Otago vs Auckland Betting Tips & Prediction – 5th Match Plunket Shield 2019-20

Prateik K
By: Prateik K
Prediction Otago vs Auckland

Betting Tips for Otago vs Auckland

Match abandoned due to wet outfield (no toss)

Winner Odds

Otago – 2.75 (bet Rs.100 and win Rs.275 if Otago wins) BET NOW
Auckland – 1.44 (bet Rs.100 and win Rs.144 if Auckland win) BET NOW

More Odds & Betting Tips

  • Hamish Rutherford leads to be the 1st innings top batsman for Otago with odds of 4.00 (bet Rs.100 to win Rs.400). Neil Broom follows with 4.50 (bet Rs.100 to win Rs.450) odds in the same market. BET NOW
  • Glenn Phillips and Jeet Raval lead with odds of 4 (bet Rs.100 to win Rs.400) to be top team batsman for Auckland. Mark Chapman follows with 4.74 (bet Rs.100 to win Rs.474) odds in the same market. BET NOW
  • Michael Rae leads to be 1st innings team top bowler for Otago with odds of 3.24 (bet Rs.100 to win Rs.324). Matthew Bacon follows with 3.74 (bet Rs.100 to win Rs.374) odds in the same market. BET NOW
  • Kyle Jamieson leads to be 1st innings team top bowler for Auckland with odds of 3.24 (bet Rs.100 to win Rs.324). While Matt McEwan follows with odds of 3.60 (bet Rs.100 to win Rs.360) in the same market. BET NOW

OTG vs ACK Match Odds by 22Bet & Betway


Plunket Shield Match 5 Squad Comparison


The last time these two teams played against each other at this venue was last season in Otago’s last league stage match. While the match ended in a draw, Otago’s Mitch Renwick had scored a hundred at number 3 and Jacob Duffy scored 71 at number 9. However, in the most recent match where Otago played Wellington in their opening match of Plunket Shield 2019-20 season, Mitch Renwick was top scorer for the team with 42 runs at number 7.

Otago managed to put 199 runs on the board batting first while conceding 372 runs to Wellington in the 1st innings. Jacob Duffy starred with the ball with figures of 7 for 89. Dean Foxcroft picked 2 wickets in the 1st innings and scored 54 runs at number 6 for Otago in the 2nd innings while Jacob Duffy was second-highest scorer with 44 runs at number 9. Matthew Bacon is one of the most successful bowlers for Otago at this venue and was crucial in their only victory here last season. Nick Kelly, Dean Foxcroft will be crucial in the middle-order for Otago while Cam Hawkins and Hamish Rutherford will need to give the side a good start at the top.


Auckland won the opening game of the season played at home against Central Districts. It was clearly the bowling effort that won Auckland the match as the batting performance in both innings was not impressive at all. Apart from the half-centuries from Martin Guptill (69) and Glenn Phillips (51), there were no other significant contributions from Auckland batsmen. Auckland was all-out for 210 runs batting first at home venue while the bowlers did exceptionally well to wrap up Central Districts’ 1st innings for 169 runs.

Matt McEwan was the top bowler in the 1st innings picking up 4 for 51 while Jamie Brown and William Somerville picked up 2 wickets each. Auckland’s top-order collapsed in the second innings and it was Ben Horne scoring unbeaten 55 runs at number 7 that helped get Auckland innings back on track. In addition, William Somerville added 42 runs at number 9 to get Auckland to 189 runs for the loss of 9 wickets with a 230-runs lead. Matt McEwan did even better in the second innings with the ball picking up 4 for 39 while Kyle Jamieson and Sean Solia picked up 2 wickets each to dismiss Central Districts for 192. Matt McEwan was the impact player for Auckland as the home team won the match by 38 runs in spite of back to back disappointing batting performances in both innings.

Our Prediction for Otago vs Auckland

Auckland is favorite to win the match

While Auckland’s batting order collapsed in the last match, it was the performances of only a few good batsmen that helped put a par total on the board. Otago, on the other hand, not only failed in the batting department but also struggled with the ball in their last match against Wellington. The bowling is where Auckland has an edge over Otago with the in-form and consistent bowler in Matt McEwan.

In addition, Jeet Raval, Martin Guptill, and Glenn Phillips form a strong batting top-order followed by Mark Chapman and Rober ODonnell in the middle. The presence of a strong middle and lower batting order which can help Auckland bounce back after early losses along with an in-form bowling attack is the reason why top betting sites in India have Auckland as a favorite to win this match.