Kasatkina vs Muguruza: prediction for the WTA Sydney match
Four most recent head-to-head matches between Kasatkina and Muguruza were heavily contested. Should we expect another tight clash at Sydney on January 13? The answer is in our prediction.
Daria Kasatkina got off to a successful start in the new season. At the first tournament, in Melbourne, Russian player managed to reach the semi-final. She failed to put up a fight to Amanda Anisimova (2:6, 0:6) though.
Kasatkina got to a quarter-final at Sydney through a difficult draw. She did it in a very confident manner. In the first round she left no chance to Sofia Kenin (4:6, 0:6). After that she also beat Elise Mertens (6:4, 6:3) in straight sets. Kasatkina lost only two games at her serve and won 67% of points while serving, which is a great result for her.
Garbine Muguruza finished the 2021 season with a victory at WTA Finals in Guadalajara. Spaniard won four out of five matches in that competition.
A World No. 3 player kept her winning streak alive at Sydney. In the first match she defeated the Russian player, Ekaterina Alexandrova (6:1, 7:6). Muguruza was unable to retain the same level of performance throughout the whole match. In the second round she was not so good and Alexandrova had five set-points. But Muguruza managed to withstand and settled the contest in straight sets, winning the tiebreak.
In each of three most recent head-to-head matches this bet played
Four most recent head-to-head matches ended in three sets
Russian player always causes problems to Garbine Muguruza in head-to-head matches. Kasatkina also recorded two victories over the Spaniard in five fixtures. Kasatkina already defeated two dangerous opponents at Sydney, so she will try to upset the World No. 3.
Our prediction - Kasatkina to win with a handicap of (+4) games
In four most recent head-to-head matches a set exchange took place. We offer to place a bet on total over this time as well.
Our second bet is on total over 20 games