iBet: England to dominate Australia in double Ashes summer

Gareth Purnell

The Ashes

Back England to win both Ashes series at 9/4
Back Partick at 4/6, back over 2.5 goals at 8/11

Matt Prior’s heroics in saving a draw in the third and final Test in New Zealand have prompted a string of special prices for the forthcoming back-to-back Ashes festival of cricket later this year. Ladbrokes rate Prior 20/1 to be top series runscorer in the forthcoming ‘double Ashes summer’ with Alastair Cook the 5/2 favourite and Kevin Pietersen 9/2. England are just shorter than ½ (Befair) to win the ten-match Ashes series with Australia 4/1 (Ladbrokes). A drawn series is 11/2 (SkyBet). There are also odds on when England suffer their first defeat of the year with the first Ashes test at Trent Bridge the 9/2 favourite and England 12/1 to go the whole year undefeated. Of the five Tests in England, The Oval is the favourite to produce the most runs, with Lord’s 11/4, Trent Bridge 7/2, Old Trafford and Durham 4/1. James Anderson is 11/4 favourite to be top series wicker taker and it’s 9/4 with Coral that England win both the England and Australian legs, and with the Aussies looking in disarray, that could be the bet.

Partick (4/6) have won seven of their last eight games in Scottish Division One, scoring 21 goals and conceding only four, with their games over that period averaging over three goals. Tonight’s opponents are Cowdenbeath (4/1) whose last eight games have seen an average of over four goals per game. It’s 8/11 that there are over 2.5 goals tonight.

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