England v Australia 1st ODI – Betting Tips and Prediction
This first ODI of the series is brilliantly poised after the closely-contested T20Is between these two.
Australia will be buoyed by their win in the third T20 but England have key men to return.
It promises to be close but preference would go to current World Cup holders England.
Australia to Have Highest Opening Partnership
Australia can be backed at 1.91 with 22Bet to have the highest opening partnership of the first ODI.
That looks a good bet considering the form of both David Warner and Aaron Finch in the recent T20Is. Matthew Wade also came in for the third match and did okay.
Given the inconsistent form of England’s Jonny Bairstow and the fact that Jason Roy might return after injury, siding with Australia looks a great option.
Back Labuschagne to Start with a Bang
Marnus Labuschagne seems to love batting in England. He did brilliantly in the Ashes last year and hasn’t looked back since.
He could be the value pick to be Australia’s top batsman in this clash, especially if the visitors lose early wickets.
Labuschagne’s last two ODI outings saw him bag 108 and 56 at the start of the year against South Africa and New Zealand, respectively.
His price of 6.0 with bet365 looks a value pick.
Look to Chris Woakes in Player Performance Market
If Chris Woakes gets selected, he looks a good bet in the player performance odds.
His ability with the bat is a huge bonus on top of his abilities with the ball in English conditions. He has been in sparkling form and is priced at 1.83 with bet365 to get over 41.5 points.
Don’t forget, he will get 20 points for every wicket, one point for every run he manages, and 10 points for a catch in the field.
Take a look at our round-up of best bets before the clash gets underway.