Pierre-Hugues Herbert vs Denis Shapovalov Prediction & Betting Odds - Rogers Cup Tips
August 05, 2019
Pierre-Hugues Herbert faces Denis Shapovalov in the opening round of the Rogers Cup (aka ATP Montreal). The match is scheduled to take place on Monday evening local time.
These two players have met twice previously. In their most recent encounter they faced each other on an indoor court in the quarterfinals of the 2019 Open Sud de France in Montpellier back in February, with the 28 year-old Frenchman Herbert winning 7-5, 7-6 (7-4) on his way to the final.
Their only previous meeting prior to that was in Canberra in 2017 (challenger play), which was a match that Shapovalov won in three sets (3-6, 6-4, 6-4). Perhaps of more relevance to Mondays’ match is that match was played on an outside hard court.
Although, the 20 year-old Shapovalov’s overall record in 2019 is a losing one at 13-16, the rising Canadian star has had more success on hard courts with a win record of 8-4. By contrast, although Herbert’s overall record for the year is 24-19, his hard court record is 4-6.
Pierre-Hugues Herbert vs Denis Shapovalov Betting Lines & Picks
Denis Shapovalov should have the extra incentive to make a strong showing at the ATP Montreal in playing before local support and so it’s no great surprise that he is the bookies favourite to win this match with the sportsbooks at odds of -203 (1.49) with Sports Interaction.
Those who envisage Pierre-Hugues Herbert replicating his win in France can back him at +150 (2.50), also with Sports Interaction.
Looking at ATP Montreal predictions for this match, Shapovalov is the tip given both the home-court advantage and having the better hard court record this year. It could be tight though, so taking the betting odds line on Shapovalov to win 2-1 in the Set Betting market at +270 (3.70) with Sports Interaction could prove to be the value betting tip in this one.
ATP Montreal Tips: Set Betting – Denis Shapovalov to win 2-1 @ +270 (3.70) with Sports Interaction