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South Africa vs England 3rd Test Betting Tips - Proteas can bounce back in Port Elizabeth

Elgar has scored 100+ runs in two of his last three Test matches at St Georges Park
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South Africa have won five of their last seven Test matches at St Georges Park with a solitary defeat (Getty Images)

The Test series between South Africa and England moves to St Georges Park for the 3rd Test of the four match series. With the series level, South Africa are tipped to take advantage in the absence of James Anderson.

England captain Joe Root and South African Dean Elgar both scored runs in the 2nd Test and are backed to go big in Port Elizabeth.

South Africa Form


South Africa lost the last Test at Newlands by 189 runs against England. England were dismissed for 269 runs before South Africa collapsed for 223 runs. Dean Elgar top scored with 88 runs.

After England scored 381 runs in their second innings the hosts were left with a chase of 447 runs. South Africa made a valiant attempt to bat day five out for a draw but ultimately came up short.

With five wins from their seven Test matches at St Georges Park South Africa offer excellent value at 2.30 to bounce back and win. Dean Elgar will be looked at in the run-scoring market once the odds are available.

South Africa News


South Africa have no reported injury concerns and are unlikely to make a change to their line-up.

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Dean Elgar has scored 100+ runs in two of his last three matches at St Georges Park (Getty Images)

England Form


England leveled the four-match series 1-1 with a 189-run win at Newlands. A poor first innings score of 269 runs was made to look pretty decent thanks to James Anderson’s 5-40 as they rolled South Africa out for 223 runs.

Dom Sibley scored 133 runs and Joe Root 61 runs as England piled on 391-8 declared. The final innings saw England dismiss the Proteas for 248 runs to level the series.

England are priced at 2.25 to win while a draw will pay 5.75. Joe Root could offer value in the run-scoring markets.

England News


The big news is that England’s all-time leading wicket-taker James Anderson has been sent home after incurring a rib injury. Jofra Archer should be fit to take his place while Mark Wood is another option.

South Africa vs England Head to Head


After winning the 2nd Test England hold a 4-3 lead over South Africa in their last seven matches. Newlands provided a cracking contest in their last Test but England won the match by 189 runs late on the fifth day.

South Africa vs England Betting Odds


South Africa are priced at 2.30 and England at 2.25 to win while a draw will pay 5.75. Faf du Plessis can be backed to be the hosts best first innings batsman at 4.33 with Dean Elgar paying 4.50.

For England Joe Root is favoured at 3.50 to be England’s best first innings batsman while Dom Sibley is valued at 5.00. Ben Stokes is an outsider at 7.00.

To score 50 and 100+ runs in the match is not available as yet but once it is I will be looking at Joe Root and Dean Elgar.

South Africa vs England Match Up


As the first two Test matches have shown, this is going to be a tightly contested series. The bowlers have thus far dominated with only one 100+ score in two tests. The bowling line-ups have proven to be both sides' strength and the loss of James Anderson could prove a massive blow to England.

Joe Root Test cricket
Joe Root found some form with 61 runs in the 2nd Test against South Africa (Getty Images)

South Africa vs England Stats


  • South Africa have won 5 of their last 7 Test matches at St Georges Park.
  • South Africa’s Dean Elgar scored 88 runs in the 2nd Test against England.
  • South Africa’s Deal Elgar averages 52.10 at St Georges Park.
  • South Africa’s Deal Elgar has scores of 103, 83 & 121 runs in his last 3 Tests at St Georges Park.
  • England’s Joe Root scored 35 & 61 runs in the 2nd Test.

South Africa vs England FAQ

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Where is the South Africa vs England 3rd Test being played?

The South Africa vs England 3rd Test is being played at St Georges Park in Port Elizabeth, South Africa.

When is the South Africa vs England 3rd Test being played?

The South Africa vs England 3rd Test is being played on Thursday 16 January 2020 at 08:00 GMT.

Where can you watch South Africa vs England live streamed?

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What is the Port Elizabeth weather forecast?

The Port Elizabeth weather forecast is set to be warm for the first two games while there is rain expected in patches for the final three days.

Verdict

South Africa have a brilliant record at St Georges Park so I'm tipping them to bounce back with a victory at 2.30. Dean Elgar averages 52.10 at St Georges Park and is tipped to score 50+ runs in the match.

There is value on Joe Root to be among the runs after batting well in the 2nd Test. Once the odds are available we'll have a look at him.

Best Bet: South Africa Win Win Market @2.30 at bet365 - 5 Units

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