THE ASHES FOURTH TEST: Our cricket tipster The Edge previews The Ashes Fourth Test between AUSTRALIA v ENGLAND including a recommended BETDAQ bet. It’s down to pride now for England.

Australia v England 4th Test


The Ashes rolls into Sydney for the fourth Test and you’ll do well to find a happy Englishman at the moment! England arrive into the SCG 3-0 down and they have been woeful. It seems almost remarkable that they have lost the Ashes in just 12 days of cricket across three Tests – they had to stay in quarantine for 14 days when they arrived into Australia! Although when you look at the bare results it looks like Australia have hammered England, we have had some good moves for trading on BETDAQ Betting Exchange. I feel we can expect a 5-0 series win for Australia here, but we should still have two good Tests for trading left.

Australia are performing so well, they actually have selection issues. All of their bowlers have been top notch, and they have to decide who to leave out. That’s probably the best issue you can have. Compare that to England, who have so many issues it’s hard to list them all! They need to address the openers however, as they are just putting pressure straight away on the whole side. Joe Root has obviously taken a lot of stick because he is captain, but when you look at his record for run scoring, you can see he is the best player in the side by a distance. To get rid of Root as captain would be a massive mistake now.

Despite trying to hold onto some pride, England face a very difficult end to the tour. Their confidence with the bat looks shot against this top class Australian bowling. And spare a thought for England hero Jimmy Anderson, he bowled his socks off to keep Australia to 267 and give England a chance only to be back out there batting later as England collapsed for 68. England just need to go back to the drawing board, but they just aren’t in the same league as this Australian side at the moment.


There will be a lot of attention on the draw price here. There is bad weather at stages, although that’s just me looking at the long-range forecast before this preview. I would highly advise checking the radar on a daily basis. Not only that, we have had draws at this venue recently. The last seven Tests have had four draws, that coupled with the weather will see pressure on the draw price for most of the Test. Whether England can bat long enough to actually get a draw, that is the big question here from a betting and trading point of view.


Despite the weather worries, I’m happy to back Australia here at 1.9. We had similar concerns before the opening Test, and Australia won comfortably in the end. Bad weather tends to bring good bowling conditions in-between anyway, and England are already having so many issues against this Australia attack; what are they going to be like if we have good bowling conditions? This Test will be Australia v The Draw, and I’m happy to have a reasonably small bet on Australia at the odds.

The Edge Says:
Two points win Australia to beat England at 1.9 with BETDAQ Exchange.

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As I said above, just because Australia have hammered England doesn’t mean there hasn’t been good trading opportunities. When Root and Malan have batted together, we saw some big Australian drifts – it’s just a shame the other England batsmen haven’t been good enough from an England point of view. With the weather worries, I wouldn’t be surprised to see Australia trade odds against at some point. The 3rd Test was pretty much one-way traffic, but we saw a sizable drift on Australia in the 2nd Test with Root batting. I wouldn’t stay on England for long, especially when batting and perhaps it’s best to support them when bowling if we do have cloudy conditions. I would just lower stakes, and spend most of the Test looking for good times to back Australia.