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All times are UK/Irish and are subject to change, and all times are in 24hr format e.g., 01.00 = 1am and 16:00 = 4pm:
PLEASE NOTE, IF THERE ARE LIQUIDITY ISSUES, ALWAYS KEEP THE STAKES LOW
1. 15:00 – Young v Lu
Young already has a 2-0 lead against Lu and both those matches were played on hard courts. With current form, he is the right player to go for today.
—> Back Young @1.55, lay @1.2
2. 15:00 – Kokkinakis v Berlocq —> HOT TIP
The Australian Kokkinakis stunned quite a few players at the recent Indian Wells tournament. With Berlocq hardly known as a hard court player and more importantly, having lost 4 of his 5 previous hard court matches, there is more than enough reason to back Kokk here!
—> Back Kokk @1.4, lay @1.18
3. 16:45 – Soeda v Sock –> HOT TIP
The only match played between these two was in 2012 where Soeda won in 3 sets. Sock is a different player since then and much more aggressive.
In his recent matches at Indian Wells, he beat Lu, Muller and Bautista Agut, all decent hard court players. I just don’t think Soeda can withstand the bullet serves from Sock so going for the favourite here!
—> Back Sock @1.23, lay @1.08
4. 18:15 – Stakhovsky v Almagro
I am shocked that Almagro is the favourite here. After all, he hasn’t played a hard court match since losing to Nishikori at the Australian Open.
For me, Stakho should be the slight favourite especially after playing very decently at Marseille and Dubai.
Definitely fancying laying Almagro!
—> Lay Almagro @1.79, back @2.6
5. 23:30 – Estrella Burgos v Querrey —> HOT TIP
I must say Querrey has actually played pretty well recently, eventhough he had some heartbreaking losses. In fact his most recent loss was against Stakhovsky after being a set and a break up at Indian Wells.
I feel it’s just a matter of time and the American should be on a roll just as he was in Memphis where he should have really beaten players like Nishikori.
—> Back Querrey @1.33, lay @1.14
6. 15:00 – Beck v Zhang
Amazing that a great talent like Beck has had a very poor season so far after falling at the first hurdle in all of her three previous tournaments!
Still, I do feel she’s the right player to be backed here as her overall game has much more variety than the Chinese talent Zhang, who relies more on serves.
—> Back Beck @1.8, lay @1.35
7. 15:00 – Bencic v Hantuchova –> HOT TIP
Enough value in Bencic who played pretty awesome at Indian Wells knocking out top players like Wozniacki in 2 sets. I just don’t think Hantuchova has the goods to beat this young phenom.
—> Back Bencic @1.6, lay @1.25
8. 19:30 – Goerges v Cepelova
Cepelova has lost all her previous 5 matches, all on hard courts. Goerges, though losing to Watson at Indian Wells, played pretty well. She is deservedly the heavy favourite here.
—> Back Goerges @1.3, lay @1.08
9. 20:00 – Pavlyuchenkova v Zvonareva
Pavlyu surprised me at Indian Wells beating the likes of Larsson and Strycova, both in 2 sets. Prefer backing her against Zvona who has lost 4 of her 5 previous matches.
I suggest keeping the stakes low here…
—> Back Pavlyu @1.43, lay @1.18
Some Terms Explained:
Back: Normal Stakes – use 10% of bank.
Back Heavy(BH) – use up to 30% of bank. Used at members discretion. Delay and Trade.
Lay: Normal stakes – use 10% of bank.
Lay Heavy(LH) – use up to 30% of bank. Used at members discretion. Delay and Trade.
Likely 3 Setter – consider laying the winner of the first set.
Hot Tip – I have more confidence in these tips. However, use normal stake sizes.
Tips are deemed unsuccessful at 40% loss of stake.
All odds shown with the tips are correct at time of publishing. Odds are often given several hours ahead of the event. If odds have changed, adjust your back/lay stake accordingly e.g. if I tip ‘Back at 1.5, Lay at 1.25’ – and back odds move to 1.55, adjust your lay odds to 1.3 – there are still 25 ticks between the back and lay odds.
Delay and Trade!! It’s OK to place your trades before the match starts, but in my opinion, waiting 2/3 games before placing your trades is the safest way to trade. This is advised in many of the articles below. To delay and trade will give you a good feel for the match. Delay and Trade is a MUST if you are Backing Heavy. Delaying is advised mostly for the women’s game, as early breaks of serve are more likely. Please read the relevant article below.
Please read all of the articles below if you are new to the tips!
Some folks have asked why I call the tips ‘Betfair Tennis Trading Tips’ and have asked if the tips can be used on other betting exchanges. I use Betfair for all my trading because Betfair has the best liquidity. All of my prices are taken from Betfair.
Betfair Tennis Trading gives you the best opportunities to make profits. You can use the trading tips on other exchanges – there may be small price differences – but these shouldn’t matter. If you decide to use a site other that Betfair for trading, make sure that the liquidity is there.
If you’re unsure about what liquidity is required, see question 17 on my FAQ section at https://tennis-trading-league.com/faq/