Favourite backers got their fingers burnt in the opening clash between England and Pakistan at Lord’s but we reckon the Three Lions can recoup those losses at Headingley.
Joe Root appeared to make a big mistake when opting to bat first in tricky conditions after winning the toss and the hosts were always on the back foot from then on.
We’re happy to forgive and forget that nine-wicket defeat and take 57/100 for the series to be levelled in our England vs Pakistan betting tips.
Root and Yorkshire team-mate Jonny Bairstow will be especially keen to do well on their home ground and can help to lift spirits back up.
A Look At England’s Betting Odds
England have suffered far too many batting collapses in recent times, but recalling in-form Lancashire batsman Keaton Jennings in favour of an out-of-sorts Mark Stoneman makes sense.
Head coach Trevor Bayliss has urged his side to play with more patience in Leeds and is backing them to respond in a positive manner.
He said: “They’ve been up for it in the past. I’d be expecting they’d be a little embarrassed about the way they played and the performance in the next one will be better.”
Looking at the England vs Pakistan odds, we like 9/2 for Jennings to top score for the hosts in the first innings.
A Look At Pakistan’s Betting Odds
Young England spinner Dom Bess should improve for the experience at Lord’s, while Ben Stokes generated decent pace along with Jimmy Anderson.
If the Three Lions can cut out the dropped catches which hampered any hopes of a fightback last weekend, they are fancied to put pressure on the tourists this time.
However, one Pakistan batsman who impressed in the first Test was Haris Sohail, who followed up a solid 39 by steering his team to victory with an unbeaten knock of the same total in the second innings.
Former Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq had picked out Sohail as a player to watch before that encounter.
He told Sky Sports: “I am looking to Haris especially as I believe he has the technique to do well in England.
“He has a very good technique against pace bowling and he leaves the ball well, which is vital in England.”
Let’s add 5/1 for Sohail to be his side’s leading batsman in the first innings at Headingley to our England vs Pakistan betting predictions.
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