After a fast and furious five week season it’s time to bet on the Caribbean Premier League final which rolls around this Saturday and will probably be the crowning glory for the as yet unbeaten Guyana Amazon Warriors. You can, of course, bet on Barbados at Bovada, one of the best online betting sites in Trinidad & Tobago these days, however whilst the Tridents made the final two they’ll still need a miracle to raise the trophy ahead of the all but untouchable Amazon Warriors.
With the last match of the competition held in the Brian Lara Stadium, Trinidad, there was a certain optimism that the Trinbago Knight Riders could have made it to the final and laden the place with an amazing atmosphere. Could the local underdogs beat the unbeatable? Alas for those putting a bet on the Caribbean Premier League final it was not to be, chasing only 160 in their last chance “Qualifier 2” match they slowly slipped away managing only 148 all out at the end.
- Barbados Tridents – 11/8
- Guyana Amazon Warriors – 4/7
Not, of course, that they’d stood much of a chance against the Guyana Amazon Warriors who have run rampant across the league this year, and indeed whilst the Barbados Tridents stand a slightly better chance, the odds on Guyana suggest it’s not all that much of an improvement. Indeed one would need to be awfully optimistic to take advantage of Trinidad & Tobago gambling laws and back Barbados, the Amazon Warriors simply stronger with a greater depth to their play.
Is The Weather The Only Hope For Barbados On Saturday?
Those that bet on cricket in Caribbean regularly, and plan to bet on the Caribbean Premier League final specifically, will spot very quickly the 4/7 bookies like Bovada are offering on the Warriors pretty much seals the deal barring the sort of drama that had England win over New Zealand in the World Cup Final. At 11/8 the odds on the Tridents aren’t even worth a starry-eyed caution-thrown-to-the-wind sort of speculative wager, the underdogs just not under enough.
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Those damp betting odds on Barbados, offered up to those who like to bet on sports in Trinidad & Tobago at Bovada, sadly rather reflect the inclement weather conditions that Tarouba has been facing recently. Heavy rain has flooded large swathes of the city and the resultant traffic jams nearly prevented the Tridents from reaching their qualifier at all. Fortunately, for those who’ll bet on the Caribbean Premier League final the ground staff worked magic on the outfield.
Just how much magic will be required if the forecasted rain shows itself too close to game time is debatable, but with the chances of a downpour hanging around at 5/1 right around then, this could be a very tense final even for the Warriors. Indeed, perhaps the only reason one might eschew backing them in a bet on the Caribbean Premier League final is the belief that their unbeaten run will finally come to an end at the hands not of more skilled opponents, but an unlucky rain delay.
CPL Final 2019
- Date – October 12th 2019
- Time – 22:00
- Location – Tarouba
- Ground – Brian Lara Stadium
“Can’t control the weather.” The Trinbago Knight Riders captain commented a little bitterly after their rain effected qualifier loss, “And you can’t use that as an excuse.” Which, as anyone who regularly hits up Bovada, one of the best online sportsbook sites in the Caribbean, will tell you, is true, but should the Warriors find their perfect record demolished by an unfortunate piece of meteorology on Saturday I think they might rightly have cause to at least try it. Don’t you?