Roger Federer vs Dominic Thiem Preview and Prediction

Roger Federer vs Dominic Thiem Preview and Betting Tips

Roger Fedrer
Federer is riding a strong wave of consistency and success as he comes to the final on the back of another ATP title win at Dubai (his 100th ATP Triumph). He has been sublime throughout the tournament. His serve has never really been challenged as he has never lost a game on his serve. He’s yet to lose a set in this tournament and was the favourite for the match against Nadal as well.

Dominic Thiem
Dominic Thiem, on the other hand, is a player with so much promise that it’s really hard to write him off. Probably the one statistic that Thiem would keep reverting to is the head to head battle where he’s 2-2 with Federer which should give him confidence that he has beaten him twice already. Thiem played a flawless first set against Raonic in which he didn’t commit even a single unforced error and it was a bit of a surprise that Raonic took the match to the third set. Thiem would look to play his natural game and just let the cards fall in place. If they do he could be on the verge of winning his first ATP 1000 title.

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You really need to look at the form both of these players are in and when you stress enough you find out that Federer is in red hot form right now. Even at the age of 37 he would be motivated to beat the record of most Indian Wells titles(he’s currently tied with Djokovic at 5) and the form he’s in it’s very hard to look beyond him.
Thiem would need to come out swinging and try and replicate his first set performance against Raonic. If he’s able to then with one of the cleanest swings in the game he could make some damage.

In the end, smart money would be on Federer breaking the record of most Indian Wells titles. Dominic Thiem is a powerful player, therefore, we total sets would come to three for sure.

Betting tips for the Weekend Ahead

In England the 25th, 26th and 27th of January is FA Cup 4th round weekend. Forgetting all of that “romance of the cup” talk, it is a time of the season when, if you look for it, there is usually good value to be found. Read on to see some of the tastiest picks of the round, in terms of getting one over on the bookmakers.
FA Cup Fourth Round
We are still early enough into the competition that almost all of the premiership teams—or at least the ones who didn’t succumb first time around—are pitted against supposedly inferior opposition. Gone are the days, though, when managers would play their strongest eleven. For the majority of managers, boards and indeed fans, even on FA Cup weekend, their number one priority is to stay in the EPL, secure their place in the top four, scrape into the top four, or win the thing. There is a small pool of teams in the middle who consider themselves safe and realise the gap to the European places is insurmountable. There are also two high-profile teams who will be desperate to win the FA this season. But, unfortunately for them, they have been drawn against each other, and you are a braver man than I if you can pick—with anything approaching certainty—the winner of Arsenal v Manchester United.
All this means that there is value to be had. Until the team sheets are released, no one will know just how seriously premiership managers are taking it, and bookies will always err on the side of caution and favour the bigger side. In their weekly blog, BetStars give their football tips for the weekend, and it is good to get it from a bookmaker’s perspective. The argument for the EPL teams is just as valid for those in the Championship. Their raison d’etre is to get out of that league and into the land of milk and honey. So, with that in mind, which games jump out from the 4th-round fixture list?
Crystal Palace v Spurs
Accrington v Derby
AFC Wimbledon v West Ham
Other Priorities
Spurs are still fighting on 4 fronts. They are in the semi-final of the Carabao, still in the Champions League and clinging on to their place in the title race. As priorities go, this will not rank highly, and Pochettino even said as much earlier this month. Throw in Kane’s injury, and it isn’t hard to see how seriously he will be taking this. Palace are in a relegation scrap themselves, but have done enough to get a little breathing space. And Roy Hodgson will certainly be looking to carry on their momentum and get one over on their London rivals.
Derby, with Frank Lampard at the helm, will be purely focussed on securing their place in the playoff spots in the Championship and making sure they are in a position to strike if either of the top two slip. They had a good run in the Carabao, but that ultimately affected their league form, and he will not want that to happen again. Fellow Championship side Ipswich found how hard it was to break down a resolute Accrington side in round three, and I can see a repeat on Saturday.
Shock of the Round


AFC Wimbledon may not be having the best of times in the league, but their tie against West Ham is exactly the game their fans would have been dreaming of during their seasons out of the top four tiers. West Ham have found some form of late and have all but secured their place in the EPL for another season. Kingsmeadow is a lot more like Upton Park than the Hammers’ new home, and though Pellegrini will take this seriously, I can see AFC causing the upset of the round, and that outcome will have tasty odds to boot.
There are a number of Championship games, as well as practically a full fixture list in leagues 1 and 2, so it is possible to sprinkle the FA Cup ones into a more run-of-the-mill accumulator to spice up the odds. Before you do anything however, make sure you check out our handy arbitrage calculator to ensure you are getting maximum value.

Southampton vs Everton Prediction

English Premier League: Southampton vs Everton Match Preview, Prediction and Betting Tips

Southampton will take on Everton on Saturday afternoon at St Mary’s stadium aiming to continue their three game unbeaten streak, whilst the Everton are also hoping to continue their good form after successive two wins.


Southampton had a disastrous start this season with a shocking 6-1 defeat to Manchester City. The team dispensed with the services of Coach Mark Hughes in the process and replaced him by Ralph Hasenhüttl. Since then, they have defeated Arsenal and Huddersfield town in away games. Read On…

South Africa vs Pakistan Prediction

Cricket: South Africa vs Pakistan Match Prediction, Preview and Betting Tips

Host, Stadium, Time: Match would be played at ST. George’s Park, Port Elizabeth on 19/1/19 at 11:00 GMT

South Africa after sweeping the test series 3-0 against Pakistan, would demonstrate the same ruthless instinct that have ensured 7 straight wins at home. They are ranked 4th in ODI rankings a notch above Pakistan, who are placed at 5th position. Coach Micky Arthur’s side on the other hand would play with both ferocity and talent. Fixture is likely to be an entertainment feast for fans of the game. Read On…

Celtic vs Ajax Preview and Prediction

Europa League Group A: Celtic vs Ajax Preview and Prediction

Celtic will face Ajax Amsterdam on Thursday evening in the UEFA Europa League match at Celtic Park, with both teams aiming to seal the second spot in Group A. Celtic came into this game after a disappointing 0-0 draw with Kilmarnock at the weekend. Ajax enters into this game with a 0-0 draw over Fenerbahçe. Read On…

From The Trading Floor

Punters Back Mour To Be Merrier In Champions League

Chelsea are 11/8 to be the furthest progressing English team in this season’s Champions League and Jose Mourinho’s side are the one that bet365 fear most in the outright market.
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Soccer - Wenger stands by new boy Welbeck

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger remains confident that recent signing Danny Welbeck will get among the goals sooner rather than later. Read On…