US Open: Day five bets

  • Last Updated: August 29 2014, 16:57 BST

Our Andy Schooler and Sky Sports' tennis pundit Barry Cowan are providing tips for the US Open every day.

Venus Williams: Fancied to progress with ease
Venus Williams: Fancied to progress with ease

At Wimbledon, Andy had eight winners from 13 bets at a level-stake profit of more than 23 units, while Barry has landed landed profits at five of the last seven Grand Slam tournaments.

Here are their thoughts ahead of the fifth day's play at Flushing Meadows:

Andy Schooler,

Venus Williams to beat Sara Errani 2-0 at 10/11 (bet365)

Regular readers will know I’m keen on Venus Williams going deep into this tournament and I can’t see Errani posing too much of a threat here. She’s had real trouble against the power players in the past with her powder-puff serve particularly vulnerable. The Italian’s record against Venus does not give her much hope; in three previous meetings, she has never won more than three games in a set. Given those meetings have all been within the last three years – with the most relevant being a 6-3 6-0 humbling on this DecoTurf surface in Cincinnati in 2012 – it’s not something that can be easily dismissed. In terms of form, Montreal finalist Venus also holds the trump cards with Errani having struggled for wins since moving off the clay. She has won two rounds here but the class level is about to rise significantly. I’m surprised that you can get 10/11 about a straight-sets win and confident this bet can add to the profits gained from yesterday’s winner. For those seeking a juicier price, at almost 3/1 Andrea Petkovic may offer some value against Caroline Wozniacki.

Barry Cowan, Sky Sports

Gasquet, Fognini, Bautista Agut and Federer all to win at 19/20

Ferrer, Dimitrov, Goffin and Monfils all to win at 11/10

Venus Williams, Sharapova, Halep and Wozniacki all to win at 11/8

Safarova and Peng both to win at 13/8

Bencic and Jankovic both to win at 9/2

Bedych, Lopez, Gulbis, Cilic, Janowicz and Simon all to win at 9/2

  • 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.