OUR MATCH PREDICTION
Empire Cricket Club To Win the Match, 2.10
Empire CC has beaten SKK Stadin both times they played in the group stage
SKK Stadin has a very powerful batting lineup
Empire CC is a better-balanced side
ABOUT THE MATCH
Qualifier 1 or the semi-final of the Finnish Premier League is about to be played between SKK Stadin and the Empire Cricket Club. It was clear from a few weeks back that these two teams were a cut above the rest. In fact, with HCC exiting in the Eliminator, we strongly believe that the Final is going to be rematch between these two teams, no matter what the result today.
SKK Stadin and Empire CC earn two shots at getting to the final. The finished the top-2 and the format rewards them for it. The losing team here is going to play against HGCC to once again make the finals.
There is nothing to lose and a lot to gain for the two best teams of the FPL.
SKK Stadin vs Empire CC Finnish Premier League T20 2020 is going to be played at the Kerava National Sports Ground, Kerava on the 22nd of August 2020.
SKK STADIN JA KERAVAN KRIKETTISEURA
SKK Stadin is going to go into this match with the belief it has the power to win. If every single player is available and a full match is played out, no team has the power and depth to match SKK Stadin when it comes to batting strength.
Nathan Collins is the big-fish in the SKK Stadin lineup with over 300 runs to his name. Some of the other players have fallen off just a bit, though, and that is where a possible weakness may lie.
Still, Peter Gallagher, Jordan O’Brien, Atif Rasheed, and Jake Goodwin provide more than enough firepower for SKK Stadin to win.
Atif Rasheed, Waqas Raja, and Peter Gallagher are going to lead the bowling attack as well. SKK Staidn knows that Empire CC also has a good batting lineup and so will not take things easy. Cricket Betting Tips
EMPIRE CRICKET CLUB
Empire CC is not a side to be taken lightly. It fully deserves its place in this match and will be confident of winning. While the batting lineup for Empire CC is not as strong as SKK Stadin, it is not weak either. They have Jonathan Scamans, Shoaib Qureshi, Amjad Sher, and Mahesh Tambe to provide the batting strength.
Qureshi is the player that we think is going to determine how well Empire CC bats or not. He is very good at the top of the order and scores quickly while allowing others to bat freely.
The all-round talent of Mahesh Tambe is also very important in a match like this.
Tambe has 25 wickets to his name, Amjad Sher 22, and Raaz Mohammad 20. These three give more heft to the bowling attack than what SKK Stadin has.
Overall, we think Empire CC is a better-balanced team than SKK Stadin but will need to be at their best to have a chance of winning. Online Betting Tips
The team that wins the toss is going to want to bat first. That has been the preferred method this entire Finnish Premier League and is not going to change now.
PITCH AND CONDITIONS
There is a fair bit of rain expected on match day and so we could be in for a shortened game. That may actually play into the hands of Empire CC considering their bowling strength. The pitch is going to be very good for batting and we have seen the outfield improve in recent days. Hopefully, the rain will not rob us of an excellent contest.
CRICKET BETTING TIPS
We think it is worth going with Empire CC in this match. They have defeated SKK Stadin both of the times that they have played them in the group stages. A better bowling attack as well as the class of their top-order should help tilt the balance of the contest their way.
Bet on Empire CC to win