It was tempting to ignore the third match in this four test series after England had dashed our last two predictions of a draw by comfortably beating India on both occasions. If you’re going to bet on this third test at Edgbaston therefore, maybe you should just ignore this advice!
It’s been said that the mark of a truly great side is their ability to make their opponents look worse than they are and that’s just what England have done so far in this series. While India’s bowling is admittedly a bit thin, even before the injuries took their toll, their batting line up is among the best in the world but England have consistently run through it.
Turning to the betting, if you want to gamble on an England win today, Boyle Sports will reward you with a best price of 6/4 if you get it right. Meanwhile, a gamble on India is available at 21/5 with Blue SQ and the draw comes in at 7/5 with Bet 365.
The weather is always going to be important and it looks to be fairly poor so the grey skies and English conditions will suit Jimmy Adamson and the rest of the England bowlers. India really need Tendulkar and the returning Sehwag to counter them this time or it’s going to be 3-0 to England.
Overall then, we’re going to recommend that you bet on England to win here but if you take our track record in this series into account, you may want to put your money to better use by gambling on a draw.