The Champions League qualifiers return with one match tonight, and the tennis in Los Cabos, Kitzbuhel, and Washington continues, which is where our focus will be for today’s Lucky 15.
Nicolas Mahut won for us yesterday, and the Dudi Sela/Jared Donaldson match went the distance as predicted. Young Austrian Sebastian Ofner was a set and 3-0 up against Nikolaz Basilaskhvili when the Georgian retired but Thomaz Belluci delivered an upset win over Aleksandr Dolgopolov in what was our only losing tip.
When betting on tennis, you will discover certain players are more consistent and reliable – and therefore better to bet on – than others. Belluci and Dolgopolov are two of the most unpredictable players on tour so that one was always a bit of a gamble.
With a Lucky 15, however, even with two winning bets, we guaranteed a return because it combines four bets into 15 (one four-fold, four trebles, six doubles, and four singles).
Here are today’s bets – bear in mind that the matches in Washington and Los Cabos will not start until after midnight European time.
- Football: Sheriff Tiraspol v Qarabag – less than 2.5 goals at around 1/2
- Tennis: Thiago Monteiro to beat Renzo Olivo at around 8/15
- Tennis: Blaz Kavcic to beat Vincent Millot at around 4/7
- Tennis: Peter Polansky to beat Yasutaka Uchiyama at around 4/7
Sheriff Tiraspol v Qarabag – less than 2.5 goals
The first leg between these two ended 0-0 in Baku – where we fancied Qarabag to get the job done. This one is likely to be also closer than first thought. Neither of these sides has ever featured in the group stage of the Champions League, so a win in this match represents a massive opportunity. As such, we do not expect either side to play freely, and this is likely to be a cagey affair decided by the odd goal – particularly if it is still goalless at the break.
Thiago Monteiro to beat Renzo Olivo
Renzo Olivo was originally scheduled to play Federico Delbonis, and I had my eye on a 2-0 set betting tip for Delbonis. However, he has pulled out and Thiago Monteiro, who lost in qualifying to Facundo Bagnis, replaces him. However, Olivo is still struggling for form and Monteiro has a decent win against Dolgopolov to his name recently. Many people are looking at the head to head, which is 2-1 in Olivo’s favour, but I am prepared to take that on and tip Monteiro instead.
Blaz Kavcic to beat Vincent Millot
Blaz Kavcic comes into this match fresh from winning the Challenger event in Granby, Canada, on a similar hard court to Washington – where Millot lost in the first round. You have to go all the way back to the end of June to find the last time Kavcic lost a completed match. He is one of the game’s form players at the moment, and he beat Millot earlier this season in three sets, on a hard court. It is hard to see him not repeating that victory and continuing his winning run.
Peter Polansky to beat Yasutaka Uchiyama
These two players met twice last month, and on both occasions, Polansky won. He has made the final of the last three tournaments he has appeared at, and his form is better than his Japanese opponent, who tends to do okay until he meets somebody ranked well above him. With almost 50 places between them, Polansky should do the job again here and set his sights on breaking into the top 100 by the end of the season.