The next Ashes series will be in England in 2015. Australia are the current holders of the Urn having beaten England 5-0 in the 2013/14 series.
As Australia are the current holders of the Ashes (having won the previous series 5-0 in 2013/14), they only need to draw the series to keep the Ashes. So if you are betting on the outcome of the Ashes, be careful when it comes to bets on Australia retaining the Ashes, as opposed to bets on Australia winning the Ashes.
A bet on Australia retaining the Ashes, is a bet on Australia winning or drawing the series (it is basically a bet on the Aussies not losing the series). This makes it a ‘two horse race bet’, it is a bet on who will have the Ashes at the end of the series…….. While a bet on the series outcome, is a three horse race. You can bet on either an England win, an Australia win, or a drawn series.
Live Ashes Betting
Current Ashes betting sees Australia as favourites given England’s abysmal form over the past few months. Some of our list of UK and Ireland Bookmakers even have the Aussies’ odds on favourite, but in general Australia can be backed at around 6/5 to 5/4. Australian visitors can check out live Ashes betting odds from our list of Australian Bookmakers.