Denis Shapovalov vs Felix Auger Aliassime Tennis Betting Tip Shapovalov -2.5 Games Handicap – 12th February 2021

Dennis Shapovalov / Canada ©IMAGO / Paul Zimmer 02/10/2021

Canada Denis Shapovalov vs Felix Auger Aliassime Canada
12th February from 0100hrs
Tennis – Australia – Australian Open
Pick Shapovalov -2.5 Games Handicap
Bookmaker 888sport
Odds: 10/11 odds taken 2000 GMT, Wednesday 10th February

This third round match at the Australian Open features a clash between two very strong young Canadian players.

So this could be a really good match between two very talented players.

In the match outright it is Shapovalov who is the narrow favourite in this all-Canadian battle.

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Denis Shapovalov Preview – Can Shapovalov deliver as favourite?

Denis Shapovalov had a tough workout in the opening round of this year’s Australian Open.

He was up against Italy’s Jannik Sinner and the 11th seed was taken to a deciding set in that match.

It was just such a great, tight duel in that match.

In the second round, Shapovalov had a much more comfortable time as he breezed past Bernand Tomic in straight sets, dropping just six games.

This is the first competitive action that the Canadian has played this year, not having taken part in any warm-ups.

In the match outright for tennis betting, the win for Shapovalov is at 4/7* (odds taken 2000 GMT, Wednesday 10th February)

This will be the third career meeting between two Canadians. Shapovalov holds a 2-1 lead.

Our betting prediction:
Shapovalov 3-1 Set Betting

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(odds taken 2000 GMT, Wednesday 10th February)


Their first meeting was at the US Open in 2018 with Shapovalov getting a walkover when his opponent met in the final set.

The other two were in 2019 with Auger-Aliassime winning on clay in Madrid, before Shapovalov got revenge at the 2019 US Open.

So the hard court factor here probably just leans an advantage towards 21-year-old Shapovalov.

A Shapovalov -2.5 Games handicap is at 10/11* (odds taken 2000 GMT, Wednesday 10th February).


Felix Auger Aliassime Preview – Can FAA run the show in Melbourne?

There have been two very comfortable victories for Felix Auger-Aliassime at the Australian Open this year.

He has won both matches in streak sets, without facing any hardship whatsoever.

The 20-year-old did get a good deep tournament run under his belt before Melbourne Park.

Auger Aliassime went to the final of the Murray River Open earlier this month. He was beaten by Britain’s Dan Evans.

But still, that run offered the FAA some good time on the court, a great chance to sharpen himself up.

In the match outright for this exciting all-Canadian third round match, Felix Auger Aliassime to win is at 11/8* (odds taken 2000 GMT, Wednesday 10th February).

So the bookmakers don’t think that he is out of this.

He, like Shapovalov, is one of the bright young stars in the game. Auger Aliassime is ranked 20th at the Australian Open, with Shapovalov at 11th.

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Felix Auger Aliassime doesn’t yet have much of a Grand Slam record behind him

He featured in the main draw of the Australian Open for the first time last year, when he made a first-round exit.

He fell at the first hurdle in the French Open as well.

But then he started to show some chops by reaching the fourth round of the US Open, debating Andy Murray along the way.

There’s a lot more to come from him without question, and we see him sticking in there with his compatriot.

It is hard to picture how this match is settled at just the three sets. So we are going further for the 4 Set Option in Total Sets at 6/4 for tennis betting* (odds taken 2000 GMT, Wednesday 10th February).


Denis Shapovalov vs Felix Auger Aliassime Betting Advice

What a great match this is lined up to be. Two of the best young future stars of the game go head to head.

It’s an all-Canadian clash as well and there isn’t that much to choose between them.

The extra experience does go to Shapovalov and on the hard court, we think he gets it.

But there is every chance here that Felix Auger-Aliassime at least gets himself on the board in the match up.


Key Facts – Denis Shapovalov vs Felix Auger Aliassime Betting Tip

  • Denis Shapovalov is 2-1 up in the head to head with Auger-Aliassime
  • Denis Shapovalov is 11th seed at the tournament Auger-Aliassime 20th.
  • Felix Auger Aliassime is in just his second Australian Open main draw


Our pick for tennis betting is the Shapovalov -2.5 Games Handicap at 10/11* (odds taken 2000 GMT, Wednesday 10th February).

That’s as we look for slightly better value than in the match outright.

For some fuller odds we are looking at the Shapovalov 3-1 set betting pick at 10/3* (odds taken 2000 GMT, Wednesday 10th February).


The best betting odds for Denis Shapovalov vs Felix Auger Aliassime

Denis Shapovalov to win: 4/7 at Bet365
Felix Auger Aliassime to win: 11/8 at Bet365