Tennis Betting Advice - January 2023

First selections of the season - at 4/1 and 149/1...

Tuesday 3rd January 2023

Good afternoon, and Happy New Year…

Did you see the darts last night?

Michael Smith and Michael van Gerwen both won their semi-final matches. Setting up a Smith v van Gerwen final at the PDC World Championship - a Name the Finalists pick that I flagged up at 11/1 and 10/1 on 14th December.

If you’re on, then you can enjoy the final on Sky Sports tonight - no matter who lifts the trophy!

Now, down to our main business…

The new 2023 tennis season is underway, and we’re having our first bets of the year today…

There are four tournaments this week. Along with the new ATP & WTA combined United Cup, which is an international team event. Four more events next week. And then the first Major of the year, the Australian Open, which starts on 16th January.

Next week I reckon we’ll be making our first moves in the tournament Outright Winner markets, with big Each Way prices being our target once again…

For this evening though, also true to Ones to Watch form, I’m going after the underdogs in the Set Betting markets. With three women catching my eye at 4/1+ each for the 2-1 score-line…

The treble adds up to 149/1, which is also very much worth a play for small stakes.

My advice is to place three singles, and then split a stake four ways across a Trixie - see below.

In each case, I believe a close, potential three-set match could be in store. And the best value looks to be had by backing the underdog to win 2-1 (remember, there are only two score-lines that win a WTA tennis match barring retirement or disqualification: 2-0, or 2-1).

What’s more, I have long had each of the three players in question down as fighters, with ‘previous’ for coming through tough three-set scraps.

These matches are all on tonight’s WTA Adelaide schedule, with play beginning after midnight - approx. 12.30am, UK time…


Ones to Watch picks:

Event: WTA Adelaide International 1

Time: Tonight - play starts 12.30am, UK time

Market: Set Betting

Bets: Three singles, and a Trixie

Best odds: William Hill. Markets available with all mainstream bookies

  • Liudmila Samsonova v Aryna Sabalenka - Sabalenka to win 2-1 @ 4/1 
  • Marketa Vondrousova v Kaia Kanepi - Kanepi to win 2-1 @ 5/1
  • Bianca Andreescu v Veronika Kudermetova - Andreescu to win 2-1 @ 4/1
  • Trixie - splitting a stake four ways across three doubles and the 149/1 treble - Sabalenka 2-1, Kanepi 2-1, Andreescu 2-1


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Enjoy the tennis…

Best wishes,

Tom Wilson

Tom Wilson

Ones to Watch