Join us while we take a look at the best value bets for this week’s action at the Hungarian Open and Porsche Tennis Grand Prix.
<p> </p><p></p><h2>ATP Budapest - Main Contender</h2><p></p><p>Former world No.3 Marin Cilic hopes to rediscover his form after a slow start to the season. Cilic fell from the Top 10 of the ATP Rankings for the first time since October 2016 and only won one of his last six official encounters on the ATP Tour. The 30-year-old did not originally plan to compete in Budapest but accepted a wild card invitation to play at this ATP 250 tournament in order to gain more rhythm on clay before the big events in Madrid, Rome and of course, Roland Garros.</p><p>Cilic struggled with knee problems in the beginning of the season but said he’s feeling good and looking to get some wins this week. The 2014 US Open champion will open his Hungarian Open campaign against Pablo Cuevas on Thursday. The Uruguayan is one of the best clay-court players on the ATP Tour and is currently on a six-match winning streak after his victory at the Tunis Open last week.</p><p>Despite Pablo’s impressive results in recent weeks, the world No.73 received treatment for a right hamstring injury in his opening match at the Hungarian Open against Yannick Maden. Cuevas never looked comfortable in the third set and ended the contest with a second serve at 71 mph (115 km/h). Adding to this, the 33-year-old will play his seventh match in 10 days and will only have 24 hours to recover from his two-hour battle against Maden. With this in mind, our suggestion is for you to add Cilic’s moneyline to your <a href="https://www.oddsmarket.com/tips/" target="_blank" title="More Predictions & Free Tips">betting tips</a> as the best value bet for this Thursday’s match <a href="https://a.oddsmarket.com/record/v?c=153&a=8ec6399a-9df1-4c52-b272-39e6428836a6&f=1" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Join Betfair Today!">at 4/5 (1.80) with Betfair</a>.</p><p>Looking now at Marin’s draw on this event, the No.1 seed is one of the main contenders to lift the trophy in Budapest at 6/1 (7.00) with <a href="https://a.oddsmarket.com/record/v?c=150&a=bf7f64f4-cd67-4904-9b00-6ded1d41fd18&f=1" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="A+ Rated Bookmaker">Bet365</a>. Borna Coric is the bookmakers’ favourite to win the title at 10/3 (4.33) with <a href="https://a.oddsmarket.com/record/v?c=150&a=b4150791-892f-469b-9b6a-7dfc6df0fb07&f=1" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Get in game with Ladbrokes!">Ladbrokes</a> but Cilic has always been a terrible matchup for his fellow countryman with a 7-0 lead in their head-to-head. Having said that, placing a small stake on Marin’s <a href="https://www.oddsmarket.com/tennis/" target="_blank" title="Live Tennis Odds Board">tennis betting odds</a> to win his 19th career title is also an interesting approach in a tournament where he can’t afford another negative result.</p><p> </p><p></p><h2>WTA Stuttgart – Former Champion</h2><p></p><p>Two-time champion Angelique Kerber will make her eight consecutive appearance at the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix in Stuttgart. Kerber couldn’t help Germany in last weekend’s Fed Cup tie due to illness and although her preparation was not ideal for this event, the 31-year-old has been practicing already since Saturday. Angelique is the local hero and the tournament organization made sure that she would only play her first match on Thursday, which would give her more time to recover.</p><p>Kerber will face fellow German and good friend Andrea Petkovic in her opening match at the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix. Petkovic admitted earlier this week that Kerber is a very difficult matchup for her with Andrea winning only three games in their most recent encounter at the BNP Paribas Open in 2017. However, there are some concerns regarding Angelique’s physical condition. Kerber’s price drifted more than 10% since the opening odd with <a href="http://a.oddsmarket.com/record/v?c=155&a=6a145d2b-505f-491b-a70e-2f5f31742828&f=1" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Play at this A+ Rated Bookmaker!">Pinnacle</a> currently offering 12/25 (1.48) on the moneyline and 41/50 (1.82) on her -3.5 game handicap. In normal conditions Angelique’s price would never be higher than 3/10 (1.30) but we understand the odds due to her recent health problems. Nevertheless, the three-time Grand Slam champion had a couple of days to practice and should be ready to compete in Stuttgart, which makes her a very interesting play for this contest.</p>