MTB vs MEP Match Prediction & Betting Tips - Jun 06, 2020
The Vanuatu T10 League is back in action as the Mighty Efate Panthers get ready to take on the MT Bulls. There are only three teams competing in the Vanuatu T10 2020 competition, possibly to ensure that the pool of players is not stretched too thin.
In theory, that would have meant an evenly matched competition. We have not seen too much evidence of that happening up until now, though. The Mighty Efate Panthers have three wins out of their four matches and are running away at the top while the MT Bulls have just one win from their four matches.
MT Bulls vs Mighty Efate Panthers Vanuatu T10 League is going to be played at the Vanuatu Cricket Ground, Vanuatu on the 6th of June 2020.
MTB vs MEP Team Previews
Three losses in four matches is not a good reflection of the kind of promise the MT Bulls hold. They also have some very good batsmen in their side and are capable of pulling off an upset. The only match that the MT Bulls have won in the Vanuatu T10 League so far has come against the Might Efate Panthers.
Andrew Mansale and Clement Tommy are the two standout batsmen of this team. Both of them have a dangerous power game and can play the big inning quite easily. The Bulls are never going to be out of the game as long as Mansale and Tommy are in the game.
The total batting depth around these two players seems to be a bit lacking, though. The high-risk manner in which Andrew Mansale and Clement Tommy play also makes the Bulls a bit vulnerable.
Patrick Matautaava is the best bowler for the MT Bulls. If he can pick up a couple of important wickets, the MT Bulls may have a chance. Andre Mansale, Eddie Mansale, and Godfrey Mangau are the other bowlers in the lineup.
As with the batting, the depth in the bowling is just not there and makes the MT Bulls dependent on individual brilliance a bit too much for our liking.
MT Bulls Playing 11
Andrew Mansale, Clement Tommy, Darren Wotu, Eddie Mansale, Godfrey Mangau, Marcel Taea, Patrick Matautaava, Philip Tsione, Rival Samson, Damien Chilia, Williamsing Nalisa.
Mighty Efate Panthers
The Mighty Efate Panthers have played two matches against the MT Bulls and ended up losing one of them. They also suffered a scare against the Ifira Sharks in their previous match. Now they will want to get back to their best form against the MT Bulls again.
The best player for the Mighty Efate Panthers has been Joshua Rasu. He has batted brilliantly at the top of the order and been able to score quickly while being consistent. He is going to be the biggest wicket in this match for the MT Bulls.
It is not just about him, though.
Batsmen like Lazaro Carlot, Jarryd Allan, and Simpson Obed have been very good in this tournament as well. Wesley Viraliuliu comes into the tournament with a reputation for his bowling but has proven himself with the bat as well.
Rasu, Simpson, and Vialiuliu are all going to be an integral part of the bowling attack as well. They picked up a combined total of six wickets in their previous match against the Ifira Sharks and are going to be well-supported by Tony Tamata, Shem Sala, and Kenny Tari.
Mighty Efate Panthers Playing 11
Joshua Rasu, Lazaro Carlot, Jarryd Allan, Wesley Vira, Simpson Obed, McMillan Markia, Kendy Kenneth, Selwyn Garae, Shem Sala, Kenny Tari, Tony Tamata.
MTB vs MEP Toss Prediction
The team that wins the toss is going to want to bat second. The Mighty Efate Panthers have won all of their matches in which they have chased so far. MT Bulls also won the only match in which they chased against the Panthers.
Read our guide on toss predictions to learn how we analyze and come up with our tips.
Pitch and Conditions
Some clouds have been forecast for the match and the temperature is expected to be pretty moderate. The humidity levels are always high around the islands but we don’t think any rain should interrupt proceedings.
The pitch has been pretty fair so far to both the bowlers and the batters. The opportunity to score runs is always going to be present but the slower bowlers, in particular, can get some help from the surface as well.
MTB vs MEP Betting Tips
The Mighty Efate Panthers have a better record heading into this match and seem to have more talent at their disposal as well. More importantly, the form of their leading players is far superior to the MT Bulls.
Bet on the Mighty Efate Panthers to win.