The Safety Net – Slow and steady wins the betting race

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The safety net bet has got off to a blistering start with three successive victories and there seems no reason to shy away from tennis as we go in search of win number four.

Our initial £50 has grown steadily to £110.50 thanks to our trio of tennis predictions, with the latest success being that of Sam Querrey in the first round of the AEGON Championships at Queens Club yesterday.

We are changing to the other grass court tournament ahead of Wimbledon currently taking place in order to pick our next winner and fancy Florian Mayer to have too much for Dustin Brown in the opening round of the Gerry Weber Open in Halle.

Not only has Mayer triumphed in both of the previous career meetings between the two, but is also ranked far higher in the ATP Rankings at 18, compared to Brown’s position outside of the top 100.

Mayer is 1/4 to beat Brown and has also fared well in 2011 to date, having only been knocked out of the first round of a tournament on a single occasion this year.

Meanwhile, Mayer has been playing well of late in securing victories over the likes of Viktor Troicki, Jurgen Meltzer, while also pushing Andy Murray close in Rome.

Both players will be keen to progress in their first grass court tournament of the year as the event provides worthy practice on the surface ahead of Wimbledon next month, so it will not be a match that Mayer underestimates.

With our aim of making £20 profit each day, we will be staking £80 on Mayer beating Brown, with a victory turning our £110.50 into £130.50.

Current status:
Bank: £110.50
Today’s stake: £80
Best case scenario: £130.50
Worst case scenario: £20.50

Last safety net bet: Sam Querrey to beat Kei Nishikori at 4/9

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Craig Kemp

Craig has written for Ladbrokes since the 2010 World Cup, having previously gained a Media & Sports Journalism degree and contributed to publications including the Racing Post. His main areas of interest are horse racing and UFC, but he is also an avid X Factor gambler and likes nothing more than indulging in a spot of Hip Hop Karaoke.