This pair have met once previously, with the teenager prevailing 7-5 6-3 on the grass in the first round at the Mercedes Cup in Stuttgart in June 2019.
Felix Auger-Aliassime went on to make it all the way through to the final, where Italy’s Matteo Berrettini beat him 6–4, 7–6 (13-11).
The 19 year-old Auger-Aliassime is seeded 20 at the Australian Open, although his form has been a little indifferent of late, with just three victories in his last 10 matches.
The 31 year-old Ernests Gulbis is now a lowly 256 in the world rankings at present and had to go through three qualifying rounds to reach the first round proper.
He has not won a match at tour level since the Los Cabos Open in Mexico last July, but was a former top 10 player in the world rankings back in 2014, so clearly has ability.
Gulbis vs Auger-Aliassime Betting Lines & Predictions
The Latvian has shown he still has something to offer in coming through three qualifying rounds and he could make things difficult against the highest-ranked teenager in the ATP world rankings (Auger-Aliassime is 22nd in the rankings).
However, Auger-Aliassime has to be the bet to win this in predictions going into this match.
The tip is on the Set Betting though, where the young Canadian is +275 (3.75) with bet365 to win 3-1.