We may have an unexpected winner in Cincinnati following Roger Federer’s withdrawal and Alexander Zverev’s defeat last night. My outside tip for the tournament, Sam Querrey, is also gone, but both of our tennis tips yesterday won.
Unfortunately, we were not on the mark with the football, but even two correct tips in a Lucky 15 still guarantees some return because it combines four separate bets into one four-fold accumulator, four trebles, six doubles, and four singles. There are plenty of exciting tennis match-ups today as well as some good football to focus on too, so here are today’s bets:
- Tennis: Pablo Carreno Busta to beat David Ferrer at around 10/11
- Tennis: Nick Kyrgios to beat Ivo Karlovic at around 4/9
- Football: HT/FT – Draw/Marseille against NK Domzale at around 3/1
- Football: Everton to beat Hajduk Split and under 2.5 goals at around 15/8
Pablo Carreno Busta to beat David Ferrer
Carreno Busta looks as if he is slowly getting back to the sort of form that saw him reach the semi-final at Indian Wells if straight set wins over Paolo Lorenzi and Mischa Zverev are anything to go by. He now comes up against another player in the twilight of his career and can expect a battle against Ferrer. However, Carreno Busta won their last encounter and is 9-5 for the season on hard courts and two three-set matches already this week suggest Ferrer is there for the taking.
Nick Kyrgios to beat Ivo Karlovic
We are sticking with Kyrgios, who looked good during yesterday’s win over Alexandr Dolgopolov. Karlovic beat a misfiring Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, and although his huge serve dominates many players, Kyrgios is not one of those players. Kyrgios has won all three of his meetings with the giant Croat, including a three-set win at Miami earlier this year. The pair have played nine sets, and five of them have gone to a tie break, so expect at least one more later today.
HT/FT – Draw/Marseille against NK Domzale
Marseille are yet to lose a competitive match this season and are yet to concede a goal away from home. They are heavy favourites to beat Slovenia’s Domzale, but I think there is value in backing them to be drawing at half-time before closing out the win in the second half. They beat Nantes with a solitary late goal at the weekend, and all three goals in their home win against Dijon came after the break. Domzale will likely keep it tight in the first half, but Marseille’s class should show in the second half.
Everton to beat Hajduk Split and under 2.5 goals
In the three competitive matches Everton have played this season, they are yet to concede a goal. In fact, they have won each game 1-0. At home, they should beat Hajduk Split, but the Croatians will be no pushovers. They beat Levski Sofia and Brondby to get to this stage and are second in the early-season table at home. With neither side scoring freely – and Everton may be without Sandro Ramirez – I think Everton to win with less than 2.5 goals scored is worth a punt at around 15/8. If you want a safer bet, Everton to win is available at around 3/10.