Australian Open 2020 Betting: Thiem vs Djokovic the Best Odds
The Australian Open started in something of controversy with organizers giving the tournament the all clear despite the wildfires that had caused such devastation across parts of the country, but the final is now on the horizon and it promises to be an interesting encounter.
2nd seed, Novak Djovkovic faces off against 5th seed Dominic Thiem in a match that most expect to go the way of the Croatian, who is looking to secure his 17th Grand Slam and his 8th Australian Open.
Thiem on the other hand is yet to win a Grand Slam and this is his third final, having lost the previous two to Rafael Nadal on the Paris clay, so in all honesty it’s worth sticking with Novak and you can get a decent (-455) on what is expected to be another strong showing from Djokovic, who beat Roger Federer in straight sets in the semi-finals.
In the Over/Under you should aim on the encounter being a bit tighter than many expect with odds of around (-118) on the match going over 38.5 games, so in that bet it’s well worth opting for the over.
Intertops Sportsbook are also offering a strong (+600) on the match being won in five sets by Djovkovic.
It’s true that Djokovic has lost just one set in the entire tournament Thiem is clearly very much in the form of his career to date and did humble world-number-one Rafael Nadal earlier in the competition so don’t expect the 26-year-old to just roll over for Novak.
Tennis betting over the past decade plus has chiefly circled around the big three, Djokovic, Nadal and Federer, and one imagines this domination will continue for some time to come.