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England vs Australia 1st ODI Betting Tips, Predictions & Odds – Morgan to shine in England win

  • England face Australia at Old Trafford in the 1st ODI on Friday
  • England welcome back first-choice players from Test match duty
  • Hosts have dominated the Aussies in ODI cricket with an 11-2 advantage over their last 13 matches
  • England are the top ranked ODI side in world cricket after claiming the 2019 World Cup
  • This is Australia’s first ODI match since mid-March 2020
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Eoin Morgan is tipped to star in England win over Australia (Getty Images)

England meet the old foe Australia in the 1st ODI at Old Trafford on Friday with recent history heavily favouring the hosts. England are a superb ODI side and the return of their first-choice bowlers should give them the edge. 

Australia’s openers, David Warner and Aaron Finch are however both in sublime form and can test this England side.

England Form


England have won three of their four ODIs since winning the 2019 Cricket World Cup. Their last match however ended in a surprise defeat to Ireland at the Rose Bowl.

England batted first and posted a huge 329 runs with Eoin Morgan top scoring with 106 runs. England’s largely second string bowling line-up struggled to contain Ireland who won by seven wickets with a ball to spare.

In the three-match series against Ireland it must be noted that England didn’t have many of their first team players available. 

England News


England are back to full strength with their Test match players back. Ben Stokes remains out for personal reasons but Jos Buttler returns after missing the last T20, as does captain Eoin Morgan. Jason Roy missed the entire T20 series but has been declared fit for the ODI series.

Australia Form


Australia have been in horrid ODI form since the conclusion of the 2019 World Cup. They have lost seven of their last nine matches in this format and haven’t played since the middle of March 2020.

The Aussies last match did however end in a 71-run victory over New Zealand at the SCG. The hosts batted first and scored 258 runs with David Warner scoring 67 runs, Aaron Fince 60 runs and Marnus Labuschagne 56 runs.

The Australian bowlers then did the business, dismissing the Black Caps for a paltry 187 runs. Pat Cummins was the pick of the bowlers taking 3-25.

Australia News


Australia may look to blood some younger players during this series but may wait to the 2nd or 3rd ODI to do so. To get the series started they are likely to go full strength with David Warner making a return after missing the last T20 against England.

England vs Australia Head to Head


England hold a dominant 11-2 advantage over Australia in their last 13 ODI clashes. Their last match saw England beat the Aussies by 107 runs in the 2019 Cricket World Cup semi final in Birmingham.

England vs Australia Odds


England are valued at 1.80 to win with Australia priced at 2.00. Eoin Morgan can be backed at 6.50 to be England’s best batsman while David Warner has odds of 3.75 in the same market for Australia.

England vs Australia Match Up


The T20 series will beneficial for the Aussies here as they have at least got some game time under the belt. From a bowling perspective the Aussies are strong while England’s strength lies with their batsmen. This promises to be an intriguing battle.

England vs Australia Stats


  • England have won 3 of their last 4 ODI matches.
  • England have won 11 of their last 13 ODI matches against Australia.
  • England’s Eoin Morgan scored 106 runs in his last ODI match.
  • Australia have lost 7 of their last 9 ODI matches.
  • Australia’s Aaron Finch has scored 66 & 69 runs in 2 of his last 3 ODI matches.
  • Australia’s David Warner scored 67 runs in his last ODI match.

England vs Australia FAQ

Where can you watch England vs Australia live stream online?

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Where is the England vs Australia 1st ODI match being played?

The England vs Australia 1st ODI match is being played at the Old Trafford in Manchester, England.

When is the England vs Australia 1st ODI match being played?

The England vs Australia 1st ODI match is being played on Friday 11 September 2020.

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Verdict

I'm backing England to win the 1st ODI with Eoin Morgan to star with the bat. Aaron Finch is backed to score 50+ runs as his form continues.

Best Bet: England Win Result @-125 at BetMGM - 4 Units
Value Bet: Aaron Finch 50+ Runs To Score 50+ Runs @+187 at bet365 Sport NJ - 2 Units
Best England Batsman Tip: Eoin Morgan Best England Batsman @+550 at Borgata Sports - 1 Unit

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