There are some clear guidelines that punters are advised to follow to get the most value from betting on Wimbledon. Ante-post Wimbledon betting could prove lucrative, but there are far more gains to be had from waiting for the draw. The prices of the likes of Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic are unlikely to change much in the six months leading to Wimbledon, unless one of their fellow favourites announces that they are to miss the tournament. Therefore, it may be best to wait until the draw has been made to identify which of the market leaders appears to have the easiest passage to the final.
Punters fancying one of the so-called dark horses in the Wimbledon betting seeded outside of the top eight are also advised to wait for the draw. This is because they arguably have more chance of beating Nicolas Almagro or David Ferrer on grass from the lesser seeds than Jo-Wilfried Tsonga or Tomas Berdych, who both have more power in their games which is more suited to the surface.
Draw more of a factor in women’s Wimbledon betting
While the men’s Grand Slams are dominated by a select few players, the women’s game is far more open at present. Therefore, the draw will have an even greater impact on which players reach the latter stages. Maria Sharapova, defending champion Petra Kvitova and Victoria Azarenka are all liable to have high hopes of victory, while it will never be wise to discount the Williams sisters Venus and Serena from a lower seeding.