Bet of the day: Andy Murray to edge Kyle Edmund 2-1 in all-British battle
Sam Barnard, Assistant Sports Editor | October 6, 2016
Coral’s bet of the day
- Murray beat Edmund 2-1 in their only previous meeting
- Englishman is one of the most rapidly improved players on tour
- Scotsman has had a packed summer meaning he won’t be at his best
Murray to beat Edmund 2-1
Prior to 2016, it was a rare occurrence to see British players in both the men’s and women’s tours facing each other. But now it seems to happen every other tournament and Andy Murray takes on Kyle Edmund in the early hours of Friday at around 03:00 BST in the China Open quarter-finals.
It is from this match too that Coral have picked out our latest bet of the day, with hugely enticing odds of 7/2 available for the Scotsman to beat Englishman Edmund 2-1 in sets.
Read on to find out why taking this price could mean great rewards…
Davis Cup teammates Murray and Edmund have actually faced each other once before, at the Queen’s Club Championships earlier this year and at this same quarters stage.
The current ATP world number two triumphed that day, but South African-born Yorkshireman Edmund was able to grab the second set to enforce a decider.
Murray v Edmund set betting odds too tasty not to take!
Scotsman Murray of course went on to win the tournament for a record fifth time, but the signs were there that the Englishman could one day be amongst the elite.
Edmund’s ranking has improved this year and he is now up to 54 in the world after encouraging performances at the likes of Queen’s and the US Open, where he beat some top names.
Murray, on the other hand, has stayed at number two, but is fast approaching Novak Djokovic. He is now just around 4,700 points off the defending champion Serb, who pulled out of this event.
That means that Murray can gain another 1000 points on Djokovic if he wins the China Open. So, he’ll be determined to see off Edmund, despite having had a packed schedule over the summer. One of Alexander Zverev or David Ferrer will then be his semi-finals opponent.
What are you waiting for then punters? Take this tasty 7/2 Murray v Edmund set betting price while you can!
Coral’s bet of the day archive is worth a visit to see how our tipsters have got on previously.