England will look to retain the next edition of the Ashes yet again when they visit Australia for that five-match Test series in 2017-18. You can find the Ashes betting tips below for the 2017-18 series in Australia below. We will also update the latest Ashes odds as we get closer to the start of the series.
After being crushed 5-0 in their previous Ashes series, England had entered the 2015 Ashes as second-favourites to Australia but had the home advantage.
And it was that very home advantage they used to overcome the Aussies, what with the likes of Mitchell Johnson and Steven Smith deflated by the England side to a huge extent.
As a result, England went on to win the Ashes 2015 series 3-2, having sealed the win in the fourth Test match itself. It also led to a spate of Aussie retirements including that of captain Michael Clarke.
What it means is that going into the 2017-18 edition of the Ashes, Australia will look to prepare hard, bouncy yet again and test them in conditions they obviously don’t enjoy too much. And which is also why, despite England having won the previous series against the Aussies, the latest Ashes odds point to an Australian win.
England have seen a turnaround in their fortunes in their ODI and T20I setup and results but their Test performances have seen a dramatic fall. Only recently ranked number one in the ICC Test Rankings, they have fallen to fourth behind India, South Africa and Australia and are a good seven ranking points behind the Aussies.
The reason for that can be attributed a sub-par 2-2 series draw against Pakistan at home, a 1-1 result in Bangladesh and then a pounding 4-0 defeat at the hands of India.
This was followed by the resignation of Alastair Cook as the captain of the side and the appointment of Joe Root as the skipper who will look to now lead them to a win on what would be a tough Ashes campaign?
Can Steven Smith and co. stop them or will their bowling fall just short? Because Smith hasn’t been in the saddle for too long either, having led them to a defeat at the hands of South Africa at home recently. Since then, however, things have changed for him, having won the series against Pakistan 3-0 and then given India a good fight before going down 2-1.
They have a new-look side as well with Pete Handscomb and Matt Renshaw having taken over the batting mantle rather well while the bowling looks like it is in good hands too – Mitchell Starc, Josh Hazlewood, Pat Cummins and James Pattinson are expected to lead the attack during the Ashes 2017-18.
Latest Update on Australia contracts issue:
Earlier, the Aussie side had run into a contractual dispute with their cricket board, the Cricket Australia. The player contracts ran out by June 30, 2017 and the impasse wasn’t resolved for more than a month after that, leaving the players unemployed and according to some, might have affected the Ashes.
The good news for all fans is that the dispute has now been resolved and the Ashes will go on as scheduled.
Here’s what we are planning to provide you with as far as the Ashes betting tips & odds are concerned:
Before the start of the Ashes:
- Ashes series winner tips & odds
- Scoreline tips & odds
- Top Ashes batsman & bowler for Australia & England tips & odds
During the Ashes:
- Match-by-match Ashes winner tips & odds
- Daily session & end of day update on latest Ashes odds & tips
- Top Ashes odds & betting offers
Here’re the latest Ashes betting odds for the 2017-18 series:
Series winner with bet365:
Drawn series: 6/1
Correct Score Odds with bet365:
Australia 3-1: 11/2
Draw 2-2: 6/1
Australia 3-2: 15/2
Australia 4-1: 8/1
England 3-2: 12/1
Australia 2-1: 13/2
Australia 4-0: 11/1
Australia 5-0: 16/1
England 3-1: 14/1
To Regain/Retain Ashes with bet365:
Other Ashes odds, predictions & tips will be updated as we get closer to the start of the series.