India vs Pakistan Head to Head in ODIs
India and Pakistan have never been head-to-head in the 50-overs format at the Kennington Oval. Overall, the two teams have played 124 ODIs against each other in the past of which 72 have been won by the latter. However, India have beaten Pakistan four times in their last five encounters.
India vs Pakistan Betting Odds
Even a comfortable eight-wicket win over the hosts and the tournament's strongest contenders England in the semi-final has not earned them the favorites tag for the ICC Champions Trophy 2017 final. Though they have played like champions in their last three matches, bookmakers are not very confident about their chances against a side that beat them fair and square in the group stage. Pakistan are therefore outsiders at 3 with Betfair and 2.75 with Bet365. India may not be coming with a win over a top ranked team, but their dominance over Pakistan in ICC tournaments has made them start as favorites to win at 1.49 with betfair and 1.44 with bet365.
India vs Pakistan Prediction
Their humiliating defeat at the hands of India earlier in the tournament served as a good wake up call for Pakistan. All of a sudden, they have found springs in their steps and it has been a marvellous effort by the young Pakistani team to reach the finals from the brink of an early exit. However, a major issue lies before them - that of Mohammad Amir's availability. It will be a big blow to their chances if their spearhead misses out. Also, this being their first game of the tournament at the Oval, adaptability concerns are brought to the fore.
India on the other hand have already played two games at this venue in the tournament which means they will take lesser time to get accustomed to the conditions. They also have a better win-loss ratio over here as compared to their arch-rivals apart from striking a better balance between their batting and bowling departments. This is a high pressure game and we predict defending champions India to hold their nerves and retain the Champions Trophy.