The last time India and England met in a test series, India were beaten squarely and badly 4-0. With not much of an improvement shown by India, you will be surprised by what the bookies are predicting as the result for the India vs England 1st Test starting tomorrow in Ahmedabad.
Pre-match Odds (Betfair.com)
- India Win: 2.5
- Draw: 2.3
- England: 5.5
So the team that won the last test series 4-0 is now being predicted to have a chance of less than 1 in 5 to win the match. And all this for one reason – the home advantage that India will enjoy on the turning tracks.
The series build up so far has seen India deliberately stopping England from getting any practise against Indian spinners in the tour matches. Then the comment by Ashwin about his ‘mystery ball’.
But do these factors add upto so much?
Thick Accent Prediction and Betting Advise
The home advantage is no doubt a big factor in test cricket. Especially so because the English batsmen have genuinely struggled against Indian spinners in their backyard.
But odds of 5.5??
Those are way too high for a quality side like England. To begin with we suggest you happily take those odds and place your bets on England.
We are not saying that we predict England to win the match. Even we back India for a win at the Sardar Patel Stadium. But not by so convincing a margin. So put your money on England. If we are right, as the match progresses this odds will correct themselves. You should then square off your bet.