Australian Open: Day six bets

  • Last Updated: January 18 2014, 9:34 GMT

Our Andy Schooler and Sky Sports' tennis pundit Barry Cowan are providing their tips for each day's action at the Australian Open.

Feliciano Lopez: Can push Murray in their third-round clash
Feliciano Lopez: Can push Murray in their third-round clash

Here are their thoughts ahead of Saturday's play.

Andy Schooler,

More than 35.5 games in Andy Murray v Feliciano Lopez at 5/6 (Stan James)

This will be Murray's first real test for the opponents he has faced so far have had little in the way of weaponry and I feel it will be worth siding with Lopez to at least give him a tough match. In his competitive matches this season, Murray has had three easy wins against limited opponents, although even in his second-round match here against a player outside the world's top 200 he was 5-1 down in a set. Significantly when he played someone half-decent, namely Florian Mayer in Doha, he lost. While Murray has a 7-0 record against Lopez, that doesn't mean he won't find himself in a battle as the level of opponent rises. The Spaniard has a tasty serve and is yet to drop a set in Melbourne. With cooler conditions also meaning Murray will need to adapt in this clash, I don't see the Briton having things all his own way and am happy to go big on total games.

Other possible bets:

Elina Svitolina to beat Sloane Stephens at 3/1 - Stephens hasn't been at her best so far and only scraped through the last round.

More than 19.5 games in Agnieszka Radwanska v Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova at 10/11 - the Russian has tested Radwanska in the past and can do so again.

Barry Cowan, Sky Sports

Azarenka, Halep, Jankovic & Sharapova all to win 2-0 at 15/8

Federer, Murray, Nishikori & Tsonga all to win 3-0 at 7/1

Cibulkova, Pavlyuchenkova, Stephens & Wozniacki all to win at 16/1

Klizan, Paire & Raonic all to win 3-1 & Nadal to win at 130/1

  • All Barry's selections are with Sky Bet, who are donating all winnings to his chosen charity, the South West London Young Parkinson's Network.

  • Posted at 1600 GMT on 17/01/2014.