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Wimbledon Tennis – Betting Offers, Tips and Free Bets for 2013
It’s that time of year again when we all get addicted to tennis for 2 weeks, as the world-famous Wimbledon tournament gets under way on Monday June 24th and runs until Sunday July 7th.
Will this FINALLY be the year that we get a British winner in Andy Murray, or are we set for another year of disappointment?
Update – Men’s Final
Unfortunately Lisicki fell at the final hurdle in the women’s final, so now it’s come down to the Men’s final. Andy Murray has done terrifically well to cope with the pressure and expectation of a nation to get to the final, beating a few different types of opponent.
Djokovic coasted through the early rounds, but had an epic struggle with Del Potro and there is enough to suggest this final could be very close.
Mens Outright Betting – Final
Novak Djokovic 8/13 (Paddy Power, Skybet and Bet365)
Andy Murray 7/5 (Sporting Bet and Stan James)
Having tipped Djokovic in the outrights at the start of the tournament at 6/5, we still feel Novak is a really classy player and deserved favourite, but looking at the final in isolation, we feel the value is actually now with Murray at a best price of 7/5. Murray vs Djokovic have very close head to head records, so with the home fans roaring him on, we think he’s definitely now worth a punt!
Wimbledon 2013 Free Bets and Specials
Here we present to you what we believe are the 4 best new signup offers for betting on this year’s Wimbledon tournament.
Ladbrokes are giving new customers a great £30 free bet offer, just bet £10 and you will get 3 x £10 free bets. Simply sign up for an account and deposit £10, place a bet on Wimbledon 2013 and you will receive the 3 x £10 free bets over the next couple of weeks.
Skybet are offering an excellent £10 no deposit free bet offer for Wimbledon 2013. Just sign up for an account and your £10 will be waiting for you to bet with, you do not have to put a single penny of your own money in to get this offer!
Coral are offering a great £50 Free Bet offer for all new customers who bet on Wimbledon 2013. Simply sign up for an account, bet between £5 to £50 and your first bet will be matched with a free bet in your account to the same value.
Bet365 are offering up to a £200 free bet for new customers during Wimbledon 2013, just open an account, deposit between £10 and £200 and this will be matched with a free bet to the same amount in your account. Bet365 are probably the best bookie for in-play tennis betting, so if you like having a bet during the match, then get signed up!
Update – Semi-Finals
Well it’s been a very interesting Wimbledon so far, with seeds tumbling left, right and centre (court)! Our main outright tip of Djokovic is still looking good, so let’s take a look at the draw for the Semi Finals with the odds for each matchup:
Thursday 4th July – Women’s Singles Semi-Finals
Marion Bartoli 4/6 (BetVictor & William Hill) vs Kirsten Flipkens 13/10 (Bet365 and Sportingbet)
Sabine Lisicki 4/6 (Bet365 and Skybet) vs Agnieszka Radwanska 13/10 (Sportingbet)
The women’s Semi-finals get under way with Bartoli vs Flipkens, we think that 2007 runner-up Bartoli has what it takes to come through here, though this one might be closer than the odds suggest.
In the other semi-final, we take Sabine Lisicki to overpower Radwanska, who is potentially carrying an injury from the earlier rounds and who has had a tough run to get here. Lisicki was extremely impressive in beating Serena Williams, actually outmuscling and out-powering the most powerful woman in the game. We think Lisicki is a good bet to win the tournament (see our outright update below)
Friday 5th July – Men’s Singles Semi-Finals
Jerzy Janowicz 4/1 (Various Bookies) vs Andy Murray 1/5 (Boylesports & Paddy Power)
Novak Djokovic 1/6 (Sportingbet &Paddy Power) vs Juan Martin Del Potro 11/2 (Bet365)
The men’s semi-finals offer up some very interesting odds indeed. The bookies have taken no chances on the 2 seeds left, with Djokovic and Murray massive betting favourites to win their matches. It seems likely that Djokovic will have too much for Del Potro, as Novak has cruised through the rounds thus far and doesn’t look like being stopped by the number 8 seeded Argentine.
The other match is more interesting, Andy Murray had a 5-set war with Fernando Verdasco and may be fatigued going into Friday’s match, add to that the pressure he is under in every match and we feel that the odds makers have gone too big on Jerzy Janowicz. The 22 year old from Poland has had a great tournament, is in hot form and has a HUGE serve to match his huge size. Although we’d love Murray to beat him, we do feel the odds of 4/1 on Janowicz make a small punt worthwhile.
Outright Betting update
Men’s Outright Betting
Novak Djokovic 3/4 (Sportingbet)
Andy Murray 15/8 (Skybet)
Juan Martin Del Potro 14/1 (Various Bookies)
Jerzy Janowicz 20/1 (Sportingbet)
Djokovic is now an odds-on favourite to win the tournament and we wouldn’t go against that, he has looked like a man in control of his tennis and has coasted through his matches. If Murray gets through his semi-final he will have a chance, but may be fatiigued by the time he gets there, if indeed he gets past the lively outsider Jerzy Janowicz.
Women’s Outright Betting
Sabine Lisicki 13/10 (Sportingbet)
Agnieszka Radwanska 5/2 (Various Bookies)
Marion Bartoli 9/2 (Sportingbet)
Kirsten Flipkens 15/2 (Paddy Power)
We really like Sabine Lisicki to win the tournament now, she has been very impressive this year, looks a real powerhouse and dispatched Serena Williams very impressively. We recommend a bet at 13/10 with Sportingbet.
Wimbledon 2013 Betting Tips – Men’s tournament
The men’s draw has thrown up some very interesting possibilities, with Federer and Nadal likely to meet in the Quarter Finals and the winner of that could face Andy Murray in the semi finals. Nadal and Federer will be gutted with the draw, as Nadal’s controversial seeding of 5 has come back to haunt him.
Novak Djokovic has been the big winner on paper, as he is on the other side of the draw from his 3 main rivals and in theory has a pretty clear path to the finals, potentially meeting Tomas Berdych and then the winner of David Ferrer vs Juan Martín del Potro if results go to form in the earlier rounds.
Wimbledon Men’s Outright Odds
Novak Djokovic 6/5 (BetVictor)
Andy Murray 7/2 (Betfred, Paddy Power and William Hill)
Rafael Nadal 4/1 (Various Bookies)
Roger Federer 9/1 (Paddy Power)
Jo Wilfried-Tsonga 33/1 (Sportingbet)
Juan Martin Del Potro 50/1 (Coral)
Tomas Berdych 66/1 (Boylesports)
It is very tough to see outside of the big four and tough to see past Djokovic. He has an easy-ish run to the final and his main rivals could have been involved in a number of five-set wars before they even get there. This means we recommend a bet on Djokovic at best odds of 6/5 with BetVictor.
For a little bit of value, Tomas Berdych – a finalist here in 2010, is on Djokovic’s side of the draw and has beaten Djokovic in their only meeting on grass (in the 2010 semi-final). In all matches the head-to-head score is 13-2 to Djokovic, so we aren’t getting too carried away, but we feel there is some value in having a punt on Berdych each way at 66/1 with Boylesports.
From the other side of the draw, it is very tricky – Andy Murray comes into this in great form with his third win at Queens Club and has a real chance. Nadal also comes into this in good form, but grass is not his premier surface, however that did not stop him here in 2008 and 2010. Both are fairly short prices at around the 7/2 and 4/1 mark and with that side of the draw so wide open it is tough to recommend a large bet at those odds.
Federer won here last year but has been poor so far this season, but at a big price of 9/1 with Paddy Power he makes some appeal as he is a great grass court player. Therefore from a ‘value’ point of view we think the classy Swissman makes some appeal at those big odds.
Novak Djokovic 4 pts to win @ 6/5 (BetVictor)
Roger Federer 2pts to win @ 9/1 (Paddy Power)
Tomas Berdych 1pt each-way @ 66/1 (Boylesports)
Wimbledon 2013 Betting Tips – Women’s Tournament
Serena Williams is a HUGE favourite in the women’s tournament, her total dominance on grass seems like it won’t be coming to an end any time soon and it really is quite a struggle to find real value in the women’s side of the draw.
Wimbledon Women’s Outright Odds
Serena Williams 4/9 (Ladbrokes)
Maria Sharapova 7/1 (Skybet)
Victoria Azarenka 8/1 (Coral)
Petra Kvitova 25/1 (Coral)
Agnieszka Radwanska 50/1 (Coral)
We are finding it very hard to see past the hugely dominant, physical style of Williams who is a cut above the rest of the ladies on grass and loves this tournament.
If you are looking for somebody else then the only bet we can see is an each-way bet on Maria Sharapova, bookies pay out each-way if a player reaches the final, some bookies pay 1/2 and some pay 1/3 the odds, so try and get on with a bookie that pays 1/2 (currently Ladbrokes, Paddy Power, Stan James, William Hill and Bet365).
If some trouble befalls Williams then we would expect Sharapova to get through her side of the draw and beat the rest of the field.
Maria Sharapova 2 pts each-way @ 6/1 (Ladbrokes, paying 1/2 odds each-way)