UAE vs Ireland 1st T20I Betting Tips 07/10/2021

October 6, 2021
Zohaib Ahmed
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UAE vs Ireland 1st T20I Betting Tips 07/10/2021

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To prepare for his three-match series against Ireland, UAE were in action recently in a one-off T20I against Namibia.

The match was played at the same venue where they will face Ireland tomorrow. But despite facing a weaker opposition like Namibia, the UAE lost by 17 runs, which should tell you about the caliber of their side.

To be fair to UAE though, the Namibia side was deceptively strong and even had the services of veteran South African all-rounder David Wiese, who is one of the most experienced all-rounders in franchised T20 cricket.

After conceding 159-8, the home side could muster only 142-9 run reply, falling 17 runs short of their target.


On the same day that the UAE lost to Namibia, Ireland were in action against Scotland at ICC Global Cricket Academy Ground No 2 in Dubai.

Like their hosts, Ireland, too, lost the game, losing by five wickets to their fellow European side.

They must have been disappointed with the defeat as they had recovered from losing star batsman Paul Stirling in the opening over to posting 176-9 – quite a decent total.

Their bowlers had plenty to work with but they just could not stop the flow of runs as Namibia opener George Munsey took a liking to them. His whirlwind of a 67 took just 25 balls and practically decided the game.

That said, Ireland still pack quite a batting talent and will back themselves heading into the game against the UAE.

What Do the Sportsbooks Say?

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Ireland are big favourites for this fixture. 22Bet has Ireland priced at 1.445 and UAE at 2.77. MelBet has Ireland available for 1.435 and UAE for 2.755. Lastly, Dafabet has Ireland priced at 1.46 and UAE at 2.82.

Tipster’s Angle

Tip: Total runs for Ireland in over 1 – over 5.5 runs

Paul Stirling is one of the hardest-hitting opening batsmen around in T20 cricket. He is coming off of a failure as he got out for a duck in the loss to Namibia. That said, he is a fearless cricketer who is unlikely to be deterred by that failure and still throw his bat at everything from the get-go. Therefore, the play here is to back Ireland to score over 5.5 runs in their opening over of the match. The play can be found on Dafabet.

Tip: Highest opening partnership – UAE @ 2.375

The Irish openers, though more talented, tend to go for their strokes no matter what kind of balls they get. UAE’s top two are more tentative in their approach. We believe there is a decent chance that even though the hosts might finish second-best, their openers might collectively contribute more runs than their touring counterparts. The play can be found on 22Bet.


We are not picking a winner here due to disparity in odds but if we had to, we’d go for Ireland.

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