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Wimbledon 2014 Preview

It is less than a week untill the biggest Grand Slam tournament of the year is about to go down, namely Wimbledon. This year is bound to be as exciting as ever as it is big competition at the top and it seems to be anyones claim for the trophy. Big names like Nadal, Djokovic, Federer, Murray and others are expected to have great chances of taking it. Some up and coming players should not be ruled out either as the likes of Wawrinka, Dimitrov, Berdych, Ferrer, Isner and others are no walkover matches for the top players. It is anyones game, but we have done some analysis and come up with our favorites and outright bets before the tournament starts.

Andy Murray

The Brit won his first Wimbledon title last year when he beat this years favorite, Novak Djokovic. Murray has grown into an elite player over the last years and thus a contender for the Grand Slam title as well.

Murray hasn’t gotten the best start going into this years Wimbledon as he went out in round two of the ATP Queens tournament. He has always struggled performing at a stable level and handling the pressure that comes with competing at the top. Coming in as the defending champion should not help alleviate any kind of pressure and it is gonna be exciting to see how he handles it this time. I have my doubts whether he can or not, but if he does he has a legitimate shot at the title again.

Roger Federer

He won his last Grand Slam tournament back in 2012, which happened to be the Wimbledon tournament. Many experts has claimed that Federer has won his last Grand Slam tournament and is getting too old, but I do not agree with this sentiment. He still has some gas left in him and if he is to win another Grand Slam he needs to do it at Wimbledon as grass is the turf he feels most comfortable with.

The swiss tennis player showed excellent play during the tournament in Halle and took home the tournament for the seventh time. Last year Federer went out in the second round quite surprisingly as his opponent played an amazing match. He will, as he has always been, be a force to be reckoned with and will pull to get to the top. He has done a very good job working on his form and volley play and coming into this looks to be in very good shape.

Other Contenders

The obvious favorites to this tournament are Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal. But the odds on the Serbian is too low for us to consider at 2.75 (odds at TitanBet) and the Spaniard does not favor the grass turf and we do not like the odds at 6.25 (odds at 5Dimes).

The other contenders are not anyone we foresee have any chance of going all the way and the odds are too low to take a chance of the off chance happening. Maybe a longshot bet on Berdych at 51 in odds at Pinnacle Sports could be worth it, but it would be for a small sum anyways. Our two main bets have already been made up.

Our Predictions:
Andy Murray to win Wimbledon 2014 (Odds are 5.31 @ Pinnacle Sports)
Roger Federer to win Wimbledon 2014 (Odds are 7.00 @ TitanBet)

Radek Stepanek vs Bernard Tomic – Tennis Betting Tips

Stepanek had an easy game in the first stage winning 6-1 and 6-4. But there is long since the last time this veteran has won anything worth mentioning. He got to the final in this tournament about nine years ago, but has since struggled. Here he looks sharp and might have a chance to go all the way.

Tomic also finally managed to get to the second stage in a tournament after much trouble with his father and coach, but not after he had to go the full length against Tim Smyczek from the US. After looking comfortable in the first set winning 6-3, but Smyczek gave him a good run for the money breaking him in the 4th game in the second set. Although he had to go the full length, Tomic must be feeling confident after getting a win after all the injuries and other off-court stuff going on.

These two have met before, and Stepanek has gotten the better of the Australian in both bouts, but those were both on gravel. This time it is on grass and Tomic is considered a much better grass player. Stepanek is the veteran and considered the tiny favourite here, but I believe we will see a very close match. If Tomic gets in his rhythm he can easily take this. Therefore I recommend a bet on him for the value this odds offers.

Our Predictions: Bernard Tomic to win (Odds are 2.40 @ BetVictor)

Los Angeles Kings vs New York Rangers – NHL Betting Tips

A lot of big events are happening around the world, but in the US this is the one thing that most sports fans are looking forward to: the Stanley Cup finals! Los Angeles Kings and New York Rangers have both fought their way to the finals and its gonna be an exciting set of games coming up. The first game of the series is set in the Staples Center, Kings home ground.

New York Rangers has done good getting to the finals, but I have to say they have been somewhat lucky. First off they meet a weak Philadelphia Flyers team that has had a horrible defence this season. Next up were Pittsburgh Penguins without their star player Fleury. Finally they faced off against Canadiens that had to play without their starting goalie Carey Price. By all means, the Rangers team is quite strong, but they are facing probably the toughest team they have faced yet in the playoffs. We do not expect this team to put up the most points so if they want to keep up they are relying on Henrik Lundqvist to play his very best which he is known to do, but he may sway from his top as we saw against the Canadiens.

Los Angeles Kings has this cup in their grasp. They are the best team, they are riding a wave of big momentum. Have probably the best goalie in the league, great defence and a furious offence. It is gonna be hard for New York Rangers to keep up here. On their way to the finals they have knocked out Anaheim Ducks, San Jose Sharks and last years winners Chicago Blackhawks. And all of this were done in the last game of the series away. What a ride!

Although Kings are coming of less rest than the New Yorkers we believe that having the home field advantage and still steaming after some great games this game is still in their hands. If they can keep up this great a defence and still have an offence that scores at this rate this series is not gonna go much further than the 4th game we predict. Let us hope it gets more exciting than we predict it will!

Our Predictions: Los Angeles Kings to win (Odds are 2.05 @ TitanBet)