Here are four cricket betting tips that Guy Giles thinks you should consider for the fourth Ashes Test, starting on Tuesday. 

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Match to be a draw

This tip is more to do with the weather than anything else – it is forecasted to rain all week in Sydney, and that could help England avoid a whitewash.

Should we get enough cricket for a result, look for a dip in performance from Australia after their Ashes-winning victory in Melbourne.

In 2015, 2018 and 2019, the team that has won or retained the Ashes has gone on to draw or lose the following match.

Australia to have the highest opening partnership in the first innings

This bet has landed in two of the three Tests to date, with England’s openers only managing first-innings partnerships of 0, 4 and 7.

With Marcus Harris showing form in the last Test as he top-scored for Australia with 76, this looks a good bet again in Sydney.

Stuart Broad to be England’s top bowler in the first innings

Broad returns to the England team in place of the injured Ollie Robinson, and it wouldn’t be a surprise to see him among the wickets.

He will be well rested, having played just once in the series so far. Broad also tends to perform well when he has something to prove, having admitted his frustrations at his bit-part role so far.

Marnus Labuschagne to be Australia’s top batsman in the first innings

Labuschagne registered a rare failure in the third Test, falling for just 1 in Australia’s first and only innings.

He’s still worth backing in this market, though. He had passed 50 in eight of his 10 first-innings efforts prior to that, including five centuries.

He also has a good record in Sydney, with scores of 38, 215, 59, 91 and 73 in his three previous Tests there.

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