Bet of the day: Monfils to beat Cilic 2-1 a top Olympics tennis tip
Sam Barnard, Assistant Sports Editor | August 11, 2016
Coral’s bet of the day
- Monfils won only previous meeting with Cilic 2-1
- Frenchman seeded three places higher than Croat
- Both players are yet to drop set this Olympics
Monfils 11/4 to beat Cilic 2-1 an Olympics tennis tip
Gael Monfils takes on Marin Cilic in the third round of the current Olympics tennis men’s singles on Thursday evening at roughly 16:00 BST, after the duo knocked out home hope Rogerio Dutra Silva and Radu Albot respectively in straight sets.
It is from this match that Coral have picked out their latest bet of the day, with the Frenchman a terrific 11/4 to beat his Croatian opponent 2-1.
Read on to find out why this is our Olympics tennis tip for today and you should take this tasty price…
Monfils comes into this fixture and tournament in top form, and he is on the verge of breaking the ATP top 10 as he lies in 11th.
Monfils has the better Olympic pedigree
He is now even above Cilic, who is down to 14th, and will certainly be confident of beating him in Brazil. That is especially as the Frenchman is a former Olympics quarter-finalist, while Cilic previously exited in the second round.
This duo have surprisingly only faced each other once before, which was way back in 2009 on the same hard surface. Monfils came out on top that day, and by a 2-1 scoreline too.
Both stars have had relatively easy routes, as their results suggest anyway, to this stage, as they are yet to drop a set.
Monfils dispatched Vasek Pospisil 6-1 6-3 before beating Dutra Silva 6-2 6-4, while Cilic overcame Grigor Dimitrov without much fuss 6-1 6-4 and then Moldovan Albot 6-3 6-4.
As the pair are in such fine fettle, it suggest that this clash could go all the way. So, what are you waiting for punters? Take these terrific odds of 11/4 for Monfils to edge Cilic 2-1 now to reap rewards!