United Cup 2023 Betting Odds and Winning Tips (December 29 – January 8)
After a quiet last month, tennis is back up and running this week with the first event of the 2023 season. This Thursday will see the United Cup debut, with the tournament being held as a mixed-gender team event for the first time in Australia, as a replacement for the discontinued ATP Cup.
2023 United Cup: Event Details
Australia will be home favorites heading into this tournament. However, there are several other strong nations they’ll have to get past if they wish to thrill the home crowds. The United States is classically strong across mixed-gender events, as is Spain. Add to this the current form of some of the Polish players, and this is shaping up to be a highly competitive event to kick off the 2023 season, with plenty of big names featuring over the next 10 days.
|Tournament:||2023 United Cup, Men & Women Singles, and Mixed-Doubles|
|Venues:||Australia: Brisbane, Perth, and Sydney|
|Dates:||Thursday, 29 December to Sunday, 8 January 2022-2023|
United Cup 2023 Odds
Here’s a look at the outright United Cup tennis 2023 odds for those who want to bet on the 2023 United Cup:
- United States to win @ 4.00 (3/1)
- Spain to win @ 5.00 (4/1)
- Poland to win @ 6.50 (11/2)
- Italy/France/Greece to win @ 11.00 (10/1)
Those looking to do some online tennis betting will be able to see that there are three clear favorites to win the United Cup 2023. United States leads the pack at 4.00 (3/1), marginally ahead of Spain at 5.00 (4/1). Poland is just a little behind on 6.50 (11/2); however, the odds drop off after this for the likes of Italy, France, and Greece, who are on 11.00 (10/1).
Understanding the United Cup 2023
When the first ball is served this Thursday, the 29th of December, that will signify the very first time that a United Cup tournament has been played. However, the event is, in essence, a do-over of the discontinued ATP Cup, which ran from 2018-2022. Still, 18 national teams received a qualifying spot for the $15 million event after overall ATP and WTA rankings were calculated.
The tournament will be played across three Australian cities – where two men’s singles matches, two women’s singles matches, and a mixed-doubles match will take place. Teams which top their groups will claim a spot in the semifinals, with the next-best side from the three groups making up the fourth semifinal spot. Teams will then travel to Sydney, where the semifinals and finals will take place.
News Ahead of the United Cup 2023
While there are no past champions to discuss, nor is form very relevant given that this is the first event of the year, some player news is heading into the tournament.
Most notably, Nick Kyrgios has pulled out of the Australian team at the last minute. The move happened less than a day before his opening match and was due to an ankle injury. Kyrgios was due to face Cam Norrie and Rafael Nadal in what would have been excellent matchups, with Alex de Minaur now shifting into the No.1 spot in the team to play those matches and Jason Kubler coming into the team as a replacement. This change has seen Australia’s chances plummet at Australian bookmakers, with their outright odds down to 13.00 (12/1) now.
In other news, the United Cup 2023 appears to already be a success, having managed to attract a range of big names despite the busyness of tennis in January. Rafael Nadal and Iga Swiatek are the main drawcards, while in the coaching staff, the likes of Lleyton Hewitt and Stan Wawrinka also feature.
2023 United Cup Predictions
Based on the makeup of each team, their stats, and player history, here are our top predictions for the 2023 United Cup:
United States to Win Outright @ 4.00 (3/1)
While the United States may not have the star power that some other nations participating in the United Cup possess, they present an incredibly strong team overall. The United States is the only country with two Top 20 men’s players and two Top 20 women’s players.
The men have No.9 Taylor Fritz, who put in a strong performance at the Nitto ATP Finals six weeks ago, and Frances Tiafoe, who is No.19 in the world after a breakthrough season in 2022. The women sees Jessica Pegula, who is currently No.3 in the world, alongside Madison Keys, who is knocking on the door of the Top 10 at No.11.
As a result, the United States have a very strong chance of performing consistently in their group matches and getting the three wins necessary to advance to the next round. Even if one of their players loses to a big name from another nation, they should still win overall in each round. Betting on the United States to win this tournament at 4.00 (3/1) is a great bet to make.
Australia to Beat Great Britain @ 1.83 (5/6)
News of Nick Kyrgios’ withdrawal saw Australia’s odds of winning the inaugural United Cup drop significantly. The 27-year-old had risen to No.22 in the world off the back of a strong second half of the 2022 season – making the Wimbledon final, before performing excellently in the American hardcourt swing, where he won Washington and made several deep runs in other tournaments. However, an ankle injury means Kyrgios won’t be playing in this event.
The nature of Kyrgios’ withdrawal – a day before the event and ten minutes before his team had to face up to the press conference – is only likely to galvanize the Australia team. They are pitted against it now, but under the leadership of Lleyton Hewitt and Sam Stosur, there’s every chance they’ll rise to the challenge and perform strongly in their first-round matchup against Great Britain. Take them to pick up the win here over Great Britain at 1.83 (5/6).
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Spain to Win Outright @ 5.00 (4/1)
If the United States don’t win this one, there’s every chance betting sites in Spain are right with their favorite in the face of their compatriots. Much like the United States, Spain have good depth. Three of their players are inside the Top 13 in the world, while six are in the Top 100.
Add to this the star power of Rafael Nadal, and this Spanish team will be a real threat. In 2022, Rafael Nadal went undefeated for the first 20 matches of the season. A rested Nadal is a dangerous Nadal, and with the Spaniard likely to go undefeated again in Australia, Spain are sitting well to make up the rest of their points needed to win each round between Pablo Carreno Busta and Paula Badosa.
Putting a wager on Spain to win instead of the United States is not only more lucrative, but it’s also well grounded in logic as well.
United Cup 2023 Betting Preview
- United States to Win Outright @ 4.00 (3/1)
- Australia to Beat Great Britain @ 1.83 (5/6)
- Spain to Win Outright @ 5.00 (4/1)
The 2023 tennis season kicks off this Thursday with the inaugural United Cup 2023. Eighteen nations are vying to claim the first crown, and with plenty of big names showing up in Australia, this should be a hotly contested tournament. Taking the United States odds makes a lot of sense since they are well-positioned to win the first title. However, Spain will give them a good run for their money, as will Poland and home favorite Australia. Tune in on the 29th of December to find out how this tournament unfolds.