Warren Gatland’s side edged it 23-21 in Brisbane after Kurtley Beale slipped when taking a last-gasp penalty that would have handed victory to the hosts and the tourists’ lucky escape was bad news for the bookies who had taken plenty of cash at 8/15 on a Lions triumph.
The Wallabies are now 4/1 at Ladbrokes to turn things around to win the series and it’s 11/8 (from 5/2) via the same firm for the Lions to manage a 3-0 whitewash.
Alex Donohue of Ladbrokes told Betrescue: “We could have done with Beale staying on his feet. The Lions were backed like defeat was out of the question and whitewash backers must now be feeling confident.”
Ladbrokes latest betting
Australia 2-1 4/1
Lions 2-1 5/4
Lions 3-0 11/8
Lions -4 10/11
Australia +4 10/11
‘Welsh wash’ Welsh players to score all test points 25/1