Join us while we take a look at the best value bets for this week’s action at the Nature Valley International in Eastbourne.
<div><h2>Home Favourite</h2><p>Johanna Konta has enjoyed a strong start to the season and after a brilliant campaign in Roland Garros, the British No.1 hopes to carry good form to the <a href="https://www.oddsmarket.com/tips/tennis/useful-tips-for-tennis-betting-on-grass/90161/" target="_blank" title="Useful Tips for Tennis Betting on Grass">grass-court season</a>. The 28-year-old won nine of her last 11 matches on this event but has yet to make it past the semi-finals in Eastbourne. For that reason, Konta will try to end a 42-year drought this week and become the first British woman to reach the final at the Nature Valley International since Virginia Wade in 1976.</p><p>The bookmakers are expecting a strong performance from Johanna on this event with the No.14 seed as the main contender to win the title in Eastbourne <a href="https://a.oddsmarket.com/record/v?c=150&a=acd6b93a-905e-45af-90ef-7eb1df661829&f=1" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Join Coral & Start Playing Today!">at 9/2 (5.5) with Coral</a>. Konta has also a very good draw on this event and shouldn’t experience any major problems until the semi-finals, where she may face Angelique Kerber. The German is an outstanding player on this surface but has struggled for form in recent times. Adding to this, Konta won their previous encounter on this surface at the 2017 Nature Valley International in Eastbourne. With this in mind, placing a small stake on Johanna’s <a href="https://www.oddsmarket.com/tennis/" target="_blank" title="Live Tennis Odds Board">tennis betting odds</a> to lift the trophy is a good approach for this tournament.</p><p> </p><h2>Player to Keep an Eye</h2><p>Jelena Ostapenko seems to have finally rediscovered her best form after a disappointing start to the season. The 2017 French Open champion only won six of her first 20 matches in 2019 and dropped out of the Top 30 for the first time in two years. Nevertheless, Ostapenko found her mojo on the grass-court season and is feeling very good on court after winning four of her last five matches on the WTA Tour. The 22-year-old is also one of the most powerful players in the game and the fast court conditions on this surface suit her style with Ostapenko reaching the Wimbledon semi-finals in 2018.</p><p>Looking now at Jelena’s campaign on this event, the world No.35 rallied from a set down to beat former US Open champion Sloane Stephens 1-6, 6-0, 6-3 in the second round of the Nature Valley International. Despite Sloane’s strong start, the No.7 seed couldn’t find a solution to Ostapenko’s aggression and accuracy with the Latvian winning 55.07% of the points played on Stephens’ serve.</p><p>Ostapenko will next take on Ekaterina Alexandrova for a place in the quarter-finals in Eastbourne. Alexandrova leads 2-1 in their head-to-head but this will be their first official encounter on grass. The bookmakers are well aware of Jelena’s outstanding record on this surface with the former world No.5 as the favourite to win this match <a href="https://a.oddsmarket.com/record/v?c=153&a=8ec6399a-9df1-4c52-b272-39e6428836a6&f=1" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Top Rated Bookmaker!">at 1/2 (1.50) with Betfair</a>. Ostapenko has always been a great investment on this surface and won 13 of her last 14 matches on this surface when priced below even money. On the other hand, Alexandrova will have a very difficult task to handle the Latvian’s firepower on this low bouncing surface, which makes Ostapenko’s moneyline an interesting line for this contest.</p></div>