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The 2019 Australian Open takes place between Monday, January 14 and Sunday, January 27 and Bettingpro.com's tennis tipsters will be offering betting tips & predictions for the entire tournament closer to the time.

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AUSTRALIAN OPEN LIVE STREAMING & IN-PLAY BETTING (18+. T&CS APPLY)

One of the biggest changes in tennis betting is the move from the betting shop to online. This has given more choice to punters in terms or odds and markets but it has had another benefit as there has also been a move by the bookmakers to lure in customers by offering all sorts of benefits to having an online account.

Free bets are one such benefit, but the real innovation is that customers of the big betting firms can now watch and bet on live tennis matches online. There is an incredible array of live streamed tennis matches from across the globe every single week, including Grand Slam tournaments like the Australian Open.

There is no need for a satellite subscription, or any form of on-going payment, to watch online. All that is needed is an account with one of the major bookmakers and then you can watch online, for free, on your desktop, laptop or mobile device.

IMPORTANT NOTE FOR BET365 LIVE STREAMING: Watch and bet on tennis live at bet365 > live streaming > tennis (geo-restrictions apply; funded account required or to have placed a bet in the last 24 hours to qualify)

BEST BOOKMAKERS FOR BETTING ON THE AUSTRALIAN OPEN

The Australian Open’s popularity means there is no shortage of bookmaker websites where you can place your bets on this Grand Slam tournament, but with so many bookies to choose from which ones offer the most competitive odds and the best service?

Not only does Bettingpro.com offer advice on what bets you should place on the Australian Open, we also offer advice on which bookmakers you should use. Our comprehensive reviews give you a rundown of what you can expect from the bookies when you become a customer of theirs.

Is there an incentive to sign up at the website - ie. free bets, risk-free bets etc? Are their Australian Open betting odds competitive? Do they offer much variety in the way of markets? Can I bet In-Play? What special promotions can I use to insure my bet or boost my pay-out if it is a winner? What standard of customer service can I expect?

All of those questions, and more, are answered in our reviews that you can access HERE.

AUSTRALIAN OPEN FREE BETS & SIGN-UP OFFERS

The sign-up incentive has become a staple of the betting industry with bookmakers now offering new customers the chance to claim free bets, risk-free bets and more when they register for a new online account.

But what offers are available to you right now? Below is Bettingpro.com's favourite bookmaker welcome offers at this time that can be used on the Australian Open (subject to terms & conditions)...

AUSTRALIAN OPEN BETTING TIPS: HOW TO BET ON OUTRIGHT MARKETS

Outright betting on Australian Open tennis remains a great way to make a profit while betting on one of the top competitions in tennis, but of course you have to have some patience because these types of bets are not ones that pay out quickly, unless you have placed them during the final days of the competition of course.

Australian Open outright markets are straightforward - you are betting on potential winners, finalists etc, and these Australian Open prediction markets are available throughout the tournament so you can wait to see how a player performs before backing them in one of these markets. So what markets are available for this Grand Slam tournament? Read on...

Outright Winner Bets

All bookmakers will offer odds on the outright winner of any tennis tournament. This will be available throughout the tournament and the odds will be updated after each match. Some firms even offer outright betting while matches are in play. Each-way terms on this bet are 1/2 odds for 1, 2 places. This means that if you bet on Andy Murray at odds of 14/1 and he loses in the final then you will lose half your stake but the other half will be paid at odds of 2/1, which would result in a profit. Be aware that you must select "each-way" on your betslip if you wish to have this insurance and that your stake will be doubled - a £10 each-way bet on Murray will require a total stake of £20.

Name The Finalists

Perhaps you cannot decide between two players – so why not back them both to reach the final instead? The ‘Name The Finalists’ betting market is simple, you bet on which two teams will go head-to-head for the Australian Open title. This market offers an opportunity to make a nice profit because there is added risk – you will need two players to reach the final, and not one, for this bet to be a winner. And while there are always tends to be a couple of clear favourites, even the shortest priced final can be backed at an appealing price before and during the tournament. But of course, as the action unfolds those odds could shorten quickly.

To Reach The Final

This Australian Open betting market is very similar to the ‘Name The Finalists’ one, but in this instance you only need to select one team to make the final. Fancy Rafael Nadal to go all the way to the final but not completely convinced that he will lift the trophy? If so then this is market for you. However, the odds in this market are a good deal shorter than those available in the ‘Name The Finalists’ because there is less risk. They are backable though, but just like the two markets I mentioned before, they will get shorter as the competition unfolds.

AUSTRALIAN OPEN BETTING TIPS: HOW TO BET ON MATCHES

Betting on Australian Open matches has never been easier and there has never been so many markets to choose from for every single match – but which markets should you be using in an attempt to make a profit?

Bettingpro.com offers Australian Open betting tips throughout this Grand Slam tournament, and the following markets feature regularly in our previews…

Match Betting

All bookmakers will offer odds on individual match winners and it is simply a case of backing who you think will win the match.

Correct Score Betting

This is as simple as it seems, you bet on the final score in the match. There are six options; 3-0, 3-2, 3-1, 0-3, 1-3 and 2-3 and the bookmaker will offer odds on each. If you are correct then you win your bet.

Game Handicap Betting

Most bookmakers will offer game handicap betting on tennis matches. This is where you don't bet on a player to win the match but attempt to predict by how many games they will win. The bookmakers set a predicted game line to give both players odds of around even money and then you make your selection on whether the line is correct or not. This is a good bet to place when there are strong favourites in a match. Alex Zverev will, for example, be a short price favourite to win in the first round. There will be some that will think that the German will win easily and so may want to bet on him to cover a handicap line of 5.5 games (win by more than six games (6-3, 6-3 or better)) while there are others who may think his opponent can keep the match tight and so will either win or lose by less than six games.

Total Games Betting

Similar to the handicap, the bookmaker will set a line on how many games there will be in a match. The odds will then be roughly even money on either side of the line and punters have to decide whether there will be more or less than the amount of games predicted. A standard line for a hot favourite may be around 20 games, which would mean a 6-4, 6-4 win. If you think that there will be more than that (in a match where there are big servers for example) then you can bet on the Over. If you think there will be less then you can back Under. It doesn't matter who wins the match, simply how many games are played.

In-Play Betting

All bookmakers now offer in-play betting and the number of markets vary depending on the firm. bet365 tend to have the most and are quickest to update due to their live streaming technology, which is often ahead of the TV pictures. They will offer markets ranging from match winner to next point and the odds will reflect how the match is panning out. There are, however, often opportunities for tennis experts to read the game better than the traders and so to make a profit in-play.

Australian Open History

Most Men's Singles Titles In Open Era: 6 – Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic

Most Consecutive Men's Singles Titles In Open Era: 3 – Novak Djokovic (2011-2013)

Youngest Men's Singles Champion: Mats Wilander - 19 years & 3 months (1983)

Most Women's Singles Titles In Open Era: 7 - Serena Williams (2003, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2015, 2017)

Most Consecutive Women's Singles Titles In Open Era: 3 – Margaret Court (1969-1971), Evonne Goolagong (1974-1976), Steffi Graf (1988-1990), Monica Seles (1991-1993), Martina Hingis (1997-1999)

Youngest Women's Singles Champion: Martina Hingis - 16 years & 4 months (1997)

Australian Open Winners

YEARMEN'S CHAMPIONWOMEN'S CHAMPION
1969Rod LaverMargaret Court
1970Arthur AsheMargaret Court
1971Ken RosewallMargaret Court
1972Ken RosewallVirginia Wade
1973John NewcombeMargaret Court
1974Jimmy ConnorsEvonne Goolagong
1975John NewcombeEvonne Goolagong
1976Mark EdmondsonEvonne Goolagong
1977*Roscoe Tanner
Vitas Gerulaitis
Kerry Melville-Reid
Evonne Goolagong
1978Guillermo VilasChris O'Neil
1979Guillermo VilasBarbara Jordan
1980Brian TeacherHana Mandlikova
1981Johan KriekMartina Navratilova
1982Johan KriekChris Evert
1983Mats WilanderMartina Navratilova
1984Mats WilanderChris Evert
1985Stefan EdbergMartina Navratilova
1986**------
1987Stefan EdbergHana Mandlikova
1988Mats WilanderSteffi Graf
1989Ivan LendlSteffi Graf
1990Ivan LendlSteffi Graf
1991Boris BeckerMonica Seles
1992Jim CourierMonica Seles
1993Jim CourierMonica Seles
1994Pete SamprasSteffi Graf
1995Andre AgassiMary Pierce
1996Boris BeckerMonica Seles
1997Pete SamprasMartina Hingis
1998Petr KordaMartina Hingis
1999Yevgeny KafelnikovMartina Hingis
2000Andre AgassiLindsay Davenport
2001Andre AgassiJennifer Capriati
2002Thomas JohanssonJennifer Capriati
2003Andre AgassiSerena Williams
2004Roger FedererJustine Henin
2005Marat SafinSerena Williams
2006Roger FedererAmelie Mauresmo
2007Roger FedererSerena Williams
2008Novak DjokovicMaria Sharapova
2009Rafael NadalSerena Williams
2010Roger FedererSerena Williams
2011Novak DjokovicKim Clijsters
2012Novak DjokovicVictoria Azarenka
2013Novak DjokovicVictoria Azarenka
2014Stan WawrinkaLi Na
2015Novak DjokovicSerena Williams
2016Novak DjokovicAngelique Kerber
2017Roger FedererSerena Williams
2018Roger FedererCarolina Wozniacki
* Two Australian Open tournaments were held in 1977.
** No tournament was held in 1986

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