Tennis Betting Advice - May 2018

Two picks for Prague today...

Thursday 3rd May 2018

In your Ones to Watch email today:

  • WTA Prague – plays starts 1pm…
  • Pliskova to continue her run…
  • 3-set battle on the cards…

Yesterday was one of those treading water days with one of our bets winning 2-0 and the other losing 2-0. Kristyna Pliskova was the winner and I want to back her at a decent match price again today.

I also like another of the quarter final matches in Prague to go the distance to 3 sets.

Play starts 1pm+, so I’ll be quick this morning…

Two picks for Prague today…

Kristyna Pliskova takes on Mihaela Buzarnescu in the WTA Prague quarter finals today (1pm+).

The Czech player is on another good run in front of her home fans, winning both matches so far in straight sets – and having reached the final here last year, too.

Buzarnescu is a strong clay-court player and has my respect at this level, but serve could prove the key today. Pliskova has hit 12+ Aces in both matches so far – a great stat in the women’s game – and with Buzarnescu winning 50% or less of 2nd Serve points so far, Pliskova’s power could cause some big problems.

WTA Prague – J & T Banka Prague Open

Match Winner:

BET: Kristyna Pliskova to beat Mihaela Buzarnescu @ Evens
BOOKIES: Evens (2.00) Boylesports, 19/20 (1.95) BetVictor, 10/11 (1.91) William Hill, SunBets, Betway, NetBet, 10Bet 
STAKE: 1 pt
Latest odds here

Straight after that match, scheduled for 2.30pm+, Sam Stosur takes on Camili Giorgi

The bookies make Giorgi the slight favourite and that’s about right on recent form overall, but Stosur served great yesterday – winning 80%+ of 1st Serve points. It could be close.

Both these players have a habit of making matches hard work for themselves, be it through lapses in concentration or inconsistencies in their hitting (both go big with their shots, so there’s often a small margin between a winner and an unforced error).

The only previous meeting between these two went the distance to a deciding set.

All told this one looks like a 3-set battle in the making to me.

WTA Prague – J & T Banka Prague Open

Total Sets:

BET: Sam Stosur v Camila Giorgi – Over 2.5 Sets @ 11/8 
BOOKIES: 11/8 (2.38) Bet365, William Hill, SunBets, 5/4 (2.25) Paddy Power, Betfair Sportsbook, Coral, Ladbrokes 
STAKE: 1 pt
Latest odds here

I’ll be back tomorrow with another update from what is a busy week on the circuit…

Enjoy the tennis...

Best wishes,

Oliver Upstone

Tom Wilson

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