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Somerset v Gloucestershire: Prediction, Tips and Odds

Defending T20 Blast champion Somerset will be hoping the rain stays away when they take on Gloucestershire in the South Group on Sunday.

Heavy rain meant Somerset's clash against Essex on Friday was abandoned due to rain and scattered showers are being forecast for Sunday's visit of Gloucestershire.

Somerset sit in the top four in the South Group heading into this contest, while Gloucestershire are just outside of those crucial spots, but still in the mix to reach the quarter-finals.

Somerset v Gloucestershire

Somerset v Gloucestershire betting tips and predictions

Under 346.5 total match runs - 5/6

The unpredictable UK weather impacted Friday's round of T20 Blast fixtures, with three games abandoned without a ball being bowled and another contest ending up as a no result, and the forecast for Sunday's clash at the County Ground, Taunton is not much better.

Scattered showers are predicted and that could make for a reduced-overs game, meaning the chances of this contest going over 346.5 runs look unlikely.

Of Gloucestershire's eight T20 Blast fixtures this year, under 346.5 match runs has landed six times, while this same bet has been successful in three of Somerset's last four outings in this competition.

Tom Banton to hit over 0.5 sixes - 1/2

Somerset are strong at the top of the order and one player that has performed well in this year's competition is Tom Banton, who has racked up 231 runs to sit second in his club's charts.

The 25-year-old heads into this game on the back of a solid display against Warwickshire in the Country Championship, making knocks of 78 and 81 in which he hit a combined three sixes.

Banton's last T20 innings came against Gloucestershire in June and he cleared the rope three times in that contest, though his score of 79 not enough to help his side come out on top that day.

The Englishman will be eager to set the tone for his side and he can do that by hitting at least one six.

Matthew Taylor - Gloucestershire Top Bowler - 4/1

While Gloucestershire's batters have been lacking consistency, the same cannot be said of the bowling department and one player that has caught the eye is Matthew Taylor.

The 29-year-old seamer has taken 17 wickets, the same as team-mate David Payne, with his latest scalp coming in the defeat to Kent on Friday.

Payne's last eight T20 games have produced bowling figures of 4/22, 3/32, 0/22, 3/27, 3/30, 3/21, 0/37 and 1/20, highlighting his consistency and wicket-taking ability.

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Somerset v Gloucestershire odds

Somerset - 8/15
Gloucestershire -
6/4

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This article was written by a partner sports writer via Spotlight Sports Group. All odds displayed on this page were correct at the time of writing and are subject to withdrawal or change at any time.

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