Ashes 1st Test: Bookie Offers/Odds
It’s Ashes time again and England will be looking for a fourth successive victory as the 1st Test kicks off in Brisbane on Thursday - just 88 days after Alastair Cook lifted the urn at The Oval.
Yes, it only seems five minutes since England punished Australia to a 3-0 defeat at home in the summer. If you used a bookies free bet or betting offer to back England that time around you may like to think about using some more free bets to do it again!
Ashes First Test - Betting Offers
If you fancy using a free bet or betting offer on the Ashes First Test from one of the bookies we feature, then why not consider placing a mobile bet with SportingBet this Thursday.
Placing a bet on a Thursday at SportingBet means you’ll earn an extra 10% on your winnings! Mobile bets can be pre-match or in-play but must be placed on Thursdays to qualify for the offer.
Ashes First Test - Who To Bet On
Some might have considered England’s performance earlier this year lucky, but let’s be clear, England were not lucky to win in the summer. Test cricket is about winning matches and many feel that the current Australian side lacks the consistency/talent to win the 2013 Ashes.
This isn’t to say that the Australian team are completely without hope. They have plenty of talent and home advantage. But over five Ashes Tests, England’s consistency and professionalism should top Australia’s less seasoned, unpredictable talents.
Australia’s batting will almost certainly deliver at times, but it’s just as probable that it will fall apart. Which leads nicely into Coral's Top Batsman betting offer: Place a 1st Innings Top Batsman bet at Coral and if your choice scores a century but isn’t his teams top scoring batsman during the match, Coral offer to refund your stake as a free bet!
In bowling terms, England were bowled out for under 300 just twice in the 2013 series.
Australia, despite recording the two highest totals of the series, were bowled out for under 300 six times. Bookies offer all types of Cricket bets including odds on the Ashes Top Bowler, Top Batsmen, First Century, Fastest Fifty as well as a host of others - so there’s plenty of opportunity to utilise free bet offers.
Ashes First Test - Best Odds
After suffering eight successive Ashes series defeats between 1989 and 2002-03, England are enjoying their most successful period since the late 70s and early 80s.
England have won the last three Ashes series and four of last the five and after beating the Aussies 3-0 on home soil, and are the clear favourites at most bookies in terms of betting odds.
In fact you may want to take up a bookie offer or two and have a bet on England making it five Ashes series wins out of six. Ladbrokes offers the best odds on England taking the series at 11/10, Stan James offer best odds of 7/4 on Australia with most bookies offering 9/2 on a draw.
Most bookies odds for Thursday’s First Ashes Test in Brisbane offer England at 2/1to win, Australia at 7/4, and 2/1 for a First Test draw. The other dates in the tour are Adelaide 5-9 Dec, Perth 13-17 Dec, Melbourne 26-30 Dec and the final Ashes Test in Sydney 3-7 Jan.