The Safety Net – Middlesex to take a T20 pasting from Hampshire

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When the team you have napped as your banker of the day are 3-0 up at half-time, you can be forgiven for feeling a little smug.

Red Bull Salzburg dominated Sporta Klubs Liepajas Metalurgs 4-1 last night, earning us another £20 to take our Safety Net bank up to £321.50 and following our original investment of £50, the bank is starting to look pretty healthy.

We’re still a long way off of our target but we’re turning out attentions to Twenty20 today to get us a little nearer the target and we believe Hampshire are the best bet of the day.

Last year’s T20 champions are dominating the south group league table having won 11 of their 15 T20 games and are 1/3 to beat Middlesex today.

With just two losses to their names, Dominic Cork’s side are looking to do the double over Middlesex who would become the fourth team to suffer a double defeat to last year’s champions this season.

Hampshire are on a run of 11 straight home wins stretching back to last season and enter this tie on the back of their most impressive success of the season following a 112-run victory over the Sussex Sharks on Sunday.

Middlesex’s T20 fortunes completely contrast those of Hampshire and Neil Dexter’s side sit bottom of the south group table having won just two of their 15 T20 games this season.

Having lost 12 of their 15 games, it’s safe to say Middlesex are struggling for form in this T20 competition and Hampshire should extend their unbeaten home run to 12 matches.

At 1/3 to win we’re staking £60 on Hampshire beating Middlesex in order to achieve our £20 target.

Current Status:
Bank: £321.50
Today’s stake: £60
Best case scenario: £341.50
Worst case scenario: £261.50

Last Safety Net bet: Red Bull Salzburg beat Sporta Klubs Liepajas Metalurgs @ ½

Wealth warning: although we are confident the safety net bet’s strategy will be profitable over a period of time, the nature of sport means we cannot guarantee you will win every single time.

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Robbie Morris

Robbie studied sports journalism at the University of Gloucestershire, an establishment chosen for its proximity to Cheltenham racecourse, where he was a season ticket holder. Upon graduation, Robbie was a contributor to GolfPunk, a national magazine aimed at ridding golf of its traditionalist image, before joining the news.ladbrokes team.