Benneteau's Value Can't be Ignored in Front of Home Crowd

João Mourato

Tuesday, February 20, 2018 5:16 PM UTC

Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018 5:16 PM UTC

Join our expert tennis capper for his tennis betting analysis for the ATP Rio, Delray Beach and Marseille. Find out the most valuable lines for this week's action on the ATP World Tour.

ATP Rio, Delray Beach & Marseille: Betting Analysis & Free Tennis Picks

ATP Marseille – Home Favorite

Just over one year ago, Julien Benneteau was ranked outside the top 600. However, despite spending almost one year away from competition, Benneteau never lost hope of returning to his best level.

Known as one of the best counter punchers in the game, the Frenchman produced one of the best showings of his career at the Rolex Paris Masters. At the age of 35, Benneteau became the first wild card in the Paris semifinals since Michael Llodra in 2012. Adding to this, the former world No.25 couldn't have asked for more on his 2018 debut after reaching the Australian Open third round for the first time in five years.

Benneteau didn't experience any major problems on his debut in Marseille with a 6 - 4 6 - 3 win over Malek Jaziri. Taking a look now at Julien's draw on this event, the 2010 runner-up won't have an easy task in the next round against Roberto Bautista Agut. Nevertheless, it's impossible to ignore Benneteau's exceptional results in recent months on Indoor Hard Court. With this in mind, our suggestion is for you to take advantage of the value on his tennis betting odds to win this match at +164 at BetOnline.

ATP Rio – Undeniable Favorite

Dominic Thiem is trying to become the first player in history to win back-to-back titles at the Rio Open. Known as one of the best clay-court players in the game, the 24-year-old extended his winning streak in Buenos Aires to nine matches. Adding to this, Thiem has now won his first clay-court tournament of the year for three consecutive years.

The defending champion starts his campaign this Tuesday against Dusan Lajovic. The sportsbooks expect a straightforward win from the Austrian with 5Dimes offering only -714 for Thiem to win the match. Despite Dominic's unquestionable quality on this surface, it's hard to find value on his current price. On the other hand, William Hill offers a very interesting price for Thiem to lift the trophy in Rio at +225. Having said that, our recommendation is for you to add the Austrian to your betting picks to win the title in Rio for the second consecutive year.

ATP Delray Beach – Former Champion

Juan Martin Del Potro continues to pursue first title of the season. Playing in Delray Beach brings great memories to the Argentinean. In addition to his outstanding 84.62% career record on this event, Del Potro won the title in 2011.

The 2009 US Open champion returns to one of his favorite tournaments after a disappointing defeat in Melbourne Park against Tomas Berdych. Looking now at the odds for this event, Del Potro is the main favorite to lift the trophy after Nick Kyrgios and Kevin Anderson's withdrawal. Even though the Argentinean won't have an easy task with dangerous players on his half of the draw such as Hyeon Chung, Sam Querrey or Denis Shapovalov, it's impossible to ignore the value on his current price. Therefore, our recommendation is for you to place a bet on Del Potro to win his 21st career title at +300 at BetVictor.

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