7 Tips & Strategies You Need To Know About Tennis Betting


STARNBERG, July 7, 2021 (Guest post)

Tennis tournaments are very popular throughout the year for at least 11 months, thus providing a large supply of games under which can be bet on and trade a pre-game and in-play. Betting markets are often liquid and lively. However, tennis betting has not been very popular due to the popularity of in-play and live streaming, resulting in many tennis betting clients staking on pre-match and live tennis sports.

Tennis odds

Like any other form of sports betting, odds are the determinant factors of the amount a bettor is likely to win from any form of bet placed, provided their bets are saucerful and have predicted the outcome correctly. Tennis odds are offered in three different ways: decimal which is common in Europe and across the Southern hemisphere; Fractional, which is common in Ireland and the UK; Moneyline, which is popular across North America. Irrespective of how informed a tennis tipster is like any other sporting event is prone to human error. However, probability laws are used to determine the possible outcome. 

Betting odds

In tennis sport, betting odds represent the players that have been listed at odds of 1.75 to emerge a winner in a Grand Slam match. This implies that the betting odds represent the possibility commonly referred to as an implied probability of a specific outcome taking place. Thus if a player has been listed at 1.75 to emerge a winner in a given game, such odds are a representation of what a bookmaker believes the possibilities of the player emerging the winner of the match. 

Tennis betting tips and strategies

1. Interpretation of statistics and establish form

While selecting a player to favor in a tennis match, it is important that you do a background study of the player to establish how relevant or the form of the player. A tennis player might have had five years of poor form in a particular tournament, making them irrelevant. A player might have also suffered a dip in form, and it is important as a bettor to understand the reason behind this, such as nursing an injury, not in the public domain. Therefore, it is important to interpret the players’ statistics and their recent form to establish the one that is most likely to emerge as the winner.

2. Do not overvalue head to heads

Head-to-head statistics are one of the most complex information in tennis to interpret. Without any doubt, it is worth being interpreted correctly. Head to heads are one of the important information that people in the market are interested in. for instance, there are situations where two players had participated in a game a week before with the best being 1.4 during that week and ended up losing 2-0 the following week against the same opponent and then won 1.7. The last result is worthwhile, but its probability is not of great value. However, such instances are not common in tennis.

3. Capitalize on the pre-match drifters

Usually, the odds of players tend to change significantly. This could be as a result of fitness issues or in cases of medical timeout in the last round. Another factor is motivation, where a majority of players are associated with the stigma that makes them care less, especially in smaller tournaments. Whenever a player is not interested in winning, it becomes problematic to bet on such a match. Therefore, it is important to capitalize on such pre-match drifters as a bettor to establish the most probable player to win the tournament even with poor previous results.

4. Study the behavior of players under pressure conditions

While trading in-play, it is crucial to analyze how players tend to respond under certain underlying conditions because they are bound to react differently when going ahead or behind. Specific players have good records with breakpoints transformed and the same breakpoints saved. Therefore, it is essential to scrutinize different conditions under which the players have played before and compare them with the current match condition to easily predict their behaviors during the match and the probable outcome. 

5. Game spread

Another strategy of placing a bet on a tennis tournament is to set spread. At most times, tennis matches are likely to feature attractive odds since single participant games have limited variance compared to team sports; thus, the spread is a method of leveling up the playing ground. This method is primarily a similar set-up to a game spread. The only disparity is that a bettor is staking on sets rather than games.

6. Betting sets

Betting on a particular score is the same as betting on the ultimate score of the game. A bettor bets on the score set in that a bettor bets on the number of sets a winner gets in tennis. This is the best way to bet, especially when you have knowledge of the players’ abilities, particularly when a certain player is overlooked as less favorite due to low starts at the beginning of the game. 

7. Under/over

Generally, tennis games do not end with a total number of sets covered. A bettor can also stake the number of games to be played in the entire match, given the odds of under or over a specific number of games by the bookmaker. Therefore, depending on the intensity of the match, it is easier to predict the total number of games or sets in a single tournament. 

Tennis betting rules

Tennis sport provides a large number of variables and additional markets compared to any other form of sport. If one wants to maximize their profits under minimal risks, they ought to formulate a betting strategy for tennis based on strict disciplined and a combination of scientific theory. Below are some of the tennis betting rules that a bettor should strictly observe:

  • Place a bet only when there is a significant value
  • Always specialize
  • Open accounts with different bookmakers
  • Always keep a record of every bet placed on tennis
  • Search for the suspect seed
  • Understand returning and serving
  • Be informed of the playing styles
  • Analyze surfaces
  • Follow the betting tips of tennis