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England vs Ireland 1st ODI Betting Tips, Predictions & Odds - Denly backed to steer England to victory

  • Joe Denly has scored 66 & 87 runs in his last 2 ODI matches
  • England have won 14 of their last 18 ODI matches
  • Andy Balbirnie scored 60 runs in a recent warm-up match against the England Lions
  • The last 4 ODI matches at the Rose Bowl have seen under 550.5 runs
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Joe Denly was in sparkling ODI form earlier this year prior to the pandemic and is backed to pick up where he left off (Getty Images)

England welcome Ireland to the Rose Bowl for the 1st ODI on Thursday. The hosts are missing some top players while Ireland have struggled with the bat recently so I don’t expect a high-scoring encounter. 

England’s Joe Denly has been in fine form with the bat and that is tipped to continue.

England Form


England are ranked No.1 in the world in ODI cricket and rightly so. Not only did they claim the World Cup title in 2019, they have also won 14 of their last 18 ODI matches. 

England’s last ODI took place in February 2020 against South Africa at the Wanderers in Johannesburg. After restricting South Africa to 256 runs, England managed to chase the total down to win by two wickets. 

Joe Denly top scored with 66 runs to follow up his 87 runs in the previous match.

England News


England are resting a number of players including Ben Stokes, Joe Root, Jos Buttler, Jofra Archer and Chris Woakes.

This should give Joe Denly an opportunity to bat at three while James Vince, Sam Billings, Tom Banton and Tom Curran will get the opportunity to prove their worth.

Ireland Form


Ireland’s ODI form has been decent by their standards. Within their ranks they have a number of quality players but putting it all together on the big day seems to be a challenge.

Their last match took place in January 2020 at St George’s against the West Indies. Batting first Ireland only managed 203 runs with Andy Balbirnie scoring 71 runs. The West indies chased down the total with ease to win by five wickets.

Balbirnie scored 60 runs in a warm-up game just a few days ago against the England Lions which should ensure he goes into this series in form.

Ireland News


Ireland are full strength along with a number of youngsters for COVID-19 precautions. Paul Stirling, William Porterfield and Andy Balbirnie will be key players for Ireland.

England vs Ireland Head to Head


England hold a 8-1 advantage over Ireland in their 10 matches. There was one no result. 

They last met in 2019 in Dublin where England won by four wickets with an under-strength team.

England vs Ireland Odds


England are overwhelming favourites at 1.12 with Ireland available at 6.00. Jonny Bairstow and Jason Roy are both available at 3.50 to be England’s best bastsman.

For Ireland Andy Balbirnie can be backed at 4.50 to be their best batsman.

England vs Ireland Match Up


England are resting a number of their stars for this series with a Test series around the corner but will still put out a very strong side. 

Ireland’s batsmen have struggled in recent times and in English conditions could find the going tough against the hosts.

England vs Ireland Stats


  • England have won 14 of their last 18 ODI matches.
  • England’s Joe Denly has scored 66 & 87 runs in his last 2 ODI matches.
  • England have won 8 of their 9 completed matches against Ireland.
  • Ireland’s Andy Balbirnie has scored 71 & 60 runs in his last 2 ODI matches.
  • The Rose Bowl has seen under 550.5 runs in its last 4 ODI matches.

England vs Ireland FAQ

Where can you watch England vs Ireland live stream online?

You can check out our live streaming calendar for the England vs Ireland live stream online.

Where is the England vs Ireland 1st ODI match being played?

The England vs Ireland 1st ODI match is being played at the Rose Bowl in Southampton, England.

When is the England vs Ireland 1st ODI match being played?

The England vs Ireland 1st ODI match is being played on Thursday 30 July 2020.

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Verdict

I'm backing this match to have less that 550.5 runs with England's Joe Denly to score 50+ runs. Andy Balbirnie is backed to be Ireland's best batsman.

Best Bet: Under 550.5 Runs Total Runs in Match @1.80 at bet365 - 4 Units
Value Bet: Joe Denly 50+ Runs To Score 50+ Runs @3.00 at bet365 - 2 Units
Best Ireland Batsman Tip: Andy Balbirnie Best Ireland Batsman @4.50 at bet365 - 1 Unit

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