Andy Murray vs Alexander Zverev Tennis Betting Tip Zverev 2-0 – 12th October 2021

Murray's Indian Wells campaign could hit a wall against Zverev in the Third Round

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United Kingdom Andy Murray vs Alexander Zverev Germany
12th October from 0300hrs
Tennis – USA – Indian Wells 2021
Pick Zverev 2-0 set betting
Bookmaker Unibet
Odds: 4/7* (odds taken 18:34 GMT October 11th 2021)

Andy Murray has moved through to the Third Round of action at Indian Wells after coming up big against a promising youngster.

The challenge gets even harder now for Murray as he lines up against Alexander Zverev.

The German will go into this match as the favourite as he looks to secure his first-ever victory over Murray.

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Andy Murray Preview – Can Murray do the business?

It’s Third Round action for Andy Murray at Indian Wells after coming through a big challenge in the second round.

Murray was up against young Spaniard Carlos Alcaraz, who has had a brilliant year.

It was a gritty 2-1 victory that Murray put on the board, having been the match outright underdog.

Murray is once again an underdog, quoted at 7/2 currently in tennis betting to beat Zverev* (odds taken 18:34 GMT October 11th 2021 at Unibet).

In the opening round of action at Indian Wells, Murray beat Adrian Mannarino in straight sets.

Murray has not won more than two matches at any Tour-level tournament he has played this year.

So getting deep into events has been a problem for the former Grand Slam champion.

This would be a seismic upset if he pulls out the win.

Our betting prediction:
Under 20.5 Games

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* (odds taken 18:34 GMT October 11th 2021 at Unibet)


Notably, he has been beaten by high-quality opponents in his last two tournaments.

Casper Ruud ended things for him in the Second Round of San Diego. Before that, it was Hubert Hurkacz who saw him off in Metz.

One positive for Murray is that he does lead the head to head against Zverev.

It’s three wins for three for Murray against the German.

The most recent of those meetings was last year in Cincinnati with Murray winning 2-1.


Alexander Zverev Preview – Olympic Gold medallist Zverev to win?

Germany’s Alexander Zverev is ranked in teh world’s Top 5 and naturally poses a huge threat to Murray’s stay in Indian Wells.

While he is still looking for that elusive Grand Slam title, Zverev has hit some cracking form this year.

He took the Gold Medal at the Olympic Games in the summer.

Then on his first tournament back on the Tour, he swept to the ATP Masters 1000 title in Cincinnati.

Zverev was then toppled in the semi-finals of the US Open by Novak Djokovic in an epic five-setter.

At Indian Wells, the German opened his account with a 2-1 win over Jenson Brooksby.

Yes, there was a dropped set there, but excusable enough on just his second match since the US Open.

Zverev’s only other match since Flushing Meadows was a Laver Cup success over John Isner in late September.

In the match outright for tennis betting, Zverev is the 1/5 odds-on favourite* (odds taken 18:34 GMT October 11th 2021 at Unibet).

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So there is little on offer in the match outright for the betting in getting behind Zverev.

The Alexander Zverev 2-0 set betting option is even strongly odds-on at 4/7* (odds taken 18:34 GMT October 11th 2021 at Unibet).

He has been one of the former players of the North American swing of the season.

He is not likely going to have the legs to get past Murray.

It’s tough to imagine Murray lasting a three-set match against Zverev.

That first career win for the German over Murray should be coming up.


Andy Murray vs Alexander Zverev Betting Advice

This should be where Andy Murray’s Indian Wells campaign comes to an end as he meets an elite player.

The victory that Murray took over Alcaraz in the last round should have given him tremendous confidence.

There’s life in the old legs yet.

But this is a challenge on a different level and a Zverev 2-0 set betting pick is the option at 4/7* (odds taken 18:34 GMT October 11th 2021 at Unibet).


Key Facts – Andy Murray vs Alexander Zverev Betting Tip

  • Andy Murray has won all three previous meetings with Zverev
  • Andy Murray has not won more than two matches at an ATP event this year
  • Alexander Zverev has won 16 of his last 17 hard court matches


It’s hard to see how Murray gets into this one as Zverev has been in brilliant form since the summer.

We imagine that the German will get this wrapped up fairly quickly.

So Under 20.5 Total Games is the option at 10/11 for tennis betting* (odds taken 18:34 GMT October 11th 2021 at Unibet).


The best betting odds for Andy Murray vs Alexander Zverev

Andy Murray to win: 7/2 at Bet365
Alexander Zverev to win: 1/5 at Bet365