The stage to settle one of the biggest cricket rivalries will soon be set. England and Australia will battle it out at the 2019 Ashes series for bragging rights. England will enter the competition with the best 2019 Ashes Series Betting Odds to win. Will Australia defy the odds and disappoint this year’s hosts? Bet now on Bet365 Sportsbook.
The Ashes are a famous Test cricket series played every two years between England and Australia. Australia hosted the first edition of the test series in 1882-3 and the competition has been going strong ever since. England will host the 2019 Ashes Series and the competition will run from 1 August to 16 September 2019.
The cricket competition will be held over 5 test matches and these are the odds of the 2019 Ashes Series:
England have the best 2019 Ashes Series Betting Odds to win
England stand a good chance to win their 33rd series title this year, equaling their wins with Australia. They are the top favorites to win the 2019 title as their odds stand at 4/5 on Bet365 Sportsbook.
England are determined to walk away victorious this year following a poor performance at the 2017 Ashes Series. The 5 match series ended with England losing 4 and drawing 1 match. Australia were more powerful in scoring more runs and winning wickets.
The cricket team will be without one of their most experienced and successful batsmen, Alastair Cook following his international retirement. They still, however, have a strong team lead by test captain, Joe Root. He was in the top 5 for the Most Runs scored in the 2017 Ashes Series with 378 runs.
Australia look to rebrand themselves under new leadership following cheating scandal
Despite walking away victorious in the 2017 Ashes Series, Australia’s chances of defending their title are slim. The Aussie’s don’t have the best 2019 Ashes Series Betting Odds to win this year on the online sportsbooks in the UK. They still have the best record in the competition with the most Test and Series wins:
- Overall Test Results (330 Tests, 134 Wins, 90 Draws)
- Overall Series Results (70 Series, 33 Wins, 5 Draws).
Australia (11/10) dominated the 2017 Ashes Series by winning the 5 match series 4-0. They had a strong squad to be proud of led by then captain Steve Smith. All their players were in the top 3 rankings for the Most Runs and Most Wickets.
Australia are however overshadowed by the 2018 Ball Tampering Scandal. They will, as a result, be without top performing 2017 Ashes players Steve Smith and Dave Warner due to suspension.
The team will be under new leadership with recently appointed head coach Justin Langer and test captain Tim Paine. The two will want to make a positive impact on their Ashes debuts by winning the 2019 competition. However playing away from home this year and with the scandal still looming, they might not win the 2019 title.
The 2019 Ashes Series unlikely to end in a draw with odds at 7/4
Both England and Australia don’t want to avoid sharing the spoils in this year’s 2019 Ashes. Thankfully, the odds of this happening are low according to Bet365 Sportsbook. The Series has only ever ended in a draw 5 times, most recently in 1972 with a score of 2-2. England retained the title as they were the winners of 1970-71 Ashes Series.