Second Ashes Test – ENG vs AUS – tips, odds & predictions

The Ashes 2019 second test
England vs Australia, The Ashes

Ashes Cricket returns to the home of cricket, the iconic Lords Cricket Ground in London with both teams looking to express themselves in pursuit of cricket’s holy grail, the sacred Ashes urn.

Can Ashes holders Australia retain the trophy in England for the first time since 2001?, and what are the best betting odds and predictions available for the 2nd test at Lords?

Our Betting Tips

England will be shattered by their poor performance in limply losing the First Test to the Aussies by 251 runs, and surely will put a better performance at Lords in front of the MCC members.
For Australia’s part, despite all their middle order batting frailties being exposed at Edgbaston, they still managed to concoct a win on the back of a stellar batting performance from Steve Smith, superb bowling from Lyon and Cummins and good cameo support of Travis Head, Peter Siddle, Matthew Wade and James Pattinson.
Look for Mitchell Starc to be recalled to the side for Lords and strike fear into the fragile English batting and psyche;

Australia to Win the Second Test – 5/4 with 22Bet

After an incredible all-round performance for Sussex against Gloucestershire (taking 6-27 and smashing 108 off 99 balls), English paceman, Joffra Archer looks set to make his test debut at Lords.
The Aussies won’t be intimated, however, look for Archer to be England’s top wicket-taker in Australia’a first innings;

Joffra Archer to be England’s leading first-innings wicket-taker – 6/1 with 22Bet

 David Warner does not fail often in test cricket, and after making a double failure at Edgbaston, he’ll be keen to atone at Lords;

David Warner to top score for Australia (1st innings) – 6/1 with 22Bet

 Can Steve Smith make it 3 tons on the trot? – 2/1 with 22Bet

Best Odds

England
Draw
Australia
22Bet
Boylesports Odds

Statistics

Head-to-head record in Ashes Test Matches;

Played 331
Australia Won 135
Drawn 90
England 106

• Lords Cricket Ground record – Australia were unbeaten at Lords for 75 years from 1934 until 2009.
• Since 2009, in 3 Lords tests, England have won 2 tests to Australia’s 1.
• Australia hold the Ashes after a 4-0 pounding Down Under in 2017-18.
• England won their last home series in England, 3-2 in 2015.

Our Prediction for Team vs Team

Australia to Win the Second Test – 5/4 with 22Bet

For many years, Australia used to win in England like clockwork, and a generation of cricketers took it as a birthright. Four series from 1989 until 2001 ended up as thrashings handed out by the Aussies, who also won every intervening series Down Under too.

Things have been tougher since then with few victories since on English soil, but after the composure shown last week at Edgbaston built on the back of 2 months superb preparation, we like Australia to emerge victorious at Lords.

Ken Edwards is a passionate Betting Top 10 International Sports & Betting News Columnist. Australian by birth, and international by nature, he brings a wealth of many years of discerning international sports and betting industry analysis. As a true fan and Sports Statistic Nerd, Ken devotedly supports his beloved Queensland Maroons, West Ham United, New York Yankees, Miami Dolphins and Richmond Tigers when he's not busy writing about them.

All tips by Ken Edwards

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