2019 Brisbane International Preview and Betting Tips
January 01, 2019
We’ve seen some amazing A-League action this Christmas to New Year’s holiday period, and fans can expect even more entertainment with a full round of fixtures this weekend. The match of the round features finals contenders Adelaide United and Wellington Phoenix at Coopers Stadium on Saturday evening.
Nadal, Osaka, Murray Among the Big Names
Rafael Nadal, Andy Murray, and defending champ Nick Kyrgios head a packed men’s field. Nadal is one of four top seeds who get a bye in the first round, with the 17-time grand slam winner to begin his tournament against Aussie Thanasi Kokkinakis or French veteran Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in the round of 16. Former world number five Tsonga is now ranked 259th. Likewise, ex-world number one Murray has slipped to an unbelievable 240th and will be looking to find form in Brisbane.
On the women’s side of the draw, Grand Slam winners Naomi Osaka, Petra Kvitova, and Sloane Stephens are all eyeing a first title for the year. Osaka, who defeated Serena Williams at Wimbledon in 2018 to become the first Japanese player to win a Grand Slam singles crown, gets a first-round bye, alongside top-seeded Elina Svitolina.
Betting on the Brisbane International
All the top Australian online bookmakers are offering betting throughout the Brisbane International and the summer of tennis.
Unibet is offering pre-game and live betting on several markets, including match winner, total games, total sets, set line, game line, set betting, and total number of tiebreakers. Unibet customers can also watch some of the matches live through their online betting account.
Bet365 has a few unique betting markets, including first set winner, double result (e.g. player to win first set and win; player to win first set and lose match), and first set total games and game score.
Neds is another bookie offering dedicated coverage, including first and second set markets, as well as total games played (e.g. 1.87 for 23 games or more, or 1.87 for 22 games or less).