Tennis Betting Advice - April 2019
80/1 teenager for Istanbul...
Sunday 21st April 2019
In your Ones to Watch email today:
For the fourth year running, the Monte Carlo Masters produced a huge-odds finalist.
In fact, this year’s instalment of the first clay court ATP Masters 1000 event of the season turned up not one but two massive prices in the final…
100/1 Fabio Fognini took the title, beating the defending champ Rafael Nadal in the semis. And 300/1 Dusan Lajovic was the big outsider, finishing runner-up.
One to Watch this week – Anastasia Potapova…
We weren’t rewarded by our 28/1 and 80/1 picks in Monte Carlo. But those 100/1 and 300/1 finalists show we were right to go for the underdog end of the betting spectrum.
This week’s WTA Istanbul event gives us a similar opportunity…
In the last three years, the women’s Istanbul clay event has seen 80/1 and 40/1 winners, along with two 25/1 runners-up.
So far this month we’ve seen two teenagers make finals on the WTA Tour. This week we could see another.
The player I like at outsider odds here is 18-year-old Anastasia Potapova, who is available at as big as 80/1.
The young Russian features on our Ones to Watch in 2019 list.
As we noted in that report at the start of the year, Potapova has already reached two finals on the WTA Tour – including on clay at Moscow last July.
There isn’t much in her recent form to suggest a run here, but with a player this young the burst of form and a good tournament can come at any time.
The trick is to find and back these players while the odds are in our favour.
In February we backed Potapova at 33/1 in Budapest – and she made the semi finals.
This week’s Istanbul draw isn’t a scary one compared to the elite batch of players taking part in the bigger event in Stuttgart.
Potapova catches the eye at big Each Way prices. Skybet are a standout 80/1. Coral are as short as 22/1.
Today’s Ones to Watch pick:
WTA Istanbul – TEB BNP Paribas Istanbul Cup
BET: Anastasia Potapova @ 80/1 Each Way
BOOKIES: 80/1 (81.00) Skybet, 50/1 (51.00) William Hill, 40/1 (41.00) Bet365
Play starts in the Istanbul 1st Round from Monday lunchtime (1pm+).
I’ll be back in touch throughout the week. There are a total of four clay-court events taking place.
Enjoy the tennis…