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England vs Pakistan 2nd Test Betting Tips, Predictions & Odds - England backed to clinch series in 2nd Test

  • England clinched the 1st Test against Pakistan at Old Trafford
  • Ben Stokes is ruled out of the series for family reasons
  • Jos Buttler has revived his Test career with two 50+ scores in his last 3 innings
  • England have won 2 of their last 3 Test matches at the Rose Bowl
  • Pakistan’s Babar Azam has scored 50+ runs in 5 of his last 6 Test innings
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Jos Buttler steered England to an unlikely victory with 79 runs in the 1st Test at Old Trafford (Getty Images)

England and Pakistan meet in the 2nd Test at the Rose Bowl on Thursday. After an enthralling 1st Test the series is set up perfectly, but conditions at the Rose Bowl are unlikely to be as suitable to the visitors. 

Jos Buttler can continue his fine form while Pakistan will once again rely on Babar Azam.

England Form


England were largely outplayed in the 1st Test until the final two days. On a wicket that offered spin it was always going to be dangerous against Pakistan and even more so after the visitors managed 326 runs in their first innings.

England were dismissed for 219 runs in their first innings which gave Pakistan a healthy lead. The English bowlers however then stood up and bowled Pakistan out for 169 runs which left England a daunting but achievable total of 277 runs.

At 117-5 England looked dead and buried but Jos Buttler and Chris Woakes scored 75 and 84 runs respectively to take England home by three wickets. That victory should give England plenty of confidence going into the 2nd Test.

England Team News


Ben Stokes has been ruled out of the series for family reasons with Zack Crawley coming into the side. Sam Curran comes in for Jofra Archer.

Pakistan Form


Pakistan won the toss in the 1st Test and batted first, exactly what they wanted to do on a dry pitch. Shan Masood was brilliant as he scored 156 runs along with Babar Azam who contributed 69 runs in a 326-run total.

The visitors then dismissed England for 219 and took a 107-run lead into their second innings. That is where the match started to slip with Pakistan bowled out for 169 runs to leave England a target of 277.

Pakistan were heavy favourites and had England at 117-5, but the hosts still managed to get to the target as Pakistan lost by three wickets.

Pakistan Team News


Pakistan have made one change with Fawad Alam replacing Shadab Khan.

England vs Pakistan Head to Head


Pakistan hold a 9-7 advantage over England in their last 17 Test matches along with one draw. In this 1st Test of this series England crept to a three wicket victory at Old Trafford.

England vs Pakistan Odds


England are priced at 1.90 to win with Pakistan at 4.00 to win. A draw can be backed at 3.50.

Joe Root is paying 1.66 to score 50+ runs in the match while Pakistan’s Babar Azam is valued at 1.80 in the same market at bet365.

England vs Pakistan Match Up


The strength of both sides are in their bowling departments so unless rain intervenes, we should get a winner. Much may be dependent on what the pitch is produced at the Rose Bowl and who wins the toss but after the 1st Test it is difficult to see a way back for Pakistan.

England vs Pakistan Stats


  • England’s Jos Buttler scored 38 & 75 runs in his last Test match.
  • England’s Jos Buttler has scored 50+ runs in 2 of his last 3 Test innings.
  • England won the 1st Test of the series against Pakistan.
  • Pakistan’s Babar Azam averages 79.3 over his last 6 Test innings.
  • Pakistan’s Babar Azam scored 69 runs in the 1st Test against England.

England vs Pakistan FAQ

Where can you watch England vs Pakistan live stream online?

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

Where is the England vs Pakistan 2nd Test match being played?

The England vs Pakistan 2nd Test match is being played at the Rose Bowl in Southampton, England.

When is the England vs Pakistan 2nd Test match being played?

The England vs Pakistan 2nd Test match is being played on Thursday 13 August 2020.

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Verdict

I'm backing England to win the 2nd Test with Jos Buttler and Babar Azam to get among the runs.

Best Bet: England Win Result @-111.11 at BetMGM - 4 Units
Value Bet: Azam 50+ Runs 50+ Runs in Pakistan's 1st Innings @150 at bet365 Sport NJ - 2 Units
Value Bet: Jos Buttler 50+ Runs in Match @170 at Borgata Sports - 1 Unit

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