The ATP Barcelona first round match between Kei Nishikori and Guido Pella features as Bettingpro.com.au’s best bet for Monday April 19.
Bet Of The Day April 19 – read on below for our reasoning behind today’s best bet.
We’re off to ATP Barcelona for today’s best bet and I’m confident we can begin the week with a win when Kei Nishikori comes up against the out-of-form Guido Pella in the opening round.
Pella is a dangerous clay courter at his best, but the Argentine is in woeful form this season and has barely won sets, let alone matches.
Indeed, Pella has lost four of his five matches in 2021 and has failed to win a single set in any of those defeats.
His last two tournaments have resulted in straight set opening round eliminations to Egor Gerasimov and Lucas Pouille in Cagliari and Monte Carlo.
Meanwhile, Nishikori is starting to find some consistency after enduring an extended stint on the sidelines with injury over the last couple of seasons.
Nishikori has won four of his last six matches and took a set off Stefanos Tsitsipas in his last tournament in Miami.
A former top 10 player, Nishikori will be playing his first tournament for the year on clay and he couldn’t have asked for a better way to transition onto the surface.
Pella isn’t even at top 100 level with his current form, so if Nishikori simply plays within himself, he should be coming away with a routine victory.
- Nishikori has won four of his last six matches
- Pella has lost four of his last five matches
- Pella hasn’t won a set in all four of those defeats
- Pella lost his opening two clay matches for 2021 in straight sets
BET OF THE DAY APRIL 19 👇