Ray McLachlan |  Sun 21/01/2018 - 13:14 EST

2018 Australian Open Odds: Fourth Round Best Value Picks

2018 Australian Open Odds: Fourth Round Best Value Picks
We're down to just sixteen players in each of the men's and women's singles at the 2018 Australian Open. We recap the action from the third round and preview the biggest matches to be played on Monday, January 22nd, including the latest odds and best betting advice.

Australian Open Third Round Recap

The fourth round is played on Sunday, January 21st and Monday, January 22nd. Once again there are several key matchups to look forward to, and below we take a look at the top fixtures, followed by our predictions and more betting tips to help you win big at the Australian Open. 

Men’s Tournament Fourth Round Singles Picks

Roger Federer, Dominic Thiem and Novak Djokovic will face unseeded players, meaning they will once again be at short odds, while the match between Italian Fabio Fognini and Tomas Berdych is one of the few where both players are a genuine chance. Below are the matches that offer the most valuable odds:

Fabio Fognini (25) vs Tomas Berdych (19) Berdych @ -286

Berdych’s display against Juan Martin del Potro was brilliant, and shows he can more than handle the heat at the Australian Open. In what we expected to be a five set thriller was over in quick time, as the Czech star won comfortably despite being the slight outsider. He is the heavy favourite here, owing to both rank and the fact that he has played far less minutes than his Italian opponent, and we are sticking with him to make it to the quarters.

Novak Djokovic (14) vs Hyeon Chung Djokovic @ -453

While Djokovic is yet to return to his best, there is little doubt that he will progress in this match, which makes the odds of -453 on offer surprisingly good value. If you compare it with say Roger Federer, who is at -4902 in his match (no that is not a typo), this is an easy win and one that would go great as a parlay into either of the above two picks.

Women’s Tournament Fourth Round Singles Picks

While many big names went out early, the reality is that we’ve still got plenty of talent left in the women’s draw. Most of the top seeds remain, while outsiders like Kerber and Madison Keys are well in with a chance of lifting this year’s trophy. Below are the pick of the eight fourth round matches.

Madison Keys (17) vs Caroline Garcia (8) Keys @ -179

It hasn’t been a great tournament for American fans, with many of their best chances heading out early. Madison Keys remains, and has been performing well, enough for Sports Interaction to list her as favourite against eighth seed Caroline Garcia. The top French chance in the women’s draw has ben taken to three sets twice already, and her form coming into the event has not been overly impressive. We like Keys here, and the odds are great value.

Simona Halep vs Naomi Osaka Halep @ -188

This is the first time we’ve seen Halep at odds less than -1000, owing mainly to Osaka’s dominant win over Australian Ashleigh Barty in the third round. The Japanese star is playing extremely well at present, although Halep is number one seed for a reason and will still have the upper hand here. She is offering great odds for the win here. 

More Betting Tips

Don’t forget that you can also pick the number of sets required for victory in all Australian Open matches. We have successfully picked Simona Halep would win in straight sets on two occasions, and there is no reason why she shouldn’t do so again (you would get a price of +106 for her to do so). While one of the other top players may not be worthwhile betting on because of their overwhelming superiority and low return potential, taking on the number of sets may be a useful pick.

There are more options available in the mens draw as they play five sets, although it’s not uncommon for women’s matches to go to three sets even when the top seeds are involved.

You could also try your luck by checking out the over/under market. This is much more difficult to predict, and as such the reward is much greater. Your options may include betting on the total number of games in a set or total number of games in a match, which again is easier if you are watching the match and betting live.

There will always be the option of betting on the exact score of a set. This is actually not as difficult as it sounds as there are only a handful of different possibilities, so why not have a punt on this in the next match you put your money on. Betting on the Australian Open is easier than ever, and with so many Canadian-friendly sportsbooks vying for your betting cash there are always a number of exciting deals on the table.

Make sure you explore our sportsbook partners and check out all of the different options available. As always, you can also join in the discussion on our facebook page to connect with other bettors and convey your thoughts on this year’s likely winner.

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