Fernando Verdasco vs Andy Murray Betting Tip – Murray 2-0 – 13th October 2020

Murray can earn a comfortable win over Verdasco in Germany

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Spain Fernando Verdasco vs Andy Murray United Kingdom
13th October 1630hrs
Tennis – Germany – ATP Cologne
Pick Murray 2-0 set betting
Bookmaker Unibet
Odds: Even money odds taken 23:36 GMT, Monday, 12th October

Andy Murray is back in action this week as he has entered the ATP Cologne event.

Murray is the strong odds-on favorite to win his opening match at the tournament as he faces up to Spain’s Fernando Verdasco.

Murray has dominated the previous meetings between the two players and will be expected to advance.

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Fernando Verdasco Preview – Can Verdasco pull off an upset?

Fernando Verdaco is not a player that you are going to see knocking around a lot of the bigger tournaments.

There was no place for him at the recent US Open or French Open for example.

In between those two tournaments there was the big ATP Masters 1000 Rome event.

However, Verdasco failed to get past the first qualifying round for that.

The Spaniard has lost his last four fixtures now, the last time that he won happened at this year’s Australian Open.

So he is on just a W4 L4 record for the season and Verdasco is the 2/1 underdog in the match outright for this contest with Andy Murray* (odds taken 23:36 GMT, Monday, 12th October).

The 36 year old also has a poor head to head record going against Andy Murray as well, which isn’t going to help his cause.

Our betting prediction:
Murray 6-4 First Set Score
9/2

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(odds taken 23:36 GMT, Monday, 12th October)

 

Verdasco is W3 L13 from his previous matches with Andy Murray.

We also have to note that in his last four matches played this season, Vedasco has managed to take just one set in total.

Two of those matches were against players ranked outside of the top 100.

With that in mind an Andy Murray 2-0 set betting option does appear to be a nice bit of value at even money*(odds taken 23:36 GMT, Monday, 12th October).

 

Andy Murray Preview – Murray with a good chance of progressing

Andy Murray’s French Open campaign ended at the first hurdle as he drew a tough first round fixture against Stan Wawrinka.

After a second round exit at the US Open, Murray still has a lot of work to do to try and claw his way back to anything like being a title contender.

This is a lower ranked tournament for him, however. He is looking to improve on his W3 L3 record for the 2020 calendar year.

In the match outright, Murray is the 4/11 underdog, so there is very little tennis betting value there at that kind of mark* (odds taken 23:36 GMT, Monday, 12th October).

It has been only the one victory in the last four matches played by Murray.

But after so long off the court because of physical rehabilitation after hip surgery, it’s to be expected of course.

That having been said we don’t see him having too many problems in this one. The quicker, stronger the start that he gets, the better.

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Andy Murray has lost the last two matches against Verdasco.

Those were in 2018 at the US Open and then in Shenzhen, but Murray wasn’t in tip top health in either of those.

Those are interesting results, but a lot of time has passed and Murray is meeting a verteran who is out of form.

So we can lean towards a Murray -3.5 Games Handicap as the Brit has been well-rested since the early French Open exit.

That Games Handicap option is at 3/4* (odds taken 23:36 GMT, Monday, 12th October).

 

Fernando Verdasco vs Andy Murray Betting Advice

Two of the games veterans are going up against each other in this one, with Murray two years younger than his opponent.

He is still working his way back to the kind of competitive levels that could see him challenge for titles.

We think that latter outcome is still a long way off, but Murray can sweep this match at the ATP Cologne tournament cleanly.

 

Key Facts – Fernando Verdasco vs Andy Murray Betting Tip

  • Fernando Verdasco is on a four match losing streak
  • Fernando Verdasco has won only one set in total across his last four fixtures
  • Andy Murray is W13 L3 in the head to head with Verdasco

 

So we are going with a Murray 2-0 in set betting for even money as that looks like some decent value to lean on.

Verdasco just doesn’t look to be any kind of threat in this match whatsoever.

Anything like a solid performance fromMurray should get him to the next round* (odds taken 23:36 GMT, Monday, 12th October)..

 

The best betting odds for Fernando Verdasco vs Andy Murray

Fernando Verdasco to win: 2/1 at Bet365
Andy Murray to win: 4/11 at Bet365