With League Cup and Champions League qualifying action tonight as well as tennis at Winston-Salem throughout the night in the UK, there is plenty of action to bet on. Remember, a Lucky 15 combines four separate bets into one four-fold accumulator, four trebles, six doubles and four singles to maximise returns on any winners you pick.
We started the week strongly but had a bit of a blip yesterday, so let’s try to get back to winning ways by focussing on the League Cup and the ATP tennis.
Here are today’s bets:
- Tennis: Jan-Lennard Struff to beat Andreas Seppi at around 13/18
- Football: Liverpool to beat Hoffenheim and both teams to score at around 2/1
- Football: West Ham -1 to beat Cheltenham Town at around 21/25
- Tennis: John Isner to beat Borna Coric 2-0 at around Evens
Jan-Lennard Struff to beat Andreas Seppi
These two met at this tournament last year, and Struff ran out a straight sets winner. I see no reason to back against the same outcome as he has already seen off Pablo Cuevas and Norbert Gombos this week without dropping a set. Seppi has not faced as big a challenge yet, and the veteran Italian is likely to come up short against a faster, more powerful opponent.
Liverpool to beat Hoffenheim and both teams to score
Hoffenheim disappointed me last week when they lost 2-1 to Liverpool on home soil. Liverpool at home will be a much stronger proposition, particularly coming off a win at the weekend. However, Hoffenheim beat Werder Bremen at the weekend, so I think they will trouble Liverpool. They have to try to play and win the match so although Liverpool should be too strong, Hoffenheim have what it takes to score before they are finally defeated.
West Ham -1 to beat Cheltenham Town
Cheltenham have a less than impressive three wins in their last 10 at home, and this represents the perfect opportunity for West Ham to get their season going after two Premier League defeats. There is no value in the odds-on price for a win, so I am recommending betting on them to win in the handicap market as even if they rotate their squad, they have more than enough quality to beat Cheltenham by two or more goals. If they do not, then they are in big trouble.
John Isner to beat Borna Coric 2-0
Isner is my tip to win Winston-Salem, and with Pablo Carreno Busta, one of his significant challengers out, his odds will have dropped. Next, he has to get past Borna Coric, whom he beat in straight sets last year in the Davis Cup in their only previous meeting. This is a match he should win comfortably, and I think his firepower will get him through without dropping a set. He bounced back to win well after losing a set in his opener, and now he is over that hiccup I think he should get past Coric quickly enough.