Davis Cup 2018 Tennis Betting and Odds
The Davis Cup is the premier annual international event in men’s tennis. It is organized and governed by the International Tennis Federation and has been played since 1900. The tournament uses a knock-out format and is referred to as the “World Cup of Tennis”.
Originally, the Davis Cup started as a competition between Great Britain and the USA, but as it grew in popularity, more countries entered the tournament. In 2016, the tournament consisted of 135 nations. There’s also women’s equivalent of the Davis Cup which is called Fed Cup. The tournament is held over the course of the tennis season, usually taking place between February and November.
The 16 best national teams are placed in the World Group of the tournament, with the other participants split into 3 zones – American, Europe/Africa, and Asia/Oceania. The tournament is held over 4 weekends during the tennis season and uses a best-of-five format in singles and doubles matches. The host country is determined by the ITF before the start of the tournament.
When it comes to players, they are selected by a captain appointed by that country’s national association, who has the right to select 4 players.
The World Group teams play four-round eliminations and are seeded according to the ITF ranking system, based on their previous performance in the Davis Cup. The top seeds, of course, are the current champion and runner-up. In the other zones, teams from Groups I and II play elimination rounds – the losers are then relegated to Group III.
The USA is the most successful nation in the history of the Davis Cup, with Australia and France trailing behind. Last year, France won the Davis Cup by defeating Belgium in the final and they have a good shot at winning back to back titles as they’re set to appear in the final against Croatia.
Owned and operated by the Genting Group, which is one of the largest gambling companies in Asia, GentingBet was launched in 2014 to widespread acclaim. Since then, the bookie has grown into one of the best online betting shops, offering a wide range of sports and great odds as well. Although the site specializes in horse betting, all other major sports are present at GentingBet.
For the 2018 Davis Cup, GentingBet favours France over Croatia, giving them odds of 3/4. It’s only a slight nod, however – the Croatians are breathing down France’s neck with odds of 10/11. This means that we’re in for an exciting final, as the two national teams clearly can’t be separated.
Just like GentingBet, we agree that France has better chances of winning the Davis Cup after outlasting Spain in the semi-final. Still, Croatia’s chances are pretty high as well and their odds are slightly better, so you may want to give your wager a bit more thought.
The online betting scene has never been more competitive than now, meaning that all bookies must impress punters with their offer or suffer the taste of defeat. That’s not a problem for Energy Bet. This promising bookie has been online for more than 2 years and has amassed thousands of fans thanks to their great promotions and of course, their diversity of sports and markets.
Tennis is naturally included in every bookmaker’s offer, and EnergyBet is no exception. Offering a wide range of tennis events including the Davis Cup, EnergyBet’s odds shouldn’t be missed. France is once again the favourite with odds of 5/7, while Croatia is available at 1/1. The French boast a slightly better squad at the moment than the Croatians which is the reason why they’re heavy favourites. However, both finalists are pretty close and the final may be decided by a moment of inspiration from the players, so it’s totally up to you who you pick.
If you ask us, we’d pick Croatia just because of the odds – the difference is small, but will bring more money into your pocket if they lift the Davis Cup trophy.
Fun88 has managed to establish itself as a popular brand in the past few years although it was launched back in 2007. You might have noticed the bookie on the shirts of Newcastle United – thanks to this sponsorship, Fun88 became a household name in the UK and the favourite of thousands of punters.
When it comes to the Davis Cup, Fun88 doesn’t differ from the other bookies. France is the favourite, although with slightly different odds – the French squad is available at 20/29. The Croatians are trailing behind with odds of 21/20, which makes them an underdog that shouldn’t be dismissed.
With odds of 21/20, Croatia would be our top pick. Their squad for this year’s final includes former US Open champion Marin Cilic as well as rising star Borna Coric who have repeatedly shown they have the quality to defeat anyone on the court. When placing your wager, keep this in mind.
SportPesa has been dominating the British online betting scene for years. It’s not surprising at all – the bookie offers pretty competitive odds, great promotions, and a variety of sports to bet on, including football, horse racing, and tennis.
SportPesa offers betting in the outright winner market for the Davis Cup, giving France odds of 20/29. We agree – the offer is not enticing at all. On the other hand, Croatia is available at 21/20, which sounds much better. Placing a bet on the Croatians will double your stake and send a few more quids your way if they win, so if you ask us, we’d place our bet on the underdog.
Of course, it doesn’t guarantee a win, but considering the quality of their squad, you could very well be on the winning side. Betting on France makes sense as they’re favourites everywhere you look and defending champions as well, but if we’re being honest, you won’t make anything on them if unless you’re ready to splurge thousands.
SetantaBet is a popular Irish bookie built on the back of the successful Setanta broadcast company, which dominated sports broadcasting in the 1990s. With a wide range of sports and markets, attractive promotions, and great odds, SetantaBet has established itself as a trusted brand across the UK.
Of course, the bookie offers betting on major tennis events including the Davis Cup. France is once again the favourite for this year’s trophy, available at 20/29. Croatia is the underdog with odds of 21/20 which are much more enticing and probably the punter’s choice. Although the French side is the obvious favourite, Croatia has a strong squad capable of fighting with the best, which they displayed in the resilient win over the USA in the semi-final.
If you, like some experts, think that Croatia can defeat the defending champion, you’re better off placing a wager on them. If you’re thinking of backing France up, keep in mind that you won’t make a substantial amount of money in the process.