So it’s been hard to ignore all the football and tennis on our screens for the past few weeks. And frankly, we don’t want to ignore it. It’s been an absolute riot of fun so far.
Slots and sports betting aren’t mutually exclusive and for the weekend that’s in it, we thought we’d focus in on Wimbledon betting.
Bet365 is a mecca for slots lovers, with an astounding array of games across loads of different themes. And yes, there are plenty of sports themed slots over there too, as well as brilliant promotions.
But unless you live under a rock (or you’re totally new to online gaming), you’ll know that Bet365 is best known for its sportsbook. That’s what the site was originally known for and despite branching out into casino, poker and bingo games, sports betting is still the main focus of Bet365.
When you go to Bet365 for sports betting, you can be sure that you’re getting competitive odds. They’ve also got frequently changing promotions to keep things interesting, along with excellent sign-up offers for new players.
And with the Wimbledon finals looming, you know that they’re the place you should be placing your tennis bets in between spinning the reels at their slots.
Here’s the low-down on the favourites to win the Wimbledon 2018 singles events, along with the most up-to-date Bet365 odds.
Favourites to win the women’s Wimbledon singles event 2018
Looking at the latest Bet365 odds, there’s one clear favourite to win Wimbledon 2018 and there’s very little value to be had in placing that particular wager. But the question is, is it really that clear-cut? Could the final produce another shocking result? The tournament started with a shocker, so maybe it just might end with one too… Here’s everything you need to know about the top two favourites.
*Accurate as of 12:00pm BST 11/07/18*
Hailing from the United States of America, Serena Williams has incredibly risen to odds-on favourite less than a year after having her first child. And she’s suffered from plenty of health complications after that. But it hasn’t seemed to slow her down in Wimbledon.
Her world singles ranking according to the Women’s Tennis Association is at 181 right now, but she’s held the top spot on eight separate occasions in her career. She’s won a bevvy of Grand Slam singles titles. Her first was the US Open in 1999 and her most recent Grand Slam win was only in 2017. Williams has also become the Wimbledon singles champ a whopping seven times.
During this tournament, she’s beaten Arantxa Rus, Viktoriya Tomova, Kristina Mladenovic, Evgeniya Rodina and Camila Giorgi to make her way to the semi finals. She’s taking on Germany’s Julia Gorges in the semi-final tomorrow, in what is expected to be a outright victory for the US powerhouse.
However, after losing her first set against Giorgi earlier this week, there was a small chink in her otherwise seemingly unpenetrable armour. Yet she still has 1/1 odds at Bet365. If this weakness rears its ugly head again tomorrow or indeed during the finals, could it be enough to cost Williams the title?
The 30-year-old German Angelique Kerber has played consistently well during Wimbledon 2018 so far. She’s famous for her aggressive all-court playing style and has proved a handful for her competitors. the World Tennis Association currently ranks her at number 10 and she achieved the association’s highest ranking back in 2016.
Since she turned pro in 2003, she’s had a steady rise to success. 2016 was clearly an incredible year for the German powerhouse. winning the Australian Open and the US Open, getting silver in the Olympic Games and the Tour Finals and reaching the finals at Wimbledon. She hasn’t yet scooped the title of Wimbledon singles champ, but she’s sure going to give it a try.
After struggling with her form somewhat in 2017, this has been a solid year for Kerber. Her performance at Wimbledon so far has been consistent, beating Vera Zvonareva, Claire Liu, Naomi Osaka, Belinda Bencic and Daria Kasatkina in her journey to win the title. She’s facing Jelena Ostapenko tomorrow in the semi-final, in what promises to be a heated exchange across the court.
Favourites to win the men’s Wimbledon singles event 2018
The men’s final winner at Wimbledon 2018 is looking less clear cut that the women’s at the moment. In fairness, the quarter finals are yet to be played. They kick off today at 13:00 UK time and 15:00 UK time, so there’s going to be a lot of skin in the game this afternoon on the courts. Bet365 have the biggest names in men’s tennis pegged as favourites for the title, but the question is, which one will scoop the crown?
The favourites have a famous rivalry, so it’ll make winning that title even sweeter for whoever does net it in the end.
*Accurate as of 12:00pm BST 11/07/18*
Roger Federer has smashed through the tournaments so far, beating Dusan Lajovic, Lukas Lacko, Jan-Lennard Struff and Adrian Mannarino. Today’s quarter final match is predicted to be another clear win for the Swiss titan, as he takes on Kevin Anderson at 13:00.
The Associate of Tennis Professionals currently have Federer at number two in their world rankings. He’s been playing professionally for 20 years and is feared among competitors as one of the best players the game has ever seen. He’s got an astounding number of Grand Slam Singles wins under his belt, including a record-smashing eight Wimbledon titles.
The Federer vs Djokovic rivalry is one of the most well known in tennis history. The pair have played each other a 45 times and Djokovic has won 23 of those matches. It’s going to be very interesting if they face each other in the final…
The second favourite to win the Wimbledon single’s title, Novak Djokovic is dead-set on stealing the crown from the reigning champ Federer. At 31, this Serbian is five years the junior of his main rival.
He’s currently ranked 21 in the Association of Tennis Professionals men’s singles ranking. He’s got 12 Grand Slam singles titles to his name, including three Wimbledon wins.
His journey through Wimbledon 2018 has seen him take on and beat Tennys Sandgren, Horacio Zeballos, Kyle Edmund and Karen Khachanov. Then this afternoon he’s set to take on Kei Nishikori, where he’s predicted to win comfortably.
If Djokovic faces Federer in the final, spectators should be treated to unpredictable shot-making and an overall very exciting display. Neither player is said to have a distinct advantage on grass courts, with a fairly even record all around.