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Aus vs Eng 5th test Prediction

  • Jan 04, 2018
  • 05:00:00, GMT +5:30
  • Sydney Cricket Ground - Sydney, Australia
2018-01-04 05:00:00
Australia AUS Australia
England ENG England

Betting Tips

  • Australia have dominated England in this series and their bowlers are looking in great form.
  • Australia have faced defeat just once in their last 16 test matches at the Sydney Cricket Ground.
  • Australia's spinners will be more threatening than England's on this spin-friendly SCG wicket.
Australia

Our Pick Australia are favorites to win

Who Will Win Aus vs Eng 5th Ashes Test?

England will be seeking a consolation win when they face Australia in the fifth and the final Ashes test at the Sydney Cricket Ground. The match will be played from January 4 with live action scheduled to begin at 10:30 AM local time each day.

Aus vs Eng 5th Test: Where to Watch/Live Streaming

TV channels: BT Sport, Channel 9, Sony Six

Live Streaming: Bet365, Sony LIV, SuperSport

Toss Prediction

The wicket at the SCG has produced some big first-innings scores in recent times which means good batting conditions early on. Also, five of the last eight tests at this ground have been won by the side that has batted first, So the toss-winning team will probably want to bat first.

Read on for team analysis, betting odds, betting tips and match prediction for Aus vs Eng 5th Test...

Australia vs England

Australia Team News & Playing 11

Team News

Fast bowler Mitchell Starc who did not play at the MCG due to a foot injury is expected to return for the final test in place of Jackson Bird. However, the selectors may consider resting him and bringing in spinner Ashton Agar instead because of the spin-friendly conditions at the SCG.

Key Players

David Warner and Steven Smith are in good form. They are leading the runs charts and have a test average of 57.77 and 66.42 respectively at the SCG. Josh Hazlewood has taken 18 wickets and he will be the one to watch out for in this Aussie pace attack along with Pat Cummins who notched up a four-wicket haul at the MCG. Nathan Lyon will be another big threat with the wicket being conducive to spin bowling.

Recent Form

After four wins in a row, Australia were denied their fifth straight test win by England in the last game at the MCG. The hosts have now won six, lost three and drawn two out of the eleven test matches they have played since last year.

Australia Predicted Playing 11

  • Steven Smith (c), Shaun Marsh, David Warner, Tim Paine (wk), Mitchell Marsh/Ashton Agar, Josh Hazlewood, Usman Khawaja, Nathan Lyon, Pat Cummins, Jackson Bird/Mitchell Starc, Cameron Bancroft

England Team News & Playing 11

Team News

With nothing to lose now, England have hinted at making at least one change in their lineup for this fifth Ashes test. Leg-spinner Mason Crane looks set for a test debut and he could replace Moeen Ali who has had an ordinary tour so far.

Key Players

Alastair Cook returned to form, a little too late for England's liking though. The opener struck an unbeaten double ton in the last game and the team will expect another big knock from him. Joe Root scored his third fifty of the series and he too is a key figure in this batting lineup. James Anderson, Stuart Broad and Chris Woakes who took nine out of the ten Australian wickets to fall in the first innings will be the main weapons with the ball once again.

Recent Form

Since that 3-1 series win against South Africa at home in July-August 2017, England have won just two of their next seven test matches, and both those wins were secured against the West Indies. The visitors now have three defeats, a win and a draw in their last five matches.

England Predicted Playing 11

  • Joe Root (c), James Anderson, Alastair Cook, Stuart Broad, Jonny Bairstow (wk), Mark Stoneman, James Vince, Dawid Malan, Chris Woakes, Moeen Ali/Mason Crane, Tom Curran

 

­Australia vs England Head to Head

England have not been able to beat Australia in a test match in their previous five attempts. At the SCG, the two teams have played 55 tests against each other out of which 26 have been won by the hosts and 22 by the visitors with the remaining 7 all having ended in draws.

­Australia vs England 5th Test Betting Odds

Australia have clearly been the more dominant side throughout this series and have been consistent with both bat and ball. The hosts are therefore strong favorites amongst the bookmakers to win this fifth Ashes test match at odds of 1.7 on Betfair, 1.65 on Unibet, 1.62 on Ladbrokes and 1.61 each on Bet365 and Betway. England are huge underdogs at 4.7 on Betfair, 4.25 on Unibet, 4.33 on Betway and 4.50 each on Bet365 and Ladbrokes. A draw is up at 4.9 on Betfair, 4.50 on Ladbrokes, 4.33 on Betway and 4.75 each on Bet365 and Unibet.

­Australia vs England 5th Test Prediction

England could not break Australia's resistance at the MCG, but they will take confidence from the fact that they were able to push the hosts and make a match out of it. Having said that, the visitors will need to come up with an even better performance at the SCG if they are to prevent a 0-4 series defeat. Australia have an impressive test record at this venue and they have lost only one of their last sixteen test matches here. As for the weather forecast, there is a possibility of some rain on the fourth and fifth days but it isn't expected to pour as heavily as it did in Melbourne. So a result seems very much likely on the cards and we predict the mighty Aussies to bag another win here.

Final Verdict: Back Australia to beat England in the fifth Ashes test at 1.7 on Betfair, 1.65 on Unibet, 1.62 on Ladbrokes and 1.61 each on Bet365 and Betway.

 

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