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Middlesex vs Gloucestershire Predictions & Tips - Malan key to Middlesex win

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Last updated: 28 May 2023
Ralph Staniforth 28 May 2023
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  • Middlesex vs Gloucestershire predictions for Monday’s Vitality Blast match (14:30 BST)
  • Middlesex’s Pieter Malan has scored 30 & 80 in his 2Vitality Blast innings
  • Can Gloucestershire get their season started with a first win?
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Pieter Malan
Pieter Malan has been in good white-ball form this season. (credit: Harry Trump/Getty Images)

Middlesex vs Gloucestershire Predictions


Both sides have played two and lost two matches to date in this year’s Vitality Blast, leaving both teams at the bottom of the table. Middlesex opener Pieter Malan has enjoyed the most success with the bat and will be key to his side’s chances.
  • Middlesex vs Gloucestershire Predictions
  • Head-to-Head
  • Middlesex Form 
  • Middlesex News
  • Gloucestershire Form
  • Gloucestershire News

  • Middlesex’s Pieter Malan (110 runs) is 6th in the Vitality Blast runs list.
  • Middlesex’s Max Holden top-scored with 43 in the loss to Surrey at Lord’s.
  • Gloucestershire’s Ben Charlesworth top-scored with 56 in the loss to Glamorgan.
  • Gloucestershire’s Chris Dent top-scored with 55 in the loss to Kent.

Head-to-Head


Gloucestershire have won three of the last five matches between the two sides. The last time they met was in July last year, Gloucestershire winning by five wickets with one ball to spare.

Middlesex Form 


Middlesex lost their second match in a row when they lost to Hampshire by eight wickets with 13 balls remaining. 

Middlesex were bowled out for 171 with one ball to spare. Pieter Malan top-scored with 80 off 45 balls. 

Hampshire raced to the win with just two wickets down and 13 balls in hand. Nathan Fernandes (1/15) was the best of the Middlesex bowlers.

Middlesex News


Middlesex will need a bigger effort from their batters in support of in-form Malan.

Gloucestershire Form


Gloucestershire went two losses on the bounce when they lost to Glamorgan in a tight contest. 

Gloucestershire scored 161/9 off their 20 overs, Ben Charlesworth top-scoring with 56.

Glamorgan reached their victory target with five balls in hand, despite some superb bowling from David Payne (3/17).

Gloucestershire News


Gloucestershire’s bowlers are hitting form but need a big effort from their top-order and middle-order batters.

Verdict

I am backing Middlesex to win. I am also backing Pieter Malan to top score for Middlesex. 

Chris Dent is a good bet to top score for Gloucestershire.

Best Bet: Middlesex to win Result @4/5 at bet365 - 2 Units
Best Middlesex Batter Tip: Pieter Malan Best Middlesex Batter @7/2 at BetUK - 1 Unit
Best Gloucestershire Batter Tip: Chris Dent Best Gloucestershire Batter @3/1 at bet365 - 1 Unit
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