French Open Second Week Round-up
Published on 31/05/16
This week’s tennis betting focuses on the second week of the French Open, and it’s already been an eventful tournament with Nadal and then Tsonga pulling-out, and then rain washing out Monday’s play. However, the good news is that our outright selection Stan Wawrinka still very much in the hunt for the title – and we’ve got 5 recommended bets for you.
Ferrer vs Berdych
David Ferrer edges the previous head-to-heads 7-6, yet it is Berdych that heads their clay court matches 3-2, winning 3 of the last 4, and he’s won 3 of their last 4 matches on all surfaces. Therefore, it’s a surprise to see him priced-up at 5/4, and he looks the value.
Berdych @ 5/4 (Various Bookies)
Thiem vs Granollers
The pair clashed three times in 2014, with Thiem winning all 3 matches, and it’s the 22-year-old who has made giant strides since. Granollers did win a set in the first two of those matches, but may find Thiem too good this time, and 3-0 Thiem looks fair value at 7/8.
Thiem to win 3-0 @ 7/8 (Sporting Bet)
Goffin vs Gulbis
The score stands at 1-1 between the pair, and both of those 3-set matches have gone to 3-sets. Goffin is fancied to win this time around, but might have to battle hard for it, and backing him to win 3-1 and 3-2 looks the way forward.
Goffin to win 3-1 @ 56/19 (888Bet)
Goffin to win 3-2 @ 6/1 (Paddy Power)
Wawrinka vs Ramos Vinolas
Hopefully, we’ll be cheering fourth-seed Wawrinka into the semi-finals, and it will be a major disappointment if he can’t beat fifty-fifth seed Ramos-Vinolas. However, odds of 1/8 don’t make much appeal, and the correct score could be the way forward. Wawrinka has won all 6 previous matches between the pair, but has dropped a set in 2 of the 4 matches they’ve played on clay. Wawrinka to win 3-1 is a best-priced 11/4, and that looks the value.
Warinka 3-1 @ 11/4 (Bet365, Coral, Betfred)
Murray vs Gasquet
Murray certainly hasn’t played his best tennis so far, but it’s still been good enough to get him this far. Meanwhile, Gasquet swept his first three opponents aside in straight sets before dropping just one set to Nishikori, who was expected to beat the Frenchman. However, it is Murray who has won the last 4 matches between the two players, dropping one set on each occasion, yet Murray to win 3-1 is a top-priced 29/10.
Murray to win 3-1 @ 29/10 (888 Sport)