Milos Raonic v Lucas Pouille Winner Odds & Predictions

Raonic to go marching on

Tennis Betting

Australian Open 2019 Preview – January 23rd, 2019 at 1:30 am

Lucas Pouille will be something of a surprise quarter finalist at the Australian Open, but his opponent isn’t. Canada’s Milos Raonic has come through some big challenges to get this far and so far, he has risen to the occasion in each one. The winner of this one will face either Novak Djokovic or Kei Nishikori in the semi-finals.

Milos Raonic v Lucas Pouille odds*

Milos Raonic 1/6
Lucas Pouille 4/1
* (betting odds taken from bet365 on January 21st, 2019 at 5:31 pm)

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Milos Raonic is one of those players who always has the potential at Grand Slam tournaments to string something together. Should it not be one of the game’s elites like Djokovic or Nadal winning a Slam, then Raonic is always one of those leaders in the chasing pack. He looks to be mounting a serious challenge to make a run at what would be his first ever Grand Slam title, although granted, Djokovic could stand in his way.

First up for the big-serving Canadian is France’s Lucas Pouille in the quarterfinals. To get to his stage Raonic has taken out some big names in home favourite Nick Kyrgios, former Australian Open winner Stan Wawrinka and then in the last round, Raonic produced his best tennis of the tournament. He absolutely tore apart the game of 4th seed Alexander Zverev who had absolutely no answer to what Raonic was throwing at him. Raonic won in straight sets.

Pouille has had to dig deep in there to get to the quarter finals. Considering that the Frenchman had never won a match at Melbourne Park in five previous visits, this has been some run for him. He has done things the hard way though. After winning his opening match in straight sets, he has been pushed hard in his subsequent fixtures. He had an epic five-setter in the third round against Alexei Popyrin, with two of those sets going to tiebreaks.

That was after a four-letter against Maximilian Marterer in the second round (two of those sets going to tiebreaks). Then it was 11th seed Borna Coric standing in his way in the fourth round. Again Pouille was involved in some long sets, with another two of them going to tiebreaks. It all worked out in favour of the Frenchman though who battled back with some grit to get the win over Coric after having dropped the first set on the tie break.

Head to head

This will be the fourth meeting between the two of them and the three previous meetings have all gone the way of Raonic. In 2016 Raonic beat him in Brisbane and then at the Australian Open. Their most recent meeting was in Germany last year. Raonic hasn’t dropped a set against the Frenchman in any of their previous matches.

Prediction

It is Raonic still for us who keeps delivering. His opponent is really in unchartered territory here and the way that Raonic is playing, we can see Pouille getting swept aside A 3-0 set win for Raonic is at 5/6 odds* (betting odds taken from bet365 on January 21st, 2019 at 5:31 pm)


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