Bookies are conventionally accepted as being good judges of form, and in the second quarter-final of ICC Woirld Cup 2011, they consider India as favourites to trump Australia. Here is a comparison of the odds bookies offer on the two teams:
For instance, if you were to bet $10 on India, William Hill would give you a payout of $16.70, were India to win against Australia; a similar amount bet on Australia would fetch you $22.00, were Australia to win. Expect to get similar returns on both teams, if you were to place your bet with Bet365 or PaddyPower.
While CanBet offers $16.70 on an India win against a $10 stake, they hold out a return of $24.00 on an Australia triumph in the quarter-finals. BlueSQ and 888sport offer a payout of just $21.00 on a $10 bet placed on Australia, while promising $17.30 were you to back India to win.
In a nutshell, were you to stake $10, the highest you can hope to win on an India win is $17.30, while the highest ROI offered on an Australia win is $24.00. Similarly, the lowest you can hope to gain by staking $10 on an India victory is $16.70, while the lowest return guaranteed on an Australia win is $21.00. Which team are you going to back? Make up your mind quickly, as the odds are bound to change once the match gets going!
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