Best Value Bets & Tennis Predictions for French Open Day 1

João Mourato

Saturday, May 25, 2019 10:31 AM UTC

Saturday, May. 25, 2019 10:31 AM UTC

Join us for our daily coverage of the French Open while we go through the best value bets for this Sunday’s action in Paris.

<div><h2>Fiona Ferro vs. Kristina Mladenovic</h2><p><a href="https://www.oddsmarket.com/tennis/world/wta/french-open-paris-france/mladenovic-vs-ferro-3805193/" target="_blank" title="Check Ferro - Mladenovic Betting Odds"><strong>Sunday, May 26, Paris</strong></a></p><p>Former world No.10 Kristina Mladenovic has struggled to find form in the last two years but is finally getting her career back on track with the help of her new coach Sascha Bajin. The 26-year-old won 76.92% of the matches since Bajin joined her team in April and is hoping to extend the good results in Roland Garros. Adding to this, Mladenovic loves playing at her home Grand Slam. Besides reaching the quarter-finals in 2017, Kristina also won the doubles title in 2016 alongside with her fellow Frenchwoman Caroline Garcia.</p><p>Mladenovic will open her French Open campaign on Sunday against Fiona Ferro at the court Suzanne-Lenglen. The 22-year-old has enjoyed a great start to the clay-court season, reaching her maiden WTA Tour semi-final at the Samsung Open in Lugano. Ferro also made it to the quarter-finals in Strasbourg last week, defeating Luksika Kumkhum and Qiang Wang before a straight-sets defeat against Dayana Yastremska. Nevertheless, the world No.88 lacks experience on the big stage and only won one match in her previous four appearances in Roland Garros.</p><p>This will be the second meeting between these two players with Mladenovic emerging victorious in their previous encounter at the Internazionali BNL d’Italia two weeks ago.</p><p>The bookmakers are well aware of Kristina’s recent results with the world No.54 as the heavy favourite to win this match at 1/5 (1.20) with <a href="https://a.oddsmarket.com/record/v?c=150&amp;a=bf7f64f4-cd67-4904-9b00-6ded1d41fd18&amp;f=1" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="A+ Rated Bookmaker!">Bet365</a>. As we mentioned in our <a href="https://www.oddsmarket.com/tips/tennis/wta-french-open-draw-analysis-free-tennis-tips/90052/" target="_blank" title="WTA French Open Draw Analysis &amp; Free Tennis Tips">draw analysis</a>, Mladenovic is one of the players to keep an eye on this event and we are expecting a solid performance on this match against Ferro. With this in mind, our suggestion is for you to add Mladenovic’s -1.5 Set Handicap to your <a href="https://www.oddsmarket.com/tips/" target="_blank" title="More Predictions &amp; Free Tips">betting tips</a> at 33/50 (1.66) with <a href="http://a.oddsmarket.com/record/v?c=155&amp;a=6a145d2b-505f-491b-a70e-2f5f31742828&amp;f=1" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Play at this A+ Rated Bookmaker!">Pinnacle</a> as the best value bet for this contest.</p><p> </p><h2>David Goffin (27) vs. Ricardas Berankis</h2><p><a href="https://www.oddsmarket.com/tennis/world/atp/french-open-paris-france/berankis-vs-goffin-3805242/" target="_blank" title="Check Goffin - Berankis Betting Odds"><strong>Sunday, May 26, Paris</strong></a></p><p>Ricardas Berankis competes most of the time on the Challenger Tour, which is always a very interesting strategy for lower ranked players. The 28-year-old is currently ranked as the world No.72 with 734 points and from those, 425 are from Challenger events. Berankis is a terrific counter puncher and a very dangerous player on Hard Court but his record on clay is absolutely awful. The former junior world No.1 lost 12 of his last 13 official matches on the ATP Tour on clay and only won one set in his previous five appearances in Roland Garros.</p><p>Berankis will take on No.27 seed David Goffin for a place in the second round of the French Open. The former world No.7 is one of the most talented players on the ATP Tour and always enjoys playing in Paris. Goffin reached the quarter-finals in 2016 and hasn’t lost before the third round in Roland Garros since 2014. The 28-year-old has not been at his best this year but this tournament is a great opportunity for Goffin to rediscover his form against a very poor player on this surface.</p><p>Looking now at the odds for this contest, Goffin is the undeniable favourite to win this match at 11/100 (1.11) with <a href="https://a.oddsmarket.com/record/v?c=153&amp;a=8ec6399a-9df1-4c52-b272-39e6428836a6&amp;f=1" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Join Betfair Today!">Betfair</a>. Berankis has always been a tough matchup for the Belgian and leads 3-2 in their head-to-head but this will be their first meeting on clay. The Lithuanian only won four games in his last match at the French Open against Alexander Zverev and we are expecting another heavy defeat for him here. With this in mind, betting on Goffin’s -2.5 Set Handicap at 39/50 (1.78) with <a href="https://a.oddsmarket.com/record/v?c=150&amp;a=4fd3c129-b898-4816-9a61-9f7e8f34295a&amp;f=1" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Get in game with Unibet!">Unibet</a> or -8 game handicap at 83/100 (1.83) with Pinnacle are two interesting approaches for this contest.</p></div>
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