Wimbledon 2018 Betting Offers, Free Bets and Enhanced Odds Offers from the Best Bookies Around
Wimbledon is the oldest and most prestigious tennis tournament on the planet. It’s been running since way back in 1877, and it’s the only one of the four Grand Slam events to be played on grass courts.
With so many great Wimbledon memories over the decades, and new ones created every year, and it’s seen some truly great champions. From the women, the likes of Martina Navaratilova, Serena Williams, Steffi Graf and Billie Jean King has wowed the crowd.
While for the men, Roger Federer, Pete Sampras, Bjorn Borg, Boris Becker and others have brought spectators to their feet on numerous occasions.
Here we will focus on the betting side of Wimbledon, and specifically the many fine betting offers – in the form of free bets and enhanced odds offers – that the bookies are making available.
So take a look at the best offers below and them take your pick to help skew the odds in your favour.
Wimbledon 2018 Enhanced Odds Betting Offers – Coming Soon
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Men’s Wimbledon Betting Offers, Preview, Stats and Betting Tips, 2nd – 15 July 2018
Casual tennis fans who tuned into Rafael Nadal’s French Open win can be forgiven for wondering how anybody could be above the Spaniard in the betting for Wimbledon. Nadal was majestic throughout the fortnight in France en route to his 11th title at Roland Garros but it’s Roger Federer who is the Wimbledon favourite with the bookies.
A whole host of capable, young players with something still to prove can be found a little further down the outright betting for Wimbledon but according to the prices it is Novak Djokovic and Marin Cilic who represent the biggest threat to Federer.
Wimbledon Betting Tips (Men)
Odds correct at the time of writing
Men’s Wimbledon 2018 Preview
There is only one real question about Roger Federer’s chances of winning Wimbledon this year – can he outlast such talented opposition at the age of 36? Those who questioned Federer’s age were made to look silly last year when he romped home to the title. His preparations this year – skipping the clay court season to ensure he is in peak physical condition in July – have gone well but it surely won’t be as easy this time around.
The problem for those who think that Federer is too short is that there are many questions you can ask about the chasing pack. Just how capable is Novak Djokovic of maintain his best tennis for two weeks? Is there any sign of Nadal improving on his poor grass record of recent years? Will Andy Murray even be fit enough to play? Will lingering injury doubts scupper the chances of Alexander Zverev, Juan Martin Del Potro and Milos Raonic? Does Dominic Thiem have the technique to take his clay court game on the grass?
Relevant Stats, Injuries and Form
The top level of men’s tennis continues to be dominated by injuries. British fans can only hope that Andy Murray will be fit enough to challenge for a third Wimbledon title but the signs are good after his performances in Eastbourne. Stan Wawrinka and Milos Raonic continue to work their way back to full fitness while the supremely talented Nick Kyrgios is another just hoping that his body holds up.
Men’s Wimbledon 2018 Tips
Filter through the options and you see just why Federer is the favourite at 15/8 with Coral. If one man can challenge him though, it’s Marin Cilic. The Croatian won at Queen’s Club and will be desperate to win Wimbledon after blisters ruined his chances in last year’s final so make sure to back him at 7/1 with Bet365.
Women’s Wimbledon Betting Offers, Preview, Stats and Betting Tips, 2nd – 15 July 2018
While Roger Federer is the firmest of favourites in the men’s draw, things are much more open in the women’s tournament. 10 players are available at 20/1 or less in the betting and many more longer odds options also have a real chance of winning at the Championships. The depth of quality in the women’s game at the moment makes it tough to call a winner but it does throw up plenty of options who represent real value in the betting.
Wimbledon Betting Tips (Women)
Odds correct at the time of writing
Women’s Wimbledon 2018 Preview
The big news ahead of the tournament is that Serena Williams was granted a discretionary promotion which allowed her to be seeded 25th for Wimbledon despite her ranking of 183rd in the world. Williams is still working on full fitness after returning from maternity leave and there are other such concerns about form and fitness around many of the other well fancied competitors.
From a British perspective, all hopes rest on Johanna Konta getting back to her best tennis. She’s struggled since reaching the semi finals last year but has improved lately and her grass court suitability could make her a tempting dark horse at 40/1 with Betfred.
Relevant Stats, Injuries and Form
Simona Halep finally broke her Grand Slam duck by winning the French Open a few weeks ago. Her preparations for Wimbledon though have been hurt by given that she was forced to pull out of her Eastbourne performance due to an Achilles problem. It’s Petra Kvitova who is the form player at the moment after she added a fifth title of the year in Birmingham.
Women’s Wimbledon 2018 Tips
The odds on the women’s tournament show just how open it is but it could be as easy as backing the favourite, Petra Kvitova at 5/1 with Ladbrokes. The two time Wimbledon champion finally looks back to the sort of fitness required to play at the top level for two weeks and she could just outlast the competition.
Despite her injury problems, Simona Halep looks a very good bet at 14/1 with Betfred. She’s showed her class on grass several times before and the strength of her game could just see her become the first women to win back to back Grand Slams since Serena Williams in 2015.
Other Wimbledon Betting Offers and Free Bets
As always there are plenty of great free bets and bonuses available from the top bookies, here are the best of them:
- WILLIAM HILL BET £10 GET £30 IN FREE BETS – New William Hill online customers only. Min. unit stake of £10/€10 at odds of 1/2 or greater. Only the “win” part from EW bets will count. Free bet terms, payment method & country restrictions apply. Free bets credited as 3 x £10/€10. Free bet stakes are not returned as part of the settlement of successful free bets. All Free Bets must be wagered within 30 days.
- LADBROKES £50 FREE BET OFFER – 18+. New customers only. Promo code ‘F50’ required. Certain deposit methods excluded. Min £/€5 on win or each-way bet excluding Tote or pools = match max £/€50 free bet. Min odds 1/2 (1.5). Bet must be made within 14 days. Free bet valid for 4 days. Free bet stake not returned. Single bets only. Free bet cannot be used on certain markets. T&Cs apply.
Wimbledon Stats and Information
Here are a few Wimbledon snippets on info for stats-loving tennis fans – how many did you already know?
- Roger Federer has won the Wimbledon (singles) eight times – a record in either the Open Era or the Amateur Era.
- Two men have won Wimbledon (singles) seven times: William Renshaw and Pete Sampras
- The men’s singles title has been won by Brits on 37 occasions over the years, but only twice during the Open Era: both by Andy Murray (2013 and 2016)
- The men’s singles title has been won by citizens of 14 countries including Egypt (1954), Netherlands (1996) and New Zealand (1910-1913)
- Martina Navaratilova has won more Wimbledon singles titles than anyone with nine to her name between 1978 and 1990
- Like the men, the women’s singles title has been won by a Brit only twice in the Open Era, Virginia Wade in 1977 and Ann Jones in 1969
- Croatian big hitter Goran Ivanisevic holds the records for the most Aces served in a single tournament – a whopping 213 in 2001 (the year he won it!)
- For the women, Serena Williams hold the Aces record with 102 in 2012
- Over 54,000 balls are used over the course of a Wimbledon tournament
- At an average Wimbledon tournament around 320,000 glasses of Pimm’s are served, 29,000 bottles of champagne and 28,000 kg of strawberries
As with every year, we’re very much looking forward to the action, hoping the rain stays away and crossing our fingers that Andy Murray goes all the way, and perhaps even Johanna Konta too!