ATP Rotterdam Round 1 Predictions Continued

91-44-6 on tennis in 2018 up 42.63 units

25-20 on tennis in 2019 down 9.04 units

Medvedev/Tsitsipas/Tsonga Parlay risking 7 units to win 5.24 units. Medvedev won Sophia last week, while only dropping one set in the tournament. Chardy was in-form when he lost to the Russian in straight sets at ATP London in 2018. Now it is Medvedev who is in-form. Medvedev has eaten players with big serves, like Chardy, alive of late. Daniil Medvedev struggles against players that can out-rally and out-return him.. Chardy is not that player.

Stefanos Tsitsipas goes up against Damir Dzumhur. Dzumhur has no form at the moment, but he does lead the H2H 2-1. Damir hasn’t won a match this season. Stefanos has won against Roger Federer this season. Tsitsipas lost to the in-form Monfils in a close straight set match last week. The Greek has struggled to convert break points against Dzumhur in the past, but today is the best chance he will get to capitalize on some break points against Dzumhur.

Tsonga plays Thomas Fabbiano in the first round. Tsonga won this tournament in 2017. Also, Tsonga won in Montpellier last week. That is a great result considering Montpellier is where the Frenchman got hurt last season. As long as Tsonga is not too tired from playing 5 matches last week, he will win this one with the kind of form he is in.


Champions League – Real Madrid at Ajax and Tottenham at Dortmund

92-78-9 on Soccer in 2018 up 8.17 units

14-14-5 on Soccer in 2019 down 16.78 units

Real Madrid at -103 for 12 units. Ajax has lost two of their last 3 games in the Eredivisie. Real Madrid, on the other hand, have won 6 of 7 in all comps. The one they didn’t win was a draw against Barcelona at the Camp Nou. Real Madrid have won this tournament 4 of the past 5 years and have made 16 straight round of 16s. This is Ajax’s first round of 16 appearance in 13 years.

Gareth Bale now has 100 goals for Real, but his backup, Vinicius Junior, might be the better attacking option nowadays. Madrid should win the midfield-battle with Kroos, Modric, and Casemiro. Reguilon should start over Marcelo. Honestly, I was going to take the over as I see Real winning 3-1 or 2-1; however, the moneyline is better value. Real Madrid have the experience, the history, the Ballon d’Or winner, and are in-form.

Dortmund/Tottenham No Kane, Davies, Alli, or Danny Rose for Tottenham. Dortmund are winless in their last 3 games. Dortmund was up 3-0 on Hoffenheim late in the game, then they gave up 3 goals off of crosses. Tottenham can score off of crosses and set pieces with Eriksen and Llorente. One team is out-of-form and one team is missing key players. I want to bet the over, but I could see Mauricio Pochettino and Tottenham slowing the game down. Tottenham could get 1-0 type victory and attack more in the second leg once Kane and Alli are back. I could also see Dortmund scoring first and then trying to add to it and take advantage of Tottenham’s injuries. No Play.

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