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Wellington Firebirds vs Auckland Aces Predictions & Tips - Conway set to score
- Wellington Firebirds vs Auckland Aces predictions for Thursday’s T20 cricket match
- The match will be played at Basin Reserve in Wellington at 00:40 GMT
- I am tipping Devon Conway to be the top run scorer for the Wellington Firebirds
- Read on for more free predictions & betting tips
The Wellington Firebirds beat the Auckland Aces in the Super Smash final last season (Getty Images)
Wellington Firebirds vs Auckland Aces Predictions
Wellington Firebirds host the Auckland Aces in Wellington on Thursday. The Firebirds are the defending champions of the Super Smash. They beat their Auckland Aces’ opponents in the final last year.
This is expected to be close encounter between two of the better sides in the competition.
- Wellington Firebirds’ Devon Conway was the top run scorer in the tournament last year.
- Wellington Firebirds’ Devon Conway scored 63 in his last T20 match.
- Auckland Aces’ Glenn Phillips has scored 108, 23 and 31 in his last three T20 innings.
Head to Head
The Wellington Firebirds have won two, lost two and had one abandoned match in their last five encounters with the Auckland Aces. Their two victories both occurred at their home ground last year.
The Firebirds most recent match was the final of the 2019/20 tournament where the they beat the Auckland Aces by 22 runs.
Wellington Firebirds Form
Wellington Firebirds finished top of the table in the 2019/20 Super Smash and went ont to win the torunament. They played against the Auckland Aces in the final and won by 22 runs.
The Firebirds batted first and posted 168/7 in their allotted overs where Devon Conway top scored with 49 runs. They restricted the Auckland Aces to 146/9 and won the match by 22 runs.
Not only was Devon Conway the top run scorer last season, he has also been in magnificent form recently for the New Zealand national team in T20 cricket.
Wellington Firebirds Injuries & Team News
Wellington Firebirds are likely to have a full squad available except for New Zealand international, Tom Blundell. He is part of the Test squad preparing to play Pakistan.
Auckland Aces Form
Auckland Aces were the losing finalists in 2019 after qualifying for the final via the eliminator. They finished third in the round robin stage of the tournament in 2019.
The Aces lost to the Wellington Firebirds by 22 runs as they only mustered 146/9 after being set a target of 169 runs for victory. Martin Guptill was their top scorer with 60 runs.
This season Glenn Phillips will be a huge attraction. If people didn't take notice before, they will now after Phillips scored a century for New Zealand in a recent T20 international against the West Indies.
Auckland Aces Injuries & Team News
The Auckland Aces will also have a full squad available with one exception, Kyle Jamieson, who will feature for New Zealand in their test series against Pakistan.
Wellington Firebirds vs Auckland Aces FAQ
What is the Wellington Firebirds vs Auckland Aces best bet?
The best bet for this match is for the defending champions, Wellington Firebirds to win the match.
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The Wellington Firebirds are the defending champions of the Super Smash so we're backing them to win the opener against last season's runner-up.
Both teams have in-form batsmen with Devon Conway and Glenn Phillips showing their quality for New Zealand in a recent T20 series.
Best Bet: Firebirds Win Result @120.00 at BetMGM - 3 Units
Best Firebirds Batsman Tip: Devon Conway Best Firebirds Batsman @250.00 at bet365 Sport NJ - 1 Unit
Best Auckland Aces Batsman Tip: Glenn Phillips Best Auckland Aces Batsman @250.00 at Borgata Sports - 1 Unit