With the cricket experts expecting the World Cup 2015 final clash between New Zealand and Australia a nail-biting one, the bookies are certain that Australia will defeat New Zealand in the clash of the co-hosts at MCG.
Australians are hot favourites to win the contest with bookies offering @1.40 (2/5) on them while New Zealand are pegged at @3.00 (2/1) (two rupees for a rupee).
Due to illegal nature of transactions in the country, Indian bookies only accept bets for win or loss or for ‘session’ bets in a given match. Session bets are accepted for predictions on possible runs scored in a session of 10 overs each with a margin of 15 to 20 runs more or less.
The nervy nature of New Zealand’s one-wicket win over Australia, when they lost nine wickets while chasing 150, and the tournament favourites’ improvement since then has the bookies confident in predicting an Australian win on home soil with a massive MCG crowd (round about 90,000) behind them.
Their history of performing on the big stage will have been factored in, too. Australia have won the World Cup four times, including three straight wins from 1999-2007, while New Zealand are playing their first final.