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Murray v Federer Australian Open Betting Preview

Andy Murray and Roger Federer lock horns in the semi-final of the Australian Open on Friday and it is all set to be a Grand Slam classic between two of the best players in the world right now.

The Swiss has certainly had the tougher half of the draw and needed all five sets to beat Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in the last round, whereas Murray continued his perfect record and breezed past his opponent, Jeremy Chardy.

Both would say they are in good form at the moment, but the Scotsman is likely to be the fresher as he has not yet been tested in the tournament. However, that might cost him as he could be a touch complacent coming into this one.

Murray has looked in great touch throughout the competition and he is not usually one to be at all complacent. He knows that this is by far the toughest test that he has faced in Melbourne, but gone are the days where he fears going up against the number-two seed.

Instead, the British number-one is likely to come and attack his opponent and at the moment, he is the favourite with the bookmakers to reach the final. You can back him at 4/6 with Boylesports.

Federer will also have the famous Australian Open trophy on his mind and is sure to do all he can to stop Murray here.

As we know, when at his best, there is not a lot that can stop the man from Switzerland winning a match, so the he might prove to be a good value bet for this one with odds of 11/8 with Bet365.

At 31-years-old, Federer knows that he might not too many more Grand Slam finals, which could really spur him on to come out on top here.

Betting on what the correct score might be has proven to be a popular with many tennis bets and at the moment, Murray claiming this one 3-0 is the most likely result at 10/3 with Betfred. The bookies clearly feel as though the Briton is the stronger of these two.

Federer is then available at 5/1 to win 3-1 with SkyBet, so he does have to upset the odds to come out on top Down Under.

In terms of what we think the score will be tough, we do fancy a Murray win, but by three sets to two. His chances of claiming a victory in are rated at 5/1 with Ladbrokes.

This should be an enthralling tennis match between two players at the top of their game right now. So now you have read our Murray v Federer Australian Open Betting Preview you should be thinking what bets you want to place. To get the most from your betting though remember that most online bookmakers will offer you a free bet or free betting offers when you join. So instead of heading for your usual bookies you should check out our free bet guide for the best free bet offers. We list all the best free bets such as the £10 no deposit Sky Bet free bet and the £25 William Hill free bet offer, so see what betting offer is right for you and really improve you winnings.

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