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Australia vs New Zealand 1st Test Betting Tips - Australia favourites with Warner in top form

Run scoring markets offer fantastic value while Boult injury scare worries Black Caps
David warner
David Warner celebrating after scoring 335 runs in his last innings (Getty Images)

Australia host New Zealand at the Optus Stadium in Perth for the 1st Test of a three match series. The form of Australians David Warner and Marnus Labuschagne has been incredible recently while Black Caps captain Kane Williamson has been at the top of his game.

Australia Form


Australia dismantled Pakistan in their last series. The 2nd Test at Adelaide saw the hosts bat first and post a mammoth 489-3 declared with David Warner scoring 335 and Marnus Labuschagne 162 runs. 

The Aussies dismissed Pakistan for 302 and 239 runs and won by an innings and five runs. Their batsmen will certainly be tested more against New Zealand, but the form of Warner and Labuschagne cannot be discounted and both players should continue to be backed in the run scoring markets.

Australia News


Australia have no reported injury concerns and should go into this match with the same line-up as the one that crushed Pakistan.

Marnus Labuschagne
Marnus Labuschagne has scored 185 and 162 runs in his last two Test innings (Getty Images)

New Zealand Form


New Zealand are fresh off a 1-0 series victory against England and arrive in Australia full of confidence. The last Test against England ended in a draw in Hamilton on a very flat pitch. 

New Zealand scored 375 runs batting first before England replied with 476 runs. Kane Williamson and Ross Taylor took the Black Caps to 241-2 before play was called off. 

Kane Williamson scored 104 runs in that final innings and averages 48.38 against Australia in Test cricket. I will most certainly be looking at Williamson in the run scoring markets.

New Zealand News


The early odds on a result have New Zealand at 6.50 which seems like fantastic value, but kingpin fast bowler Trent Boult is a doubt for the match. All-rounder Colin de Grandhomme is also a doubt.

Australia vs New Zealand Head to Head


Australia have won four of the last five Test matches against New Zealand. Australia won the last encounter by seven wickets in Christchurch in 2016.

Australia vs New Zealand Betting Odds


Australia are favourites at 1.28 to win with New Zealand priced at 6.50. A draw will pay 8.00 but it is a day/night Test so unless rain arrives that is a risky outcome.

The run scoring and other markets are not currently available, we will provide updates when the markets are up.

Australia vs New Zealand Match Up


The key battle for this match will be between Australia’s bowlers and New Zealand’s batsmen. Australia have the best Test bowling line-up in the world while New Zealand struggle with the bat at times if Kane Williamson doesn’t perform.

Kane Williamson
Kane Williamson scored 104 runs not out as he guided New Zealand to a series victory over England (Getty Images)

Australia vs New Zealand Stats


  • Australia’s David Warner has scored 154 and 335 runs in his last 2 Test innings.
  • Australia’s Marnus Labuschagne has scored 185 and 162 runs in his last 2 Test innings.
  • New Zealand’s Kane Williamson averages 48.38 against Australia in Test cricket.
  • New Zealand’s Kane Williamson scored 104 runs in his last Test innings.

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Where is the Australia vs New Zealand 1st Test being played?

The Australia vs New Zealand 1st Test is being played at the Optus Stadium in Perth, Australia.

When is the Australia vs New Zealand 1st Test being played?

The Australia vs New Zealand 1st Test is being played on Thursday 12 December 2019 at 05:00 GMT.

Where can you watch Australia vs New Zealand live streamed?

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What is the Perth weather forecast?

The Perth weather forecast is fine and sunny for the duration of the Australia vs New Zealand 1st Test.

Verdict

With little value on offer for an Australia win, I will be turning to David Warner, Marnus Labuschagne and Kane Williamson in the batsman betting markets once they are available.
Best Bet: Labuschagne 50+ Runs Marnus Labuschagne 50+ 1st Innings Runs Market @2.20 at bet365 - 4 Units
Value Bet: Warner 100+ Runs David Warner 100+ 1st Innings Runs Market @4.00 at bet365 - 1 Unit
New Zealand Best 1st Innings Batsman Tip: Kane Williamson New Zealand Best 1st Innings Batsman Market @4.50 at bet365 - 1 Unit

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Post bet analysis

Labuschagne's magnificent form continued to win my best bet. Unfortunately Warner got out on 43 just as he looked set for another big one.
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