At this point, we would typically reflect on how well yesterday’s tips did, but thanks to the rain at the US Open, three of our four Lucky 15 bets remain open. Unfortunately, the UAE upset Saudi Arabia in our only completed leg of the bet. With extra action on the cards in the tennis today, we are going to focus mainly on round 2 action as well as some football.
Remember, a Lucky 15 combines four separate bets into one four-fold accumulator, four trebles, six doubles and four singles to maximise returns if two or more bets are successful.
Here are today’s bets, and feel free to add more or less risk if you want:
- Jared Donaldson to beat Lucas Pouille at around 13/10
- Vincent Millot to beat Santiago Giraldo at around 8/15
- Grotta v Fram Reykjavik – double chance Fram or draw at around 2/9
- Denis Shapovalov to beat Jo-Wilfried Tsonga at around 2/1
Jared Donaldson to beat Lucas Pouille
Pouille has gone seriously off the boil this summer, and his first round win here was his first win since Wimbledon. Donaldson, meanwhile, is playing the best tennis of his career and beat the Frenchman 7-6 7-6 in Montreal. He had to battle through his first round match, but if he has recovered sufficiently, he has to be backed to hand the Frenchman another disappointing defeat.
Vincent Millot to beat Santiago Giraldo
We are going to throw in a delayed round one match because we fancy one Frenchman to win a game today, and that is Millot. He managed to take a set off Sam Querrey in Montreal having reached the quarter-finals in Los Cabos, where he lost to the same player. He is showing signs of improvement and has settled nicely into the hard court swing. Giraldo, on the other hand, is making the step up from Challenger level and retired in his last match. Millot won their only previous meeting and with doubts around Giraldo’s fitness as well as his form, gets the verdict here as well.
Grotta v Fram Reykjavik – double chance Fram or draw
We turn to Iceland for our football bet of the day as due to the international break, most of Europe is having a rest. This match pits two sides struggling for form against each other, but home side Grotta have not won in seven. However, Fram are hardly flying themselves and have drawn their last two away matches. They were thumped 5-1 last time out but should bounce back here. The double chance is a safe option – you can back the draw at around 13/5 or take them to win at 4/6 if you prefer.
Denis Shapovalov to beat Jo-Wilfried Tsonga
We are backing the upset here, although if you took nothing but recent form into account, then Shapovalov would be the favourite. Like Pouille, Tsonga is another Frenchman who did not notch a victory between Wimbledon and his first round match here. Against Marius Copil, he did everything expected of him, but this is a different challenge. He faces a man who recently downed Juan Martin del Potro and Rafa Nadal in Montreal, breezed through qualifying and then thumped Daniil Medvedev. Given his poor form and lack of match time, it might be beyond Tsonga.