SSL 2018-19 Auckland Aces vs Canterbury Kings 9th Match Prediction. Auckland Aces will look to do the double over Canterbury Kings when the two teams face-off in the 26th fixture of the Super Smash 2018-19. The match is scheduled to be played on January 1 at the Eden Park Outer Oval in Auckland. Live action will begin at 04:00 PM local time.
- Auckland Aces have won the last four matches they have played against Canterbury Kings.
- The Aces are playing at their home ground where they have won 2 out of 3 matches this year.
- Auckland Aces are a better balanced team and have more number of in-form players in the side.
Our Pick: Auckland Aces
Auckland vs Canterbury: Where to watch/Live streaming
TV channels: Sky Sport, Fox Sports
Live streaming: Bet365, Sky Go
Auckland Aces Team News & Playing 11
Mark Chapman, the third-highest run-getter of the season, is the key man in this batting line-up. He belted a century in the reverse fixture and is coming off a well-compiled fifty against Northern Knights. Glenn Phillips and Robert O’Donnell are the others to watch out for. When it comes to bowling, all eyes will be on Ben Lister and Tarun Nethula who have taken 10 wickets apiece in six matches. Both had troubled Canterbury last time and they are likely to trouble them again.
Auckland Predicted Playing 11
- Craig Cachopa (c), Colin de Grandhomme, Ronnie Hira, Tarun Nethula, Robert O’Donnell, Mark Chapman, Sam Curran, Donovan Grobbelaar, Glenn Phillips (wk), Sean Solia, Ben Lister
Canterbury Team News & Playing 11
Cam Fletcher and Chad Bowes have been the most reliable batsmen for the Kings this Super Smash season and it will primarily be up to these two to get the team into a strong position with the bat. However, the others will need to step up as well. Skipper Andrew Ellis has done a superb job with the ball. The fast bowler is leading the wickets charts with 12 wickets in 7 matches and the Kings will expect him to provide a few early breakthroughs.
Canterbury Predicted Playing 11
- Andrew Ellis (c), Chad Bowes, Cam Fletcher (wk), Ed Nuttall , Leo Carter, Kyle Jamieson, Tim Johnston, Cole McConchie, Michael Pollard, Will Williams, Nick Kwant
Auckland Aces vs Canterbury Kings Betting Odds
Auckland Aces are favorites amongst the bookmakers to win this game at odds of 1.41 on Betfair and 1.80 each on Bet365 and Betway. They have won four and lost two out of the eight league matches played so far and are placed second on the points table. Canterbury Kings are third in the league standings with four wins and three defeats in eight matches. They are the underdogs for this match at a price of 1.36 on Betfair and 2 each on Bet365 and Betway.
Auckland Aces vs Canterbury Kings Prediction
Auckland Aces and Canterbury Kings have both been playing well in this year’s Super Smash. The former however have the edge as they have beaten the latter in their previous four attempts. When the two teams clashed earlier on New Year’s day, the Aces emerged victorious by seven runs and this will give them confidence heading into this game. They are also playing on their home ground which is why we feel they are better placed to win this match.