There are very few events in the sports world that throw up such things as a sure-fire no risk bet and although the bookmakers seem to think that Rafael Nadal has already won the final of the Rome Masters, Novak Djokovic isn’t there to make things easy for the Spaniard.
There are many factors to take into account when bookmakers set sports betting odds and Nadal’s terrific form going into this game is just one aspect that makes him a short odds favourite. Djokovic has just come through a gruelling semi final with Andy Murray and this is another factor that will lengthen the price of today’s outsider.
Looking at the Rome masters final betting, Nadal is currently best priced at 1/2 with Bwin while you can get as much as 15/8 with Stan James and Bet Fred by betting on Novak Djokovic. In a ‘two horse race’ that is fairly good value for the Serbian although most sports betting experts are advising you to keep your money in your pocket as far as gambling on a straight win is concerned.
If you want to make it a bit interesting then think about betting on the correct score or even have a look at the sports handicapping odds for this one. Betting on Rafael Nadal to win by two sets to one takes the price out to 3/1 with Boyle Sports and that could be the best option around for this final.
Overall, the bookies have it right on this one but Djokovic will make it tough for the Spaniard and a 2-1 win for Nadal looks like a fair result today.