Oval Invincibles vs Birmingham Phoenix Predictions | The Hundred 2022 Betting Preview

The Oval Invincibles have been a side filled with mixed fortunes so far in this Hundred 2022 season. Will Jacks and Sam Curran have shown themselves to be two of the most exciting prospects, however, veteran figures like Jason Roy and Tom Curran have struggled for consistency. The team’s strong home form and wealth of talent has helped the Invincibles climb into the Eliminator spots, but they face their toughest challenge of the season on Tuesday evening. Check out SinkorSwimSports for our Oval Invincibles vs Birmingham Phoenix predictions, with all the latest cricket betting tips you need to be following! 

When And Where Is Oval Invincibles vs Birmingham Phoenix Mens?

Date: Friday 19 August 2022

Venue: The Kia Oval, London 

Start Time: 19:00

Where To Watch: Sky Sports

Last Meeting: Birmingham Phoenix won by 6 wickets (4 August 2021)

Oval Invincibles Preview

The Oval Invincibles finished the inaugural season of The Hundred in fourth place, one position below the Eliminator slots. The team went the entire season unbeaten at their home ground of the Kia Oval and, had it not been for their lack of a result against the Trent Rockets, would have made the postseason with one more win. 

The team have brought a similar form to the 2022 season of The Hundred. They haven’t been able to impose themselves on the table in the way their talent might have suggested they could have done, but have done well enough to remain in contention throughout. 

The Invincibles lost their first match at the Oval in their season opener against the London Spirit, then won three on the bounce, before losing their second match of the campaign last time out against the Trent Rockets by a hefty 39 runs. 

The team have also conceded over 150+ in three of their five matches in 2022, showcasing that it’s with the ball (despite the continued strong showings from Sunil Narine) that the Invincibles are really lacking right now. 

Birmingham Phoenix Preview 

The Birmingham Phoenix were neck-and-neck with the Southern Brave for the honor of being the best team in the 2021 Hundred but, like James Vince and co., have also found it quite difficult to impose themselves again this year. 

A historic and magical innings from Will Smeed aside, the Phoenix have struggled to really showcase their power with either bat or ball so far. Ali and Livingstone, fresh off of a dismal white ball summer for England, have been far from their best, and the bowling attack does seem to lack that same bite as last season without Adam Milne. 

Having only lost one group stage fixture during The Hundred 2021, the Phoenix have already lost twice so far this year thanks to their 32-run loss to the Northern Superchargers. They are currently one place and level on points with the Invincibles heading into Tuesday’s fixture. 

We still think they’re one of the most dangerous sides in the competition, but, lose this one and things get a little bit more awkward for the Phoenix. 

Tom Helm, Birmingham Phoenix 2022
Birmingham Phoenix have won 3 and lost 2 so far in The Hundred 2022

Oval Invincibles vs Birmingham Phoenix Odds, Betting Tips And Picks

This looks like a seriously close match in the making. In our latest Hundred betting odds, the Oval Invincibles have been priced as pretty hefty favorites at 8/11. The Birmingham Phoenix are available to back at 13/10

The Invincibles and Phoenix are the only two teams in The Hundred’s history to have a centurion playing for them, with Will Smeed and Will Jacks both raising the bat against the Southern Brave this year. You can bet on the Highest Individual Score being Over/Under 63.5 at 6/7

Finally, we think the Invincibles’ bowling performance is going to be the key battleground behind the match here. Reece Topley is currently the leading name in the Top Home Bowler betting market at 7/2.

Our Prediction
OVAL INVINCIBLES TO BEAT BIRMINGHAM PHOENIX