Here are four cricket betting tips that Guy Giles thinks you should consider for the fifth and final Test between England and India at Old Trafford on Friday.


England to win

England put themselves in a great position to win the fourth Test after taking a 99-run first-innings lead, but failed to convert as India fought back to win on the final day with a quality bowling display.

India are clearly the better side, but the hosts have a good chance to escape with a series draw at Old Trafford.

England have won six of their last seven Test matches in Manchester, and have lost just once in their last 15 there.

Dawid Malan to score over 26.5 runs in the first innings

Malan has impressed on his return to the Test fold, hitting 70 and 31 before being run out for five in the second innings at The Oval.

No. 3 is a position where England have struggled in recent years, so Malan is likely to get another chance in the final match as they search for a series draw.

Virat Kohli to score 50+ runs in the first innings

Kohli has been in decent form of late, scoring two half-centuries in his last four innings while also passing 40 twice in the series.

The India captain is yet to go big in England this summer, but is in good enough nick to rack up a third 50 of the series. 

Chris Woakes to be England’s top bowler in the first innings

Woakes performed brilliantly in his first Test in more than a year at The Oval, taking seven wickets and also scoring a half-century in the first innings.

With the possibility of a rest for James Anderson or Ollie Robinson, Woakes looks a reliable shout in this market at Old Trafford.


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