The French Open is always an interesting tournament, more for the intrigue as to whether Rafael Nadal won’t win it.
The clay makes it a completely different Grand Slam to watch in comparison to the rest and year after year there’s always an interesting story that comes with it.
When it comes to Roland Garros betting, there’s plenty to take a punt on outside the Nadal outright wager, and at Oddsmanager we’re always looking for the best value French Open odds to enjoy.
Below you’ll find all you need to know about betting on Roland Garros including top tips and the current favourites…
Roland Garros Betting Tips: How To Pick A Winner
For the most part, picking a winner in the outright market isn’t that difficult. Nor is it very fruitful. Rafa Nadal has dominated the clay in the men’s singles over the last decade and it’s likely 2020 will offer up a similar story given his form.
However, that’s not to say things can change and even aside from the Final there are dozens of matches which are brilliant for betting on.
If you’re looking to do so there are plenty of Roland Garros betting tips which you should take into account. Our experts are always keen to offer French Open predictions and we always take into account the following…
- Playing On Clay: Playing on clay is completely different to any other surface. Some have mastered it, some less so. Checking out how a player generally performs on clay will give you good insight as to how likely they are to win in a Roland Garros match-up.
- Form: Form is another factor to consider, particularly more recent form. Analyse who’s been winning in the warm up fixtures and tournaments before the French Open. A player who has been winning will have much more confidence in comparison to those who’ve endured a mixed build up.
- Rankings: Top ranked players are of course more likely to win against lower ranked opposition so looking at the rankings will give you a clearer idea of who will win. Additionally, explore the fluctuations in rankings. If a player on the up is taking on a player on the decline, it could persuade you to take a punt regardless of their actual ranking.
Head-to-Head: Finally, we always look at head-to-head stats as it’s the best indicator of how players perform against each other. Like many sports, such as boxing, certain styles either suit or disadvantage certain players. This will be clear from head-to-head, as well as having a good understanding of particular players style of play.
Roland Garros Prediction: Who Will Conquer The Clay?
It probably doesn’t need saying that when it comes to the men’s singles Rafa is a clear favourite for the title at 5/6 with Paddy Power. It’s difficult to look past the Spaniard given his dominance over recent times, although at 3/1 Novak could he worth a punt.
Dominic Thiem is also a good outside shot at 5/1 while Andy Murray looks a bold put with rather generous odds of 12/1.
In the women’s singles, 2019 Wimbledon Simona Halep is favourite at 11/2 and is our Roland Garros prediction for the tournament. Ashleigh Barty at 9/1 will be a good punt following her impressive displays on the clay in 2019 and at 14/1 it would be absolutely scandalous not to have a bit of money on Serena Williams.
Roland Garros Live Stream: How To Watch The French Open
The French Open is a huge tournament watched across the planet and can be streamed in a number of places.
In the UK, you’ll be able to enjoy a Roland Garros live stream through Amazon, while a number of bookmakers also offer tennis live streaming.
The likes of William Hill and Betfred have an expansive range of live streaming services which can usually be accessed for free or through placing a small wager on a related market.
The French Open has been dominated by one man over the last decade – Rafa Nadal. The Roland Garros leaderboard looks distinctly Spanish, with Nadal having won an incredible 12 titles between 2005 and the present.
The women’s singles is a little more competitive with eight different champions across the last decade.
Below you’ll find the most recent French Open champions.
2019: Rafael Nadal
2018: Rafael Nadal
2017: Rafael Nadal
2016: Novak Djokovic
2015: Stan Wawrinka
2014: Rafael Nadal
2013: Rafael Nadal
2012: Rafael Nadal
2011: Rafael Nadal
2010: Rafael Nadal
2019: Ashleigh Barty
2018: Simona Halep
2017: Jelena Ostapenko
2016: Garbine Muguruza
2015: Serena Williams
2014: Maria Sharapova
2013: Serena Williams
2012: Maria Sharapova
2011: Li Na
2010: Francesca Schiavone
Roland Garros can be watched through television and bookmaker streaming services as well as being there at the venue.
Tickets for the French Open can be purchased for as little as around £60 with prices going up to around £175 for the Final.
Roland Garros is the actual venue of the French Open and located in the heart of Paris. Perhaps more officially it’s the Stade Roland Garros and is in fact named after a French aviator.
The tournament in 2020 takes place between May 18 and June 20. The stadium and the courts surrounding it is located in the famous Bois de Boulogne which is also home to the Longchamp racecourse which hosts the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe.