After Day 1 of the 5th Test the bookies are just favouring the draw with England not far behind. England reached a slow painstaking 258/2 at the close of play with Captain Andrew Strauss again making a century on his way to an unbeaten 139. It would appear the bookies have concluded that England are going to post a large enough total and that the contest will then really start when it comes to trying to take the twenty wickets required.
West Indies tactics mirror this view with their team selection of replacing spinner Sulieman Benn with an extra batsman Lendl Simmons, they also slowed the pace of the game by bowling part time bowlers and not attcking at all, also bowling well wide of the batsmen making scoring almost impossible at times. This decision could well back fire on West Indies as a negative vibe throughout the team could be dangerous when they come to bat. Add to that, that this is West Indies we are on about who are generally less reliable than England and the chances are 11/10 with Betfred on England could be a good price.
Draw is Even money with Paddy Power (there is a £50 Paddy Power Free Bet available to new customers)
England are 11/10 with Betfred
West Indies are 14/1 with Blue Sq