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

The Ashes 2019 third test
ENG vs AUS, Third Ashes Test, Headingley Stadium

Ashes Cricket heads to cricket-mad Yorkshire in the north of England with the Aussies and the old English enemy doing battle in one of the most engaging Ashes series since the incredible 2005 series.

Can the Ashes holding Aussies retain the scared Ashes urn in England for the first time since 2001? Great odds available if you think they’re a chance.

We give you the best betting odds and predictions available for the 3rd test at Headingly?

Our Betting Tips

The wonderful season of English cricket looks set to continue after a gripping, yet ultimately drawn Ashes test at Lords due to weather.

England appear to have an unearthed in a genuine speed threat in Joffra Archer, whose 5 wickets on his test debut were overshadowed by his physically terrifying effect on the Aussie batsmen. With Aussie run machine Steve Smith potentially unavailable for Leeds, England will look to seize their opportunity.

England to Win the Third Test

If England do indeed manage to win at Headingly, it will take an extraordinary team performance highlighted by individual brilliance.

Man of the Match at Lords, centurion Ben Stokes can turn a match with his bat and handy medium pacers, whilst the aforementioned Joffra Archer is set to torment the Aussie batsmen

Ben Stokes – Man of the Match

Joffra Archer – Man of the Match

Aussie paceman Pat Cummins has been in imperious form since his return to test cricket. Back the World’s official #1 test bowler to take most first innings wickets for Australia.

Pat Cummins – leading 1st innings wicket-taker

Best Odds

England
Draw
Australia
Boylesports Odds

Statistics

Head-to-head record in Ashes Test Matches

Played 332

Australia Won 135

Drawn 91

England 106

Headingly Cricket Ground record since the first Ashes test was played there in 1899

  • Played 24 Ashes Tests
  • England Won 7
  • Australia Won 9
  • Drawn 8

Our Prediction

England to Win the Third Test

A lot will depend on the toss at Headingly as to the outcome of this match, but what we do know for sure is that England’s team balance looks better now with the threat of Joffra Archer, and Jack Leach able to economically hold up the other end – a task Moeen Ali could not perform in the first test loss.

With the possible absence of Steve Smith, the Aussie batsmen may struggle to withstand the barrage at Headingly.

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 Predictions by Ken Edwards

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