How to bet Rotterdam and Buenos Aires finals

João Mourato

Saturday, February 16, 2019 11:21 PM UTC

Saturday, Feb. 16, 2019 11:21 PM UTC

Join us for our betting analysis of this Sunday’s ATP finals. Find out the best value bets for the championship matches in Rotterdam and Buenos Aires.

<h2><a href="" target="_blank" title="Check Wawrinka - Monfils Betting Odds">Stan Wawrinka (WC) vs. Gael Monfils</a></h2><p>Gael Monfils recovered from a set down to beat Daniil Medvedev 4-6, 6-3, 6-4 and reach his second ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament final. The 32-year-old Frenchman fired 29 winners and won 46.67% of his return points to end Medvedev’s seven-match winning streak on the ATP Tour. Monfils hopes to go a step further in this year’s event after a disappointing defeat against Martin Klizan in the 2016 final. Nevertheless, the former world No.6 has a terrible record in championship matches, winning only 7 of his previous 28 ATP finals.</p><p>Monfils will meet Stan Wawrinka in Sunday’s final. The three-time Grand Slam champion advanced to his first tour-level final in more than 20 months after a 6-2, 4-6, 6-4 win over Kei Nishikori on Saturday. Known as one of the most powerful players on the ATP Tour, Wawrinka had too much firepower for the Japanese as he fired 35 winners compared to just 19 from his opponent. Adding to this, 33-year-old Swiss gave a masterclass in precision, winning 64% of the points when Nishikori was at the net.</p><p>These two players will face each other for the sixth time in their careers. Wawrinka leads 3-2 on their head-to-head with the Swiss winning also their last encounter at the 2017 French Open.</p><p>The bookmakers are expecting a close contest with Wawrinka as the slight favourite to lift the trophy <a href=";a=bf7f64f4-cd67-4904-9b00-6ded1d41fd18" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Play at this A+ Rated Bookmaker!">at 1.72 with Bet365</a>. Stan is a big match player with an outstanding 9-2 record in finals when priced below even money. On the other hand, Monfils only won 1 of his previous 11 finals as underdog. With this in mind, our suggestion is to follow the trend and add Wawrinka’s moneyline to your <a href="" target="_blank" title="More Predictions &amp; Free Tips">betting tips</a> as the best value bet for this contest.</p><p> </p><h2><a href="" target="_blank" title="Check Schwartzman - Cecchinato Betting Odds">Diego Schwartzman (4) vs. Marco Cecchinato (3)</a></h2><p>As we predicted in our semi-finals analysis, Marco Cecchinato proved too strong for Guido Pella. The No.3 seed needed just 71 minutes to overcome Pella in a match where the Argentinean was clearly suffering the effects of having spent more than three hours on court in the previous day. Cecchinato did not face a break point and lost just 15 points on serve in the entire match. On the other hand, the 26-year-old broke serve three times to become the first Italian to reach the Argentina Open final since Alessio di Mauro in 2007.</p><p>Cecchinato will take on home favourite Diego Schwartzman for the Argentina Open title. The world No.19 battled back from 1-4 in the decisive set and one match point down to beat top seed Dominic Thiem in two hours and 31 minutes. Known as one of the best returners in the game, Schwartzman broke serve six times and won 42% of the points played on the Austrian’s serve. The 26-year-old ended Thiem’s perfect record in Buenos Aires and is just one win away from becoming the first Argentinean to win the title since David Nalbandian in 2007.</p><p>Looking now at the odds for this encounter, Schwartzman is the favourite <a href=";a=a710bfac-73c1-4a57-b441-2caf1b9f397b" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Join William Hill &amp; Start Playing Today!">at 1.57 with William Hill</a> while Bet365 offers 2.50 for Cecchinato to lift the trophy. Despite Diego’s outstanding performance in the previous round, it’s impossible to find any value on his current <a href="" target="_blank" title="Live Tennis Odds Board">tennis betting odds</a>. Cecchinato is an exceptional clay-court player and it’s never easy to defeat him on this surface. For that reason, our advice is to take the Over 21.5 at 1.91 with Pinnacle as the best betting approach for this final.</p>
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