kings find themselves third on the Super Smash table, four points behind the Wellington Firebirds. They have won five of their seven matches but will want t bounce back from their latest one against the Northern Knights.
The Kings were unfortunate after rain interrupted their batting innings against the Knights. Eventually they scored 118 off 15 overs with Todd Astle top scoring with 36 runs.
The D/L method was used to set the Northern Knights a total of 92 runs in 11 overs. The Kings bowlers could not contain a dominant Knights batting outfit which contained New Zealand captain, Kane Williamson.
In the end the Knights won by eight wickets in the final over. More runs will be required by the Canterbury Kings top order as we head towards the playoffs.
Kings Team News
The Canterbury Kings are not expected to make any changes. Their internationals are back with Daryl Mitchell already showing the difference he can make.
Matt Henry struggled in the last match but remains the key bowler in the Kings side.
Wellington Firebirds vs Canterbury Kings FAQ
What is the Wellington Firebirds vs Canterbury Kings best bet?
The Wellington Firebirds have won six of their seven matches this season. The best bet is for the Firebirds to win this match.
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The Wellington Firebirds have been superb all season and the return of their international players has further strengthened their side. Victory will all but secure them top spot going into the playoffs so my best bet is for the Firebirds to win this match.
Best Bet: Firebirds Win Result @-138.89 at BetMGM - 4 Units
Best Firebirds Batsman Tip: Finn Allen Best Firebirds Batsman @300.00 at Caesars (Sport) - 1 Unit
Best Kings Batsman Tip: Daryl Mitchell Best Kings Batsman @400.00 at PlaySugarhouse Sport - 1 Unit