First round and second round action continues at the Italian Open in Rome today and here you have our top three bet tips for the day:
David Goffin to beat Marco Cecchinato (Marco Cecchinato to win over 9.5 games at 1.90 on Nairabet)
David Goffin and Marco Cecchinato meet in the second round of the Italian Open.
1.90 for Italy’s Marco Cecchinato to take away over 9.5 games from this match is a good pick! The Italian who’s made big splashes in the Challenger Series, recently claimed the Hungarian title in Budapest. An excellent run that saw him come in as a qualifier and made his way through to the title. Although, he made it to the second round the following week at the Bavarian Open, Cecchinato is now in Rome, in the second round against Goffin. Goffin, ranked 10th, made it to the Barcelona Open semis before understandably falling to Rafael Nadal. Seemingly the better of the two, he might come out on top in this contest, but I am backing Cecchinato to register over 9.5 games in this one.
Kiki Bertens vs Maria Sakkari (Kiki Bertens to win first set and the match at 1.45 on Nairabet)
Kiki Bertens and Maria Sakkari face off in the first round of the Italian Open.
Bertens is fresh off a run to the final at the Madrid Open where she was narrowly edged by Petra Kvitova. Before that, she’d already claimed the Volvo Car Open in April. Strings of exceptional performances that spells a steady rise for the Dutch. Certainly, she will look to draw confidence from her run in Madrid and kick start her Italian Open campaign on a fine note against Maria Sakkari, whose best outing this year was at the Istanbul Open last month where she reached the semis. Sakkari wouldn’t be much of a problem for Bertens to handle. For the sake of good odds, back Bertens to seal victory by taking the first set and then going on to win the match. 1.45 for that is nice!
Borna Coric vs Stefanos Tsitsipas (Over 22.5 games at 2.00 on Nairabet)
Borna Coric and Stefanos Tsitsipas meet in the first round of the Italian Open in what’ll be a first career meeting between the two youngsters.
For two players who are currently in form, playing over 22.5 games is something that’s very much likely to happen. And 2.00 for that is just too tempting. Coric has been quite outstanding this year. The Croatian reached the quarterfinals in Qatar and Doha earlier this year and made a strong showing at the Indian Wells in March where he got to the semis before being beaten by eventual champion, Roger Federer. He also made the quarterfinals in Miami. Tsitsipas, meanwhile, has been excellent on clay this year. A brilliant run to the final in Barcelona backed up by another to the semifinals at the Estoril Open, Tsitsipas is clearly turning into a force. This match will be a crunch clash and I am backing it to be closely fought. You should, too.