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The Ashes is one of cricket’s biggest and most bitter rivalries. England and Australia face off for this famous prize every couple of years, giving us punters some great Ashes betting opportunities.
Our guide to the best The Ashes betting sites has expert betting advice, market risk explanations and we even tell you where to get the best Ashes odds!
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To be perfectly honest, every one of the betting sites that makes our top 7 list is worth trying out. However, if we had to pick just one to recommend for punters who want to bet on The Ashes it would have to be Unibet. The Unibet blog has loads of information related to the Ashes, including a handy page where you can view all the latest Ashes social media posts.
Unibet’s Ashes odds are always very competitive and you can read more about those in our odds comparison section. At Unibet, you will have lots of different batting and bowling markets to pick from for both teams and you might even come across some Ashes betting promotions. If you pick Unibet to bet on The Ashes, you won’t be disappointed.
As we briefly mentioned in the previous section, there are a multitude of different markets punters can pick from. You can bet both pre-match and in-play on The Ashes with most bookmakers and picking the correct market will greatly increase your chances of landing a few winning wagers.
Below we look at some of the most popular Ashes betting markets and our expert analysts give their view on the risk involved with each option and also the type of punter they are suited to. Before you put your hard-earned cash down, check out our expert Ashes betting advice section. It might just help you land a winner or two!
|Wager Type||Risk||Recommended for|
|Total Match Runs||4||Advanced|
|Player Of The Match||5||Advanced|
|1st Wicket Method||4||Expert|
(*risk can be managed, not volatility)
Any punter that is serious about making money from their pastime knows that finding the best odds is a no-brainer. The more generous the odds, the more you get if you win. If you fail to get the best price, you are directly impacting your profits.
As you can see in the Ashes odds comparison table* below Unibet and bet365 were top (or joint top) price about two of the three possible match outcomes. Don’t just limit yourself to the three bookies named below though, if you want to get the best Ashes odds, check out all the bookmakers on our top 7 Ashes betting sites list.
|*Odds table for display purposes only|
The Ashes is a test series held roughly every two years between England and Australia’s cricket teams. It is a best of 5 test series since 1998/99. The last Ashes series played over 6 matches was in 1997 when Australia won on English soil by a score of 3-2-1. Each test match in the series is an event in itself and can last anything from between 3-5 days. There is then a break between tests of usually around 10 days.
Each individual test match consists of 4 innings. Both teams bat twice and bowl twice. The playing order is decided by the toss of a coin between the two captains before the start of play on the day of the first test. The team that scores the most runs during their two at bat innings is declared the test winner. The Ashes winner is determined over five test matches and if the series ends in a draw, the current holders retain The Ashes urn. You can check out who the current holders are in our past Ashes winners section.
|2019||Australia Retain||2-2-1 (Draw)|
|💡 Did You Know? One thing that England has never managed to achieve in an Ashes Series is a whitewash. 5-1 in a 6 match series in 78/79 is England’s biggest win, while Australia have 3 whitewashes to their name, the most recent a 5-0 win in 2013/14.|
The Ashes is one of the longest-running test matches in International cricket. The first official Ashes Test Match was held in 1882 and Australia shocked the world by beating England on their own patch. This didn’t go down well with the English media and a journalist in The Sporting Times surmised that it was the death of English Cricket and that ‘the body will be cremated and The Ashes taken to Australia’. Ever since then, the series became widely known as The Ashes. No other test series in World Cricket holds the same stature as this one.
There is an actual urn, allegedly containing the ashes of a burnt cricket ball, that is on display at Lord’s Cricket Ground in London. This has never been the official trophy though. Since the late 1990s, the winners of The Ashes have been awarded a Waterford Crystal replica of the urn as a trophy. Since its inception, there has been a total of 71 Ashes series and there is nothing between the two teams. Australia have 33 wins vs England’s 32 and a total of 6 have ended in draws. Find out more about how the series works in our section on The Ashes' format.
If you fancy taking in a test match at the next Ashes series or if you are looking for the latest news on the schedule for the next Test Series you can find lots of useful information on the official English Cricket Board site (ECB Site) and also on the official Aussie Cricket Board website.