Australian Open: Day 14 bets

  • Last Updated: January 26 2014, 10:39 GMT

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

Nadal: Should win the final, but by which scoreline?
Nadal: Should win the final, but by which scoreline?

Here are their thoughts ahead of Sunday's play.

Andy Schooler,

Rafael Nadal to beat Stanislas Wawrinka 3-0 at 23/20

Sometimes it pays to play the percentages and you have to say the record between these two gives something of a hint as to what might happen. They've played 12 times and Nadal has won every time. Not only that, he's won every set. All 26 of them. Frankly I'm surprised to see a straight-sets win up at odds-against. Of course, Wawrinka is playing well (and did in 2013 when he failed to take a set off Nadal) but everyone knew coming into the tournament that he had caused Novak Djokovic problems in the past and so his win over the Serb, while a surprise, was hardly a massive shock. Nadal's semi-final win over Roger Federer showed how some players' games simply match up well against others and that's also the case with Nadal v Wawrinka. Throw in the fact that all the experience is with the Spaniard - this is Wawrinka's first taste of a Grand Slam final - and the straight-sets win has to be backed.

Barry Cowan, Sky Sports

Nadal to beat Wawrinka 3-1 at 13/5

Nadal has beaten Wawrinka in all 12 of their meetings and has won all 26 sets they have played. Wawrinka has played well in some of the meetings without any reward. The Swiss has been in explosive form in Melbourne playing such aggressive tennis which is essential if you are to worry Nadal. Nadal is a huge favourite but I expect Wawrinka to take a set.

  • 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 1850 GMT on 25/01/2014.