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Two Davis Cup forces will face off in the opening round of Group B of the Davis Cup Finals Group stages in Manchester. Despite being their first match of the week, this one may determine which team will find its way to the Final 8 tournament in Malaga.
Our favourite Australia vs Great Britain match predictions
Both teams are among the most successful in the Davis Cup history and their matchup is really tough to predict. The prediction for this duel and the rest of the tennis schedule, check out on our predictions and tips page.
Great Britain to win 2-1
This will be a matchup between two Davis Cup power houses. It’s been a while since any of them won the trophy and both teams are ready for a bar fight. Australia lost in the finals last year and it seems like they are favourites because of that but with the matchup being in Manchester, Great Britain will have the home court advantage which can really make a difference in the Davis Cup.
In the absence of Nick Kyrgios, Alex de Minaur is the best player on the Australian team and Cameron Norrie is the main man for Great Britain. It will be interesting to see if the home team captain Leon Smith will decide to go with Andy Murray in the single matches. The former world No. 1 had a solid performance at the US Open and he seems ready to go if needed.
There is a huge possibility that this matchup will be decided in the doubles match and it seems that Great Britain has the advantage in that one which will probably get them to the first win in Group B.
The odds in this article were correct at the time of writing, and the odds are subject to change. We recommend checking with your bookmaker before placing a bet.
Can Great Britain win in front of the home crowd?
Now that we have our Australia vs Great Britain prediction, let’s see how these teams performed in the previous editions of the Davis Cup.
Australia is second in the all-time Davis Cup titles with 28 trophies, four less than the United States. Their last trophy came in 2003 when Lleyton Hewitt, today’s captain of the team, played and led his nation to the victory. Last year, Australia lost in the finals to Canada even though they were considered the favorites in that match.
- Alex de Minaur
- Max Purcell
- Jordan Thompson
- Thanasi Kokkinakis
- Matthew Ebden
Captain: Lleyton Hewitt
Great Britain preview
Great Britain shares the third place at the all-time Davis Cup list with 10 titles. The last time they won the title in 2015 when Andy Murray was still in his prime. Now, Murray is far from his best shape but still there with the team, and his presence and experience mean a lot for Great Britain. Cameron Norrie and Daniel Evans have solid seasons and can beat anybody in front of the home crowd in Manchester.
- Cameron Norrie
- Daniel Evans
- Andy Murray
- Jack Draper
- Neal Skupski
Captain: Leon Smith
Key match details
- Venue: AO Arena in Manchester, UK.
- Time and date: Wednesday 13th September, by 14:00 BST.
- Bookies’ favourite: Great Britain are the favourites.
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