Lions Tour: Warbuton & Wales to provide backbone
Bookies William Hill make the British & Irish Lions their 8/13 favourites to beat Australia for the first time since 1989. Australia are offered at 11/8, whilst a Lions 3-0 whitewash is just 5/2.
The betting for whom will Captain the Lions is now closed with the odds suggesting that Warren Gatland will choose Sam Warburton. It is 2/5 that Wales produce more starts for the first test than any other nation.
"Australia are not the power they once were and the Lions should be very strong this year so we believe that they should return with the trophy!" said William Hill spokesman Rupert Adams.
Which country will have the most starters for the British & Irish Lions team to face Australia in the 1st test: 2/5 Wales, 7/2 Ireland, 6/1 England, 25/1 Scotland
Series Betting: 8/13 British & Irish Lions, 11/8 Australia, 20/1 Draw
250/1 Lions 1-0
7/4 Lions 2-1
28/1 Lions 2-0
5/2 Lions 3-0
400/1 Australia 1-0
50/1 Australia 2-0
23/10 Australia 2-1
13/2 Australia 3-0
Lions Captain Final Prices: 4/9 Warburton, 3/1 O'Driscoll, 9/2 O'Connell, 9/1 A W Jones, 14/1 Best, 20/1 Robshaw