Bet of the Day: Steve Johnson to beat Britain’s Edmund on home soil

Well-rested American to take advantage

It’s the round of 64 in the US Open men’s singles at Flushing Meadows with Steve Johnson taking on Kyle Edmund on Wednesday afternoon.

It certainly looks a tight match to call with the American, Johnson, ranked at number 46, with the British player, Edmund, at number 42.

At 10/11, though, Johnson’s chances look more favourable considering the fact he’s playing on home soil in front of a partisan US crowd.

Tiredness could play key role

These two clashed in the Winson-Salem Open just last week with the Brit coming out on top at the Quarter-Final stage in straight sets.

He did lose the following Semi-Final, but having played a greater number of extra games, Edmund should be that bit more fatigued, with his opponent a little fresher.

Considering the above, that’s why he is the Coral News team’s Bet of the Day at 10/11.

Previous head-to-head

Johnson and Edmund have only met once previous to that game – in the 2015 Australian Open.

The 27-year-old Californian won 3-0 in sets that day, proving far too strong for his younger counterpart.

A repeat of that scoreline here is 4/1 with Coral and another bet that’s certainly worth a punt. But considering Edmund’s growth in experience since, the 7/2 on 3-1 is the better option.

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