England vs Australia Prediction: The Ashes, 4th Test Betting Tips & Odds

The England vs Australia Prediction for the fourth Test is here. The world Test champions Australia and England men are set to lock horns in the fourth match of the Ashes 2023. The two teams will meet at Old Trafford in Manchester on July 19. The hosts England will head into the match as favourites at 5/4 (2.25) whereas Australia have slightly higher odds at 3/2 (2.50).

These odds from Ladbrokes were correct at the time of writing.

  • England vs Australia, The Ashes, 4th Test
  • July 19-July 23, 2023 – 10:00 AM GMT
  • Old Trafford, Manchester

Pitch Report and Weather Conditions

The pitches at Old Trafford have traditionally been good for batting, especially on the first three days. However, the pitch for this game could have good movement on offer for the seamers. The average first innings score at the venue reads 336.

The weather forecast has predicted over a 50% chance of precipitation on the first, fourth and fifth day. The match could lose a few overs to rain.

England vs Australia Prediction

Australia have won seven out of the previous 10 Tests between the two sides. England are coming into this game on the back of a victory but still have a vulnerable batting unit due to their approach. Australia will strengthen their bowling attack for this game.

Top Run-scorer First Innings

Travis Head has been in incredible form, scoring 1655 runs since 2021 at an average of 53 and strike rate of 80. Bet on Head to be Australia’s top batter at 9/4 (3.25). Joe Root has had two bad games after a fantastic performance at Edgbaston. You can back a player of his quality to turn things around and be England’s top batter at 2/1 (3.00).

Our Prediction: Travis Head to be the top run-scorer for Australia in the first innings at 9/4 (3.25).

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Top Wicket-taker First Innings

Mark Wood made a huge impact in the third Test, snaring seven wickets in two innings. Back him to come good again and be England’s top bowler at 13/5 (3.60). Pat Cummins was terrific in the first innings at Headingley, picking six wickets. Bet on Cummins to be Australia’s best bowler at 11/4 (3.75).

Our Prediction: Mark Wood to be England’s top wicket-taker in first innings at 13/5 (3.60).

Man of the Match

Travis Head scored a brilliant 77 in the second innings at Headingley. He has scored 266 runs in that series at a strike rate of 73. Head is a good bet to be the player of the match at 12/1 (13.00). Among others, Mitchell Starc, Ben Stokes and Steve Smith could be top betting options.

Our Prediction: Travis Head to be the Man of the Match at 12/1 (13.00) odds.

England vs Australia Preview

The Ashes is on the line with Australia leading the series by 2-1 and England once again looking to stay alive. Here’s a look at two sides ahead of their clash in Manchester.


England had multiple key performers in the third Test as they won by three wickets. Ben Stokes struck a crucial 80 in their first innings while Harry Brook scored 75 in difficult conditions while chasing 251. Mark Wood claimed seven wickets while Chris Woakes bagged six and both added vital runs as well.

England have announced the playing XI for this game, with James Anderson coming in for Ollie Robinson.

Squad: Zak Crawley, Ben Duckett, Moeen Ali, Joe Root, Harry Brook, Ben Stokes (c), Jonny Bairstow (wk), Chris Woakes, Mark Wood, Stuart Broad, James Anderson


Australia were in a good position several times in the third Test but could not win those moments. Mitchell Marsh scored a brutal 118 off 118 in the first innings while Pat Cummins bagged a six-for. Travis Head (77) and Mitchell Starc (5/78) also did well in their second outings.

Australia will bring in Josh Hazlewood in place of Scott Boland. They have a selection headache with Cameron Green and Mitch Marsh vying for the same spot. It would be interesting to see if they do something out of the box.

Squad: Usman Khawaja, David Warner, Marnus Labuschagne, Steven Smith, Travis Head, Cameron Green, Alex Carey (wk), Mitchell Starc, Pat Cummins (c), Todd Murphy, Josh Hazlewood

How to Watch The Ashes in the UK: Live Streaming & Channel List

For those in the UK, you can witness the fourth Ashes Test live on Sky Sports Cricket. For online streaming, Sky Go application is the official partner.

  • Sky Sports Cricket (TV)
  • Sky Go (Streaming)


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