What new insights did the first round deliver at the Australian Open? Especially in the men’s area, it is important to note that the absolute top favorites have not been naked. Only Novak Djokovic had to give a sentence against the German Jan-Lennard Struff. From a German-speaking perspective, there was almost exclusively positive news.
Bolt vs Thiem Tennis Betting Tips
The two Swiss Stan Wawrinka and Roger Federer moved into the second round, Alexander Zverev for the German tennis association and Dominic Thiem for the Austrians also had little trouble beating their opponents.
On Wednesday and Thursday there will be a few interruptions due to rain during the games in round 2. Maybe that’s why the world’s number 5, Dominic Thiem, will have to test his patience.
The Lower Austrian faces the duel against the local hero Alex Bolt. The duel between a top ten player and a local hero has no bad chance of being transferred to one of the big places, which is why the game may also be played in the hall.
This should be taken into account when choosing the right bets. The French Open finalist from the previous year is logically the favorite. The odds for a tip on the winner of the match are very one-sided between Bolt and Thiem.
After a more detailed analysis, it is necessary to predict whether Bolt can at least temporarily annoy the favorites with the fans in the back and which handicap tips are recommended.
Alex Bolt – Statistics & current form
Current position in the world rankings: 140.
Position in the seed list: unset
The Australians are traditionally very good at their home Grand Slam. Alex Bolt’s appearance in the first round confirmed this impression. The Aussie has already shown its good form at the preparatory tournaments in Canberra and Adelaide. Among other things, he beat Jan-Lennard Struff, gaining self-confidence before the first major of the year.
The opening match against Spaniard Albert Ramos Vinolas was on Tuesday. In an epic thriller over five sentences, Alex Bolt was able to celebrate the victory after exactly three and a half hours. For the number 140 in the world, success against the man from the Iberian Peninsula, who was almost 100 places better, was one of the greatest triumphs of his career.
In the decisive round, he was already behind with a break in order to finally, driven by the Australian fans, bring about the turn. His serve was the big weapon, because with eleven aces he could always free himself from difficult situations. However, it should also be mentioned that he suffered a total of five service losses.
If he wants to have a realistic chance against Dominic Thiem, he needs a very high rate of first serves and must try to keep the points short. With the basic strokes and the longer rallies he usually has no chance against the Austrian. A sentence win would be a great success and a surprise at the same time. It is not for nothing that the odds are so clearly distributed between Bolt and Thiem.
Last matches by Alex Bolt:
🎾 01/21/2020 – Bolt vs. Ramos-Vinolas 7-6, 1-6, 6-7, 6-1, 6-4 (Australian Open)
🎾 Jan 16, 2020 – Auger-Aliassime vs. Bolt 6-3, 6-0 (Adelaide)
🎾 Jan 15, 2020 – Bolt vs. Struff 6-3, 6-4 (Adelaide)
🎾 Jan 14, 2020 – Bolt vs. Robert 6-4, 2-6, 6-0 (Adelaide)
🎾 09.01.2020 – Koepfer vs. Bolt 3-6, 6-3, 7-5 (Canberra Challenger)
Dominic Thiem – Statistics & current form
Current position in the world rankings: 5.
Position in the seed list: 5.
Dominic Thiem was very satisfied with his performance against Frenchman Adrian Mannarino after his first match in an interview at Eurosport. The Lower Austrian played against him several times and again this time he had the upper hand. In the three-set victory, Thiem had little trouble and only complained about the short weak phase in the second round.
After less than two and a half hours he was able to clench his fist and leave the field as the winner. He suffered only a single serve loss in the entire match while breaking his opponent five times. His variable strokes, especially the one-handed backhand, are very stable and the hard work from the training bears fruit.
In preparation for the Happy Slam, number 5 attacked the world at the new ATP Cup and lost two of its three singles there. After reaching the final at the ATP Finals at the end of last season, he really wants to attack in 2020 and also penetrate deep into the second week at the Grand Slams on hard court. The double entry into the final at the French Open has been Thiem’s biggest success so far.
Quite a few trust him to make the big shot and at least the match in round 2 against Alex Bolt will survive Thiem, this prediction can be dared to survive. The Austrian is experienced enough to deal with the atmospheric audience and the atmosphere, which will logically be in favor of the outsider.
Last matches by Dominic Thiem:
🎾 01/21/2020 – Thiem vs. Mannarino 6-3, 7-5, 6-2 (Australian Open)
🎾 01/08/2020 – Hurkacz vs. Thiem 3-6, 6-4, 7-6 (ATP Cup)
🎾 01/06/2020 – Thiem vs. Schwartzman 6-3, 7-6 (ATP Cup)
🎾 01/04/2020 – Coric vs. Thiem 7-6, 2-6, 6-3 (ATP Cup)
Bolt vs Thiem – Head to Head Statistics
The direct comparison between Bolt and Thiem is not suitable for a prediction. Although the two players met each other in their careers, the duel was on the one hand eight years ago and on the other took place on clay in the course of an ITF tournament. At that time, young Dominic Thiem clearly won on the red ashes with 6: 2 and 6: 2.
Alex Bolt vs Dominic Thiem Australian Open Tennis Betting Tips Provided by PicksSoccer.com
Moving into round 2 is a great success for Alex Bolt. The world’s number 140 has never reached the third round of a Grand Slam tournament in his career. If he wants to succeed on Thursday, he needs another performance increase in contrast to the match against Albert Ramos Vinolas. Dominic Thiem should also have a worse day.
It is very unlikely that all of this will come together and the odds for a tip are rightly very unilaterally distributed between Alex Bolt and Dominic Thiem. Finding good bets is more about choosing the right handicap.
Key facts – Alex Bolt vs Dominic Thiem tips
⭐️ Thiem won very confidently in round 1 and acted extremely concentrated
⭐️ Despite support from the public, Bolt simply lacks the means to seriously endanger the Austrian
⭐️ The only direct duel so far won number 5 in the world with 6: 2 & 6: 2 very clearly
Even a win in three sets has too low odds to place a bet on. We have therefore decided to tackle the handicap -8.5 (games). A 6: 3, 6: 3, 6: 3 or a 6: 2, 7: 5, 6: 3 would be enough to break this mark.
The probability of this should be close to 50%, which is why the odds of 2.60 are absolutely sufficient to place a bet on it. Between Alex Bolt and Thiem, the prediction can be dared that this tip is the most profitable and the use of six units is not a bad idea.
Competition: Australian Open ATP
Date: January 23, 2020
Betting Tips: Handicap: victory away -8.5
Stake: 6/10 units