Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh Prediction: Asia Cup betting tips & odds

A look at the Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh prediction for the Super 4 stage. The second Super 4 fixture of the Asia Cup 2023 will witness Bangladesh and Sri Lanka going head to head on Saturday, September 9. The match will take place at R Premadasa Stadium in Colombo. The bookmakers have Sri Lanka as favourites at 1/2 (1.50) whereas Bangladesh have greater odds of 137/100 (2.37).

These odds from Ladbrokes were correct at the time of writing.

  • Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh, Asia Cup, Super 4
  • September 9, 2023 – 9:30 AM GMT
  • R Premadasa Stadium, Colombo

Pitch Report and Weather Conditions

R Premadasa Stadium is a venue that has traditionally favoured spinners. Batting gets more difficult as the game progresses. The team batting first has had more success and the average first innings score here stands at 232.

The weather in Colombo doesn’t look promising as there’s a possibility of thunderstorms on Saturday. There’s over 40% chance of precipitation throughout the day and could impact the match.

Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh Prediction

Sri Lanka heavily dominate the overall head to head record against Bangladesh with 41 wins out of 52 ODIs. However, the gap between the two has reduced in recent years and Bangladesh stand a good chance of winning at a spin-friendly venue.

Our Prediction: Bangladesh to win this match at 137/100 (2.37).

Top Run-scorer

Kusal Mendis is one of Sri Lanka’s better batters and is coming off an excellent 84-ball 92. Bet on him to be Sri Lanka’s top batter at 13/4 (4.25). Mushfiqur Rahim did well in the last game with 64 runs against a top bowling attack. Back him to be the top batter for Bangladesh at 4/1 (5.00).

Our Prediction: Kusal Mendis to be Sri Lanka’s top run-scorer at 13/4 (4.25).

Top Wicket-taker

Matheesha Pathirana was expensive against Afghanistan but snared 4 for 32 the last time he faced Bangladesh. Pathirana to be Sri Lanka’s best bowler at 9/4 (3.25). Taskin Ahmed has bowled well in the tournament, picking a four-for in one of the games. Back him to be Bangladesh’s top bowler at 5/2 (3.50).

Our Prediction: Matheesha Pathirana to be Sri Lanka’s top wicket-taker at 9/4 (3.25).

Man of the Match

Shakib Al Hasan’s all-round skill could be key here. He has made 32* and 53 in the last two games and picked 2 for 29 in the previous game against Sri Lanka. You can back Shakib to be the player of the match at 9/1 (10.00).

Our Prediction: Shakib Al Hasan to be the Man of the Match at 9/1 (10.00) odds.

Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh Preview

The Lankan lions and Bangla tigers will be batting for this crucial win as they eye a spot in the final. Here’s a short preview of two teams ahead of their encounter.

Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka barely managed to escape through to Super 4 after a narrow two-run victory over Afghanistan. Batters did well to post 291 on the board but Afghanistan came very close to chasing down the target in 37.1 overs, which was their required equation to knock Sri Lanka out.

Sri Lanka were unchanged in the previous game and with the resources they have, should stick to the same playing XI.

Squad: Pathum Nissanka, Dimuth Karunaratne, Kusal Mendis (wk), Sadeera Samarawickrama, Charith Asalanka, Dhananjaya de Silva, Dasun Shanaka (c), Dunith Wellalage, Maheesh Theekshana, Kasun Rajitha, Matheesha Pathirana


Bangladesh defeated Afghanistan comfortably in the group stage. They faced Pakistan in their first Super 4 fixture, losing by seven wickets. Shakib Al Hasan and Mushfiqur Rahim scored fifties before they collapsed to 193.

Bangladesh stuck with Mehidy Hasan Miraz at the top in the previous game and had Litton Das at number three. They could bring in Mustafizur Rahman in place of Shoriful Islam. 

Squad: Mohammad Naim, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Litton Das, Shakib Al Hasan (c), Towhid Hridoy, Mushfiqur Rahim (wk), Shamim Hossain, Afif Hossain, Taskin Ahmed, Mustafizur Rahman, Hasan Mahmud

How to Watch Asia Cup 2023 in the UK: Live Streaming & Channel List

If you live in the UK, you can watch all the matches of the Asia Cup 2023 live on TNT Sports.

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