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Gloucestershire vs Northants Steelbacks Betting Tips, Predictions & Odds - Gloucestershire to reach semi-finals

  • Gloucestershire and Northants Steelbacks meet in the Vitality Blast quarter-finals
  • The match is taking place at the County Cricket Ground in Northampton on Thursday
  • Gloucestershire batsman Ian Cockbain has been brilliant in 2020
Gloucestershire vs Northants Steelbacks
Gloucestershire are favourites to advance to the semi's after a stellar season (Getty Images)

Gloucestershire and Northants Steelbacks clash at the County Cricket Ground in Northampton on Thursday in the Vitality Blast quarter-finals. The two sides both qualified from the Central Group, which Gloucestershire finished top of.

Gloucestershire Form


Gloucestershire finished top of the Central Group in the Vitality Blast, winning seven of their ten matches.

Gloucestershire won seven of their last eight matches in the group stage, with their last match ending in a narrow victory over Somerset at the Bristol County Ground in Bristol.

Somerset posted 161/7 in their 20 overs, before Gloucestershire sneaked the win on the last ball of the match with two wickets in hand.

Gloucestershire batsman Ian Cockbain scored a fine 89 off 57 balls to guide his side to victory. Cockbain has been impressive in 2020, scoring 414 runs at an average of 51.75.

Gloucestershire News


Gloucestershire will have had a ten-day rest in preparation for the quarter-final, so any niggles should have been worked out of the players' system.

Northants Steelbacks Form


The Northants Steelbacks sneaked into the quarter-finals. The Steelbacks and the Birmingham Bears both finished on 11 points in the Central Group, but it was the side from Northampton who booked their place thanks to a superior net run rate - and a win over the Bears in their last match of the group stage.

The Bears posted a massive 191/5 at Edgbaston in Birmingham, but the Steelbacks held their nerve and reached 193/7 with seven balls to spare.

Steelbacks batsman and captain Josh Cobb struggled with the bat against the Bears, facing just two balls for his duck. The latter stages of the 2020 Vitality Blast group stage have not been kind to Cobb with the bat, with the right-hander scoring just 73 runs in his last five innings at an average of 14.6.

Northants Steelbacks News


The Northants Steelbacks have no real injury concerns ahead of the match in Northampton.

Gloucestershire vs Northants Steelbacks Head to Head


Gloucestershire hold a 3-2 record over the Northants Steelbacks in their last five completed matches. Their first clash this season was called off.

In their last meeting on 11 September 2020 at the County Cricket Ground in Northampton, Gloucestershire won by 35 runs after posting 185/6. The Steelbacks could only reach 150/6 in their 20 overs.

Gloucestershire vs Northants Steelbacks Odds


Gloucestershire are priced at 1.80 to win the match with bet365, while Northants Steelbacks are available at 2.00 to do the same.

Gloucestershire batsman Ian Cockbain is priced at 3.75 to top score for his side.

Gloucestershire vs Northants Steelbacks Match Up


Gloucestershire have been very impressive, winning seven of their last eight matches. They have a strong batting line-up, so the Steelbacks bowlers will need to be at the top of their game to restrict them.

Gloucestershire vs Northants Steelbacks Stats


  • Gloucestershire have won 7 of their last 8 matches.
  • Gloucestershire have won 3 of their last 5 matches against Northants Steelbacks.
  • Gloucestershire's Ian Cockbain top scored with 89 runs in his last match.
  • Gloucestershire's Ian Cockbain is averaging 51.75 with the bat in 2020.

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The Gloucestershire vs Northants Steelbacks match is being played at the County Cricket Ground in England.

When is the Gloucestershire vs Northants Steelbacks being played?

The Gloucestershire vs Northants Steelbacks match is being played on Thursday 1 October 2020.

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Verdict

I'm backing Gloucestershire to win the match and their impressive batsman Ian Cockbain to top score for his side again.

Best Bet: Gloucestershire Win Result @-138.89 at BetMGM - 5 Units
Gloucestershire Best Batsman Tip: Ian Cockbain Gloucestershire Best Batsman @+275 at bet365 Sport NJ - 1 Unit

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