Andy Murray has been cruising through his Wimbledon matches so far – and that’s unlikely to change on Saturday.
Match: Andy Murray vs Andreas Seppi
Selection: Andy Murray (-7.5 games)
Best Odds: 1.74 @ Unibet
On that day, the Scot is going to face Andreas Seppi, a man that managed to beat Roger Federer in the Australian Open, but who’s done virtually nothing since then and who nearly lost against the injured Borna Coric in the previous round. The Italian has a decent ground game, but his serve isn’t very competitive at this level of play and we all know how important good serve is on this particular service, so Murray will have a big advantage in that department right from the get go.
Importantly, Murray proved that he can up his game by crushing Robin Haase after being slightly unconvincing against Mikhail Kukushkin, which should do him a lot of good not only in the long run, but also in this very match. On clay, Seppi might have a chance against Murray, but he doesn’t have a chance on the faster surfaces and we do expect to see at least one very straightforward set, so the 7.5 games handicap looks worth taking to us at prices around evens.
The only thing that can stop the Scot is his own head – but, since it hasn’t really been a problem for him in recent months, we’re willing to take that risk. After all, he’s got a truly excellent 33-3 record since the shock loss against Coric in Dubai. Since then – and that was February, he’s lost only against Novak Djokovic, and even those losses were usually rather tight and hard-fought.