OUR pockets are full after hitting our Day 1 Australia Open multi-bet at odds of $9 and we’re ready to fire again with another.
Sticking with our Australian heroes proved the winning touch on Day 1 and we think staying with that formula on Day 4 will put us in good stead. Of the Australians in action are Lleyton Hewitt and Bernard Tomic which are at different ends of the book.
Hewitt will be doing it tough against David Ferrer and his odds reflect his chances, whereas Tomic is the heavy favourite against Simone Bolelli.
Plenty of other quality matches on Day 4 which kicks off at 5:15pm when Angelique Kerber faces Alexandra Dulgheru.
Australian Open tennis Day 4 multi-bet
Kerber ($1.05) vs. Dulgheru ($10.50)
It was a struggle in Round 1 for Angelique Kerber who battled past a lesser-fancied player to win in three sets. Kerber was under the pump, especially in the second set where she was forced to hold off one match point from her opponent.
The #7 seed faces another tough task in playing Al Dulgheru who easily won her first round match 6-4 6-2. Bookmakers are giving the Romanian no respect and currently have her priced at $10.50 in the head-to-head market.
We’re not entirely sure she can pull off the upset, but the $1.66 for Over 17.5 games at Sportsbet.com.au looks a good bet to us.
Dulgheru only needs to win three games per set and we think she’s good enough.
Goerges ($3.14) vs. Pliskova ($1.33)
Julia Goerges has been in good form prior to the Australian Open with a solid performance at the ASB Classic in Auckland.
The German 27-year-old comfortably won her Round 1 game 6-3 6-4, but faces a much stiffer test against #9 seed Karolina Pliskova who also won comfortably in her opening match.
Pliskova is steadily on the rise in the WTA ranks and she has plenty of talent, but we think the experience of Goerges will shine here.
Goerges is paying $1.80 to win at least one set at CrownBet.com.au which looks a nice multi-bet inclusion.
Ferrer ($1.14) vs. Hewitt ($5.80)
David Ferrer suffered a shock loss in preparation for the 2016 Australian Open, but he steadied himself to comfortably advance to Round 2 with a straight sets victory in the opening game.
#8 seed Ferrer is one of the best player at keeping rallies alive so get prepared for an all-nighter as he faces another concrete wall in Lleyton Hewitt.
Only days after scoring a gutsy and emotional win against James Duckworth, Lleyton Hewitt is back on centre court to face his toughest test of 2016. The former world No. 1 has the ability to keep hitting the ball back and his patented jumping driving backhand is worth the price of admission.
Beating Ferrer hasn’t been easy in the past, but Hewitt has the game to make it close and he’ll have most of the crowd on his side. Take Hewitt +6.5 games at $2.00 and cheer loud for Australia.
Tomic ($1.17) vs. Bolelli ($5.10)
After dropping the first set against Denis Istomin, 23-year-old Bernard Tomic was up against the wall but pulled through the other side to record a 6-7 6-4 6-4 6-4 victory in Round 1.
In a match that had plenty of off-court drama, Tomic held his nerve and he now deserves a shot at Simone Bolelli who also won in four sets, but all four sets were decided by a tiebreaker.
That shows that Bolelli is good at holding serve which makes a 3-0 win for Tomic seem unlikely. Bolelli’s best chance of winning a set will be the opening set and bookmakers are giving $1.53 for the set to go over 9.5 games. That’s our best option.
Day 4 Australian Open multi-bet:
- Goerges to win a set – $1.80
- Kerber vs. Dulgheru Over 17.5 games – $1.66
- Hewitt +6.5 – $2.00
- Tomic vs. Bolelli 1st set Over 9.5 games – $1.53
= $9.14 at CrownBet.com.au