The early rounds of Wimbledon often offer up very little for punters looking for value, but combining a number of matches in an accumulator can prove very rewarding.
Our 236/1 accumulator fell short at the first hurdle last week with Leyton Hewitt’s retirement against Oliver Rochus, but we’re confident we can highlight a winning formula at SW19 today.
Bear with us because this is a 20-selection accumulator but with many of the selections at odds of 1/50 or shorter, a number of them are bankers.
Rafael Nadal to beat Martin Russell @ 1/200
Andy Murray to beat Daniel Gimeno-Traver @1/100
Venus Williams to beat Akgul Amanmuradova @1/50
Tomas Berdych to beat Flippo Volandri @1/50
Juan Martin del Potro to beat Flavio Cipolla @ 1/50
Andy Roddick to beat Andreas Beck @ 1/25
Vera Zvonareva to beat Alison Riske @1/16
Petra Kvitova to beat Alexa Glatch @ 1/14
Andrea Petkovic to beat Stephanie Foretz Gacon @1/12
Gael Monfils to beat Matthias Bachinger @1/9
Stanislas Wawrinka to beat Potito Starace @ 1/9
Daniela Hantuchova to beat Vitalia Diatchenko @ 1/8
Yanina Wickmayer to beat Varvara Lepchenko @1/7
Victoria Azarenka to beat Magdalena Rybarikova @ 2/9
Anne Keothavong to beat Naomi Brady @1/2
Alex Bogomolov to beat Donald Young @ 8/11
Gilles Muller to beat Tommy Haase @ 4/6
Fernando Verdasco to beat Radek Stepanek @ 4/7
Simone Bolelli to beat Martin Fischer @ 4/6
Jelena Dokic to beat Francesca Schiavone @ 5/4
Backing all 20 selections in an accumulator would offer up odds of 67/1 and while we admit some of the latter selections are a bit risky, we’re confident of picking up a tidy profit today.
Backing Dokic to beat French Open finalist Schiavone may seem the most risky of the 20 selections, but Dokic is in fine grass form having reached the final in Holland last week and beat Schiavone earlier in the year to add to her two previous victories over the Italian.
There are bound to be some Wimbledon upsets and Schiavone looks like being the first high-profile casualty.