Pierre-Hughes Herbert vs Alex De Minaur - Demon to roar into second round

Justin Darcy has previewed the game between Herbert and De Minaur for their first round clash at the US Open.
Pierre-Hughes Herbert vs Alex De Minaur Preview, Predictions & Tips
Australian Alex De Minaur looks set to win his first round match at the US Open.

Pierre-Hughes Herbert vs Alex De Minaur Preview, Predictions, Betting

Pierre-Hughes Herbert will take on our Aussie Alex De Minaur in a first round clash at the US Open. 

Herbert has lost his last five matches coming into this game, taking out just one of 14 sets played. 

He was beaten in the first round at Cincinnati by Sam Querrey, both sets in tiebreakers. De Minaur was beaten in the round of 16 at Cincinnati being taken out by Japans Yoshihito Nishioka in straight sets. 

Four tournaments ago, he took out the championship in Atlanta beating Taylor Fritz in the final. 

We will be backing De Minaur to win this game at $1.29 via BetEasy.

Pierre-Hughes Herbert Form

The Frenchman has lost 13 of his last 14 sets, which could not be worse form leading into a matchup at a major against someone who could have been seeded here.  

His run since Wimbledon has been shocking, losing in the first round there 3-0 to Kevin Anderson. He has not made it past the first round in his last five tournaments and that has to be a factor coming into this match.

Back in June, he did make it to a semi-final against Roger Federer at Halle, going down 6-3,6-3.

Herbert is the $3.55 outsider in this game via BetEasy, deservedly so after his recent form.

Alex De Minaur Form

De Minaur made it all the way through the third round at Cincinnati before being outed. He is the reigning champion in Atlanta after taking out the tournament on the hard court in late July.

The young Aussie has been seeded at Grand Slam events in the past and has proven he is a top player and can at least compete with some of the best. He is all heart and will not want to be dropping out here in the first round with valuable ranking points on the line.

De Minaur is the $1.29 favourite via BetEasy which looks enough value for me.

Pierre-Hughes Herbert vs Alex De Minaur Head To Head

The two met twice in 2018, De Minaur winning in four sets at Wimbledon and Herbert winning in three sets at Shenzhen. 

Based on recent form it is hard to see De Minaur being beaten but Herbert does hold a 1-0 record over him on the hard court.

Pierre-Hughes Herbert vs Alex De Minaur Key Statistics

  • De Minaur has won 66 per cent of his last five Grandslam matches as favourite
  • Herbert has lost all of his last five matches on the hard court
  • Hebert has only won 29 per cent of his last 10 matches when he is not the favourite

Verdict

I expect De Minaur to be winning this match, but I am expecting a brave fight from Herbert. We will be backing De Minaur at $1.29 via BetEasy. 

We will also be backing either player to win or lose the second set at  6-3 or 6-4 at $1.84.
Winner: Alex De Minaur @ 1.29 at Beteasy - 10 Units
Set 2 Correct Score: 6-3 or 6-4 @ 1.83 at Beteasy - 10 Units

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Betting Slip | 27 Aug 2019

Pierre-Hugues Herbert v Alex De Minaur

Winner

Bet 10 Win 12.90
Alex De Minaur

Set 2 Correct Score

Bet 10 Win 18.30
6-3 or 6-4
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