Gilles Simon plays well at the courts in Montpellier and is now a serious danger to any tennis player. Even though the Frenchman will be 38 years old this year.
Gilles has already beaten three younger opponents in the current competitions. In qualifying, he scored victories over Marc-Andrea Huesler (7-6, 7-6) and Antoine Hoang (6-4, 7-5). And in the main draw of the tournament, Simon beat Lucas Pouille (7-6, 5-7, 6-4). Find out more tennis predictions as we always choose the most exciting matches for your attention.
Roberto Bautista is last year’s finalist in Montpellier, so the Spaniard will have to defend rating points at the current tournament. Last year on the local courts in the final, Roberto did not cope with David Goffin (7-5, 4-6, 2-6). The current season for Bautista Agut started quite well – first, Roberto helped his team reach the finals of the ATP Cup and then issued a place in the third round of the Australian Open.
Oddly enough, Simon has the advantage in personal meetings in this pair. So there is reason to believe that the 37-year-old Frenchman will be able to fight Bautista Agut in the upcoming meeting. Moreover, Gilles has already managed to get used to the local courts, while for Roberto, this will be the first fight on indoor hard after the Australian Open.
Our prediction – total over 22 games at odds of 1.86. Bautista Agut will play indoors for the first time this year, so it is unlikely that the Spanish tennis player could easily confirm the status of the meeting’s favourite. Moreover, in personal meetings in this pair, Simon is leading with a score of 5-2. We expect that Gilles will be able to impose a fight on Bautista Agut. So, the second prediction is Simon’s victory with a handicap of (+5) games for a coefficient of 1.71. To win more with huge bonuses, higher odds, and without risks – visit our betting sites rankings page. A fresh review of the most reliable offers for Indian bettors will be helpful for you.