The Davis Cup Semi-Finals get underway this Friday. Join us while we analyze the highest value tennis picks for this event and which teams should make it into the decisive match.
Great Britain vs. Argentina
This Davis Cup tie takes place in Glasgow and will be played on Indoor Hard Court.
These two teams will face each other for the 5th time in their history, with Argentina winning the last three clashes while Great Britain emerged victorious in 1928.
Great Britain will play this tie with the following players: Andy Murray, Daniel Evans, Kyle Edmund and Jamie Murray.
On the Argentinean side, the captain Daniel Orsanic counts with Federico Delbonis, Guido Pella, Juan Martin Del Potro and Leonardo Mayer.
After a disappointing US Open quarterfinals loss against Kei Nishikori, Andy Murray is now fully committed to winning the 2nd consecutive Davis Cup title. As it usually happens, Murray should play not only the two singles rubbers but also the doubles rubber with his brother Jamie. For the other two singles matches, Leon Smith chose Kyle Edmund, who is currently on his best career ranking.
Looking now to the Argentinean team, Juan Martin Del Potro and Guido Pella should play the singles matches. It’s hard to say with 100% certainty who will play the doubles match but after an outstanding victory in the previous tie against Italy, Del Potro, and Pella should also play the doubles contest on Saturday.
Great Britain’s odds suffered a huge drop since its opening price at -217 to -400 at Pinnacle. Despite the low price offered on the home team, we can’t see any other outcome than a victory from the defending champion.
Looking now to the matches scheduled for this Friday, Murray and Edmund should be too strong for Del Potro and Pella, respectively.
With an outstanding 5 – 0 record in Davis Cup, the Murray brothers should solve this tie on Saturday with another triumph on doubles, which makes Great Britain a very solid investment for you to add to your betting picks.
Croatia vs. France
Zadar hosts this Davis Cup tie with Indoor Hard Court as the chosen surface for this contest.
This is only the second meeting between these two countries, with France winning their previous encounter in 2004.
Croatia presents the following players for this tie: Marin Cilic, Borna Coric, Ivan Dodig, and Marin Draganja.
On the French side, Yannick Noah called Richard Gasquet, Lucas Pouille, Nicolas Mahut and Pierre-Hugues Herbert.
After Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and Gael Monfils’ injuries, Noah was forced to change his team, with Richard Gasquet and Lucas Pouille playing the singles matches while the no.1 doubles team in 2016 – Nicolas Mahut and Pierre-Hugues Herbert – will play the doubles match.
On the Croatian side, Zeljko Krajan counts with Borna Coric for the singles rubbers, while Marin Cilic should play not only the singles but also the doubles rubber with Ivan Dodig.
After the recent news about Monfils’ absence, France’s price suffered a massive drift from -208 to +135 at Pinnacle. Despite that absence, France is still a high-quality team with great chances of reaching the final.
Looking now to the court pace rating in Zadar according to the ITF, the courts are considered Medium-Slow, which seems a terrible choice from Croatia since their main star – Cilic – would benefit from faster game conditions.
Even though Marin is the favorite to win the two singles matches, it wouldn’t be surprising to see him losing to Gasquet or even Pouille, who reaches this event after a brilliant campaign at the US Open.
After being the hero on Croatia’s last tie against the USA with a victory in the 5th rubber, Coric is looking for another successful performance on Davis Cup yet, it won’t be easy for him to defeat high-quality players such as Gasquet and Pouille.
Looking now to the doubles contest, the French team is the clear favorite and after an epic five sets victory on the previous tie against the Czech Republic, Nicolas Mahut, and Pierre-Hugues Herbert should be decisive once again.
Having said that, the value is clearly on the French team and for that reason, our suggestion is for you to take advantage of their betting odds at +135 at Pinnacle, you can also check the list of best sportsbooks here.