The 2nd Test Match of this summer’s Ashes series involving bitter rivals England and Australia gets started on Wednesday 14 August with Lord’s in London playing host. Here are our top England v Australia 2nd test match betting tips.
A Closer Look
Armchair fans can watch all the action live on Sky Sports as the host nation aim to bounce back from an embarrassing defeat in the opener. Will they tie the series at 1-1 or will we see the Aussies tighten their grip?
Australia blasted their way to a 251 runs victory over England in the 1st Test. They made a mockery of what was expected to be a tight match. The tourists have blown hot and cold in recent times; they were knocked out of the Cricket World Cup in the latter stages by England, but Test Match cricket is a different game and Oz proved their worth.
Need to Fight Back
England were left battered and bruised, licking their wounds and wondering just what went wrong. They entered the 1st Test with confidence to spare but were quickly brought back down to earth by an opponent who exploded out of the traps and looked determined to lay down a marker for the tour ahead. England were far from at their best. However, it would be unfair to take anything away from their opponents who were sublime and fully deserving of their victory.
The 2nd Test betting is dominated by Australia who have been marked up as 5/4 favourites, best price with Ladbrokes. England are 6/5 at Bet365. Although they were so poor last time out, we’re going to take a punt on that price as we expect them to rally back and tie the series at 1-1. Can’t split them? A draw will catch your attention at 6/1 (Ladbrokes).