Tennis Betting Advice - October 2019

Coco catches the eye today…

Wednesday 16th October 2019

In your Ones to Watch email today:

  • Gauff v Blinkova…
  • Coco as the underdog…
  • Play starts 2pm…

Coco catches the eye today…

We had four women as our Ones to Watch picks this week. Three of them are still standing and playing again today…

In Moscow, 22/1 shot Ekaterina Alexandrova is a 1/4 (1.25) favourite to beat fellow Russian, Anna Kalinskaya.

In Luxembourg, 16/1 pick Elena Rybakina is also short odds-on at 1/5 (1.20) to get past Denisa Allertova, who had a very long match in the 1st round.

Our one player yet to get underway is 15-year-old Cori Gauff

Cori – or Coco, to use her preferred moniker – plays her 1st round match in Luxembourg today (scheduled for 2pm+ UK time).

Our 16/1 Each Way selection arrived at this event having won a first senior WTA title last week, on indoor hard courts at Linz, Austria. This week’s event is also indoors on the hard courts, and I reckon there’s more to come from this talented and level-headed youngster over the next few days.

We do most of our Ones to Watch business by finding appealing outsiders in the tournament Outright Winner markets. But occasionally the daily Match Winner prices catch the eye for an underdog bet, too. Today is one of those days.

Last week in Linz, Coco won five main draw matches, and was the outsider in the betting in three of them. Having played so well in Austria, I’m surprised to see the American at Evens+ (2.00+) to beat Anna Blinkova this afternoon.

Momentum is a huge factor and with the teenager now into the Top 100 (No.71) for the first time and with a first Singles trophy under her belt, Gauff can keep rolling here. Her 21-year-old Russian opponent is also approaching a career high in the rankings (No.66), but there’s little on Blinkova’s form-sheet to suggest she should be a favourite to get past Coco in this one.

The only concern I had about Gauff this week was whether or not she’d keep playing in Luxembourg, after a busy week in Linz. But age is on her side and Coco looks a great athlete. She’s already been in competitive action on court here, winning in the 1st round in the Doubles event yesterday.

The odds for this match look the wrong way around.

One to Watch today:

  • Cori Gauff to beat Anna Blinkova is 6/5 (2.20) with Boylesports, 11/10 (2.10) Betway, William Hill, BetVictor

Latest odds here

I’ll be back later in the week with more.

Enjoy the tennis…

Best wishes,

Oliver Upstone

Tom Wilson

Ones to Watch