Wimbledon 2017 betting preview – offers & odds

Wimbledon 2017 begins on Monday, July 3, with the singles finals due to take place on July 15 and July 16.

Play starts at 11.30am each day with the Ladies final scheduled for 2pm on Saturday, July 15 and the men's final at 2pm on Sunday, July 16.

British favourite Andy Murray is seeded no1 in the men's draw ahead of Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal.

Murray and Nadal are in the same half of the draw, meaning they will meet in the semi-final if they both progress, while Federer and Djokovic are in the other half of the draw.

Germany's Angelique Kerber is the top-seeded woman, with Simona Halep and Karolina Pliskova making up the top three. The Ladies' Singles draw was made on Friday.

Wimbledon 2017 betting preview

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Paddy Power, for example, will have their ever-popular 2up offer, which sees bets paid out as a winner if one player takes a two-set advantage.

While Murray is seeded first, Roger Federer is the favourite to take the crown for the eighth time. The Swiss is best-priced 9/4 with Bet365.

Second-favourite Nadal is 5/1 with BlackType, while Murray is 11/2 with Betfair. Djokovic is 6/1 with most firms.

In the women's draw, Petra Kvitova is the 5/1 favourite, ahead of Pliskova at 11/2 and Johanna Konta at 12/1. Kerber is 16/1.

Brits don't fancy Murray

The British public don't seem to fancy Murray's chances of winning a third Wimbledon title, according to Ladbrokes.

Ladbrokes say Murray will head into the famous tournament with less backing than he's received in the last 10 years.

He is also the least popular selection among the "Big Four", of Federer, Nadal and Djokovic continue to be well supported.

Ladbrokes are even anticipating more interest in Murray facing a first-round exit than they are on the Brit being backed to win when the draw is announced at the end of the week.

Alex Apati, of Ladbrokes, said: "It's going from bad to worse for Sir Andy and as far as punters are concerned the world number one doesn't stand a chance of claiming a third SW19 trophy."

Brits in the Wimbledon 2017 draw

Murray, who has been struggling with a hip injury, will open against a qualifier on Monday with either Joao Sousa or Dustin Brown awaiting in the second round.

He could have to play Stan Wawrinka in the quarter-finals if the seedings play out, while Nadal is on course for a last eight meeting with Marin Cilic.

Other Brits in the draw include Cameron Norrie, drawn against  Jo-Wilfried Tsonga. Meanwhile, Aljaz Bedene will face big-serving Ivo Karlovic.

British number two Kyle Edmund faces a qualifier as he seeks to win his first Wimbledon match, James Ward will take on former semi-finalist Marcos Baghdatis and Brydan Klein meets Japan's Yuichi Sugita.

Wimbledon coverage

You're unlikely to struggle to find Wimbledon coverage. It'll be wall-to-wall tennis coverage across the BBC for the next two weeks, on TV, radio and online.

Full details of the BBC's Wimbledon coverage is here.


The experts' Wimbledon 2017 predictions

Mats Wilander is backing Nadal for glory. The Swedish legend told Eurosport: "Absolutely he is one of the main favourites now for Wimbledon.

"He has taken confidence away from Wawrinka, from (Andy) Murray, even though he didn't play him. And Roger Federer is a very happy man that he didn't come to the French because his confidence has not been dented.

"Nadal has changed his game and he is playing way more aggressive, closer to the baseline, it's a different Nadal. He'll go to Wimbledon with so much confidence.

For me he's favourite with Federer but Federer won't have the confidence of coming in as French Open champion."

Marin Cilic, Tim Henman,  Sam Querrey and Marcus Willis shared their predictions for favourites and outsiders with Metro.

Willis: If Murray does it back-to-back then he’s done very, very well. And he can do it of course. Or Federer. I’d say Kyrgios has a good shout as an outsider.

Querrey: Federer. I feel like Feliciano Lopez is a tough guy to play on the grass. Also Grigor Dimitrov. If he can get things hot and get them rolling then he can be tough as well.

Henman: I’d better say Murray here, hadn’t I? I think Kyrgios. If he’s fit and healthy and plays, he’s definitely a dangerous player.

Cilic: Always, you can’t take the top guys out of there and Roger, he’s playing always amazing in Wimbledon.  I’m looking also for myself to try and improve in the next couple of weeks and last year I had a good chance against Roger to win it and to make the first semis and hopefully I can get there this year.

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