Not such a good day yesterday as Celtic were held 0-0 by Rosenborg and the goals didn’t materialise in our other football bet either. Early season form is not always easy to gauge. In the tennis, Henri Laaksonen did the business to guarantee a small return, however, even if Malek Jaziri didn’t. Tommy Paul is a name to watch out for.
Remember, with a Lucky 15, the four bets you make are combined into one four-fold, four trebles, six doubles, and four singles offering you plenty of chances to win.
We are going to have another go to try to take advantage of this evening’s Europa League qualifiers and the latter stages of the tennis going on this week – but doing it by looking at some slightly different markets.
Here are today’s bets:
- Tennis: Feliciano Lopez -3.5 to beat Yannick Hanfmann at around Evens
- Football: PSV v Osijek – PSV/PSV half-time/full-time at around 7/10
- Football: Everton v MFK Ruzemberok – Wayne Rooney to score at around 8/11
- Tennis: Ryan Harrison to beat John Millman at around 4/7
Feliciano Lopez -3.5 to beat Yannick Hanfmann
Feliciano Lopez reached the final in Stuttgart, then won Queen’s before having to limp out of Wimbledon. The only question mark for him as he makes his return is fitness, but he should be easily good enough to see off German Hanfmann, who has lost five of six matches on clay this summer. We also think he’ll win comfortably, so look to the handicap market to find a bit more value than the outright market. For this bet to win, Lopez must win by at least four clear games (e.g. 6-4, 6-4).
Everton v MFK Ruzemberok: Wayne Rooney to score
Ruzemberok have seen off Vojvodina and Brann to get to this stage, which is a decent effort, but they now run into the might of Everton. Their impressive recruitment drive over the summer included the return of Wayne Rooney, and boss Ronald Koeman has confirmed he will play in tonight’s match. He looks to have struck up a good partnership with Sandro Ramirez and after scoring against Genk in Everton’s final pre-season game, I fancy him to find the net against the Slovakians tonight – much to Goodison Park’s approval.
PSV v Osijek: PSV/PSV
Playing at home, we expect PSV to easily overpower Osijek and the huge odds-on price they are for the win is unappealing. PSV won their last nine competitive matches and Osijek were poor away from home in the last round against Luzern. We think the Dutch side will get ahead early and not look back, so betting on them to be ahead at both half-time and full-time is our pick.
Ryan Harrison to beat John Millman
Number four seed Ryan Harrison begins his Atlanta campaign against John Millman and we fancy him to despatch the Australian. Harrison has had a break since Wimbledon, so may take a little while to get up to speed, but he is enjoying a good season and will relish the return to hard courts. Millman has little form this season to speak of and he is ranked almost 150 places below Harrison so we don’t see an upset chance here.