Wimbledon 2017: Men and Women Betting Odds

Wimbledon 2017: Men and Women Betting Odds

The world’s best tennis players return to the All-England club this month, as they prepare for another gruelling two weeks at Wimbledon. Just who will walk away with the biggest prize this year? The women’s draw seems wide open, while Novak Djokovic – who not so long ago looked all but unbeatable – is fourth favourite for the men’s title this year.

Ahead of the 2017 Wimbledon tournament, we’ve picked out a few top betting tips and predictions for you. Be sure to check the latest prices in our betting odds comparison tables too to get the best betting value!

Who will take the women’s singles title?

With Serena Williams missing out, the women’s draw looks quite open, just as it did at the French Open recently. That saw Jelena Ostapenko pull off a shock win, which has left her as a 16/1 shot with Sky Bet to win at Wimbledon. For many other players, a French Open win would see them cut to be heavy favourites. However, there seems to be plenty of uncertainty in the betting odds.

Given that you can get double figures from third favourite down, there’s no real closed shop at the top of women’s tennis right now. We don’t even think there’s a great case to be made for favourite Karolina Pliskova, who is a 9/2 shot with Bet365. That price seems a little on the short side, especially after how unpredictable the early stages of the French Open were. However, we aren’t going too far down the betting when it comes to our Wimbledon winner.

Kvitova can complete incredible comeback

We think second favourite Petra Kvitova is the best bet for this year’s tournament, especially given the manner of her win at the Aegon Championships. She was impressive throughout that tournament, and the way she has fought back from potentially career-ending injuries shows that she is mentally strong.

She also has the perfect approach, saying that she’s playing tennis purely for joy after being told that she might never play again. It’s showing in her game right now, and the two-time Wimbledon winner could finish the summer with the perfect comeback. Having won in 2011 and 2014, could she return to triumph at the All-England club after a three year wait once again?

We think it’s possible, and it’s worth backing her to go all the way at 5/1 with 888Sport. With a wide open field heading in to the tournament, we think she’s as good a pick as any to walk away with the title. With her focus on just enjoying herself, she’s perfectly capable of dealing with the pressure and landing the trophy once again.

If you’re planning on following any of our betting tips on this year’s Wimbledon singles, it’s worth taking a look at our odds comparison. There you can find the highest price for any player across a wide range of bookmakers. If you’re planning on putting down any money on proceedings at the All-England club, odds comparison is the best way to ensure you get the best price on your prediction.

Will the Big Four rule Wimbledon again?

We’ve also cast an eye towards the men’s singles, which has plenty of contenders too. Novak Djokovic has been priced up as fourth favourite – after dropping down from his dominant position at the top of the game. He’s still available at 6/1 with Bet365, which shows how close the top sides are in the latest betting odds.

We’re almost back to the previous status quo, when the big four were regularly taking up all of the semi-final spots. However, there are concerns around each of the top players. Andy Murray was favourite, before his first round defeat at Queens. He’s now 7/2 with Betfair to win at Wimbledon once again, but his recent form outside of a strong showing at Rolland Garros puts us off backing him.

Rodger Federer is 2/1 with Ladbrokes, but he took time off after his Australian Open victory. He missed the clay court season, but how much will that effect his push for success at Wimbledon? His loss to Tommy Haas at the Stuttgart Open came as a shock, which is a concern given his short price.

The last of the bunch is Rafa Nadal, who restored his place at the top of the clay game with a victory at the French Open. He was brilliant when he took his tenth title at Rolland Garros, and the Spaniard has plenty of success at Wimbledon to back him up. He’s coming into this tournament on a high, and you have to see him as the man to watch out of the big four.

We suggest backing the status quo

Given that those four men have won every single Wimbledon title since Lleyton Hewitt’s victory in 2002, we don’t think there’s much value looking outside the main contenders here. We’re likely to see a familiar name on the trophy, but we’re swerving defending champion Andy Murray. He’s likely to find some good form and make a push for the latter stages – as he did at Rolland Garros – but we don’t think he’ll be able to edge out any of his main competitors.

For us, it’s hard to look past Nadal for this year’s tournament. Federer is too short and has too many questions, given that’s not long back on the court. Both Djokovic and Murray aren’t in any kind of form to back, despite their pedigree at Wimbledon in the past. It could be that player who is least suited to grass of those four takes the trophy home, following his resurgence in Paris recently.

Nadal can be backed at 9/2 to add yet another Grand Slam to his trophy cabinet, and we think he represents the best value of the realistic contenders. While it feels like a bit of a closed shop, having these four playing at around the same level once again should make for a brilliant tournament.

While the latest betting odds have some big prices, like last year’s runner up Milos Raonic at 16/1 with Coral and Stan Wawrinka at 28/1 with Betfred, we don’t see the big four domination ending at the All-England club. Those four are still a cut above the rest, so it wouldn’t surprise us to see them lining up in the semis.

Of course, there’s plenty more value and markets to look for across both the men and women’s draws, and you can find individual match odds on each day of the tournament. There could be a big price that is going under the radar, or a speciality market that is worth a punt.

Don’t forget to check out our odds comparison to see the latest betting odds for the men and women’s Wimbledon titles. You can find the best prices on all of our betting tips, while you’ll be able to pick out a few predictions of your own if you can find any overpriced picks in the current draw. Regardless of what you’re backing, odds comparison is a key way to ensure that you get the biggest possible returns for your bet.