Gael Monfils and Pedro Cachin meet in the first round of the 2023 tennis Lyon Open. Let’s preview this game and give out a pick and prediction.
Gael Monfils Betting Preview
Gael Monfils is coming off a loss in challenger play to Andy Murray and has lost 7 of his last 8 matches overall. Monfils has played 7 matches total this year as he continues to bounce back from a heel and foot injury. Of course, Monfils is now 36 years old, so it may take him some time to get back on his feet. Monfils’ lone win this year was a challenger meeting a month ago against Evan Furness. We know what Monfils is capable of when he’s right, but it’s certainly going to take some time. Monfils has lost 4 of his last 5 matches on clay court.
Pedro CachinBetting Preview
Pedro Cachin made the quarterfinals in his challenger tournament in Portugal and has won 5 of his last 8 matches overall. Cachin looks to win his first match on the main tour since Madrid, where he actually made the fourth round. Cachin has been busy this year, and he’s actually playing his best tennis right now, which includes a recent win over Frances Tiafoe. Cachin could be worth keeping an eye on moving forward. Cachin has won 6 of his last 10 matches on clay court.
There’s no match history between these 2 players.
We know what Monfils is capable of when he’s in good form, but he doesn’t have the reps to be trusted against a top-100 player right now. Cachin is playing his best tennis of the year, he’s confident, and he’s easier to trust with the consistent sample size. Just 7 matches this year and quick losses in most of them, I just can’t get behind Monfils right now.
Give me Cachin, and I’ll side with him in straight sets to shave the price.