Davis Cup Final Betting Tips, Preview And Predictions
Davis Cup Final Betting Tips
Neighbours will go into battle on Thursday as the Davis Cup Final gets underway. It’s all set to be a cracking final as Belgium take on France with an inspired Goffin expecting to play a lead role.
The Belgian became only the sixth man to beat both Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer in the same tournament last week at the ATP Finals, but despite this, his nation will go into the Davis Cup as underdogs.
Taking place in Lille, the hostsare favourites to win the Davis Cup at a huge 2/ 7 with Ladbrokes, while the Belgian’s value lies at 11/4.
The Davis Cup Teams
Of course, whether the bookies are right will depend on how the players perform. The visitors have an in form David Goffin leading their line up, but there are worries about his fitness following his heroics in London.
The World Number Eight has insisted he will be rested enough to face France however, and boy will they need him.
The rest of the Belgium side is made up of Steve Darcis, Ruben Bemelmans and Arthur De Greef, the same team that beat Australia in the Semi Final.
None of those players – aside from Goffin- sit inside the top 50 while all of France’s players reside in the top 20 in either singles or doubles.
15th ranked Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and 18th Lucas Pouille will be leading their nation in singles as Pierre-Hugues Herbert and Nicolas Mahut will be their doubles stars.
Their Route to the Final
It’ll be Belgium’s second final in three years and the form of Goffin and the solidarity of the team could well be worth a Davis Cup free bet come November 24.
Their journey to the final this year started with a comfortable win over Germany back in February on a hard indoor court in Frankfurt.
Next up was Italy in the Quarter Final. A home tie in Charleroi, Goffin proved his worth, winning both his games in straight sets, while a win for Steve Darcis ensured a place against Australia in the semis.
It was a similar story there too. Goffin saw off both John Millman and Nick Kyrgios to secure two vital points, with Darcis beating Jordan Thompson to win 3-2.
Meanwhile, the French comfortably beat the Japanese in Tokyo to proceed into the Quarter Final, where they dispatched of Great Britain 4-1.
A 3-1 over Serbia in the Semi Final set the French up for the final in Lille, where they will look to win the competition for the first time since 2001.
How it Could Play Out
Interestingly, France have yet to lose when it comes to doubles, so you’d expect them to take that round, while David Goffin is also yet to lose in the Davis Cup.
Goffin will be the Belgian’s only real threat and if they can keep him quiet, we’d expect another three or four to one win for the French.