Wimbledon: Day four bets

  • By: Andy Schooler and Barry Cowan
  • Last Updated: June 26 2014, 20:54 BST

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

Gilles Muller: Tricky opponent for Federer
Gilles Muller: Tricky opponent for Federer

Andy has picked 21 winners from 29 bets at Wimbledon since the start of the 2012 tournament, while Barry boasts a winning record from his offerings at four of the last five Grand Slams he has offered predictions for.

Here are their thoughts ahead of Thursday's play.

Andy Schooler, sportinglife.com

Gilles Muller (-3.5) to serve more aces than Roger Federer at 5/6 (Sky Bet)

There have been plenty of suggestions that the big-serving Muller can cause more than a few problems for the fourth seed in this match. While I'm on Federer in the outrights and expect him to prevail, I agree that Muller - who earned us profits on Tuesday - is a tricky foe. He's in fine form on the grass as he works his way back up the rankings. Remember this is a player who was top 50, one who has beaten quality players like Andy Roddick in Slams. The best way of getting with him is in the aces handicap where he can serve four more than Federer. He bashed 28 down against Julien Benneteau in round one, while a key stat here is that Muller out-aced Federer 16-8 in their last meeting on the fast courts of the US Open, a match Muller lost in straight sets (he also out-aced Roddick when beating him in New York). Both those matches were a while ago, admittedly, but Muller's serving well right now and should be taken to cover the handicap.

Barry Cowan, Sky Sports

Raonic, Kubot, Kohlschreiber, Nishikori, Gasquet & Monfils all to win at 100/30

Wawrinka, Istomin, Lopez, Isner, Hewitt & Robredo all to win at 5/1

Federer to win 3-1 & Nadal to win 3-0 at 6/1

Ivanovic, Lisicki, Keys & Kanepi all to win at 9/4

Serena, Kerber, Sharapova & Halep all to win 2-0 at 23/10

Cornet, Petkovic, Bouchard & Giorgi all to win at 11/4

  • All Barry's selections are with Sky Bet, who are donating all winnings to the 'Rally For Bally' fund, set up in memory of former British number one Elena Baltacha, who died from liver cancer earlier this year. The money raised by the fund is being split between the Royal Marsden Cancer Charity and the Elena Baltacha Academy of Tennis.

  • Posted at 1100 BST on 26/06/2014.