The all-important third test match of this summer’s Ashes series involving England and Australia gets started on Thursday 22 August and, of the first two episodes are anything to go by, we’re all set for another cracker. Here are our top England v Australia 3rd Test Match betting tips.
A Closer Look
Emerald Headingley in Leeds plays host with the first day of cricket expected to begin at 11.00am.Sky Sports provide the live TV coverage whilst bookmakers offer punters the chance to spice up the occasion with a bet. Over 100 markets are offered before the start and many of the best remains live thanks to in-play betting. Get your cash down before a ball has been bowled or wait patiently for any hints or clues to present themselves.
Australia to Stretch the Lead?
Australia won the first test match at a canter but was left clinging on for a draw in the second test match that came to a thrilling conclusion on Sunday afternoon. England was much better in the latter stages of the second and came out of the contest knowing they came painfully close to levelling the series at 1-1. Will the hosts continue to improve and finally get off the mark at the third time of asking or will the Aussies kill this series stone dead with a 2-0 score? That remains to be seen but one thing’s for sure, it’ll be great fun finding out.
The betting has England as 10/11 favourites with Bet365 to win the 3rd Test Match but it’s worth remembering they were hammered in the opener and drew the second. The value here looks to be in sticking with Australia who can be supported at 17/10 (Bet365). The tourists weren’t at their best last time but are more than capable of firing back.