Thursday 23 September 2010 

Cricket Betting: England Tempting 9/4 For Ashes Win

Cricket Betting: England Tempting 9/4 For Ashes Win
Cricket Betting: England Tempting 9/4 For Ashes Win
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Ashes excitement is underway today following the announcement of England’s touring party and bookie Paddy Power reports the 9/4 odds for England’s first Ashes victory Down Under since 1986/87 is proving hugely tempting for punters.

At the early stage of the betting Paddy Power has currently taken four times more money on England’s tempting 9/4 odds than has been taken on the 8/13 Australian win and 11/1 series draw combined.

In the correct score betting punters’ most wanted scoreline in England’s favour at the moment is 3-1 for Andrew Strauss’ boys at 12/1 although, conversely, the 4-0 and 5-0 scorelines for Australia are also proving popular at 18/1 and 20/1.

Darren Haines, spokesman for Paddy Power on cricket betting, said: “Punters are excited that England can finally win the Ashes in Australia although we saw similar excitement back in 2006 and we all know what happened then. Punters haven’t forgotten either with the Australia 5-0 victory looking like a small insurance saver for punters just in case our dreams once again turn into a nightmare.”

Andrew Strauss is tipped to lead from the front and is 3/1 to be England’s top runscorer in the five match series. Strauss is followed in Paddy Power’s betting by Kevin Pietersen at 10/3, even though the former Hampshire batsman was recently dropped from England’s ODI outfit following his poor summer of form.

Paddy Power’s Ashes Betting

Ashes Betting

8/13      Australia
9/4        England
9/2        Draw

Top England Runscorer

3/1        Strauss
10/3      Pietersen
4/1        Trott
9/2        Cook
11/2      Bell
6/1        Collingwood
10/1      Prior
16/1      Morgan
25/1      Davies
100/1    Broad
125/1    Bresnan
200/1    Swann
500/1    Bar
 
Series Score

20/1      Australia 1-0
14/1      Australia 2-0
6/1        Australia 2-1
14/1      Australia 3-0
7/1        Australia 3-1
10/1      Australia 3-2
18/1      Australia 4-0
16/1      Australia 4-1
20/1      Australia 5-0
40/1      England 1-0
28/1      England 2-0
10/1      England 2-1
25/1      England 3-0
12/1      England 3-1
16/1      England 3-2
28/1      England 4-0
22/1      England 4-1
33/1      England 5-0
50/1      Draw 0-0
14/1      Draw 1-1
9/2        Draw 2-2