Collins vs Stephens: is Sloane being underestimated?
In the round of 16 match at San Jose tournament Danielle Collins will play against Sloane Stephens on August 5. Will Danielle secure a confident victory? The answer is in our prediction.
After the Wimbledon Danielle Collins had a string of three successful clay tournaments in Europe. On the recent competition at Palermo American player won a title and is now playing on hard courts at the home tournament.
Danielle is participating in San Jose tournament for the third time in her career. Before this year she managed to reach the semi-final and the round of 16. In the first match Collins beat Shelby Rogers quite easily, just like we predicted (6:4, 6:3).
Sloane Stephens couldn't find her game for a long time since the start of the year. American player recorded her first victory only in March, at Miami tournament. After that Sloane's results started to improve, she had a successful clay part of the season - American player reached the quarter-final of Charleston tournament, semi-final at Parma and the round of 16 at Roland Garros.
After a defeat to Samsonova in the third round of Wimbledon (2:6, 6:2, 4:6) Stephens took a month-long break. But despite that, she got off to a great start at San Jose, beating McNally in the first round (6:4, 6:2).
In four out of five most recent matches of Collins no more than nine games were played in the second set
In three out of five most recent matches of Stephens more games were played in the first set than in the second one
Collins is on a six-match winning streak since the clay tournament in Palermo, where she won five matches in a row. But American player still lacks consistency. She also doesn't have an advantage in class over Stephens. We don't think that Sloane deserved an underdog status in this match, so we offer to take the risk and place a bet on Stephens to win.
Our prediction - Stephens to win
All of ten most recent Collins' matches were ended in two sets. Taking that into account, we offer to place a bet on total under.
Our second bet is on total under 21 games