Jeremy Chardy vs Mikhail Kukushkin 2019 Betting Tip
Jeremy Chardy and Mikhail Kukushkin are both unseeded at the 2019 Fever-Tree Championships at the Queen’s Club in London, UK, but their first-round match will bring plenty of excitements.
Jeremy Chardy vs Mikhail Kukushkin
- 2019 Fever-Tree Championships (Outdoor/Grass)
- Queen’s Club, London
- Tuesday 18th June
Jeremy Chardy News & Form
The 32-year old Frenchman is coming off a painful first-round loss to Kyle Edmund at Roland Garros in five sets. It was Jeremy’s third straight defeat, while he has a 12-15 record at the ATP Tour this year. At the start of the season, Chardy reached the semifinal in Brisbane, while he lost to Novak Djokovic in the round of 16 in Madrid back in May. Jeremy is the World No. 65 at the moment.
Chardy won 12 of his last 15 matches on grass including three victories in straight sets at the Queen’s Club last year. He lost to Novak Djokovic 7-6 6-4 in the semis, so Chardy will have to defend a lot of points in London this term. In 2018, Chardy made it to the championship match at ‘s-Hertogenbosch, but he didn’t play in Holland last week.
Mikhail Kukushkin News & Form
The 31-year old Kazakh is coming to the Queen’s Club as the World No. 47. Kukushkin started the grass court season in ‘s-Hertogenbosch last week, beating Lorenzo Sonego in three sets in the first round before losing to Richard Gasquet in straight sets. Mikhail won six of his previous 11 matches on grass, while he’ll play at the Queen’s Club for the first time since 2014 when he exited in the first round.
However, Kukushkin is playing in a poor form over the last three months, losing nine of his last 11 outings. Mikhail has a 10-13 record in 2019, and his best result came in Marseille back in February when Kukushkin lost the championship game to Stefanos Tsitsipas in straight sets.
Chardy vs Kukushkin Head to Head
This will be the fifth head-to-head duel between Jeremy Chardy and Mikhail Kukushkin, and the first one on the grass court. Kukushkin won three of the previous four matches including a 6-3 6-4 victory in Monte Carlo on clay this season. Chardy had a really poor day in the office, hitting just 45% of his 1st serve and allowing eight break points to Kukushkin.
Chardy vs Kukushkin Betting Odds and Predictions
Jeremy Chardy is a slight favourite to win this match, and you can take him at 7/10 with Betfair, while Kukushkin is listed at 6/5 on the same platform. Chardy is listed at 15/8 with Betfair to win in straight sets, and you can also bet on exactly three sets in this match at 23/20 with Ladbrokes.
The bookies expect to see a tight clash that could easily see three sets, so the line on the total games is set at 23.5 with Betway with both over and under at 17/20. According to Coral, the odds are 4/6 to see a tie break in this match.
Top Chardy vs Kukushkin Betting Tip
Jeremy Chardy’s style of play suits grass court well which is the main reason why he’s considered as a favourite. On the other side, Mikhail Kukushkin is quite unpredictable on the fastest surface while playing in a really poor form at the moment.
Hereof, I expect Chardy to serve well and control the match, so I’m backing him to beat Kukushkin. Another nice option is to take the over on the total games with the alternative line at 22.5, and the odds are 8/13 with Betway.