England v Australia: World Cup Cricket Betting Tips

By Matt Harris on June 24, 2019

The oldest rivals in world cricket are preparing to face each other at Lord’s Cricket Ground. Ahead of Tuesday’s exciting match, let’s get straight to our World Cup tips for England v Australia.

England v Australia carries extra significance in this tournament. Moreover, it could well prove to be the most important game of this World Cup.

Host nation England were the pre-tournament favourites. Having been upset by struggling Sri Lanka, though, Eoin Morgan’s men are in danger of missing out on the semi finals. The Aussies, meanwhile, look destined for the top four.

So who will claim the points at the Home of Cricket?

What are the World Cup tips for England v Australia?

They may be struggling to justify their billing as pre-World Cup favourites, but England lead the result World Cup betting market by some margin. At the sportsbooks, you can back Captain Morgan and his men at odds of 1.72 with Betway. Meanwhile, Australia are listed at a tempting 2.10 with Bet365.

Before the tournament had begun, we’d noted this game as one where the outside Satta was likely to come in. We know that Australia are much stronger than the side that surrendered a One Day series to England in 2018. We believe they will subsequently raise their game in an attempt to exact revenge.

More importantly, based on form and performances, we’re looking for Australia to convert a nice profit this time.

Match Odds Summary: England 1.72, Australia 2.10 (Bet365 – Editor’s Pick)

What are the top batsman World Cup tips for England v Australia?

– England Batsman Picks

England’s cause would be helped if Jason Roy were declared fit to take his place in the starting XI. The home side are missing the power that he provides at the top of the order and are hopeful that he will return following his recent hamstring issue. Roy is available in England’s top batsman market at 4.50. But it’s Joe Root who goes off as favourite at 3.60.

Jonny Bairstow is next on the list with odds of 4.25, while Roy’s replacement James Vince has odd of 6.00. Other picks for England include Eoin Morgan at 6.00, Jos Buttler at 7.00 and Ben Stokes at 8.50.

– Australia Batsman Picks

Australia’s man of the moment is David Warner. The left hander is the leading run scorer in the tournament and against Bangladesh, he made the highest individual score of 166. Warner is an obvious favourite to top score for Australia at 3.25. Steve Smith and Aaron Finch both follow at 4.33.

Usman Khawaja follows on at 4.75. Other Aussie options include Glenn Maxwell at 6.50, Shaun Marsh at 7.00, and Marcus Stoinis at 11.00.

The explosive nature of David Warner will give him plenty of backers. However, we think this is a game where a more patient approach will succeed. Steve Smith has a good record against England and will typically respond very positively to the hostile reception. He will undoubtedly receive this from this Lord’s crowd.

Smith is our tip to succeed against an England bowling attack that has remained impressive, even in that defeat to Sri Lanka.

Top Batsman Odds Summary: England: Root 3.60, Bairstow 4.25, Roy 4.50, Morgan 6.00, Vince 6.00, Buttler 7.00, Stokes 8.50.

Australia: Warner 3.25, Finch 4.33, Smith 4.33 (Bet365 – Editor’s Pick), Khawaja 4.75, Maxwell 6.50, Marsh 7.00, Stoinis 11.00.

What are the match hundred World Cup tips for England v Australia?

We’ve all been looking for games to provide a feast of runs in this World Cup. It just hasn’t happened yet. Some pitches have been slow and the English weather was poor at the start of the tournament.

With that in mind, we suggest cricket bettors take the odds of 2.20 on no individual century to be scored in Tuesday’s match. It offers far better value than the 1.66 quoted on any hundred to come from either side. We don’t expect this to be a particularly low scoring match. However, we think those are decent odds for what should be a tight game.

A Hundred to be Scored in the Match Odds Summary: Yes: 1.66, No: 2.20: (Bet365 – Editor’s Pick).