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South Africa vs Australia 3rd ODI Betting Tips - Klaasen backed to score big as Proteas seek 3-0 whitewash

South Africa have won 10 of their last 11 ODIs against Australia
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South Africa have won the first two ODIs of the three-match series against Australia (Getty Images)

South Africa vs Australia 3rd ODI Preview, Predictions & Betting Tips


South Africa and Australia meet for the 3rd and final ODI of the series in Potchefstroom with the visitors on the brink of a 3-0 hammering. All the form is with the hosts so I’m backing them to win again while Heinrich Klaasen and Janneman Malan are tipped to score big.

South Africa Form


South Africa were superb in the 2nd ODI in Bloemfontein. Lungi Ngidi was in brilliant form with the ball, taking 6-58 as he singlehandedly pulled South Africa back into the contest when Australia looked destined for 300+ runs.

Nevertheless a total of 271 runs was always going to be a challenge especially to a Proteas’ batting line-up that has shown fragility. Janneman Malan got a first-ball duck on debut in the 1st ODI but played the innings of his life ending on 129 not out.

He was ably supported by Heinrich Klaasen who scored 50 runs following on from his 123 in the 1st ODI. In the end the hosts won comfortably by six wickets with nine balls to spare.

Klaasen is in great form and is my best for the best batsman market while Malan offers value in the over/under runs market. South Africa are paying 2.50 for a third successive victory over Australia.

South Africa News


After a summer of turmoil South Africa will want to keep their foot on the throat of Australia. At the same time opportunities need to be given and with the series won there may be a couple of changes. 

Lutho Sipamla is the obvious choice to come into the bowling line-up, perhaps at the expense of Anrich Nortje.

Heinrich Klaasen
Heinrich Klaasen has scored 123 and 50 runs in his last two ODI matches (Getty Images)

Australia Form


It has been a disappointing ODI series for Australia after losing the first two matches. Batting first in the 2nd ODI in Bloemfontein Aaron Finch and David Warner got them off to a cracking start. 

The dismissal of Warner for 35 runs however slowed the pace of the innings down somewhat. D’Arcy Short batted brilliantly for his 69 runs, as did Aaron Finch for the same score. 

Unfortunately the middle to lower order only managed 49 runs in the final 10 overs which left Australia on 271 runs. South Africa reached the total with the loss of only four wickets to win by six wickets with nine balls to spare. 

The Aussies remain favourites at 1.53 which seems short considering their form over the last two ODIs.

Australia News


After two defeats Australia could ring the changes. Kane Richardson and Josh Hazelwood are both likely to start to give the visitors bowling more depth. Mitchell Marsh could make way while either Mitchell Starc or Pat Cummins could be rested.

South Africa vs Australia Head to Head


South Africa have now won 10 of their last 11 ODI matches against Australia. Their last encounter in the 2nd ODI saw the hosts emerge victorious by six wickets in Bloemfontein.

South Africa vs Australia Betting Odds


South Africa offer value at 2.50 with Australia favourites at 1.53. Quinton de Kock remains the favourite at 2.87 in the best batsman market for South Africa. Janneman Malan is paying 4.50 in the same market with in-from Heinrich Klaasen at 6.50.

David Warner can be backed at 3.50 in the best batsman market for Australia while opening partner Aaron Finch and Steven Smith are paying 4.00.

South Africa vs Australia Match Up


South Africa have been brilliant in the opening two ODIs against a very strong Australian outfit. Despite impressive bowling spells from Mitchell Starc and Pat Cummins the backup hasn’t quite been up to scratch.

Australia will be looking for an improvement in both their batting and bowling performances. Neither department has been up to scratch in the opening two ODIs and South Africa have taken full advantage. 

Janneman Malan
Janneman Malan was superb in scoring 129 runs not out in the 2nd ODI against Australia (Getty Images)

South Africa vs Australia Stats


  • South Africa have won 10 of their last 11 ODI matches against Australia.
  • South Africa have won the 1st 2 ODIs against Australia in this series.
  • South Africa’s Janneman Malan scored 129 runs in his last ODI match.
  • South Africa’s Heinrich Klaasen has scored 123 and 50 runs in his last 2 ODI matches.

South Africa vs Australia FAQ

Where can you watch South Africa vs Australia live stream online?

You can check out our live streaming calendar for the South Africa vs Australia live stream online.

Where is the South Africa vs Australia 3rd ODI being played?

The South Africa vs Australia 3rd ODI is being played in Potchefstroom, South Africa.

When is the South Africa vs Australia 3rd ODI being played?

The South Africa vs Australia 3rd ODI is being played on Saturday 7 March 2020 at 08:00 GMT.

What is South Africa's recent ODI form?

South Africa have won five of their last six completed ODI matches.

What is Australia's recent ODI form?

Australia have lost six of their last seven ODI matches.

What is South Africa vs Australia ODI Head to Head?

South Africa lead Australia 50-48 in head to head terms. Of their last 11 ODI meetings South Africa have won 10.

Verdict

South Africa have won the opening two ODIs against Australia and are backed to win again. Heinrich Klaasen's form shouldn't be ignored, he's backed to score 50+ runs while Janneman Malan is tipped to score over 25.5 runs.

Best Bet: South Africa Win Win Market @2.50 at betway - 5 Units
Over 25.5 Runs Tip: Janneman Malan Over/Under Runs Market @1.83 at betway - 4 Units
To Score 50+ Runs Tip: Heinrich Klaasen To Score 50+ Runs Market @3.00 at bet365 - 2 Units

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Post bet analysis

South Africa cruised to a six wicket victory as Heinrich Klaasen scored 68 runs not out. Janneman Malan fell for 23 runs which was a bit of a blow but we're still up by 7.5 units on the match.
07 Mar 2020

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