Punters clearly aren’t fans of the England cricket team heading into the First Ashes Test with online bookmaker sportsbet.com.au reporting more than four times as much money placed on Australia to win in Brisbane at $1.75.
- 70% of the money is on Australia to win First Ashes Test
- More money on the draw than on England to win at The GABBA
One $6,000 bet on Australia was taken at $1.77.
While the money says the hosts will get off to a flying start, the generous price of $4.00 for England to win the series has been too much to resist for some. Twice as many individual bets have gone on England to triumph over the five matches.
“No one wants to put their hard earned on England at the GABBA. Punters are even more interested in the draw rather than the tourists, which isn’t surprising given the Aussies haven’t lost a Test in Brisbane since 1988,” said sportsbet.com.au’s Christian Jantzen.
Markets courtesy of sportsbet.com.au
Ashes – First Test
Series Correct Score
$9.00 Australia 5-0
$7.50 Australia 4-1
$9.00 Australia 4-0
$8.00 Australia 3-2
$6.00 Australia 3-1
$15 Australia 3-0
$11 Australia 2-1
$67 England 5-0
$26 England 4-1
$67 England 4-0
$13 England 3-2
$15 England 3-1
$67 England $67
$21 England 2-1
To retain/Regain the Ashes
$2.87 England to Retain the Ashes
$1.40 Australia to Regain the Ashes