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Ashes Series Cricket Betting Guide
With the Ashes approximately two weeks away, now is the time to get your betting decisions out of the way.
England go into the series as warm favorites, despite doubts from fans and experts alike that the Brits might find it hard to capture a fourth series win in a row. A win in Australia would make this England’s greatest era of dominance since 1980.
Since that great side, England have managed to win three series in a row on three separate occasions, but the fourth has always been a step too far. That coupled with the fact that England have won just once in six attempts in Australia since 1990 suggests that the bookmakers are right in not making England as short in odds as they have been in recent Ashes.
You can get 2.0 with IASbet for England to win the series once again. Australia are priced at 2.65 with Ladbrokes.
The summer Ashes were a great deal closer than the 3-0 score line suggested, so the draw at 5.50 with IASbet and Ladbrokes may appeal to some also. If the draw does indeed come to pass, I envisage a scoreline of 2-2; the price of 7.5 can be got at Ladbrokes.
If you reckon England can repeat the 3-0 score line, this can be backed at 20.00 with Betfair. While Australia are priced at 29.00 with Be365 to win the series by the same score.
Top series batsman is once again a popular market with Michael Clarke, Alaisair Cook and Kevin Pieterson all priced 6.00 with BetVictor. However, it is Ian Bell who stands out for me. Bell doesn’t have the best record in Australia but the price of 7.00 available with BetVictor coupled with his impressive form in the Summer series suggest that he will be there or there about’s.
Cook is certainly due a big score, but one I would avoid in the England camp is Joe Root, who is 15.00 with Bet Victor. Apart from his century at Lord’s, he has looked woefully out of his depth.
Jonny Bairstow is another who may get dropped after a series of poor showings. He will have to be well tested before the first showdown, but I certainly would not be wooed by his big price of 26.00.
The first Ashes test gets underway at the Gabba and the bookmakers have England as narrow favorites at 2.5. Meanwhile Australia are available at a price of 2.62, while the draw can be got at 3.60 with Sportsbet.
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