The Ashes is a Test cricket series played between rival nations England and Australia. The two sides battle it out in a 5 test match series with the winner of the series being crowned with ‘The Urn’.
Betting on The Ashes series is popular, given that there are 5 matches in the series and hundreds of markets on each individual match.
The 2019 Ashes Series will be hosted in the UK with the first test of the series being played at Edgbaston, Birmingham on August 1.
The Ashes 2019 Dates and Broadcast Guide
The 2019 Ashes Series begins on the 1st of August and will finish no later than 16th of September. Channel 9 have the TV rights to broadcast each of the 5 test matches in Australia.
|First Test||Edgbaston||August 1-5||8pm (AEST)||Nine|
|Second Test||Lord’s||August 14-18||8pm (AEST)||Nine|
|Third Test||Headingley||August 22-26||8pm (AEST)||Nine|
|Fourth Test||Old Trafford||September 4-8||8pm (AEST)||Nine|
|Fifth Test||The Oval||September 12-16||8pm (AEST)||Nine|
The Ashes Betting
Punters can start betting on the Ashes series almost immediately after the previous series has finished. While most punters prefer to wait til closer to the event to bet on the outcome, value can sometimes be found when betting further in advance.
Popular markets for The Ashes include;
- The Ashes Series Winner
- Retain/Regain the Ashes
- The Ashes Series Matches Outcome
- Head-to-head test match winner
- The Ashes Series Top Run Scorer
Not all of these markets are available for futures betting but once each sides squads are declared the betting starts to ramp up.
The Ashes Head-to-Head Betting
Head-to-head betting on The Ashes is probably the most popular market to bet on. Punters often find that they can get an edge given a number of outcomes including the available squads, pitch conditions, weather and previous form lines.
While the odds for head-to-head betting are often quite modest, punters who study the game believe they can get an advantage due to the factors mentioned above.
2019 The Ashes Top Run Scorer Betting
Top Run Scorer betting is another popular market that punters like to bet on during The Ashes. Both the Series Top Run Scorer and individual match or innings Top Run Scorer markets have appealing aspects for punters.
Punters can sometimes find an edge if they believe that certain batsmen play well, or poorly, against certain bowlers and pitch conditions. If a team plans to bowl a lot of spin, punters will look for batsmen who play spin well.
The same can be said for Top Wicket Taker markets as well, punters who believe a bowler has an advantage over certain batsmen will often attract more money in betting.
How do I bet on the The Ashes?
Looking to bet on the The Ashes? Betting online is surprisingly easy. There are a range of bookmakers you can bet with including Sportsbet, BetEasy and Ladbrokes. Once you've selected an online bookmaker you'll be able to create an account and make a deposit in minutes! Once your account is set up you'll be able to browse all the The Ashes markets and place your bet.