2018 Davis Cup Draw and Betting – Tennis Odds

Great Britain's Davis Cup campaign could be over before it's begun

Tennis Betting

Great Britain begin their quest for an 11th Davis Cup title but only a second since 1936 in Spain this weekend.

A home draw is a change of fortune for the Spanish as their last eight ties have all been away from home. Britain haven’t played Spain in the Davis Cup since 1986 in the days of John Lloyd and Jeremy Bates but did win on that occasion and Leon Smith’s team will at least hope to equal their achievement of reaching the quarter-finals last year, when they lost to eventual winners France.

Unfortunately, Smith won’t be able to call on Andy Murray for at least a few months but the Scot’s brother Jamie Murray will play in the doubles and Australian Open semi-finalist Kyle Edmund will be a key player in two of the singles ties in the World Group match in Marbella’s Puente Romano Sports Complex. Dominic Inglot,¬†Cameron Norrie and Liam Broady make up the team that will have to contend with a passionate home crowd on the Costa Del Sol as well as an unfavourable clay surface with the winners facing either Germany or Australia in the quarter-finals. The losers will have to play-off to retain their place in the World Group next year.

Great Britain are the seeded nation in the First Round tie but a general 16/1 to win the tournament. Spain currently have six players in the world’s top 40 and are only 7/2, though the injured Rafael Nadal will be missing.

2018 Davis Cup First Round Draw

Halle Olympique, Albertville, France
France v Netherlands
Morioka Takaya Arena, Morioka, Japan
Japan v Italy
Club de Tenis Puente Romano, Marbella, Spain
Spain v Great Britain
Pat Rafter Arena, Brisbane, Australia
Australia v Germany
National Tennis Centre, Astana, Kazakhstan
Kazakhstan v Switzerland
Sportska Dvorana Gradski Vrt, Osijek, Croatia
Croatia v Canada
Sportski Centar Cair, Nis, Serbia
Serbia v USA
Country Hall du Sart-Tilman, Liège, Belgium
Belgium v Hungary
The United States hold the record for Davis Cup victories but it’s more than 10 years since an American team last lifted the trophy. Australia are the second most successful country in the competition but they last won in 2003. Defending champions France have won the Davis Cup on 10 occasions, the same as Great Britain.
Belgium (16/1 this year with Boylesports) have never won the Davis Cup but have the beaten finalists in two of the last three years, though are heavily reliant on the talents of Steve Goffin. The top players don’t always play Davis Cup, especially in the opening rounds, and the competition can throw up some surprise results. A team that could slip under the radar this year are Kazakhstan.
The Kazakhs have a formidable record in Astana and should prove too strong for fifth seeds Switzerland in the First Round. The Swiss are without Roger Federer and Stan Wawrinka and lost 5-0 at the same venue in 2010. Kazakhstan have won nine of 10 home ties since 2008 and have a good draw so may offer some value at 22/1 with Irish online bookmaker Boylesports.

Boylesports’ 2018 Davis Cup Betting

France 5/2, Spain 7/2, Croatia 4/1, Australia 6/1, United States 8/1, Great Britain and Belgium 16/1, Germany 20/1, Kazakhstan and Serbia 22/1, Italy and Canada 25/1, Switzerland 28/1, Japan 40/1, Hungary 50/1, Netherlands 60/1

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