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Auckland Aces vs Northern Knights Predictions & Tips - Knights can heap more misery on Aces

  • Auckland Aces vs Northern Knights predictions for Sunday’s Super Smash cricket match
  • The match will be played at the Eden Park Outer Oval at 02:10 GMT
  • I am backing Southee and Boult to lead the Knights to victory
  • Match preview, predictions and latest team news
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Jeet Raval scored 70 runs in his last Super Smash match (Getty images)
Ralph Staniforth 16 Jan 2021
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Auckland Aces vs Northern Knights Predictions


This should be a very tight match between the bottom two sides. Both teams have plenty of quality but the addition of international bowlers, Trent Boult and Tim Southee should give the Knights the edge.

  • Auckland Aces have lost their last 5 Super Smash matches.
  • Auckland Aces’ Sean Solia scored 55 runs in his last match.
  • Northern Knights’ Jeet Raval scored 70 runs in his last match.

Head to Head


In their 26 matches against each other the Auckland Aces and Northern Knights had level at 13 wins apiece.

Last season the Northern Knights did the double on the Auckland Aces. Their last match ended in a three wicket win for the Knights at the Eden Park Outer Oval.

Auckland Aces Form


Auckland Aces sit bottom of the Super Smash table after losing their opening five matches. They will need a dramatic turnaround if they are to get anywhere near the playoffs.

In their last match, the Aces suffered a six-run defeat to the Canterbury Kings at Hagley Oval. The Kings scored 154 in their 20 overs, a score that was more than attainable for the Aces.

William O’Donnell (50) and Sean Solia (55) put the Aces on track for victory but once they fell, the Auckland side just couldn’t get over the line. They ended on 148-5 after 20 overs.

Auckland Aces Injuries & Team News


The Auckland Aces will be concerned about the form of internationals, Martin Guptill and Glenn Phillips. They will be hoping their two stars can find form in the second half of the season.

Northern Knights Form


The Northern Knights are second from bottom with only one win in the Super Smash from six matches. 

The Knights lost their last match to the Canterbury Kings by six wickets at the Hagley Oval. Jeet Raval top scored with 70 runs as the Knights posted a total of 150 in their allotted overs.

Frederick Walker got the Knights off to a perfect start with the ball, taking 3-20 in his four overs. The Kings were 15-3 and the Knights looked on their way to victory.

Unfortunately the Northern Knights could not keep that pressure on as a 133-run fifth wicket partnership saw the Kings win with an over remaining.

Northern Knights Injuries & Team News


The Northern Knights will have a Tim Southee and Trent Boult available for this match which should make them a lot stronger. Along with Mitchell Santner the Knights now have a core of international stars.

It is on the batting front where they need to improve. Kane Williamson is not yet available for selection.

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Verdict

The Northern Knights will have Trent Boult and Tim Southee available for selection. This gives them a huge advantage so I'm backing the Knights to win with the Aces to remain winless.

Best Bet: Knights Win Result @-111.11 at BetMGM - 4 Units
Best Knights Batsman Tip: Jeet Raval Best Knights Batsman @350.00 at bet365 Sport NJ - 1 Unit
Best Aces Batsman Tip: Sean Solia Best Aces Batsman @400.00 at Borgata Sports - 1 Unit

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