The goals returned to the World Cup yesterday. I think it’s been one of the best World Cups for a while (so far) but I am going to need an early night at some point. Gone are the days when I can manage for days on end with just 5 hours sleep!
The Shark Tips got back on track yesterday with 3 winners from 3 selections. I hadn’t hit a bad spell of negative variance for a while but the last few days had seen me get plenty of luck. All of it bad! I wasn’t concerned though as my selection process is strong and teamed with my tennis knowledge it should always bring long term profits as it has showed since last April ( which is when the selection process was created )
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Onto the day’s trading……
WTA s-Hertogenbosch, 11:30 – Catching Koukalova in form can be very profitable. She has quite a solid record on grass and was impressive for most of her match with Barthel. She did choke when serving for the match and needed to win a tie break to close it out but over all she served well and returned even better.
Shvedova has also been serving well and weathered the storm created by local favourite Krajicek in the last round. Krajicek usually lifts her game for her home tournament but Shvedova came through in 2 tie breaks.
These two have never met before but seem very evenly matched on paper. Koukalova starts as slight market favourite at 1.84 .
Three sets would be no surprise at all but I am favouring Koukalova to get the win. Laying the first set winner could work well as long as the set loser has pressured serve consistently in the opening set. I think that is highly likely.
ATP s-Hertogenbosch, 13:00 – When Becker’s serve is working he can be a tough opponent for just about anyone on grass. He beat Granollers in the first round and didn’t mess around with Sela who has been causing other players some problems recently.
Becker and Pospisil start around evens. Pospisil has already beaten a couple of decent servers but Becker is a level above Struff and Lajovic.
They have already met once this season in a hard court Challenger. Becker won in 3 sets.
This should be a serve dominated match with few breaks but I am looking to get on Becker if I can grab a slightly higher price.
ATP s-Hertogenbosch, 16:00 – Verdasco has a good record against Melzer. He leads 6-2 but they haven’t played since 2011 and have never played on grass.
Melzer hasn’t managed to win 3 matches in a week this season. The last time he did that was in August when he won the title in Winston Salem. Last week he lost in a third set tie break to Dan Evans.
Both these players can be a nightmare to trade and whilst I favour Verdasco to get the win I won’t be backing at his starting price of 1.58. I will wait to back him when he goes a break behind in the early part of the match.