Grigor Dimitrov vs Felix Auger-Aliassime 2019 Betting Tip
2Grigor Dimitrov meets the eighth-seeded Felix Auger-Aliassime in the closing match of the 2019 Fever-Tree Championships First Round. Dimitrov is the former champion at the Queen’s Club but will have a tall task against the Canadian rising star.
Grigor Dimitrov vs Felix Auger-Aliassime
- 2019 Fever-Tree Championships (Outdoor/Grass)
- Queen’s Club, London
- Tuesday 18th June
- 16:30 UK Time
Grigor Dimitrov News & Form
The 28-year old Bulgarian is the World No. 45 at the moment. Dimitrov is far away from his best form and the 3rd spot at the ATP rankings where he was in 2017. Grigor is coming off a third-round loss to Stan Wawrinka at Roland Garros, and his best result of the year is the round of 16 at Australian Open. Dimitrov has an 11-9 record in 2019 and this will be his first match on the grass court this season.
Grigor won the title at the Queen’s Club in 2014 which is his only trophy on the fastest surface. Last year, he lost to Novak Djokovic 6-4 6-1 in the second round, while Grigor was a semifinalist in 2017. Dimitrov won nine of his previous 13 matches on grass.
Felix Auger-Aliassime News & Form
The 18-year old Canadian lost to Matteo Berrettini in straight sets in the championship match of Stuttgart Open last week. It was Auger-Aliassime’s third final this season, and he’s still looking for his first trophy. Considering his tender age, Felix is playing in a terrific form, winning 23 of his 36 matches in 2019. Also, he has a 20-3 record after winning the 1st set. Felix is the World No. 21 at the moment.
Auger-Aliassime had his debut on the grass court in Stuttgart, defeating Ernests Gulbis, Gilles Simon, and Dustin Brown on his way to the final. Thanks to his strong serve, Felix won 92% of his service games while recording 65 aces in four matches.
Dimitrov vs Auger-Aliassime Head to Head
This will be the first-ever head-to-head duel between Grigor Dimitrov and Felix Auger-Aliassime which is expected considering the age difference. Felix turned pro in 2017 and mostly played on the challenger tour over the last two years.
Dimitrov vs Auger-Aliassime Betting Odds and Predictions
Although Auger-Aliassime is playing in a better form than Grigor Dimitrov at the moment, the Bulgarian is listed as a slight favourite. You can pick Dimitrov at 16/25 with 888Sport, while Auger-Aliassime is set as a 5/4 underdog on the same platform. The bookies expect to see a thrilling match that could easily go to three sets, so the price on Dimitrov to win in straight sets is 17/10 with Coral.
The line on the total games has been set at 23.5 with Betway with the over at 4/5 and the under at 10/11. Betway also offers an alternative line at 22.5 games with the over at 4/7 and the under at 5/4. A tiebreak is highly expected in his match, and you can take 8/11 odds with Betfair.
Top Dimitrov vs Auger Aliassime Betting Tip
Dimitrov is the former champ and certainly possesses more experience on the grass court than Auger-Aliassime, so he’s considered as a favourite for a reason. Still, I would avoid putting money on Grigor because he’s a too unpredictable and unreliable player with a strange character.
On the other side, Auger-Aliassime could be a bit tired and disappointed after losing the final in Stuttgart, but he should be ready to put on a fight here. Considering the fact that both players have a strong serve, betting on the over 22.5 games in the total should be the best choice. Even if Dimitrov fails to perform at a high level, Felix’ inexperience could offer him some opportunities.