Betfair Tennis Trading Tips: ATP/WTA Friday 17th October

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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:



1. 13:30 – Kohlschreiber v Becker

Becker is a really good hard courter and I get the feeling this could very well end up in 3 sets. Laying Kohli is the better option for me at the start.

Lay Kohli @1.6, back @2

2. 17:20 – Ferrer v Karlovic

Normally I would back Ferrer straightaway but the Spaniard’s form hasn’t been that good. He has also had some issues with injury. On top of this Karlovic is probably playing one of the best seasons of his career. I think this could be a very tough match for Ferrer.

Lay Ferrer @1.47, back @1.8



3. 13:30 – Youzhny v Kukushkin

Kukushkin was on fire again against Fognini but the Russian Youzhny is going to be hard to beat. I thought Youzhny played well against Monaco. Personally, I think this will be a 3 set duel with Youzhny starting better.

Back Youzhny @1.77, lay @1.36



3. 10:00 – Pironkova v Begu

For me one of the biggest upsets of this tournament so far has been the knockout of Makarova by Begu who is an exceptional hard court player. I think the underdog will start strongly so lay Pironkova!

Lay Piro @1.65, back @2.1

4. 15:30 – Diatchenko v Pavlyuchenkova –> HOT TIP

Pavlyu definitely looks a great bet today with a thrashing of Riske in her earlier round.

Back Pavlyu @1.46, lay @1.18



5. 17:30 – Strycova v Barthel

I am very confident on Strycova winning this, however this could be a 3 setter. I suggest to keep the stakes low at the start as it could be very well be a bullet-start by the German here. I am overall suggesting to lay Barthel here.

Lay Barthel@1.86, back @2.6



6. 11:00 – Verdasco v Tomic –> HOT TIP

Verdasco’s form decent enough to be backed. Wouldn’t be surprised if this is a 2 set win in his favour!

Back Verda @1.85, lay @1.4

Good luck!

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.

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