The Australian Open is always a special tournament. It’s the first Grand Slam of the season and sets the tone for what’s to come in the searing Melbourne heat.
It’s one to watch and, when it comes to betting, a tournament full of great value bets to enjoy.
The bookies always have brilliant offers and great odds for the Australian Open and here at Oddsmanager.co.uk we really do have our eye on the ball.
If you’re looking to enjoy Australian Open betting then this is the ideal place for you. Below you’ll find all our top tips on the tournament as well as outright odds and exactly where you can watch it.
Australian Open Betting Tips: Backing A Winner
When it comes to outright betting the usual suspects are generally the punts to play on the outright market.
The likes of Serena Williams in the Women’s Singles and Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal in the men’s.
Across the tournament there’s plenty to bet on and it’s always worth taking a number of things into account before placing your bets…
- Form: Recent form is one of the first things you should look at when placing bets on the Australian Open. It’s at the beginning of the season and tournaments approaching the Grand Slam will give you a good indication of the players which have hit the ground running.
- Ranking: They say form is temporary and class is permanent, so checking the rankings is important too. While a player could be in amazing form, they’ll face a much harder challenge against a player that’s ranked much higher. The higher ranked a player, the more chance they have of winning. It can be that simple.
- Surface Type: The Australian Open is played on a hard court, so you should look for the players who play well on hard court surfaces.
- Head-to-Head: Of course, when betting on a tennis match, you should undoubtedly analyse how the athletes play against each other. This will give you some good insight into how a match will go and what sort of scoreline it could be. Within this you should also compare players styles of play and strengths and weaknesses. Comparing this will give you a good indication of where a game can be won or lost.
Australian Open Prediction: 2020’s Contenders
As you’d probably expect, the main contenders for the Men’s Singles are Djokovic, Nadal and Federer.
The Serbian and World Number 1 won the tournament last season and is favourite again with William Hill at 9/4. A win would see him extend his record to eight titles. It’s a Grand Slam he’s won more than any other and we’d certainly back him to do it again.
Federer has had success in recent years, winning the two previous tournaments prior to 2019 and was in good form last season. He looks a good punt at 11/2, which certainly offer value.
Rafa, is second favourite at 9/2 after reaching the final last year, while Alexander Zverev could be an outsider to back at 14/1.
In the women’s Naomi Osaka currently tops the list of favourites at 5/1 and is the reigning champion after defeating Petra Kvitova in the 2019 Final.
Our Australian Open prediction can see Serena Williams continuing to progress on her return to tennis. A positive start to 2020 will be key for her and at 11/2 she’s certainly worth a punt.
Ashleigh Barty also looks good value at 10/1, with the 2019 Wimbledon Champion Simona Halep priced at 9/1 with the bookies.
There’s plenty to play for in the 2020 tournament and with the likes of of Serena, Roger, Rafa and Novak getting older, signs may begin to show and some younger athletes could take their chance.
Australian Open Live Stream: How To Watch All The Action
There are plenty of opportunities to watch the Australian Open. In the UK the official television broadcaster is Eurosport, however there are opportunities to watch an Australian Open Live stream and keep up-to-date with all the action via a number of bookmakers.
Major names such as Paddy Power, Ladbrokes and Betfair have a large number of streams to watch when you’re betting and they’re always well worth checking out.
Watching while your placing bets can enhance your chance of winning considerably as you’ll develop a much clearer understanding of how a game going.
The Australian Open has been played for over a century and many players have won the tournament, securing their legacy as one of tennis’ greats. Over the last decade it’s been dominated by two men in Djokovic and Federer, while the women’s tournament has been a little more open. Below you’ll find the most recent list of champions to grace the Australian Open Leaderboard. Men’s Singles – 2019: Novak Djokovic – 2018: Roger Federer – 2017: Roger Federer – 2016: Novak Djokovic – 2015: Novak Djokovic – 2014: Stan Wawrinka – 2013: Novak Djokovic – 2012: Novak Djokovic – 2011: Novak Djokovic – 2010: Roger Federer Women’s Singles – 2019: Naomi Osaka – 2018: Caroline Wozniaki – 2017: Serena Williams – 2016: Angelique Kerber – 2015: Serena Williams – 2014: Li Na – 2013: Victoria Azarenka – 2012: Victoria Azarenka – 2011: Kim Clijsters – 2010: Serena Williams
The Australian Open is broadcast live on television around the world as well as fans being able to watch inside the grounds of the stadium. You can buy tickets to enter the grounds for less than £30 and tickets for the Final are priced at around £170 for the men’s and £85 for the women’s. You can purchase tickets on the official Australian Open website.
The Australian Open will get underway on January 20, 2020 and run until February 2. As ever it will take place at the glorious Melbourne Park tennis club, with the final being held in the Rod Laver arena, a glorious 15,000 seater stadium.