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ENGLAND v AUSTRALIA: Our cricket tipster The Edge previews ENGLAND v AUSTRALIA (3rd ODI) on Wednesday with a recommended BETDAQ bet.


The Edge has been a professional cricket trader for over 12 years, and we are delighted to have his columns on BETDAQ Tips. He provides his best bets on a points scale between 1 and 5, with 5 being a rare max bet.

Because we see so much action in-running on cricket, he will also provide some in-running strategies that could develop in-play and lead to some excellent value bets. The Edge covers all forms of cricket: Test Matches, ODI’s and T20’s but his favourite competition is the Indian Premier League each season.


MATCH OVERVIEW:

What a fantastic few weeks of cricket these two teams have produced! It’s been incredible, and we have had some incredible market moves too! Australia threw away another game on Sunday evening with another massive collapse. They were 144/2 at one stage after 30 overs chasing 231, and somehow found themselves 207 all out. They hit 1.05 in-running! Add that to the list, after they traded 1.01 in-running in the T20 series and lost.

England players were quoted afterwards saying that “they feel like they can win from anywhere” should it not be Australia can lose from anywhere! Australia will feel unlucky not to have won the T20 series and now have the ODI series wrapped up after two games but at the end of the day it doesn’t matter what price you trade in-running; you have to get the job done and they aren’t converting their strong positions.

With all that said, we can expect another excellent game of cricket on Wednesday with plenty of twists and turns along the way.


WEATHER AND PITCH WATCH:

We didn’t have a great wicket on Sunday, and hopefully we see a fresh pitch on Wednesday. The groundsman has a few days blank to get to work, so hopefully we see some good cricket. It’s definitely hard to start, but the more you stay there the easier it gets. These days teams always want 300+ but if we have the same conditions with reverse swing and an up-and-down wicket then the team betting first can just focus on getting 270ish.

The good news is we have some great weather at the moment, and we’re set fair for a game with no worries in that department.


RECOMMENDED BET:

Chalk up another unlucky loser on Sunday with Australia hitting 1.05 in-running and losing. That’s twice we’ve been on them at odds against to get gubbed at very low odds. I have no regrets backing them at 2.1+ and I’m happy to back them again at 2.18. As I have said from day one, there isn’t much between the sides at all here. Really and truly we should start at 2.0 the pair before all the flip flops in-running.

Australia are playing some good cricket, they just have to finish the game out. Easier said than done, but they have shown enough to back them again at the odds. They are the value at 2.18 in what should be another very close game.

The Edge Says:
Two points win Australia to beat England at 2.18 with BETDAQ Exchange.

View the market here -> http://bit.ly/BDQ3EngAus


IN-RUNNING STRATEGY:

We had a tricky pitch on Sunday, so definitely spend the early overs looking at what conditions are like. I noted on Sunday with the weather it might be an idea to get on the team batting first, they ended up winning of course, but the game didn’t play out like they should! With the weather good, it might pay to get on the team batting first again but I would be very wary of backing the batting side if we see a pitch like Sunday.

It’s been reasonably tough to bat under lights and the bowling team can certainly offer plenty of value in the second innings. The Australian lower order have batted poorly throughout the tour, apart from Mitchell Marsh – with him falling early on Sunday the rest fell like a pack of cards. You’d have to expect a similar outcome when they are put under pressure but once again they need a platform – Warner was out early again on Sunday with Stoinis gone quickly after that.


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