Last time England toured down under they were humiliated 5-0 in 2006/07 and amazingly Australia are now available at odds of 23/20 to win this Ashes series.
The Aussies have just lost three Test matches in a row for the first time in 22 years and appear to be in disarray but any Aussie can tell you that this is the one series they must win.
With Ricky Ponting as captain, The Aussies will certainly come out fighting and can be expected to put their recent poor form behind them.
England will surely struggle to cope with the conditions in Australia, the heat and humidity in Brisbane will be very different to their recent warm up games.
Prior to their recent poor form against India and Pakistan at Headingley, Australia had won seven consecutive Test matches and they have not become that bad a team so quickly.
Odds of 23/20 for Australia to win the Ashes with bookmaker William Hill are massive and unlikely to be repeated any time soon.
Whilst England have prepared well their star batsman Kevin Pietersen is totally out of form and captain Andrew Strauss has not scored a Test century in his last 23 innings .
The hype has all been for England and consequently the value is now all with Australia.