England v Australia 3rd ODI Betting Tips: Will England take the series after Aussie collapse?
Latest odds ahead of the series decider
England and Australia meet in a series-deciding one day international on Wednesday, though the visitors will know they’ve already blown a golden chance to have secured victory.
The Aussies secured a 19-run victory in the opening game. Then they looked on course the win the second match and inflict England’s first bilateral home ODI series since September 2015. However, they collapsed from 144-2 to 207 all out.
Having fought back to level the score at 1-1, the momentum looks to be with the hosts now. England haven’t lost a series in any format this year and they bring their home summer to a close against their rivals at Old Trafford. Will they end with a flourish?
Our traders have England as 8/11 favourites, with Australia at 11/10.
After a poor showing from England’s batsmen, Chris Woakes and Jofra Archer led the comeback with four wickets for three runs in 21 balls. They’re 5/2 and 7/2 respectively to be England’s top wicket taker.
Tom Curran and Adil Rashid also played a crucial role in the turnaround. helped to save the day. We’ve got Rashid at 5/6 for Over 1.5 Wickets, or he’s 10/3 to be England’s top wicket taker, with Curran a 7/2 shot.
As for the batting, Joe Root and Jonny Bairstow are usually dominant openers, but they struggled last time out. They’re both 10/3 to be England’s top runscorer. Having notched 89 in the opener, Bairstow is also 2/1 to score 50.
While England will be full of confidence, how will Australia respond? You’d expect them to be determined to make up for their defeat, with Steve Smith’s potential return a big boost. He’s in line to feature after missing the first two games due to concussion concerns. Our traders have Smith at 7/4 to hit 50.
Leg spinner Adam Zampa has impressed in Manchester, having taken seven wickets at an average of 13 across the two matches so far. Can he keep it up? We make him 7/2 joint-favourite, with Andrew Tye, to be Australia’s top wicket taker.
It’s all to play for in the third and final test. Who’ll be celebrating come the end?
All odds and markets correct as of date of publication