Ashes Cricket Betting 2019 preview: 2nd Test – Lord's – August 8th to 14th, 2019
The odds have distinctly turned in Australia's favour after their victory in the first Test at Edgbaston, as advised by our expert. The visitors now head for Lords on the back of a stellar batting performance from Steve Smith (144 & 142), match-winning off-spin bowling from Nathan Lyon (6 for 49) and some useful cameo support by Travis Head, Peter Siddle, Pat Cummins, Matthew Wade (110) and James Pattinson.
England will be shattered by their poor performance, surrendering the First Test to the Aussies by a crushing 251 runs and are not expected to take things lying down at Lord’s. A better performance can surely be expected from the Three Lions.
Ashes Cricket Betting Some 1st innings odds (888sport)
David Warner does not fail often in test cricket and after his failure in both innings at Edgbaston, he’ll be keen to make amends at Lords.
Warner to top score for Australia (1st innings) – 6/1
Steve Smith to make it 3 hundreds in a row – 2/1
Joe Root to score a 50 in the first innings – 10/11
Best Ashes Cricket Betting England batting odds (Bet 365)
Struggling England hopes of recovery in Ashes lie with Joe Root. Joe Root averages 51.08 at Lord’s and has three scores in excess of 150 runs at the ground. Bookmakers are tipping England’s best batsman at odds of 10/3. Rory Burns at 9/2, Ben Stokes at 5/1, Jason Roy 5/1 are the other odds to follow Root.
Best Ashes Cricket Betting England bowling odds (Bet 365)
After an incredible all-round performance for Sussex against Gloucestershire (taking 6-27 and smashing 108 off 99 balls), English all-rounder, Jofra Archer looks set to make his test debut at Lord's. Archer who will look to intimidate Australian batsmen, is tipped to be England’s top wicket-taker in Australia’s first innings. Jofra Archer 11/4. Stuart Broad 5/2 & Chris Woakes at 5/2. Broad and Woakes still look good bets as far as wicket-taking goes.
Best Ashes Cricket Betting Australian batting odds (Bet 365)
Steve Smith is expected to carry on where he left off at Edgbaston with odds of 7/4 followed by David Warner 5/1, Usman Khawaja 5/1, Cameron Bancroft 11/2 and Marnus Labuschagne 7/1.
Best Ashes Cricket Betting Australian bowling (Bet 365)
Nathan Lyon is not expected to get the same kind of purchase he got on the last day track of the Edgbaston Test which is why he doesn't top the list of bowlers for the Lord's Test. Look for Mitchell Starc to be recalled to the side for the Lord's fixture and strike fear into a somewhat shaky English batting. Pat Cummins 5/2, Mitchell Starc 5/2, Josh Hazlewood 5/2, James Pattinson 7/2, Nathan Lyon 9/2 and Peter Siddle at 9/2 are the odds for Australian bowling.
2nd Test results odds
Australia to Win – 5/4
Australia to win: 7/4
But expect the second Test to be a neck-and-neck affair as the narrow odds suggest.
Man Of The Match odds
Steve Smith – 4/1
Joe Root – 9/1
Ben Stokes – 12/1
Mitchell Starc – 12/1
Jofra Archer – 12/1
David Warner – 11/1
Stuart Broad – 10/1
Pat Cummins – 10/1
Chris Woakes – 12/1
Some Key statistics
England’s Joe Root averages 51.08 at Lord’s Cricket Ground.
England’s Joe Root scored 56 runs in the first innings for the first Ashes test.
Australia’s Steven Smith scored 215 & 58 runs the last time he played a test at Lord’s (2015).
Australia won at Lord’s on their previous Ashes visit in 2015.
**All odds quoted by Bet365 and 888sport are subject to change.