LOS vs MAO Match Prediction & Betting Tips - Sep 02, 2022
We are down to the second-last in the Men's edition of The Hundred Competition 2022 and things couldn't have been tighter that they were in the league stage. We got the eliminator occupants confirmed on the last day of the league stage with Manchester Originals trumping Oval Invincibles. Trent Rockets are already there in the finale and the winner of the eliminator will meet them there. London Spirit became the second team to qualify and will be waiting for Manchester Originals in the eliminator, which is to be played between the two sides.
London Spirit and the Manchester Originals finished neck and neck on the ladder but all that has happened over the course of the league stage will be of little consequence when they take on each other here in this match. The winner of this match will sail through to the finale whereas it would be the end of the tourney for the losing team. Both sides are expected to come out hard at each other and a feast of a contest is certainly on the cards here.
The match between the two sides is to be played at the Ageas Bowl Cricket Ground, Southampton on 2nd September 2022. Both sides were pretty good in the build up to this game and should be brimming with confidence. Certainly a match to watch-out for.
LOS vs MAO Team Previews
Manchester Originals got off to a terrible start to the competition, losing most of their matches in the first half but then did a fantastic task to get into the reckoning. They not only stand a chance to qualify for the playoffs but are actually the favorites to go through, largely because of how they have played in their recent matches.
As it currently stands on the points table, Manchester Originals are placed at the fourth spot with eight points to their name and a net run-rate of 1.019. Had it been the league stage, a win here will likely push them above London Spirit but, but it is not and a win is of even higher significance. The Originals played their last two matches without Jos Buttler and still managed to sneak in with a massive win, which speaks volumes about the momentum they have garnered in the second half. If they can produce a similar kind of performance here, London Spirit will have their work cut out.
London Spirit Playing 11
Adam Rossington, Ben McDermott, Nathan Ellis, Chris Wood, Daniel Lawrence, Eoin Morgan, Jordan Thompson, Liam Dawson, Mason Crane, Ravi Bopara, Zak Crawley.
London Spirit were arguably the best side of the tournament for most part, before Trent Rockets overtook them. They were left with a pretty difficult scenario in their last league game for them to qualify directly to the final but that didn't happen. Not only were they not able to win with a big margin, they were also not able to win the match. They were trumped by Birmingham Phoenix by 1 run and will need to be wary of what could be in the store for them.
They finished at the third spot on the ladder - right below Manchester Originals on the ladder. They too had ten points to their name at the end of the league stage and were separated only on net run-rate. That said, it isn't really going to matter as a win here will directly take them into the finale. Loaded with experience right through and led by England's most successful white-ball captain, London Spirit have an excellent side and will not be easy to deal with if they manage to play to their potential.
Manchester Originals Playing 11
Ashton Turner, Tristan Stubbs, Joshua Little, Laurie Evans, Matt Parkinson, Philip Salt, Paul Walter, Richard Gleeson, Tom Hartley, Tom Lammonby, Wayne Madsen.
LOS vs MAO Toss Prediction
Unlike popular belief, the teams batting first have enjoyed quite a lot of success in this edition of the tournament. A lot of that can be attributed to the format as the teams chasing high totals tend to play unnecessarily risky shots while chasing. This is a high-pressure match and both sides would be wary of the impact that runs on the board can have. The surface is unlikely to change much over the course of forty overs, rending no tangible advantage for the team chasing. Considering that scoreboard pressure can have a big impact, at least psychological, expect the captain winning the toss to elect to bat first.
Read our guide on toss predictions to learn how we analyze and come up with our tips.
Pitch and Conditions
Southampton has been used quite a lot in this edition of The Hundred Men's Competition 2022 as the venue and both teams should be well-acquainted with the surface, or at least knowing what to expect from the conditions. It has been a sporting venue with something there for bowlers as well as batsmen. Getting in is not going to be easy but batsmen once set can merry their way into the innings. This is a high-pressure match and runs on the board will matter. We expect both sides to be a bit circumspect in the beginning and that will have an impact on the final match total. The team batting first should be happy if they are able to score anything over 155. If they end up lower than 145, it would be a big advantage for the team batting second.
LOS vs MAO Dream11 Prediction
Check out the Dream11 fantasy team lineup for the upcoming The Hundred Men's Competition 2022 eliminator match that is to be played between Manchester Originals and London Spirit. Don't forget to check back the latest updated team lineup right after the toss.
LOS vs MAO Playing 11
- Phil Salt (C)
- Ravi Bopara
- Ben McDermott
- Wayne Madsen
- Dan Lawrence
- Paul Walter
- J Thompson (VC)
- Tristan Stubbs
- Matt Parkinson
- Mason Crane
- Josh Little
Find more Dream11 predictions and other tips and tricks on our dedicated Dream11 guide.
LOS vs MAO Betting Tips
Goes without saying that this is the most important match for Manchester Originals and London Spirit in the tournament up until now. The fate of these two teams would be decided on the result of this one and the stakes couldn't be higher. The pressure will be immense and the team that deals with pressure better will likely come out on top. Considering how the two sides have played recently, Manchester Originals look ahead. On paper as well, they have a better side with some of the shortest-format stalwarts available. Considering that and the other factors stated above, backing Manchester Originals should be the way to go here.
Bonus Cricket Bets
Phil Salt has been in exceptional touch, regardless of the team he has played for. He was brilliant when he played for England and he is doing an exceptional job for Manchester Originals. He bats at the top of the order and therefore has ample time to get set before going for the big ones. He is certainly the best candidate to top-score from the Manchester Originals' camp.
Given how the surface has behaved in the tournament here, batsmen would want to take their time before going for the big ones. That said, we expect this to be a fairly high-scoring match given the batting lineups the two sides have. A bet on the match total to exceed 279.5 seems to be a pretty lucrative option here.