THE EDGE: Our cricket tipster The Edge previews Monday’s ‘The Hundred’ clash between Trent Rockets v Welsh Fire with a recommended BETDAQ bet.

Trent Rockets v Welsh Fire


It’s the last week of The Hundred and we should have a cracking week ahead on BETDAQ Betting Exchange! We kick off the week with Trent Rockets taking Welsh Fire in a top v bottom clash. Trent Rockets will almost certainly be in the Playoffs but they need to win here just to be sure, and that also gives them an excellent chance of topping the table too which means they head straight into the Final at Lord’s on Saturday. They will fully be expected to win here too – it was pretty clear early on that Welsh Fire were the worst side in the competition and those thoughts have been proven fully correct with seven losses from their seven games.

For Welsh Fire, you don’t need me to say nothing has gone wrong. However, their batting has been woeful. They haven’t given their bowlers a chance with that batting – it’s a little surprising given they have the likes of David Miller in the middle order, but as I said before he is always going into the game under immense pressure because so many wickets have fallen. He hasn’t had a platform to perform to the level he usually does. Then you have the whole scheduling debate with Jonny Bairstow, Welsh Fire’s main man, playing for the England Test side at the same time as their “Premier” domestic competition. Perhaps a window needs to be looked at for England players, but even Bairstow opted out of the opening games when the likes of Joe Root was playing.

Trent Rockets don’t need to change much here. They have been superb thus far, but they do come into this game off a loss to Southern Brave. That being said, it’s very hard to see past a Trent Rockets win here – it’s worth noting they have lost Rashid Khan in their bowling attack, but Welsh Fire are so bad with the bat I don’t think that will make a difference!


Trent Bridge in Nottingham is usually a high scoring ground. The outfield isn’t that big and we tend to get plenty of sixes – whatever way the ground works out, there always seems to be a “short” side that the batters can target. We have seen a range of scores here though in the three games – the first inning scores were 143/7 (chased), 181/4 (won) and 122 all out (chased). The thing about conditions here is that it depends on who bats first. I would trust Welsh Fire to get a big score even in the best batting conditions. Whereas if Trent Rockets bat first then it looks like 165/170 might be a “par” score – but Welsh Fire wouldn’t chase a “par” score!


Correct me if I am wrong but I believe Trent Rockets are the shortest price of the competition trading 1.42 at the time of writing. Who can blame the market too – you have the top side in the competition against the side sitting bottom with no win from seven games. That problem for Welsh Fire isn’t just their record though, it’s the manner in which they have been beaten. They haven’t just been losing close games, they have been getting hammered and their batting has been embarrassing at times. I can only see one winner here – I’m going to keep stakes in check because they are 1.42 but this should be a one way traffic home win to start the week.

The Edge Says:
Two points win Trent Rockets to beat Welsh Fire at 1.42 with Betdaq Exchange.

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The in-running strategy here has to focus around who bats and bowls first. If Welsh Fire bat first I would expect a low score – the best trade there will be getting on the Trent Rockets bowling. If Trent Rockets bat first then I would expect a decent score and them to defend it quite easily too. The only way I see the market getting spicy is if Trent Rockets underperform when batting first and only set a score of 120 – I would actually still fancy them to defend that – and we could get some nice prices on Trent Rockets in that situation. In truth I expect a 1.01 train here on the favourites though.