Today’s (08/31/2017) Lucky 15 Betting Tip
A bumper day of matches at the US Open yesterday and while we correctly picked one big result with Shapovalov winning, we were not so lucky elsewhere, Nick Kyrgios struggling with injury and exiting a particular disappointment. The action at Flushing Meadows continues this evening with Nadal and Federer both in action, while there is international football to keep us interested too.
Remember, as a Lucky 15 combines four separate bets into one four-fold accumulator, four trebles, six doubles and four singles, even a couple of wins guarantees a nice return.
Here are today’s bets:
- Tennis: Malek Jaziri to beat John Millman at around 7/4
- Football: Sweden to beat Bulgaria at around 5/6
- Football: Belarus to beat Luxembourg at around 8/13
- Tennis: Yuichi Sugita to beat Leonardo Mayer at around 4/5
Malek Jaziri to beat John Millman
Millman was given a huge dose of help during his match against Nick Kyrgios, as his opponent’s injury opened the door for him to reach the second round unexpectedly. Jaziri, meanwhile, needed five sets to see off a fit Thiago Monteiro. Although Millman won their only previous meeting, at Cincinnati one year ago, I favour Jaziri to upset the odds in this one. Taking their seasons overall, Jaziri has played more at ATP level and while both have winning records on hard courts, he deserves to be higher ranked than Millman and should make his superior experience and talent count.
Yuichi Sugita to beat Leonardo Mayer
Sugita is a player very much on the rise and his recent run to the Cincinnati quarter-finals was the latest in a string of impressive performances, including reaching a final on grass in Antalya. Mayer played no hard court events before the US Open, and although he breezed through qualifying and saw off Richard Gasquet in round one, this may be a challenge too far. Against a younger, quicker opponent who made short work of his round one opponent, he may be too far behind too quickly to do anything about it.
Sweden to beat Bulgaria
Sweden top their World Cup qualifying group yet Bulgaria, in fourth, are just four points behind. Sweden won the home fixture 3-0 and have since beaten Slovakia, Belarus, Portugal and France before drawing with Norway. Bulgaria were beaten by Belarus last time out and the fact that Sweden managed to beat Portugal away from home suggests to me they should be able to do the same against Bulgaria.
Belarus to beat Luxembourg
In the same group, Luxembourg host Belarus in a match that has been surprisingly evenly-matched over the last few years. Belarus have been held to draws the last two times they have hosted the perennial strugglers but tend to get the business done away from home. Luxembourg’s win over Albania in June showed they could on occasion perform well, but they have still only taken that one point so far in this campaign and were thrashed by the Netherlands last time out. If Belarus can play as well as they did when they beat Bulgaria, they should wrap this one up too.