Cricket World Cup Betting and Odds

As hosts West Indies get the Cricket World Cup 2007 underway today against Pakistan, betting for this game will be very hard market to predict.

Both teams are notoriously unpredictable, regularly mixing the sublime with the ridiculous.

West Indies go into the game favourites at 8/13, buoyed by their fanatic home support, with Pakistan at 6/5.

It may be wise to then focus on the top runscorers for each team. As probably one of the most talented batsman the game has ever seen, Brian Lara is at enticing odds of 9/2 to be the top runscorer for the West Indies with Paddy Power.

Pakistani captain, Inzamam-ul-Haq, is at 5/1 to be lead runscorer for the talented Asians with Coral.

Betting for the Man of the Match market could offer to most value for punters. Man of the Match awards usually go to performances by batsmen so there is no surprise to see them dominating the betting. Charismatic West Indies opener Chris Gayle is favourite for to win the award at 8/1 with Ladbrokes.

If you fancy better odds than that, you cant get much more fair than Brian Lara at 16/1 with Ladbrokes.