Ashes preview 2015: Australia's best chance to win the series in the UK since 2005

Video: Tom Collomosse previews this year's series and whether favourites Australia will come unstuck by the English underdogs

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Australia may have gone through a brief Ashes dry spell between 2007 and 2013, but they now have a certain swagger to their cricketing step.

Having won the last series in a 5-0 whitewash (only the third such feat in the tournament's history), the Aussies are the clear favourites going into this year's series in England, with the first Test taking place on July 8 in Cardiff.

Australia are 4/9 to win the series, with England 9/2.  Even former English batsman Kevin Pietersen is backing the boys down under to win the famous urn, stating that Australia's bowling attack is the key to their superiority. Of course, Pietersen has every reason to take a swipe at the English side.

And while the odds may be in the Aussies' favour, England have not lost a series at home for 14 years.

Find out what Tom Collomosse thinks about the series in his video preview above.