Every few years patriotic cricket fans will be backing England in the Ashes betting against Australia. England have held the upper hand in the most recent battles for the small urn, winning at home in 2008 and then collecting a rare series success down under in 2010.
England head the Ashes betting for 2013
Thanks to their recent successes and the fact they have home advantage, England will be favourites in the Ashes betting to win the five-match Test series in 2013. The venues for the five matches have already been confirmed, with Lord’s, Trent Bridge, Cardiff, Edgbaston and The Oval being the grounds where England will be looking to triumph. The dates for these matches are July 10-14: Trent Bridge, July 18-22: Lord’s, Aug 1-5: Old Trafford, Aug 9-1: Durham, Aug 21-25: The Oval.
Lots of options within the 2013 Ashes betting markets
One of the biggest betting markets will be what the correct scoreline of the series will be. Optimistic punters may decide that 5-0 to England is more than possible, although the combination of the talent of the opposition and the unpredictable weather may prevent this outcome. Ashes betting for each individual game is another option and paying close attention to the weather forecast may prove a prudent strategy, as anticipated rain may make the draw a good betting proposition.
Other popular markets will be which respective players star with the bat and ball throughout the series. For England, Alastair Cook and Jonathan Trott will want to repeat their former Ashes heroics with the bat, while Stuart Broad could shine in the bowling department. Shane Watson could be destructive at the top of the Australian order and may be popular in the Australian top runscorer markets, while Mitchell Johnson could take the most wickets.