06 Sep

US Open quarterfinals preview & predictions 2016

Us Open quarterfinals prediction

US Open quarterfinals preview & prediction:

This year’s US Open is progressing nicely and we’re already at the quarterfinals stage of the grand slam. The 4th round gave us a few upsets as Rafael Nadal fell under the pressure and lost to Loucas Pouille in an epic 5-set tiebreak, Nadal was down 2-1 in sets and it looked like it was over for Rafa but momentum shifted and Rafa took back the 4th set with 6-3, Pouille managed to fight back and won the match at 8-6 in the tiebreak. The highlights of the mens tournament were Djokovic, Murray and Nishikori. All three players put on impressive matches and they all won in straight sets. Andy Murray managed to defeat Grigor Dimitrov while only dropping 5 games in total, Kei Nishikori on the other hand showed that he is more than capable of dealing with niche players such as Ivo Karlovic as he countered Ivo’s serve with superior movement. The womens tournament gave us a few more upsets as Sevastova, Pliskova, Wozniacki and Konjuh managed to defeat some of the top ranked players in the WTA. The most notable match here was when Pliskova recovered a 6-4, 3-1 disadvantage against Venus Williams into a 6-4, 4-6, 6-7 victory. If you followed our tips for round 4 you would’ve hit 3/5 of the unit bets in addition to two upsets in Sevastova and Pouille.

Stanislas Wawrinka:

In addition to Venus Williams there was one other player that put on yet again an immensely underwhelming performance, namely: “Stan the man” Wawrinka. Stanislas has shown that he isn’t at his top level which is on par with Djokovic and Murray. Since his second round game versus Giannessi we’ve noticed that he’s struggling with his focus and as a result his forehand is suffering. Wawrinka barely made it through the third round after recovering from match point against Daniel Evans. These issues were yet again showing in the fourth round and Wawrinka dropped match point at straight sets versus Illya Marchenko even if he managed to regain focus in the fourth set which he won with 6-3 following a cheap break this is something which we recommend that you look for in Wawrinka’s upcoming matches. If you see him getting frustrated then back his opponent for the next game. Wawrinka is an aggressive player who uses the court to win advantages so these kind of situations are bound to happen, with this tip you could make quite a bit of money with some smart live betting.

Us Open quarterfinals prediction

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Novak Djokovic vs Jo-Wilfried Tsonga prediction:

This match will be the first real test of the tournament for Djokovic, who have had a cakewalk so far in the tournament and only played 7 sets in total. Tsonga on the other hand has not had the same luck but he has been quite convincing and only dropped 2 sets in 4 matches. This is a well tested fixture for the two players who’ve faced each other 21 times before. Djokovic has however dominated Tsonga as of late and won 11 out of their 12 latest matches, most of those victories without dropping a single set. The viking’s prediction for this match is an easy victory for Djokovic. Novak showed in his decisive victory that he’s back to his old level and he will be a lot more rested than Tsonga, something which is gigantic advantage in such an intense tournament as the US Open. Our recommendation is that you bet on Djokovic as a banker bet or an odds booster for a bigger coupon. If you’re looking for value then pick Djokovic to win in 3 sets.

Novak Djokovic to win @ 1.15  

Novak Djokovic to win @ -750 

Kei Nishikori vs Andy Murray prediction:

The fixture between Nishikori and Andy is yet another interesting one as it will be the first real test of the tournament for Murray aswell. Nishikori looked fantastic in his game versus Karlovic and managed to overcome Ivo and his impressive serve in 3 sets. Nishikori did however reveal a big weakness in that match as he dropped 4 straight points in the tiebreak after reaching match point at 6-0, if Andy can get Nishikori to drop his focus early then this could very well be a 3-0 Murray game. Not an easy task but Murray who has only dropped one set so far is looking like the best player of the tournament and he’s sure to be confident heading into the match with his recent Olympic gold and Wimbledon title in mind aswell as a 7-1 record over Nishikori. The viking’s prediction for this match is a straight set victory for Murray, simply because he’s looking like the world no.1 at the moment and he has every single advantage over Nishikori that one could have.

Andy Murray to win @ 1.16  

Andy Murray to win @ -650 

Andy Murray vs Nishikori prediction

Juan Martin Del Potro vs Stanislas Wawrinka prediction:

Juan Martin Del Potro has had a fantastic tournament so far and is taking this US Open by storm, he hasn’t dropped a single set so far which is something that even Murray or Djokovic haven’t managed. Del Potro who won the Olympic silver when he took on Murray defeated Wawrinka back at Wimbledon in 4 sets and the viking’s prediction for this match is that he will defeat in this match aswell. Del Potro has already won against both David Ferrer and Dominic Thiem, two players that were in this US Open with a shot at the title. In fact Del Potro didn’t drop a single set when doing so. Wawrinka on the other hand has as we mentioned earlier showed signs of weakness in almost every match of the tournament. This is a perfect opportunity to make a lot of money, bet BIG on Del Potro and thank us later on Twitter!

Juan Martin Del Potro to win @ 1.65  

Juan Martin Del Potro to win @ -150 

Juan Martin Del Potro Wawrinka prediction

03 Sep

US Open round 4 predictions & picks

Sevastova Konta prediction

US Open review and round 4 picks & predictions:

This year’s US Open has not been without surprises so far and even if most of the big names are still in the mix there’s been a couple of big upsets. One of the big favourites to win the women’s tournament world no.3 Garbine Muguruza was defeated in straight sets in the second round by rank 48th Anastasija Sevastova. In the mens tournament world no.9 Marin Cilic got defeated in the third round versus Jack Sock with 3-0 in sets after winning the first two rounds with 3-0 in sets.

Another big upset was rank 6th Milos Raonic getting dropped in the second round by rank 120th Ryan Harrison with 3-1 in sets. However it would seem that Novak Djokovic is out of his slump and aiming for yet another grand slam final, most likely versus Andy Murray who’s yet to drop a set in the tournament.

Furthermore it would seem that Serena Williams have recovered from her shoulder injury that haunted her at the Cincinnati Masters event as she has absolutely dominated her first games and with Muguruza out Serena’s chances to win another title just sky rocketed.

Sevastova Konta prediction

US Open round 4 picks & predictions:

Here are some of the picks that we here at Bettingviking consider to be the best picks for the 4th round. To see our winner predictions for the whole tournament and to get some possible picks to reach the finals or win the tournament check out our US Open 2016 preview here.

US Open round 4 predictions

Novak Djokovic vs Kyle Edmund prediction:

The viking’s prediction for this fixture is that Djokovic will dominate Edmund. Novak has gotten a lucky start to the tournament with Vesely leaving a WO in the second round and Youzhny retiring at the 6th game of the match in the third one. The two have faced each other one time earlier which was earlier this year, a match that ended 6-3,6-3 in favor of Djokovic.

Kyle Edmund did defeat both Gasquet and Isner, only dropping one set but against a well-rested Djokovic he should stand no chance what so ever.

Novak Djokovic to win with 3 – 0 @ 1.55  

Novak Djokovic to win with 3 – 0 @ -180 

Rafael Nadal vs Lucas Pouille prediction:

The viking’s prediction for this fixture is that the match will go over at least 3.5 sets. Even though Nadal has won every match so far in the tournament with 3-0 and Pouille has played almost 2/3 sets more than him we should not forget that Pouille is one of the underdogs that the experts thought would go far in this tournament, Lucas did reach the quarters of this year’s Wimbledon and when doing so he defeated Del Potro among others.

It’s also good to remember that Nadal is coming from a wrist injury and did have to take a break for several weeks before the Olympics. It’s also worth to note that Nadal did get destroyed at the Cincinnati Master, loosing in the second round with 6-1, 6-3 to Borna Coric. It could be smart to place a small unit play on Pouille in this fixture just for the value and hope that Nadal is feeling his wrist (something which is possible due to the intensity of a grand slam).

Over 3.5 sets @ 2.30  

Over 3.5 sets @ +175 

Nadal vs Edmund prediction

Madison Keys vs Caroline Wozniacki prediction:

The viking’s prediction for this game is an easy victory for Madison Keys. The rank 9 american has had quite an impressive season and is one of the favourites to at least reach the semi-finals. The odds on Keys are a bit high and as such the straight out winner pick holds quite a bit of value, making this a perfect banker pick to slam quite a bit of money on.

Madison keys to win @ 1.47  

Madison keys to win @ -210 

Petra Kvitova vs Angelique Kerber prediction:

This is one of the biggest fixtures of the 4th round of the women’s tournament, featuring two of the big favourites still in the tournament. Kvitova who has been struggling throughout the whole season finally seems to have made a comeback to the top tier of the WTA following a great Olympic performance that ended in a bronze medal, defeating Madison Keys in the bronze match.

Kerber and Kvitova have faced each other several times before and they’re currently 4-4 in head to head matches. However Kerber has won both of their two most recent matches (WTA Championship 2015 and WTA Stuttgart semi-final).

Angelique Kerber on the other hand has climbed the rankings and is just a few points behind Serena to make the world no.1 place, something that will have her more motivated than any other player in this tournament. Pair that with an Australian Open title, a Wimbledon final, an Olympic silver aswell as several other titles on the WTA tour and you get the picture just how good Kerber is this season.

Kerber’s head to head results versus Kvitova aswell as the chance of becoming 1st on the WTA rankings aswell as her superior shape this season makes us here at Bettingviking think that Kerber to win this fixture is one of the best bets so far of the 2016 US Open.

Angelique Kerber to win @ 1.46  

Angelique Kerber to win @ -220 

Kerber vs Kvitova prediction

Johanna Konta vs Anastasija Sevastova prediction:

Yet another interesting fixture and the viking’s prediction for this match is that it ends in over 2 sets. Konta has had quite a good season and quite recently beat Venus Williams for the WTA Stanford title. On the other hand we have Sevastova who will have the confidence boost of defeating Muguruza in straight sets earlier in the tournament.

If you’re looking for pure value in this match then consider taking Sevastova as the out right winner of the match just for the juice.

Over 2.5 sets @ 2.50  

Over 2.5 sets @ +170 

28 Aug

US Open 2016 tennis preview & predictions

Novak Djokovic US open 2016 preview

US Open tennis 2016 preview:

The 2016 US Open starts tomorrow 29th of august over in New York at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center and the viking is here with some pre-tournament predictions and betting advice for you guys. Roger Federer will not be able to attend in this year’s tournament following a problematic knee injury earlier this year, the men’s bracket is stacked however with world no.1 Novak Djokovic, runner up and Wimbledon winner Andy Murray, Rafael Nadal, Stanislas Wawrinka aswell as all the other big ATP names. Djoker are the favourite to win the mens bracket, but after dropping out versus Juan Martin Del Potro in the first round of the Olympics is that the correct winners pick? The latter went on to the finals against Andy Murray where Juan Martin lost with 7-5, 4-6, 6-2, 7-5.

In the women’s tournament Maria Sharapova is still suspended from WTA play following her suspension due to doping at Australian Open, Sharapova’s appeal is set in september and thus she’s out regardless if she’s granted the appeal or not. The WTA’s biggest star Serena Williams had to withdraw from the Cincinnati Masters due to a shoulder injury, with the ladies bracket stacked aswell will she be able to reclaim her title and get her revenge after being so close to a true major (winning all majors in the same year) last year or will she finally drop her number one rank to Angelique Kerber.

With a lot of questions soon to be answered and 3.5 million dollars on the line the 2016 US Open provides us with a lot of nice betting opportunities and profits to be made. For specific match predictions be sure to bookmark our blog or follow us on Twitter to get daily updates on the best US Open picks.

Novak Djokovic US open 2016 preview

US Open 2016 men predictions & picks:

Novak Djokovic:

The current world no.1 have looked as if he has been struggling these last couple of months. After winning the australian open he continued to complete his career grand slam (winning all grand slam titles) at the French Open, but after that the serb hasn’t been his dominant self and dropped out early at Wimbledon just to lose in the first round of the Olympics to Juan Martin Del Potro.

However Nole himself has stated that he’s still at the peak of his career heading into the US Open and the reigning champion is a sure pick to win the title. In order to reach the finals Djokovic could face Gasquet/Isner and then Cilic in the quarters and Nadal in the semis if all players are able to advance to that particular stage. If we see a classic Andy Murray vs Novak Djokovic final then it should be worth to consider that Novak has beaten Andy in two grand slam finals this year and the two titles that Andy did win (Wimbledon and singles gold in Rio) was when Novak was eliminated early in the tournaments.

Novak Djokovic will be coming into the tournament with 4 victories and 1 defeat in his latest 5 ATP singles matches.

Odds:

Novak Djokovic to win the 2016 US Open title @ 1.90  Nordicbet sportsbook

Novak Djokovic to win the 2016 US Open title @ +120 Bovada Sportsbook

Andy Murray:

Andy Murray has had one of the best streaks in his career and he has shown that he can be consistent when it matters. Andy has been in every grand slam final this year and won one of them (Wimbledon), loosing to Djokovic in the other two. Andy then proceeded to win the singles gold medals at the Rio Olympics when he beat Juan Martin Del Potro in the finals.

The question here for Andy is if his recent success is connected to Roger Federer’s knee injury and Novak Djokovic’s recent slump. The US Open will serve as Andy’s final proving ground if he can manage to win yet another grand slam this year and in doing so prove that he can surpass Novak Djokovic. Murray could face Nishikori and Wawrinka later on in the tournament if all players advance to that stage.

Andy Murray will be coming into this tournament with 4 victories and 1 defeat in his latest 5 ATP singles matches, having lost to Marin Cilic in the finals of the Cincinnati Masters.

Odds:

Andy Murray to win the 2016 US Open title @ 3.00  Nordicbet sportsbook

Andy Murray to win the 2016 US Open title @ +175 Bovada Sportsbook

Rafael Nadal:

The Spaniard have only claimed two titles so far this year but he’s still one of the world’s best players. Nadal’s performance at the Rio Olympics where he placed fourth in the mens singles and took the gold in the mens doubles suggests that he will be an opponent that the top tier players will have to watch out for. However if Nadal should reach the semis then it’s quite likely that he will face off versus Djokovic, a match up that Nadal has lost the last 9 out of 10 times.

Rafael Nadal will be coming into this tournament with 2 victories and 3 defeats in his latest 5 ATP singles matches.

Odds:

Rafael Nadal to win the 2016 US Open title @ 21.00  Nordicbet sportsbook

Rafael Nadal to win the 2016 US Open title @ +1800 Bovada Sportsbook

Marin Cilic:

The rank 9 Marin Cilic is another contender for the title at this US Open, he has shown throughout the season that he’s able to both challenge and win against the likes of Federer and Andy Murray. He manage to take his match against Roger Federer to 5 sets in the Wimbledon quarter-finals and in the Cincinnati Masters finals he managed to beat Andy Murray in straight sets. Marin have struggled against Novak though whom have defeated him in straight sets in their 3 latest meetings, if both players reach the quarters where they will face each other then this will serve as a perfect revenge opportunity for Cilic as Novak knocked him out of the tournament last year in the semis with 6-0, 6-1, 6-2.

Marin Cilic will be coming into this tournament with 5 straight victories in his latest 5 ATP singles matches. All of those victories are from the Cincinnati Masters event where he beat Andy Murray, Thomas Berdych, and Grigor Dimitrov among others.

Odds:

Marin Cilic to win the 2016 US Open title @ 25.00  Nordicbet sportsbook

Marin Cilic to win the 2016 US Open title @ +2500 Bovada Sportsbook

Juan Martin Del Potro: 

Juan Martin Del Potro stunned the tennis scene with his return to professional play at the start of this year. He has since then  managed to push himself to the top and has beat Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic and Stanislas Wawrinka in the process. Del Potro has also managed to take the silver medal at the Rio Olympics.

Del Potro will be coming into this tournament with 4 victories and 1 defeat in his latest 5 ATP singles matches.

Odds:

Juan Martin Del Potro to win the 2016 US Open title @ 17.50  Nordicbet sportsbook

Juan Martin Del Potro 2016 US Open title @ +1600 Bovada Sportsbook

The viking’s pick:

Our pick for this year’s tournament is Andy Murray at 3.00, the viking’s prediction is that he will at least reach the finals with his recent consistent performance in mind and if Djokovic manages to meet him there then it will be a match where he has everything to prove and Djokovic has everything to lose.

Andy Murray Us Open 2016 prediction

US Open 2016 women predictions & picks:

Serena Williams:

Serena Williams has had quite a good season this year but not one of her best as she started the year with two grand slam finals loss. First versus one of her big rivals Angelique Kerber at the Australian Open and then at the French Open versus Garbine Muguruza to whom she lost in straight sets. Though Serena managed to rebound and defeated Angelique at Wimbledon.

Post-Wimbledon Serena has been struggling though and first lost in the R16 of the Rio Olympics to Elina Svitolina and after that she had to pull out from the Cincinnati Masters event due to a shoulder injury. Williams will need beat Angelique Kerber as a potential final loss to Kerber would mean that she drops to rank 2 of the WTA.

Serena Williams will be coming into this tournament with 4 victories and 1 defeat in her latest 5 WTA singles matches.

Odds:

Serena Williams to win the 2016 US Open title @ 2.30  Nordicbet sportsbook

Serena Williams to win the 2016 US Open title @ +125 Bovada Sportsbook

Angelique Kerber:

Angelique Kerber has had a great season as she’ve managed to drop from rank 10 to rank 2 during the year. In the process of climbing the WTA ladder she has also won the Australian Open aswell as reached the finals at Wimbledon. In addition to all this she also managed to reach the finals at the Rio Olympics where she lost to Monica Puig with 4-6, 6-4, 1-6. Kerber also managed to reach the finals at the Cincinnati Masters where she lost to Karolina Pliskova in straight sets with 3-6, 1-6.

Kerber is currently looking as one of the most consistent players of the top-10 and will be coming into this tournament with 4 victories and 1 defeat in her latest 5 WTA singles matches.

Odds:

Angelique Kerber to win the 2016 US Open title @ 10.00  Nordicbet sportsbook

Angelique Kerber to win the 2016 US Open title @ +900 Bovada Sportsbook

Garbine Muguruza:

Garbine made a name for herself last year when she was recognized as the big star of the future after a fantastic season which made our readers a lot of money (click the Garbine Muguruza tag to view previous previews & predictions with her). She continued that run this year when she won the French Open and headed into Wimbledon ranked 2nd in the WTA with a chance to get the first spot from Serena.

Garbine was shocked by Jana Cepelova in that grand slam however and dropped out in the second round. She then went on to Rio where she lost to the gold medalist Monica Puig early on in the tournament, though the WTA community is waiting for her to yet again show why she will become the next world no.1 and this could prove to be the perfect opportunity.

Odds:

Garbine Muguruza to win the 2016 US Open title @ 8.00  Nordicbet sportsbook

Garbine Muguruza to win the 2016 US Open title @ +900 Bovada Sportsbook

The viking’s pick:

The viking’s pick for to win the women’s US Open 2016 is Angelique Kerber. Our prediction for the final is Kerber vs Muguruza, with Serena’s recent injury in mind she feels like to much of a wild card to hold any betting value. Some other notable mentions for the women’s bracket are Simona Halep and Madison Keys who could both upset the favourites.

Garbine Muguruza US OPEN 2016

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07 Nov

Novak Djokovic vs Andy Murray ATP Paris

It´s finals time over in Paris at the ATP Bnp Paribas Masters 1000 event and the final’s fixture of Novak Djokovic vs Andy Murray brings a lot of sports betting action with it.

This tournament has really been something out of the ordinary with John Isner sending out Roger Federer and Wawrinka giving Nadal a preview of what´s to come over at the ATP Finals in London next week. Three players really stood out for us this tournament and those were the two finalists and Wawrinka.

Stan really showed us this tournament that he can be consistent in performing versus the very elite such as Djokovic and that his victory at the French Open final over “Nole” wasn’t just a slump. As such Stanislas Wawrinka is a player to keep in consideration when planing your tennis betting for the ATP Finals London.

The other two are the two finalists, Andy has been very consistent in this tournament , dropping only a single set and that was in his quarterfinals game versus Richard Gasquet as predicted by the viking. He is one of the three players in the world that the viking considers to have a reasonable shot against Djokovic when he´s performing at his best level. However Andy had quite a rough time versus David Ferrer, Murray won with 6-4, 6-3 but he was having difficulties in winning his serves and the break points were flying from both sides. In conclusion Andy’s performance since the first two rounds have been a bit worse but one could argue that he´ve had better competition.

And of course there´s “Nole”. The world no. 1 never seizes to amaze and just as things were starting to look rough versus Wawrinka following a break at 2-0 in the second set and later loosing that set after yet another break which put Nole at 2-5 and later 3-6; Djokovic upped the tempo for the third set and played his best tennis of the tournament. In an earlier sports betting preview with Djokovic the viking mentioned that it looked as if Djokovic were holding back and saving his energy, well he showed us here in the third set just how good he can play if he needs to.

This will be Djokovic’s 13th final out of 14 possible finals this year, his only appearance where he didn´t reach the finals were back at the start of the season at ATP Doha where he dropped out versus Ivo Karlovic with 6-7(2), 7-6(6), 6-4 in the quarterfinals. Furthermore this final will be special for Djokovic since it possibly could mean his 6th masters-1000 title in one season.

Novak Djokovic made yet another mark in the history books with his victory at the last masters-1000 final in Shanghai as the only player to win 5 masters-1000 titles in consecutive years. If he manages to beat Andy tomorrow that means that he will break one more record and be the only player in tennis history to win 6 masters-1000 titles in one year.

Novak vs Andy prediction

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Predicted outcome:

The viking´s prediction for this game is that Novak Djokovic will decimate Andy Murray in straight sets. Murray and “Nole” are 20-9 in head to head matches in favor of Djokovic and they are 5-1 in favor of Djokovic this year. Two out of those meetings have actually been at Masters finals and Murray managed to beat Novak with 6-4, 4-6, 6-3  in one of those events over in Canada for his one win over Novak this year. However in their last meeting at the Shanghai Masters event Novak won in a decisive manner with 6-1, 6-3 and the viking believes that it will be a similar scenario in this match.

Murray arguably had an easier time in the quarters and semis “only” needing to face Gasquet and Ferrer whereas Djokovic had to face Wawrinka and Berdych. Regardless of that, the tempo and focus that Novak showed us in his last set versus Wawrinka was just next level stuff and with Novak chasing his 22nd consecutive victory and his masters-1000 world record it´s likely that he will put on a similar standard from the start of set 1 in this fixture.

Novak Djokovic Andy Murray, 2-0 @ 1.64

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The vikings picks for this game:

Novak Djokovic Andy Murray, Novak Djokovic @ 1.25

Under 2.5 sets @ 1.41

First set winner, Novak Djokovic @ 1.31

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