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Central Stags vs Otago Volts Predictions & Tips - Young backed to steer Stags to victory
- Central Stags vs Otago Volts predictions for Monday’s Super Smash cricket match
- The match will be played at the Pukekura Park at 03:00 GMT
- I am tipping the Central Stags to win with Will Young and George Worker to score big
- Match preview, predictions and latest team news
Central Stags have won four of their six Super Smash matches (Getty images)
Central Stags vs Otago Volts Predictions
The Central Stags are stacked with quality throughout the team. The addition of international players certainly makes them favourites, as does the form of George Worker. I’m looking at a Central Stags victory in this one.
- Central Stags’ Will Young has scored 50 & 68 runs in his last 2 matches.
- Central Stags’ George Worker has scored 23+ runs in his last 6 matches.
- Central Stags’ George Worker scored 106 runs in his last match against the Otago Volts.
- Central Stags have won 5 of their last 6 matches.
Head to Head
The Central Stags lead 14-11 in their 25 matches against the Otago Volts.
They met on 8 January at the University Oval where the Stags won by 53 runs.
Central Stags Form
The Central Stags have won four of their six Super Smash matches thus far. That sees them in third place, four points off the top two and eight points ahead of the Otago Volts in fourth.
Last time out the Stags handed the Canterbury Kings their first defeat of the season at Hagley Oval. Batting first, the Stags scored 186 runs with Will Young top scoring on 68. George Worker continued his consistent form with 32 runs.
Doug Bracewell ensured that the Kings were always on the back foot in the second innings. He took 3-38 as the Kings fell 18 runs short.
Central Stags Injuries & Team News
The Central Stags’ international players, Ajaz Patel, Ross Taylor and Will Young all featured in the last match and will do so again.
They are in superb form so the Stags are likely to stick with the team that beat the Canterbury Kings.
Otago Volts Form
The Otago Volts are in fourth place and really need to win if they want to close the gap of eight points to third place. They have two wins from their opening five matches.
In their last fixture the Otago Volts lost by five wickets to the Wellington Firebirds at the Otago Oval. Nic Broom and Anaru Kitchen scored 57 runs apiece in a total of 167.
The Firebirds were magnificent in response as they cruised home with three and a half overs to spare. Michael Rippon was the pick of the Volts bowlers, taking 2-23 in four overs.
Otago Volts Injuries & Team News
The Otago Volts do not have any returning New Zealand internationals which could hamper their progress. They do, however, have some in-form players in their side who will have to carry them through the next few games.
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The Central Stags have won four of their six matches and will want to keep pressure on the top two. They are backed to beat the Otago Volts with George Worker and Will Young tipped for runs.
Best Bet: Stags Win Result @-138.89 at BetMGM - 4 Units
Best Bet: Worker Over 22.5 Runs Over/Under Runs @-120.48 at bet365 Sport NJ - 2 Units
Best Stags Batsman Tip: Will Young Best Stags Batsman @350.00 at Borgata Sports - 1 Unit