London Spirit vs Birmingham Phoenix Prediction, Preview, Latest Cricket Odds – The Hundred 2022

Out of all the sides in this year’s edition of The Hundred, the London Spirit have undoubtedly been the biggest success story. Following just one win and the Wooden Spoon award at the bottom of The Hundred 2021 table, Eoin Morgan and head coach Trevor Bayliss have rejuvenated the side this year and now sit just one result away from making the eliminator. However, the team face a stern challenge from 2021 runners-up Birmingham Phoenix for their final group-stage game. With both sides desperate to book their spot in the postseason, check out SinkorSwimSports for our London Spirit vs Birmingham Phoenix prediction, preview, and all the latest Hundred odds ahead of the fixture. 

Mens London Spirit vs Birmingham Phoenix Preview

After just one win throughout the 2021 season, Eoin Morgan’s London Spirit came into The Hundred 2022 with a point to prove. They won their first four games on the bounce to top the table as the early pace-setters, though two losses in their last three games has seen them begin to stutter slightly. 

Opening batter and wicket-keeper Adam Rossington has been the big-hitter for the Spirit so far, hitting 158 runs from just 85 deliveries this season. Taking advantage of the powerplay has been key to the Spirit posting a score of 140+ in all but two of their games in 2022, though the addition of Kieron Pollard and his big hitting at the death has also proven to be crucial. 

The London Spirit did an excellent job on the whole in The Hundred 2022 auction, also acquiring the majority of the bowling unit that won the 2022 BLAST earlier this summer. Seam bowlers Nathan Ellis and Jordan Thompson have been our picks for the Spirit, with the latter taking the joint-most wickets in the tournament with 12 from 126 balls.  

As for the Phoenix, sitting three places and two points behind London Spirit, a loss here will rule them out of a spot in the Eliminator. One of the top picks to go all the way this season, the team’s big hitters in Miles Hammond, Will Smeed, Moeen Ali, and Liam Livingstone have all struggled, with the bowling unit being the main contributor to the team’s four wins so far. 

Kane Richardson is joint-top of the bowling charts with 12 wickets in 110 balls, whilst Henry Brookes is the only player to take a five-wicket haul this season with his 5/25 against the Southern Brave

Nathan Ellis, London Spirit vs Oval Invincibles
Nathan Ellis celebrates taking Jason Roy’s wicket

Mens London Spirit vs Birmingham Phoenix Schedule

Date: Tuesday 30 August 2022

Venue: Lord’s, London 

Start Time: 18:30

Umpires: Mike Burns (Eng) and Martin Saggers (Eng)

Where To Watch: Sky Sports

Last Meeting: Birmingham Phoenix won by 3 wickets (23 July 2021) 

London Spirit vs Birmingham Phoenix Prediction And Latest Odds

In our latest Hundred 2022 betting odds, Eoin Morgan’s London Spirit have been priced as favorites for this Tuesday’s fixture with a price of 2/3. Just a reminder that this is a must-win for the Phoenix, you can back them to win at 7/5

In what is shaping up to be an interesting battle of the bowlers, our Top Home Bowler could be an interesting cricket betting market to follow. Jordan Thompson and Nathan Ellis lead the way here at 13/5and 3/1 respectively. 

Alternatively, for the Phoenix, you can back Kane Richardson and Henry Brookes in our Top Away Bowler market at 11/4 and 7/2. Tom Helm was a player we picked out in 5 Players To Watch In The Hundred 2022, and you can back him as an outsider here at 4/1. BETUS currently offers a whopping 125% sign-up bonus for those in regulated states, so why not amp up the cricketing action there?

Our Prediction
LONDON SPIRIT TO BEAT BIRMINGHAM PHOENIX