There is so much football to enjoy around the world today, but also tennis as the Cincinnati semifinals get underway this evening. We will be hoping we can continue our run of picking at least one winner going as we pick out some bets for our latest Lucky 15. A Lucky 15 bet combines four separate wagers into one four-fold accumulator, four trebles, six doubles, and four singles to maximise on your returns if more than one bet wins.
Here are today’s bets:
- Tennis: Nick Kyrgios to beat David Ferrer 2-0 at around Evens
- Tennis: John Isner to beat Grigor Dimitrov at around 11/10
- Football: Southampton and West Ham to draw at around 29/10
- Football: Leicester City to beat Brighton at around 4/5
Southampton to draw with West Ham
Southampton opened their campaign with a 0-0 against Swansea, and haven’t scored at home in their last six matches. Against many visiting sides that would be a concern, but given that West Ham were trounced last week by Manchester United, they bring little confidence to the south coast. They have an excellent record against the Saints, but we think neither side will have the edge and predict a bore draw.
Leicester City to beat Brighton
We like the look of Leicester City’s chances against Brighton and take them to win. The 2015-16 champions showed they have plenty of battling spirit about them during their 4-3 defeat at Arsenal, and more importantly, showed they could score goals. Brighton found out how costly mistakes in the Premier League are when they lost to Manchester City but Leicester is now a much harder place to go than the last time they met there, and Brighton won 4-1. There is almost no chance of a repeat and Leicester will be good enough to break them down.
Nick Kyrgios to beat David Ferrer
It was two wins in one day for Kyrgios yesterday who finished off his third round match against Ivo Karlovic – as predicted – and then made short work of top seed Rafael Nadal. He is displaying the sort of form that makes him very hard to beat and provided he is showing no ill-effects of his time on court yesterday, he is likely to overpower David Ferrer too. Ferrer won their only previous meeting, but that was way back in 2013; since then their careers have gone in opposite directions. If you want to play it safer, back Kyrgios to win at 2/5.
John Isner to beat Grigor Dimitrov
The bookmakers are making Dimitrov the favourite for the second semi-final, but we are siding with home favourite and former Cincinnati finalist Isner instead. He is at his very best on a hard court in the US, and he continues to prove that time and again this summer. As predicted, he eased past Jared Donaldson in straight sets yesterday and – like his opponent – is yet to drop a set all week. He has not even dropped a service game, either. They met two years ago in Miami, and Isner won 2-0. He might not have things quite so much his own way this time around, but his superior form ought to be enough. A 2-1 victory also appeals at 7/2.