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England 10-3 to win the Ashes Down Under

England are 10-3 with leading bookmaker Coral to win the Ashes in Australia ahead of the start of the series on Thursday morning. The hosts are odds-on at 2-5 to come out on top again, while the draw is 7-1.

In the First Test betting, the hosts are 8-11 to get off to a winning start, England are on offer at 11-4 and the draw is priced up at 7-2.

“Patriotic punters have deserted England for this series as there seems to be very little confidence in the betting that the Three Lions can come back with the famous urn,” said Coral’s John Hill.

“Australia are odds-on to make a winning start at the Gabba, but with rain forecast for the next few days, we have seen strong money for the draw in Brisbane,” added Hill.

**To win the Ashes series
2-5 Australia, 10-3 England, 7-1 Draw

**First Test betting
8-11 Australia, 11-4 England, 7-2 Draw

**Top England series runscorer
13-8 Joe Root, 5-2 Alastair Cook, 11-2 Jonny Bairstow, 7 James Vince, Mark Stoneman, 12 Dawid Malan, 16 Moeen Ali, Gary Ballance, 100 Bar

**Top Australia runscorer
13-8 David Warner, 7-4 Steven Smith, 5 Usman Khawaja, 8 Cameron Bancroft, 9 Peter Handscomb, 10 Shaun Marsh, 33 Tim Paine, 250 Bar

ENDS

Further contact information:
John Hill 07889 645520