Wimbledon: Day 10 bets

  • By: Andy Schooler and Barry Cowan
  • Last Updated: July 3 2014, 11:24 BST

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

Genie Bouchard: Can see off Halep and reach the final
Genie Bouchard: Can see off Halep and reach the final

Andy made it six winners from nine bets so far with 3/1 shot Grigor Dimitrov ending Andy Murray's reign yesterday, 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

Genie Bouchard to beat Simona Halep at 29/20 (winner)

Bouchard is the value call here in a match which really looks like a pick 'em. Halep edged their previous encounter, winning 6-4 in the third earlier this season in Indian Wells but the grass suits Bouchard more and this rising star is well placed to take revenge. She's been playing well and has yet to drop a set in SW19, although she has also shown her ability to battle, as she did impressively in a tight match against Alize Cornet. She's on the brink of something special and, at the prices, I take her to win this one at 29/20. The 7/5 offered elsewhere is perfectly acceptable. In the other semi-final, there could be some value in backing the 12/1 about there being a 6-0 set. Lucie Safarova is playing her maiden Grand Slam semi and nerves have often played a part for such players in the past. Kvitova has been playing very well and took the first set against her fellow Czech 6-1 when they met in Eastbourne a fortnight ago. As an added bonus, she is herself prone to throwing in a mid-match meltdown. Both players have already won love sets at this event and Betfair's Sportsbook may be taking a risk offering such a big price.

Barry Cowan, Sky Sports

Simona Halep to win 2-1 and Petra Kvitova to win 2-1 15/1

Gregor Dimitrov to win 3-1 and Roger Federer to win 3-1 40/1

  • 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 1045 BST on 03/07/2014.