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Nelson Mandela Bay Giants vs Cape Town Blitz Betting Tips - Giants' Mzansi Super League momentum to come to a screaming halt

Big hitting Blitz have value in the six hitting market at St Georges Park
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Big hits expected as Cape Town Blitz are set to dominate at St Georges Park (Getty Images)

The top two teams of the 2019 Mzansi Super League meet at St Georges Park as the Nelson Mandela Bay Giants face the Cape Town Blitz. I believe the Blitz are a more balanced outfit with a number of international options so I’m backing them against the odds.

Nelson Mandela Bay Giants Form


Nelson Mandela Bay Giants have had an unbeaten start to their campaign with two victories and one no result. It is important to note that both their victories have come against the bottom placed Jozi Stars.

In their last match they dismissed the Jozi Stars for an atrocious 108 runs at the Wanderers. Junior Dala took 3-19 and Imran Tahir 3-23. The Giants response was emphatic as Jason Roy crashed 31 off 12 balls before JJ Smuts (23) and Ben Dunk (50) took them home with extreme comfort.

The Giants are favourites for this clash at 1.80 but I am skeptical considering both their victories have been against an out-of-sorts Jozi Stars side. Imran Tahir could offer value in the best bowler department but we’ll wait for those odds to be available first.

Nelson Mandela Bay Giants News


With winning momentum it is unlikely that the Giants will change much but fresh legs could be required. Fast bowler Beuran Hendricks could get in at the expense of Nandre Burger while Akhona Mnyaka will also be knocking the door down.

On the batting front they are looking pretty solid with Jason Roy starting to find some form at the top of the order.

Imran Tahir
Imran Tahir will be the key bowler for the Nelson Mandela Bay Giants (Getty Images)

Cape Town Blitz Form


Cape Town Blitz just have the one blip on their radar after four matches. That defeat came against the Paarl Rocks but they were back on track in their last outing against the Durban Heat at Kingsmead.

Batting first the Blitz amassed a total of 174 runs. Marques Ackerman and Asif Ali top scored with 43 runs apiece. Their two form batsmen is opener Janneman Malan and Quinton de Kock – both will be popular picks in the best Blitz batsman market.

The Blitz go into the match as slight underdogs at 2.00 and I believe that represents superb value for arguably the best balanced side in the competition. Along with that they have four of the top seven six hitters so I’m tipping them to hit the most sixes at 2.05.

Cape Town Blitz News


The Blitz have a superb bowling attack with South African internationals Dale Steyn and Anrich Nortje spearheading the attack. Pakistan fast bowler Wahab Riaz backs them up while Sisanda Magala will be looking get some game time too.

On the batting front Moeen Ali is likely to come in as he offers an extra bowling option while Mohammad Nawaz could also make an appearance for this match.

Nelson Mandela Bay Giants vs Cape Town Blitz Head to Head


Cape Town Blitz lead the head to head 1-0 after last season. The second game between the two at St Georges Park was called off without a ball being bowled.

At Newlands the Blitz batted first scoring 175 runs as Janneman Malan top scored with 57 runs. In response the Giants could only score 132 runs in their allotted 20 overs. Heino Kuhn top scored with 55.

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Nelson Mandela Bay Giants vs Cape Town Blitz Betting Odds


The bookmakers expect a close game but they have given the Nelson Mandela Bay Gians a slight edge at 1.80 while the Cape Town Blitz have odds of 2.00. In a 50/50 bet you can back either team at 1.90 to win the toss.

In the opening partnership stakes both Giants and Blitz are valued at 1.90 to have the highest opening partnership while there are odds of 13.00 if you'd like to back the match to go to a super over. An appetising bet may be to back the first 100+ score of the competition at 8.00.

Nelson Mandela Bay Giants vs Cape Town Blitz Match Up


Generally St Georges Park has some assistance for the spin bowlers which could bring the Giants' Imran Tahir into play. They will heavily rely on the retired South African international considering the brilliant options the Blitz have in the bowling department.

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Quinton de Kock is joint second in the six hitting department at the 2019 Mzansi Super League (Getty Images)

Nelson Mandela Bay Giants vs Cape Town Blitz Stats


  • Cape Town Blitz have won 3 of their opening 4 matches.
  • Cape Town Blitz have 4 of the top 7 six hitters in the competition.
  • Nelson Mandela Bay Giants have 1 player in the top 7 six hitters.

Nelson Mandela Bay Giants vs Cape Town Blitz FAQ

Where is the Nelson Mandela Bay Giants vs Cape Town Blitz Mzansi Super League match being played?

The Nelson Mandela Bay Giants vs Cape Town Blitz Mzansi Super League match is being played at St Georges Park in Port Elizabeth, South Africa.

When is the Nelson Mandela Bay Giants vs Cape Town Blitz Mzansi Super League match being played?

The Nelson Mandela Bay Giants vs Cape Town Blitz Mzansi Super League match is being played on Wednesday 20 November 2019 at 15:30 GMT.

Has there been any centuries scored in the 2019 Mzansi Super League?

No there have not. Janneman Malan from the Cape Town Blitz has come closest when he scored 99 not out in the opening game of the tournament. 

Where can you watch Nelson Mandela Bay Giants vs Cape Town Blitz live streamed?

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Verdict

The Cape Town Blitz have been superb this season and possess a team full of international quality. I believe they are great value at even money 2.00 to get the win. I am also backing the Blitz to hit the most sixes at 2.05 considering the amount of big hitters they have.

Best Bet: Cape Town Blitz Win @2.00 at betway - 5 Units
Team To Hit the Most Sixes: Cape Town Blitz @2.05 at betway - 3 Units

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Post bet analysis

A small profit after the Cape Town Blitz made a great start to their innings batting first. Unfortunately they couldn't surpass the 200-run mark and the Giants managed to chase down the total. The Blitz still hit 9 sixes compared to the six of the Giants which gave me a narrow win.
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