Wellington Firebirds vs Otago Volts Super Smash T20 Match Prediction

  • Jan 06, 2022
  • 07:10 IST / 1:40 GMT
  • Basin Reserve - Wellington, New Zealand
2022-01-06 07:10
Wellington Firebirds WEL Wellington Firebirds
Otago Volts OTG Otago Volts
Betting Tips
  • Opener Tim Robinson hit 65 from 49 balls in Wellington Firebirds’ 5 wicket win over Otago Volts last time out. He is our tip for Wellington Firebirds’ highest run scorer in this match. Jimmy Neesham took 2-17 in the last game and is well worth backing as Wellington Firebirds' top wicket taker against Otago Volts.
  • Captain Hamish Rutherford has hit 57 more runs than his nearest challenger in the Otago Volts squad. He is our pick for Otago Volts’ highest run scorer against Wellington Firebirds. With the ball, Michael Rippon has taken 8 wickets in the tournament and is a strong choice for Otago Volts’ top wicket taker in this game.
  • Jimmy Neesham has only played one game in this season’s Super Smash so far but impressed with his control and picked up 2 wickets. He is our prediction for the Player of the Match Award.

Chance of Winning





Our Prediction

Wellington Firebirds are favorites to win

Wellington vs Otago T20 Match Prediction & Betting Tips, Super Smash 2021-22

After a break of six days, the 2021-22 Men’s Super Smash returns with Wellington Firebirds hosting Otago Volts at the Cello Basin Reserve on Thursday afternoon. Wellington Firebirds have won two of their five games and are in 5th place in the table. Otago Volts are bottom of the league after winning only one of their seven matches. Read on as we preview this game. The match begins at 14:40 local time.

Wellington Firebirds ended a three game losing streak with a win over Otago Volts on December 28. They will fancy their chances of making it successive wins over the bottom of the table side in this game.

Otago Volts have won only one match all season and that victory was by the slim margin of 3 wickets. They are low on confidence and need to step up their performance to prevent being cut adrift at the foot of the table.

Wellington vs Otago T20 Live Streaming

Spark Sports will show this game in New Zealand. BT Sport will show the match in the UK with Fox Sports providing live coverage in Australia. Willow Sports have the rights in USA with Star Sports showing the game in India.

Super Smash 2021 Live Streaming: Fans can stream the match via the Fan code app.

WEL vs OTG Match Toss Prediction

We expect both teams to choose to bat first in this game if they win the toss. Otago Volts have elected to bat first after winning the toss in their last two matches.

WEL vs OTG Pitch Report

Expect a pitch which will provide plenty of assistance for the seam and swing bowlers in Wellington. Any score over 140 will be competitive.

Weather Report

Cloudy conditions with the temperature in the high teens throughout the game in Wellington.

Read on for team previews, betting tips, latest odds, and match prediction for Wellington vs Otago, Super Smash 2021-22

WEL vs OTG Prediction

Wellington Firebirds Team News & Playing 11

WEL Team News

Ollie Newton made way for Jimmy Neesham in the Firebirds line-up for the win over Otago Volts in Queenston last time out. Neesham hit 4 runs and took 2 wickets and will certainly retain his place. After ending a three game losing streak, we do not anticipate any changes in the team.

WEL Key Players

  • Tim Robinson - The opener is one of five batters in the Wellington Firebirds’ line-up who have hit a half-century in this tournament. Robinson’s 65 is the highest for his side so far.
  • Finn Allen - Last season’s golden boy has struck 109 runs at an average of 21.80 in this seasons’ Super Smash. A big score will not be far away.
  • Jimmy Neesham - The bowling all-rounder is a fine player in any format and a huge addition to the Wellington Firebirds team.

WEL Team Form

The Firebirds had lost three games in a row before their win over Otago Volts in their last match.

Wellington Firebirds Predicted Playing 11

Finn Allen (wk), Tim Robinson, Troy Johnson, Michael Bracewell (c), Nathan Smith, Jimmy Neesham, Jamie Gibson, Logan van Beek, Peter Younghusband, Ben Sears, Hamish Bennett

Otago Volts Team News & Playing 11

OTG Team News

There will have been plenty of soul searching from the Otago Volts players and management over the last week as they look to turn around their Super Smash 2021-22 season. Realistically, they do not have strength in depth in the squad and we expect the same XI from their previous match.

OTG Key Players

  • Hamish Rutherford - The former New Zealand international is the only Otago Volts player to have contributed over 130 runs in the tournament.
  • Michael Rippon - The Dutch all-rounder has found taking wickets a lot easier than the majority of his teammates so far in this campaign.
  • Max Chu - The young keeper-batter has struggled for runs in the Super Smash but made and impressive 44 not out in the Ford Trophy earlier this week.

OTG Team Form

Otago Volts are really struggling and have lost their last three games by 8 wickets, 36 runs and 53 runs.

Otago Volts Predicted Playing 11

Hamish Rutherford (c), Josh Tasman-Jones, Neil Broom, Nick Kelly, Anaru Kitchen, Llew Johnson, Michael Rippon, Max Chu (wk), Angus McKenzie, Jacob Duffy, Matthew Bacon

WEL vs OTG Team Form in Last Five Matches



Wellington Firebirds vs Otago Volts Head to Head

The Firebirds have beaten the Volts in their last six Super Smash games.

WEL vs OTG Head to Head Stats in T20's

  Matches Played WEL Won OTG Won Tie NR
Overall 29 13 9 0 7
Last 5 5 5 0 0 0

Wellington Firebirds vs Otago Volts Betting Odds

The home side are favourites with the bookies ahead of this match.

Who will win WEL vs OTG T20 Match?

It has been a tough season in the Super Smash for Finn Allen so far but he is still the man who Wellington Firebirds look to for quick runs at the top of the order.

Odds to Win The Match

Team Name10cricbetway1xbetbet365
Otago 2.332.372.382.37

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Wellington vs Otago Top Team Batsmen

For Wellington Firebirds, Finn Allen, Jimmy Neesham and Tim Robinson are our batting tips. Neesham can take a game away from the opposition with bat or ball.

For Otago Volts, Hamish Rutherford, Neil Broom and Nick Kelly are our batting recommendations. Rutherford has been the only Volts player to provide consistent scores.

Odds for Top Team Batsmen

Top Team Batsman10cricbetway1xbetbet365
Finn Allen (WEL)
Jimmy Neesham (WEL)7.985.004.504.50
Tim Robinson (WEL)
Hamish Rutherford (OTG)
Neil Broom (OTG)4.883.504.504.50
Nick Kelly (OTG)6.694.505.005.00

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Wellington vs Otago Top Team Bowlers

Hamish Bennett, Logan van Beek, and Jimmy Neesham are our bowling tips for Wellington Firebirds. van Beek has 6 wickets in the tournament.

Michael Rippon, Matthew Bacon, and Jacob Duffy are our picks with the ball for Otago Volts. Rippon is rarely inexpensive but often picks up wickets.

Odds for Top Team Bowlers

Top Team Bowlers10cricbetway1xbetbet365
Hamish Bennett (WEL)6.594.334.324.33
Logan van Beek (WEL)7.624.754.324.33
Jimmy Neesham (WEL)7.624.754.504.50
Michael Rippon (OTG)6.775.003.503.50
Matthew Bacon (OTG)4.333.503.743.75
Jacob Duffy (OTG)4.363.504.324.33

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Wellington Firebirds vs Otago Volts Prediction

Although this game brings together the bottom two sides in the 2021-22 Men’s Super Smash, a couple of wins from their matches in hand will see Wellington Firebirds climb up the table. We are predicting another defeat for Otago Volts and a win for Wellington Firebirds.

Final Verdict

Wellington are favourites to beat Otago at odds of 1.55

Posted On 5th January 2022 11:46:40
Posted by Kavin

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