The French Open is well under way and I Iike to wait a round or two generally to see how well players are playing for trying to find outright value. Some of you may remember the value bets I had on the Australian Open where I successfully picked 3 of the 4 women’s semi-finalists. Cibulkova and Li Na both made the final and after a bit of clever trading I’d amassed a profit of over £400 from 4 bets totalling £16!
I picked these value bets by printing out the tournament draw and filling it in deciding on who might match up well against who and then seeing where the potential value might lie. I still thought Serena and Nadal were likely winners but based on the tournament routes was able to see who might have an easy route should the big players falter.
Well, I’ve now done exactly the same thing for the French Open draws (men and women) and you won’t be too surprised to see that I make the men’s a Nadal v Djokovic final and the women’s a Sharapova v Ivanovic final! I have also found 4 bets for each of the men’s and women’s who I believe are value and have a better chance of winning than the odds suggest. I’m hoping at the very least that there might be a chance to trade some for the bigger prices but if not it will still be great fun following and cheering them on.
Give it a go yourself by downloading the French Open draws and printing them out.
Here are my value selections:
Ferrer – best odds are 19.0 with Betfair
Federer – best odds are 21.0 with Betfair
Berdych – best odds are 86 with Betfair
Gasquet – best odds are 301 with SportingBet
Bouchard – best odds are 25.0 with Betway
Petkovic – best odds are 81.0 with Coral
Makarova – best odds are 301 with SportingBet
Barthel – best odds are 151 with Unibet