Tennis Betting Advice - February 2018

Paire the pick at 25/1…

Sunday 4th February 2018

In your Ones to Watch email today:

  • Three ATP tournaments coming up this week…
  • Paire the pick at 25/1…
  • More on Monday…

Three ATP tournaments coming up this week…

Good evening. The men return to Tour action for the first time since the Australian Open this week, with ATP events taking place in Bulgaria (Sofia), Ecuador (Quito) and France (Montpellier)…

The idea of this Sunday night alert is to get us on a player at the best price before the opening matches on Monday. Giving you the chance to get on in plenty of time, and before any early results can impact on the Outright betting.

Benoit Paire is one such case in Montpellier…

Paire the pick at 25/1…

Event: ATP Montpellier
Surface: Indoor Hard

French players often do well in France. The ATP Montpellier tournament is a fine example of that statement, with five French winners from the last seven.

The likes of Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (4/1) and former winner Richard Gasquet (5/1) are near the top of the Outright Winner betting here, as is our friend Lucas Pouille (6/1).

None of those three prices are anything to write home about, especially with little early 2018 season form in the book. Last time we backed Pouille for a tournament we got 25/1 on him.

Those are the prices we prefer for our Ones to Watch picks, and today I like Benoit Paire who is available at 25/1 and 20/1. As I’ve mentioned before he’s an ‘erratic’ player who can veer between brilliance and bonkers, but at 20/1+ the price allows somewhat for that element of uncertainty.

Paire has made the final in Montpellier before (2013) – and more recently was runner-up at another indoor hard court event in his homeland, at ATP Metz last season.

Age 28, and with a total of four runner-up trophies to his name, Paire still has time to add to his one ATP career title to date. He’s started 2018 in decent enough fashion with a semi final run in Sydney the highlight.

Our French pick Paire starts his campaign in one of only two main draw Montpellier matches scheduled for Monday, taking on the out-of-form Mischa Zverev who is played 2 lost 2 so far this season and has lost 6 of his last 7 matches overall.

We’ll be looking at the other tournaments and markets in the days ahead this week, but tonight Paire is my pick of the prices.

ATP Montpellier – Open Sud de France

Outright Winner

BET: Benoit Paire @ 25/1 Each Way
BOOKIES: 25/1 (26.00) BetVictor, Paddy Power, Betfair Sportsbook, 20/1 (21.00) Bet365, William Hill, Betfred, Betway, Stan James
STAKE: 1 pt – Each Way
Latest odds here

  • Each Way terms: 1/2 odds 1-2 places

I’ll be back on Monday with an update, and our plan of action for the rest of the week.

Enjoy the tennis…

Best wishes,

Oliver Upstone

Tom Wilson

Ones to Watch