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Bet of the Day: Big-game Goffin to see off favourite Dimitrov

Belgian has beaten huge names this year

David Goffin is enjoying arguably the finest form of his career right now. The Belgian has won both the Shenzhen Open and Japan Open in the past two months. That’s been just reward for a year in which the 26-year-old has impressed greatly.

In 2017, the Rocourt native has beaten Novak Djokovic, Dominic Thiem and Milos Raonic amongst others, en route to his current spot as ATP world number eight.

His opponent on Wednesday night is Grigor Dimitrov. The Bulgarian may be sixth in the world rankings, but this is exactly the kind of test Goffin has risen to. In fact, the Belgian won the pair’s last Head-to-Head meeting back in February. Coral’s Bet of the Day is David Goffin to Win at 11/8.

Goffin won’t have it all his own way

While he’s beaten some of the sport’s top talents this year, Goffin’s tended to squeak past them. Three of his four victories of then-top 10 players this year have come with a 2-1 set scoreline. So too did his defeat of Dimitrov in Rotterdam.

Speaking of the Haskovo native, three of his previous four defeats have also been 2-1 losses, including a narrow defeat to American John Isner last time out.

As far as form goes, the Belgian also outperformed Dimitrov at the recent US Open, reaching the Fourth Round while his opponent crashed out to world number 37 Andrey Rublev. The Coral News Team like Set Betting: D. Goffin 2-1 at odds of 7/2.

Belgian to get a strong start

One thing you can be almost guaranteed of from Goffin is a strong start. The man who reached this year’s Australian Open Quarter-Finals has won the first set in 14 of his past 18 encounters, breaking serve time and again.

By contrast, Dimitrov has started slowly in a number of games this year, even losing the opening set en route to wins over the likes of Mischa Zverev and Ryan Harrison. That means Set 1 Result: D. Goffin looks worth backing at 6/5.

All Odds and Markets are correct as of the date of publishing