Pablo Carreno Busta vs Alexei Popyrin Wimbledon 2019 Betting Tip

Pablo Carreno Busta

The 2019 Wimbledon Championships starts on Monday 1 July 2019, and one of the most interesting matches of the men’s singles first round will see Pablo Carreno Busta taking on Alexei Popyrin. Carreno Busta is searching for his first-ever victory at Wimbledon and will have a tall task against the Australian teenager. 

  • 2019 Wimbledon Championships (Outdoor/Grass)
  • All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, London, UK
  • Monday 1st July

Pablo Carreno Busta News & Form

The World No. 59 is having a poor season, winning just eight of his 17 matches in 2019. Also, Carreno Busta recorded five straight first-round exits prior to Roland Garros where he reached the round of 32. On the other hand, Pablo made it to the semifinals in Antalya this week, tallying a couple of wins on the grass court which could be a slight boost ahead of Wimbledon.

Pablo Carreno Busta

Pablo Carreno Busta

Carreno Busta has a 2-7 record on grass in his career excluding qualifying rounds, and the Spaniard has never made it to the second round at Wimbledon, losing for times in the opening round. Pablo won three ATP titles in his career and lost three championship matches.

Alexei Popyrin News & Form

The 19-year old Australian will have a debut at Wimbledon, reaching the main draw through qualifiers. On his way to the first round, Popyrin defeated Federico Coria 6-2 7-5, Mats Moraing 6-1 3-6 6-1, and Bjorn Fratangelo 6-3 7-6 6-7 7-6.

Popyrin is coming to London as the World No. 99, and he has a 5-10 record on the ATP Tour this season. Two weeks ago, Alexei lost to Roberto Carballes Baena in three sets in the first round of the qualifiers at the Queens Club, while Popyrin dropped his only match on grass in the main draw, losing to Milos Raonic in three sets at the 2019 Stuttgart Open.

Carreno Busta vs Popyrin Head to Head

This will be the first head-to-head duel between these two guys. Popyrin turned pro in 2016 and mostly played on ITF Futures and Challenger Tour.

Carreno Busta vs Popyrin Betting Odds and Predictions

The bookies consider Alexei Popyrin as a slight favourite to win this match, and you can take the Australian at 4/7 with William Hill. Carreno Busta is available at 29/20 odds with 888Sport. Also, 888Sport offers 26/25 odds on Popyrin to cover a 1.5-set handicap.

Still, the bookies expect to see a tight match with at least four sets in the total. The line on the total games has been set at 39.5 with Betway with the over at 4/5 and the under at 10/11. Betfair offers a 40.5-game line with the over at 1/1 and the under at 8/11.

Carreno Busta vs Popyrin Betting Tip

Although Carreno Busta is far more experienced player than Popyrin, the fact that he’s never won a match at Wimbledon set the Australian as a favourite. Popyrin possesses a rocket serve and strong groundstrokes, while his footwork could a problem on grass, but if you are looking for the best side bet, take the Australian to win straight up at 4/7 with William Hill.

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On the other side, I would be surprised if Carreno Busta fails to win a set here. The Spaniard should take advantage of any Popyrin’s drop in performance, so when it comes to the game totals, take the over at 4/5 with Betway.

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