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Somerset vs Northamptonshire Steelbacks Betting Tips, Predictions & Odds - Babar Azam to fire Somerset to victory

  • Somerset and Northamptonshire Steelbacks clash in the Vitality Blast on Friday
  • Somerset must win if they are to reach the play-offs
  • Somerset batsman Babar Azam has hit form at the right time
  • Northamptonshire Steelbacks have lost their last three games
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Babar Azam has come back into form at a crucial time for Somerset (Getty Images)

Somerset and Northamptonshire Steelbacks clash in a huge Vitality Blast fixture at the County Ground in Taunton on Friday. Both sides are pushing for the play-offs, but this match is win or bust for Somerset.

Somerset Form


Somerset have been very inconsistent so far this season, but still find themselves in with a chance of reaching the play-offs.

Somerset sit on seven points from eight matches, which includes three wins and one no result. They have to win this encounter if they are to have any chance of reaching the play-offs.

In their last match, Somerset dominated Glamorgan, winning by 66 runs at Sophia Gardens in Cardiff on Wednesday. Babar Azam scored a massive 114 not out as Somerset posted 183/3. They then bowled Glamorgan out for 117 in 15.5 overs.

Somerset News


Somerset will likely look to build on the momentum gained from the win over Glamorgan by going with an unchanged side.

Northamptonshire Steelbacks Form


After making a brilliant start to the Vitality Blast, the Northamptonshire Steelbacks have hit a rough patch, losing their last three fixtures.

While they are still in prime position to reach the play-offs, the worry is that their form of late could well derail their campaign.

In their last match, the Steelbacks lost by 8 runs to the Worcestershire Rapids at County Cricket Ground in Northampton on Tuesday. The Rapids posted 178/6 and despite the best efforts of the Steelbacks and their batsman Richard Levi who scored a half-century, they fell short in the end.

Northamptonshire Steelbacks News


To stop the rot, the Steelbacks may well tinker with the side in a bid to find the right combinations for this must-win game.

Somerset vs Northamptonshire Steelbacks Head to Head


Somerset and Northamptonshire Steelbacks rarely play each other in the Vitality Blast. Before this season, the last time the sides met was in the 2013 edition of the competition, with both sides winning a game each.

In their encounter earlier in this campaign, the Northamptonshire Steelbacks won by 9 runs at the County Cricket Ground in Northampton.

Somerset vs Northamptonshire Steelbacks Odds


Odds for this encounter have not yet been released.

Somerset vs Northamptonshire Steelbacks Match Up


The Northamptonshire Steelbacks are on a bad run of form and Somerset will be eager to capitalise on that fact. Somerset will throw everything at this match to try and move up into the play-off places, and with the form Babar Azam showed in midweek, this could be a very entertaining match.

Somerset vs Northamptonshire Steelbacks Stats


  • Somerset batsman Babar Azam scored 114 not out in last match.
  • Somerset batsman Babar Azam averages 28 with the bat in t20 cricket.
  • Northamptonshire Steelbacks have lost their last 3 matches.
  • Northamptonshire Steelbacks' Richard Levi scored 50 in his last innings.
  • Northamptonshire Steelbacks' Richard Levi has scored over 27.5 runs in 4 of his 7 innings.

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Where is the Somerset vs Northamptonshire Steelbacks match being played?

The Somerset vs Northamptonshire Steelbacks match is being played at the County Ground in England.

When is the Somerset vs Northamptonshire Steelbacks being played?

The Somerset vs Northamptonshire Steelbacks match is being played on Friday 18 September 2020.

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Verdict

I'm backing Somerset to win the match. I'm also tipping Babar Azam and Richard Levi to get among the runs for their respective teams.

Best Bet: Somerset Win Result @-151.52 at BetMGM - 5 Units
Value Bet: Azam Over 23.5 Runs Over/Under Runs @-120.48 at bet365 Sport NJ - 3 Units
Best Somerset Batsman Tip: Babar Azam Best Somerset Batsman @+162 at Borgata Sports - 1 Unit
Best Northants Batsman Tip: Richard Levi Best Northants Batsman @+260 at 888sport - 1 Unit

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