Sabalenka vs Badosa: prediction for the WTA Stuttgart match
On April 23, Aryna Sabalenka and Paula Badosa will face each other in the semi-final of Stuttgart tournament. Spaniard won two head-to-head matches. Should we expect another victory from her? The answer is in our prediction.
Aryna Sabalenka reached the final of Stuttgart tournament in the previous season and she is looking to repeat that result. One year ago Belarusian player was beaten by Ashleigh Barty in the title match (6:3, 0:6, 3:6).
In each of two previous matches a World No. 4 player beat her opponents in three sets. She recorded victories over Andreescu (6:1, 3:6, 6:2) and Kontaveit (6:4, 3:6, 6:1). Both matches went by the same scenario: Aryna lost the second set and came back into the game. Will Badosa be able to punish her for the loss of focus?
Paula Badosa missed the Stuttgart tournament in the previous season. Overall, Spanish player is having a great year, she won 20 matches out of 27.
World No. 4 player also had two three-set matches, just like her opponent. Badosa also lost second set both times. She managed to beat Rybakina (6:2, 4:6, 7:6) and Jabeur (7:6, 1:6, 6:3).
All matches of Sabalenka and Badosa at Stuttgart ended in three sets
Tiebreaks were played in all four latest matches of Badosa
Sabalenka and Badosa beat some strong opponents on the way to the semi-final. In our opinion, Spanish player will take the victory today. Badosa beat Sabalenka twice in head-to-head matches, plus Spaniard is looking better throughout the season.
Our prediction - Badosa to win the match
All matches of Sabalenka and Badosa at Stuttgart ended in three sets. Opponents are pretty even on class, so we are expecting a tight contested match here.
Our second bet is on total over 21 games