Best Value Bets for ATP Marrakech & WTA Lugano Quarter-Finals

João Mourato

Thursday, April 11, 2019 10:58 PM UTC

Thursday, Apr. 11, 2019 10:58 PM UTC

Join our tennis expert for his betting analysis of the Grand Prix Hassan II and Samsung Open quarter-finals this Friday.

<h2>Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (WC) vs. Lorenzo Sonego (q)</h2><p><a href="https://www.oddsmarket.com/tennis/world/atp/marrakech-morocco/sonego-vs-tsonga-3773731/" target="_blank" title="Check Tsonga - Sonego Betting Odds"><strong>Friday, April 12, Marrakech</strong></a></p><p>Former world No.5 Jo-Wilfried Tsonga continued his quest for a second clay-court title on Wednesday with a 7-6(6), 6-3 win over third seed and 2018 runner-up Kyle Edmund in one hour and 30 minutes. Tsonga saved the only break point he faced at 2-2 in the first set and won 84.09% of his first-serve points to reach his fourth quarter-finals of the season. The 33-year-old is trying to end a 10-year drought and become the first Frenchman to win the title at the Grand Prix Hassan II since Gilles Simon in 2008.</p><p>Tsonga will next take on Lorenzo Sonego for a place in the semi-finals of the Grand Prix Hassan II. The 23-year-old has enjoyed a stellar start to the season, winning 68.97% of the matches in 2019 and reaching his second ATP Tour quarter-final this week in Marrakech. Sonego also won four of his last five meetings against Top 50 players, losing only to John Isner in two tie breaks at the Miami Open last month. Looking now a Lorenzo’s campaign on this event, the Italian qualifier reached this stage of the competition after a 7-6(5), 6-3 win over Robin Haase in one hour and 39 minutes.</p><p>Despite Sonego’s impressive run in Marrakech, the bookmakers are well aware of Tsonga’s quality with the Frenchman as the favourite to win this match <a href="https://a.oddsmarket.com/record/v?c=150&amp;a=a710bfac-73c1-4a57-b441-2caf1b9f397b" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="A+ Rated Bookmaker!">at 53/100 (1.53) with William Hill</a>. Tsonga is the more experienced player with an outstanding 40-15 record throughout his career in ATP Tour quarter-finals. On the other hand, Sonego has never made it past the last eight at this level and will have to face one of the most aggressive players in the game. Tsonga has yet to drop his serve in Marrakech and for that reason, our suggestion is to add his moneyline to your <a href="https://www.oddsmarket.com/tips/" target="_blank" title="More Predictions &amp; Free Tips">betting tips</a>. For those who want to take a higher risk, placing a small stake on the Frenchman to win in straight sets at 13/10 (2.30) with Pinnacle is also an interesting approach for this contest.</p><p>[/]{"component": "embedHTML", "code": "&lt;blockquote class=\"twitter-tweet\" data-lang=\"en\"&gt;&lt;p lang=\"en\" dir=\"ltr\"&gt;Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, who took a wild card into &lt;a href=\"https://twitter.com/GPHassanIILive?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw\"&gt;@GPHassanIILive&lt;/a&gt; tournament, is through to the quarterfinals after a straight-set win over Kyle Edmund: &lt;a href=\"https://t.co/YbbKGJmrRs\"&gt;https://t.co/YbbKGJmrRs&lt;/a&gt; &lt;a href=\"https://t.co/uhlIACb6au\"&gt;pic.twitter.com/uhlIACb6au&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/p&gt;— TENNIS.com (@Tennis) &lt;a href=\"https://twitter.com/Tennis/status/1116038067029024768?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw\"&gt;10 de abril de 2019&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/blockquote&gt;\n&lt;script async src=\"https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js\" charset=\"utf-8\"&gt;&lt;/script&gt;"}[/]</p><h2>Kristyna Pliskova vs. Svetlana Kuznetsova (WC)</h2><p><a href="https://www.oddsmarket.com/tennis/world/wta/lugano-switzerland/kuznetsova-vs-pliskova-3774351/" target="_blank" title="Check Pliskova - Kuznetsova Betting Odds"><strong>Friday, April 12, Lugano</strong></a></p><p>Russian wildcard Svetlana Kuznetsova came back from a set down for the second time this week. The two-time Grand Slam champion and former world No.2 needed more than two hours to beat Timea Bacsinszky 5-7, 6-3, 6-4 and reach her first WTA Tour quarter-final in almost one year. Kuznetsova is playing in her first tournament since September but is already the main contender to lift the trophy in Lugano at 3/1 (4.00) with Unibet.</p><p>Kuznetsova will next face Kristyna Pliskova, who beat German qualifier Antonia Lottner 6-2, 6-4 in the second round of the Samsung Open. <a href="https://www.oddsmarket.com/tips/tennis/how-can-weather-conditions-influence-your-tennis-tips/89723/" target="_blank" title="How Can Weather Conditions Influence Your Tennis Tips?">Lugano is situated about 300m above sea level</a> and although these are far from extreme conditions, it’s still enough to make the conditions slightly faster than at sea level. Big servers and powerful hitters enjoy the conditions in Lugano with the <a href="https://www.oddsmarket.com/tips/tennis/why-being-left-handed-is-an-advantage-in-tennis/89626/" target="_blank" title="Why Being Left-Handed is an Advantage in Tennis?">left-handed Czech</a> firing 10 aces and losing just four points on her first serve in the previous round against Lottner.</p><p>These two players will face each other for the second time in their careers with Pliskova emerging victorious in their previous encounter in Wimbledon in 2015. Despite Kristyna’s lead on the head-to-head, Kuznetsova is the favourite for this match <a href="https://a.oddsmarket.com/record/v?c=150&amp;a=bf7f64f4-cd67-4904-9b00-6ded1d41fd18" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Join Bet365 &amp; Start Playing Today!">at 61/100 with Bet365</a>. However, it won’t be easy for the Russian to overcome such a powerful player as Pliskova on these conditions, which makes the Czech’s +1.5 Set Handicap at 61/100 (1.61) and the Over 21.5 at 1/1 (2.00), <a href="http://affiliate.oddsmarket.com/record/v?c=155&amp;a=6a145d2b-505f-491b-a70e-2f5f31742828" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Play at this A+ Rated Bookmaker!">both with Pinnacle</a>, two very interesting lines for this match.</p>
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