Head to heads are 2-2. Their last match was on grass at this tournament in July 2014. Ram won that one in straight sets.. Their other matches were all on hard courts.
Slightly better over all results for Ebden in 2017. His grass results are stronger too. He has come through the qualifying rounds this week. He had to recover from losing set 1 in both his matches.
Ram won this title in 2015 and 2009. His form this year has not been at the level he was at 2 years ago. He has only played 3 matches on grass this year and won just 1. He gets a wild card entry this week and actually starts as slight favourite at 1.95.
Some value on Ebden. Ram usually fights at this venue but this won t be easy for him. Not many breaks of serve. Very good chance of 3 sets.