Andy Murray vs Joao Sousa Betting Tips

Jake Cooper | 12 Oct 2016

Andy Murray vs Joao Sousa | Thursday 28 May, 2015 | Roland Garros | 09.00

Andy Murray will take on Joao Sousa in the second round of the French Open on Thursday.

After winning his maiden and second clay court titles within two weeks of one another, the Briton is in excellent form as he looks to win his first title at Roland Garros.

He barged into the second round of the French open with a 6-3, 6-3, 6-1 win over Facundo Arguello on Monday. It was an impressive performance from Murray who only needed one hour and 45 minutes to defeat the Argentinian.

The victory extended his record on clay this year to a perfect 11-0 and he will look to continue this hot streak when he takes on Joao Sousa on Thursday.

The two have already met twice in a Grand Slam tournament when Murray won 6-2, 6-2, 6-4 in the Australian Open 2013 and again this year when Sousa suffered a humiliating 6-0, 6-2 in Dubai at the hands of Murray.

Sousa booked his spot in the second round of the French Open with a convincing 6-3, 7-6, 6-1 win over Vasek Pospisil. The Portuguese number one thumped 32 winners and dominated with his serve by converting 83% of first serve points during the 1hr 56m match.

Sousa arrived in Paris with a sudden burst of clay form after making the final in Switzerland last week where he lost to Thomaz Bellucci. That performance moved him up six places in the rankings to 44 and the 26-year-old continued his positive move on clay with an excellent performance against his number 53 ranked opponent.

Things are bound to get tougher for Sousa however, coming up against Andy Murray who is still unbeaten on clay this year. For the Portuguese to cause an upset, he needs to improve on his service, particularly his first serve.

He only managed to convert 63% of his first serves against Pospisil, winning 40 of his 48 first serve points.

 

Andy Murray vs Joao Sousa Betting Tips

Sousa hasn’t managed to beat Murray in five matches and we are confident that the Briton will go through to the third round with ease on Thursday.

Andy Murray is a strong favourite, priced at 1/100 with Betway, but if you think that Sousa can surprise and cause an upset on Thursday he looks good for 12/1 odds.