Their head to head record is 3-3. Mahut has won their last 2 with the most recent being in 2014 on an indoor hard court. They have never played on clay.
Mahut reached third round last year. He recently beat Cuevas in Rome.
Berankis won a title in a Challenger last month on clay.
This match can go either way so value is on Berankis at the start. I would give Mahut a slight edge to win in 4 or 5 sets