New Zealand v England: Our 8/1 tip for the fourth ODI
This #BetYourWay selection features a return to form for Joe Root and another away win.
First innings score: Under 279.5 runs –
This benchmark has been surpassed in only one of three matches in the series so far.
That looks unlikely to change here, with no team reaching 280 in the last four matches on this ground.
Joe Root to score a half-century –
Despite failing in the last two ODIs, Root has scored a 50 in seven of his last 16 innings.
England’s Test captain has not recorded three consecutive scores of less than 35 since June 2016, so backing him to hit a half-century in this match isn’t too much of a leap.
Chris Woakes to take 2+ wickets –
Woakes has taken two wickets in each of the three ODIs so far, and in five of his last eight matches overall.
Following his excellent death bowling in the third game on Sunday, he is a good bet to enjoy more success in this one.
England to win –
England made it six wins from eight ODIs this winter with victory in Wellington on Saturday, and a sensational 21 wins from 25 overall.
They evidently have the edge over New Zealand in this series, so ought to win again.