Great Britain plays the USA in the Davis Cup this weekend, and the opinions of the various bookmakers differ greatly about who will win.
Great Britain are priced-up between 4/6 an evens with the USA varying between 5/6 and 6/5. Yes that does mean that some sharks will probably quickly hoover up the biggest prices on both teams to win, guaranteeing a small profit either way, so be quick.
The singles players are Andy Murray and James Ward for Great Britain and John Isner and Donald Young for USA, whilst Andy Murray has suggested that he doesn’t intend to play the doubles match against the Bryans. If that’s the case, if Great Britain are to win, Murray will probably have to win both his singles matches and James Ward one of his; so we’ll take a look at the stats for each of the four singles matches.
Murray has won all three of their showdowns, all of which have been played on hard courts similar to the courts in Glasgow, and should win again. However, it’s worth noting though that Isner has taken a set off Murray the last twice they’ve played – and Murray is hardly at the top of his game right now.
Murray vs Young
Young is ranked 47th in the world and won the first meeting between the pair. However, Murray has won all three matched since then, with Young never having managed to win more than 3 games in any set, and should have no trouble here.
World number 20 Isner won the only meeting between the pair, be it on clay, and should have the upper-hand.
Ward vs Young
The pair have met just once and, if Great Britain are to win the match, Ward will have to turn the form of that showdown on its head. Young won that match 6-3 6-2 and, though it was on grass, there is no obvious reason why he will turn the form around.
That means if Murray does sidestep the doubles, the USA should probably be favourites. Even if Murray does play in the doubles, Great Britain aren’t assured of winning that match.
USA 5 points win @ 6/5 (Stan James)
Story of Last Time
It was great to see Roger Federer win his seventh ATP Dubai title; and it was an even bigger pleasure with our 5-points each-way on him at 10/3 – meaning 25-point profit on the event.
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