Martincova vs Pavlyuchenkova: prediction for the WTA Ostrava match
On September 23, Tereza Martincova and Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova will fight each other for a spot in the quarter-final of Ostrava tournament. We offer our prediction for an upcoming match.
Tereza Martincova debuted at home Ostrava tournament in previous year. After a successful qualification she was beaten in the first round of the main draw by her compatriot, Barbora Krejcikova (5:7, 1:6). In this year, she didn't have to play in qualification, but once again Martincova had to play against her compatriot in the first round, this time it was Katerina Siniakova.
As we expected, it was an extremely contested match. Opponents played for more than three hours. Eventually Martincova snatched a victory on a tiebreak of the decisive set (5:7, 6:4, 7:6). Martincova didn't put up her best performance in this match, she won only 57% of points at her serve and let her opponent to make six breaks.
Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova is trying to find her way into the Top-10. Russian player is currently at the 13th position in WTA rankings.
Pavlyuchenkova approached the start of Ostrava tournament in great form. In the first round she put up an almost flawless performance against Ana Konjuh (7:6, 6:1). She needed some time for adaptation though. In two sets her opponent made only one break.
In five most recent matches of Martincova more than nine games were played in the first set
This bet was successful in three out of five most recent matches of Pavlyuchenkova
Russian player is an overwhelming favourite in this match. Pavlyuchenkova recorded a confident victory over Konjuh in the first round with a great performance at the serve. Martincova played against Siniakova for three hours and her performance was far from perfect. Overall, Pavlyuchenkova is looking better throughout the season.
Our prediction - Pavlyuchenkova to win with a handicap of (-4) games
Prediction: Handicap (-4) on Pavlyuchenkova
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Only in one out of ten most recent victories of Pavlyuchenkova three sets were played. We are not expecting a long match against Martincova.
Our second bet is on total under 21 games