Day one at the US Open produced a few upsets, but things more or less went along with the form book. That should offer us a few pointers ahead of today’s action while there is also international and domestic football to bet on as well.
AFC Fylde did the business for us in a rare foray into the National League while our slightly bold attempt to benefit from routine victories by seeded tennis stars did not quite come off.
However, even with the brace of wins we picked up, a Lucky 15 guarantees a return because it takes four separate bets and combines them into a four-fold accumulator, four trebles, six doubles, and four singles.
Here are today’s bets – remember you can fine tune these to add risk or safety as you see fit.
- Football, 1730: Saudi Arabia to beat the United Arab Emirates at around 4/7
- Tennis, 1730: Taylor Fritz to beat Marcos Baghdatis at around 4/5
- Tennis, 1930: Tomas Berdych to beat Ryan Harrison 3-1 at around 11/4
- Tennis, 2200: Nick Kyrgios to beat John Millman 3-0 at around 8/13
Saudi Arabia to beat the United Arab Emirates
This World Cup qualifying affair pits second-placed Saudi Arabia against the UAE, who are in fourth in their group. The Saudis have never lost this fixture, with seven wins and a draw in previous meetings and have so far been better than everyone in the group apart from Australia. UAE drew 1-1 with Thailand last time out, a team which the Saudis beat 2-0 when they met earlier in the year.
Taylor Fritz to beat Marcos Baghdatis
Four American men won through to the second round of the US Open yesterday and we expect Taylor Fritz to join them this evening. Fritz made a slow start to the year but is now in some decent form as he comes up against an opponent whose power is fading in the latter stages of his career. Three good wins in Winston-Salem last week and home advantage should give the young American the edge.
Tomas Berdych to beat Ryan Harrison 3-1
Berdych took advantage of injuries and a kind draw to reach the Wimbledon semi-finals and tends to raise his game in the biggest tournaments. He might not be the force he once was, but he should have more than enough power and game-sense to see off Harrison. However, the American reached the final in Atlanta a few weeks back and took a set off the Czech when they met at Wimbledon. We think the same is very possible and like the odds on offer for a 3-1 Berdych win.
Nick Kyrgios to beat John Millman 3-0
Kyrgios is my outside tip for the tournament, and I expect him to start a deep run with a comfortable victory against his compatriot tonight. This clash is a bad match-up for Millman, who has just one win at ATP level all season and he will struggle to compete with Kyrgios’ superior speed, pace, and serve. Kyrgios proved he is in good shape with a run to the Cincinnati Masters final last week and should get things up and running at Flushing Meadows without spending too much time on the court.