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Australia odds-on favourites with Sky Bet to win the Third Test and regain the Ashes

Celebration: Australia's Mitchell Johnson celebrates another wicket in the Second Test romp.

Australia are odds-on favourites with Sky Bet to win the Third Test in Perth and regain the Ashes.

The hosts have been the dominant force in the series and followed up their thumping 381-run win in Brisbane with a 218-run success in the Second Test in Adelaide.

As a result England are out to 11/4 with Sky Bet to win at a venue they have only ever recorded one success, back in 1978, and will need at least a draw to have any hope of retaining the urn.

The draw is available at 4/1 with the online bookmaker, but with England holding their opponents to a draw in just three of their eight meetings at the WACA the signs are ominous.

Sky Bet cricket trader John Hesford said: "Australia's dominance in this one-sided series is reflected in the support they are getting from punters.

"They have been backed in from evens to 4/6 and continue to attract plenty of support.

"Not surprisingly, after their displays in the opening two Tests, England are friendless in a match they cannot afford to lose. Even the patriotic support seems to have deserted England."


Pace bowler Mitchell Johnson has already captured 17 wickets in the opening two Tests and he returns to his home ground as Sky Bet's 7/4 favourite to be Australia's top wicket taker in the first innings.

The left-arm quick has been named as Man of the Match in the first two Test matches and is 7/1 to make it a trio of accolades at Perth.

With Alastair Cook calling upon his batsman to dig deep, the England skipper is 7/2 joint favourite to be the tourists' top first innings run scorer, while Ian Bell and Kevin Pietersen join him at the head of the market.

As far as the bowling line-up is concerned there are plenty of suggestions that wholesale changes might be in place in Perth, but Stuart Broad heads the most first innings wickets market for England at 2/1, with Boyd Rankin a dark horse at 100/30.

With Australia looking home and hosed in the series betting, the 5-0 Australia correct score with Sky Bet has been backed into 4/1 from 100/1 at the start of the series. England, meanwhile, are 25/1 to win the series.