England Tour of Australia 2022 Betting Preview (3 ODIs, November 17-22)
Fresh off the back of winning the T20 World Cup on Sunday, England stick around in Australia for a three-match ODI series beginning on Thursday.
2022 England Tour of Australia Details
This series ignites an old rivalry between Australia that was untapped in the World Cup, with the match between the two washed out. Australia will be stinging from their embarrassing group-stage exit in the World Cup. England will be battling hangovers and media attention after their big win on the weekend despite odds by sports betting sites UK. Expect this to be a testing series for both sides, as the jam-packed summer of cricket stops for no one.
We look at the history between these two sides and preview the best cricket bets to be made with our expert picks.
|England tour of Australia 2022, three One-Day Internationals (day/night)
|Adelaide Oval, Sydney Cricket Ground, and Melbourne Cricket Ground
|Thursday 17th, Saturday 19th and Tuesday 22nd of November
Australia vs England Odds for Cricket 1st ODI
Here’s a look at the cricket odds for Australia vs England in the first match of this ODI series:
- Australia to win @ 1.69 (4/6)
- England to win @ 2.08 (11/10)
England defied the odds for the cricket World Cup – can they do the same here and win this series? They start the first match slightly behind at the bookies, with Australia taking a 1.69 (4/6) to 2.08 (11/10) lead in the odds for those who plan to bet on the 1st ODI between Australia and England. For the rest of the matches, the odds will fluctuate depending on the results of the One-day International games played.
England vs Australia: The Rivalry
England vs Australia is perhaps the greatest cricketing rivalry on the planet and certainly one of the oldest. While its most common format is in Test match cricket, with the two sides competing for the coveted Ashes trophy, meetings between the Aussies and Lions in any form of cricket are still hotly contested.
Here’s a look at the past five results between these two across all cricket:
- December 26-30, 2021—Australia won by an innings and 14 runs (Test)
- January 5-9, 2022—draw (Test)
- January 14-18, 2022—Australia won by 146 runs (Test)
- October 9, 2022—England won by 8 runs (T20)
- October 12, 2022—England won by 8 runs (T20)
The honors between England and Australia have been split across their past five meetings, with England winning their last two white-ball matches and Australia two Tests, with one draw. Interestingly, since their last two meetings on October 12, two scheduled T20s have been washed out, making this coming white ball series a well-overdue match-up between the two sides.
Looking at the form of each side in ODIs, it’s been a while since either have competed in the format, given the T20 World Cup has been both teams’ focus recently. Here’s a breakdown of their past five matches, however:
England’s Past Five ODIs
- July 12, 2022—England lost to India by 10 wickets
- July 14, 2022—England beat India by 100 runs
- July 17, 2022—England lost to India by 5 wickets
- July 19, 2022—England lost to South Africa by 62 runs
- July 22, 2022—England beat South Africa by 118 runs
Australia’s Past Five ODIs
- August 31, 2022—Australia beat Zimbabwe by 8 wickets
- September 3, 2022—Australia lost to Zimbabwe by 3 wickets
- September 6, 2022—Australia beat New Zealand by 2 wickets
- September 8, 2022—Australia beat New Zealand by 113 runs
- September 11, 2022—Australia beat New Zealand by 25 runs
Looking at these results, it is technically Australia that come into this match-up with better form, having won their last four ODIs. England have been mercurial, suffering big losses and big wins, and are 2-3 in their past five matches.
2022 ODI Australia vs England Predictions
Looking at the odds ahead of the first ODI between these two sides on Thursday, we’ve compiled the best online bets on cricket that can be made. Here’s how we think the match will unfold:
Australia to Win First ODI @ 1.69 (4/6)
There’s no doubt that England are the form side in white ball cricket at the moment, having just won the T20 World Cup less than 72 hours ago.
However, there’s a trend of countries going deep in the T20 World Cup, then struggling when a series has to be played soon after. It happened to New Zealand in India last year, and we think there’s a good chance it will happen here too. Australia are fresh, motivated, and playing a full-strength squad, while England are likely to be drained from their World Cup-winning performance and will find it hard to get up for this series. Add to that the fact that England are resting a string of first-choice players, and this first ODI is quickly looking like Australia’s to lose.
With odds of 1.69 (4/6) by best bookies Australia for the home team to come away the winners, this is about as solid as cricket bets come.
Australia to Win, and Both Teams to Score 250+ Runs Each @ 4.00 (3/1)
While we think Australia will come out and win this one, England still have several in-form players, as well as others, joining the side in excellent domestic form.
Chances are, provided the weather behaves; this should be a high-scoring match. Both sides are playing fluent T20 cricket, so expect them to come out and strike the ball from the first over rather than take a conservative approach. A bet that Australia will win and both teams will score 250+ is quite conservative — for higher odds, feel free to crank up the risk and bet that both will score 300+, which has odds of 13.00 (12/1).
Bonus AUS vs ENG 1st ODI Betting Picks
Our betting bonus this week is a risky yet lucrative one and revolves around a few key individuals that we see performing well on Thursday:
Travis Head and Jos Buttler to Score 50+ Runs Each @ 9.50 (17/2)
These two batsmen should perform strongly in this first ODI for different reasons.
Jos Buttler is in sublime form, having struck 26, 80*, 28 and 73 in his past four white ball innings. He’s one of the few senior players from the T20 World Cup who will also be playing in this series, so expect him to come out swinging and continue that form.
Travis Head, on the other hand, did not feature in the T20 side at the recent tournament but will lead Australia as captain in ODIs, following the retirement of Aaron Finch. Expect a big shift from Head as he has done in the past when wearing the captain’s armband, meaning duel centuries from Head and Buttler are not at all off the cards here.
2022 Cricket Australia vs England Betting Tips
- Australia to Win First ODI @ 1.69 (4/6)
- Australia to Win and Both Teams to Score 250+ Runs Each @ 4.00 (3/1)
- Travis Head and Jos Buttler to Score 50+ Runs Each @ 9.50 (17/2)
The matches immediately after a big tournament are always a little strange for live betting, and this England vs Australia ODI series looks like it will be interesting. Our betting prediction is that Australia will come out firing here to seek redemption for their poor T20 World Cup showing, but England will offer some stout resistance.
The series should be tight, but Australia will claim the first game at least.