WTA PREMIUM TIP - Spoiling Free users today with a 2nd from our hard working team! --------Maria Sakkari is her own worst enemy. While she’s improved, it’s still easy to see her roller coaster. What we mean by that is the Greek girl blows hot & cold, and she needs to get better at completing the job. Take last weeks St Petersburg for example, she was on top of Rybakina but failed to see it through. In earlier rounds she needed to come from a set behind against Diatchenko and Bencic. Sakkari is playing more tennis than she should! Aryna Sabalenka won’t want to be drawn into a fight, and to be honest we believe she’s too clever to get involved. The 21 year old has a strike rate of 72.2% on this surface. She won last years Wuhan, and in Zhuhai she beat todays opponent 6/3 6/4. Playing wise, Sabalenka doesn’t appear to be affected from the death of her father. She’s powerful on the front foot, but unlike some she’s able to stick with a game plan and avoid going for shots which are not on. If we had to suggest one player who could surprisingly bag a slam this year, it would be the 21 year old!
WTA PREMIUM PICK - We have five for the afternoon, and today we are giving two for free users! ———The first thing to point out is Aliaksandra Sasnovich leads head to heads 4-2, and that includes the last three and both on hard court. However, we still prefer Kristina Mladenovic, because she qualified playing her best tennis for some time! The French girl hadn’t been at her peak for a while, but at least she stayed cool in letting a wayward Daria Kasatkina shoot herself in the foot. A better guide was her 2nd round win against big hitting Polona Hercog, since conditions where tough and she stayed fully focused. Mladonovic beat Osaka in the 2nd round of this last year, and Karolina Pliskova in 2017. We like her level in the desert, and we expect her to build on her efforts today!
WTA PREMIUM PICK - Want to get in on the action, subscribe to Premium firstname.lastname@example.org (we are only adding a FREE TENNIS because we don’t have any football bets today! ——When these two met at last years French open, Marketa Vondrousova dusted her opponent off court. In fact, the scoreline was an easy 6/0 6/2, and the 20 year old Czech ant on to record a season 29/9. The problem with Vondrousova is she had been injured for a while, and after London she didn’t get back on court until Adelaide. Nevertheless, the Roland Garros finalist should be nearing full fitness now, and when she’s on it’s clear she’s much better than a predictable Anastasija Sevastova! The Latvian went out in the first round last year, and she stands so deep that signature drop shop of Vondrousova could be a great asset!
FRENCH RACING PICK for free - With all due respect, if you can’t make money from French racing their is no hope for you has a professional gambler. The PMU odds rarely represent chance, and the UK bookies are even worse. While this race doesn’t necessarily fit into the category of clueless, we can only imagine one winner. We should start by saying SIR NONANTAIS has been well placed by his connections, and the 11 year old recently returned from 18 months off to win. However, he beat nothing, and he was receiving weight. This is a higher grade, and on this occasion he’s giving 3KG to LADY DE ROCHE. The selection is one of two from the Francois Nicolle stable, and according to ratings she’s four kilo better than SRHELIGA. CELTIOR wins in turn, but he will need something to happen to the others under his welter burden. With French racing you are begging on jockey performance somewhat, but all-in-all a easy pick to make! If i was making a book on this race, the odds would be LADY DE ROCHE 2.30, SIR NONANTAIS 3.50, SRHELIGA 6.00, CELTIOR 10.00, FURAX 17.00, SAMYSAN 50.00 ROSE DES BRIERES 80.00.
FREE QUALIFICATION PICK - Aliaksandra Sasnovich had an easy 2nd round of qualification against the useless Blinkova, but prior to that she needed three to get past Luisa Stefani. Whichever way you look at it, Sasnovich isn’t the player she promised to be. Ana Bogdan will never be a star, but she qualified past a very good player in Shuai Zhang. And, while that match took longer than ideal, Bogdan did at least give the impression of being fully fit. In any case, her form is decent and she should be capable !
FREE WTA TIP - No Pinnacle odds at the moment, market should improve! ----------This is a qualifier, so it’s listed under FREE TIP. If you want to get all our WTA picks for Dubai, you can for a special deal of just €30 — Send message ‘’Dubai special’’ to email@example.com . Alison Van Uytvanck will give it her best, but if Katerina Siniakova is in form that won’t be good enough. While the boxers daughter needs to find some consistency, she’s got the right game for these courts!
Syndicate betting pick for free users - Massive game in Serie A when 3rd placed Lazio take on top of the league Inter. Just one point separate the clubs, and their is a 14 point cushion to the 4th placed side Atalanta. Suffice to say, Champions league football is looking certain for both, but winning the Scudetto will be even better! Despite not scoring in the last two games, Lazio have by far the hottest striker in the league. The fact is Ciro Immobile has 5 more goals than nearest rival Ronaldo (Juventus), and he’s 8 clear of Inter’s top man Lukaku. What we can tell you is Inter boss Antonio Conte was looking to acquire a couple of strikers during the recent transfer window, but nothing happened. And, that’s the main issue we have with Inter, we wonder how many goals they have in them! The Eagles are unbeaten at him. Thy have scored the most home goals in the league, and they also conceded the least. Their is an argument for suggesting Inter are better on the road, because they too are unbeaten when playing away (9-2-0). However, drawing in Lecce and Fiorentina don’t auger well, and Lazio are the most prolific team in the division!
PREMIUM PICK - St Etienne are becoming very frustrating. In last weeks match Les Verts fell behind to a 25th minute goal in Montpellier (lost 1-0). However, they had 50 minutes to find an equaliser against a team with 10 men. When Sambia was given a straight red, it appeared to be a matter of time before St Etienne would equalise. What happened for the remaining 50 minutes was a lack of creation, and literally zero penetration. Th visitors are 4-0-8 on the road, and that includes five straight defeats coming into this. While Claude Puel’s team did win a cup game during the week, it was at a lower league club! Season promoted Brest lost just one league game at home, and that was a tight (1-2) game against serial winners PSG. No other team won in this stadium, and they have also beaten Amiens, Bordeaux, Strasbourg (5-0), Dijon & Metz. The hosts have a comfortable cushion over the relegation zone, and they come into this on the back of a highly credible 0-0 in Rennes! While the visitors have the higher value players, that all means nothing when these sides go head to head. The reverse game was drawn, so why can’t Brest benefit from home advantage here?
A couple of debutants here, but none of them have compelling pedigree’s and this is a tough starting point. A couple of these are easy to line, and we are only interested in the two principals. A week ago SERKIYNA finished a nose in front of TOUR D’ECHELLE, but we expect Jerome Reynier’s runner to reverse today. Afterall, she was not given an hard time by his jockey, whereas Christophe Soumillion had the run of the race. While jockey Antonio Orani often needs a wake-up call, his 2.5KG is worth a bit!
FREE FRENCH RACING PICK - If GONE SOLO can utilise stall one, he must have a good chance of winning this poor claimer. Robert Collet’s gelding found 1600m beyond him at Chantilly, and the time before he was beaten just 2.5L at Chantilly. His jockey Camille-Collet-Vidal had 3 winners from her last 14 mounts, and she gets to take off 1.5KG female jockey allowance. This isn’t the toughest of races, and those racing close to the pace have been advantaged!
FREE PICK - We don't offer French racing tips to subscribers, it would cost us money if others got into the pool (PMU). However, today UK bookies are pricing up, so we are chancing a few for general public --------According to the French h’capper LAUENEN is the best runner in the field. Based on form that’s true, and he does come from a top stable. However, he was staying on over 1500M, so dropping back in trip is less than idea. I bet DEAR LADY to win her last race, and she never looked like being stopped. However, the race was run to suit, and i bet her because i believed the others where not very good. Furthermore, that was a h’cap, this is a better race. Didier Guillemin has his string in excellent form, and despite having a few more kilo’s his MERRY PICNIC is very interesting!
NON PREMIUM BETS- The regular season starts back up on Thursday so if you don't already have a subscription, send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org to get the rest of our NBA picks this year at a reasonable price! This year's version of the All-Star Game features a unique twist as a tribute to the tragic death of Kobe Bryant. The first 3 quarters will be played normally but the score resets to 0 for the 2nd and 3rd quarter and the winner of each quarter gets to donate to that side's charity. While this seems like a superficial difference at best, knowing there is a goal for the players tends to create motivation to win each quarter where previously there was none. Starting the 4th quarter, 24 points is added to the leading team's score from quarters 1-3 and this becomes the target score for both teams. Whoever reaches the target score first is the winner. This effectively cuts out the fouling game at the end and overtime is also not possible. The 4th quarter scoring should also be reduced as one team's point total is restricted by 24. All in all, we expect about 50-60 points and would be surprised to see another 80 point quarter as that would require a team trailing by over 30 points heading into the 4th. The rules should have a subtle effect on the game and in tribute to Bryant as well, we expect the teams to play a bit more defense, especially at the end of quarters and of course the entirety of the 4th quarter. While Antetokounmpo picked the inferior roster, he did pick the superior defensive players, many with good length which should provide meaningful resistance against shots from long range. Even in last year's free for all, Giannis similarly had an inferior roster but built a large lead and was unfortunate to not cover the spread as Team LeBron happened to go on a late run to win by 14. Especially with the target score in play, the team that's down has no choice but to play hard defense throughout the 4th quarter whereas the winning team could have a tendency to relax. It's even possible the winning team subconsciously lets the trailing team back into the game to create a close game down the stretch and make the new rule relevant. There's a lot of uncertainty as usual in this quasi-exhibition game which is why these aren't premium bets for us but we see some value in the underdog and the under!