Tennis Prediction and Betting Tips 2024

The Queen's Club Championship is heating up as we advance to the Round of 16 after some thrilling matches on day two. Day three brings us a very exciting matchup, where the Queen's Club specialist, Andy Murray, is going head-to-head against Jordan Thompson.

This showdown is a goldmine of betting opportunities with a number of exciting odds to consider. We've done the legwork, analysing all the crucial factors to help you pick the perfect bet for this encounter. Read on for our Murray vs Thompson prediction and betting tips.

Player Form: Murray is Gaining Pace

The day two encounter between Murray and Popyrin marked a milestone 1000th ATP appearance for Murray. After battling through a ligament injury and a tough season of ups and downs, Murray seems to be picking up the pace again. 

The Brit has been struggling with his game lately, and with his retirement plans looming, fans are eager to see him bring out that trademark fierce gameplay once more. His recent appearances at the French Open and the Stuttgart Open saw him bowing out in the first rounds. 

However, Murray defeated Popyrin in a three-setter 6-3, 3-6. 6-3, earning his spot in the Round of 16 against the Australian, Jordan Thompson.

Thompson, on the other hand, ended a five-match losing streak after defeating Holger Rune in the Round of 32. He's had a decent season so far and won one title in Los Cabos, where he defeated Casper Ruud in the final.

World No. 43, Thompson's recent big appearance was in the French Open, where he was ousted in the first round at the hands of Maximilian Marterer.

How the Bookies View It: As Close As It Gets

Bookmaker Betfred has this match nice and tight. Thompson is the slight betting favourite at 8/11, with Murray not far behind at all, paying 11/10 for a second win in Queen’s. The Aussie is given a -1.5 handicap at 10/11, while set betting expects he’ll prevail 2-0 at 2/1.

Recent Head-to-Head: It's a Tie

Murray and Thompson have come across each other twice before on the ATP Tour, with their head-to-head tied at 1-1. The first time they faced each other was in the Cinch Championship itself in 2017, where Thompson defeated Murray 7-6(4), 6-2. Their latest encounter was in the Surbiton Challenger Tour, where Murray won 7-6(5), 6-3.

Anything Else Catch The Eye?

Murray recently suggested that he will be ending his tennis journey at the Olympics this year. 

At 37, he has given fans countless unforgettable moments and matches. Lately, though, Murray's struggled to maintain his former dominance. In 2024, he’s sporting a 5-11 win-loss record with zero titles in sight.

But his 1000th ATP match against Popyrin sparked a glimmer of hope. Murray displayed brilliant gameplay, reminding us of his former glory. With five Queen's Club titles already under his belt, could a fairytale sixth be on the cards?

Meanwhile, Thompson kicked off the 2024 season with a come-from-behind win, taking down Rafael Nadal in the quarter-finals of the Brisbane International. He followed it up with consecutive victories over Zverev and Casper Ruud to bag his first ATP title in Los Cabos. So far this season, he has maintained a 16-14 win-loss record and has impressively saved 70 percent breakpoints.

In his last match against Rune, Thompson fired eight aces and blasted 27 winners. He dominated on serve, winning 83 percent of his first serves, and was unstoppable at the net, winning an impressive 89 percent of net points.

Murray vs Thompson Betting Tips & Prediction

This battle promises to be an intense one. Thompson will be looking to establish an early lead and avoid giving Murray any openings, knowing well the dangers of letting the seasoned player gain momentum. Murray, with his wealth of experience, isn't someone to be taken lightly. He's gradually getting back to his old form and is determined to bag the victory.

  • Murray to win @ 11/10
  • Murray to win 2-1 @ 16/5

We predict Murray to edge out Thompson in a hard-fought match, but we're expecting a battle that could very well go to a third set.

Bren

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1 Comment
  1. Asto85 1 month ago

    It might take three but Thompson will prevail

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