Bencic vs Anisimova: prediction for the WTA Australian Open match
Belinda Bencic already recorded one victory over Amanda Anisimova. Should we expect another victory from the Swiss player in the second round of Australian Open on January 19? The answer is in our prediction.
For three consecutive years Belinda Bencic reached the third round of Australian Open, but failed to advance further. This year, she made one step to repeat that result.
At the start of the tournament Swiss player recorded a confident victory over Kristina Mladenovic (6:4, 6:3). Throughout the whole match Bencic lost only two games at her serve and did four breaks herself. Bencic managed to step up in the crucial moments of the match.
Since the start of the year Amanda Anisimovadidn't lose a single match, she will try to return into the Top-30 of WTA rankings. American player won the title of Melbourne tournament at the beginning of January.
In the first round of Australian Open Anisimova played against Hartono. Anisimova was a clear favourite of the match, but she needed three sets to win the match (2:6, 6:4, 6:3). Anisimova was too inconsistent at her serve - her opponent managed to do six breaks.
Only in one out of six most recent matches of Anisimova no more than nine games were played in the second set
In three out of four most recent matches of Bencic this bet was successful
Choosing a bet on the winner, we should look at opponents' performance in the first round. Bencic put up a confident performance in the match against Kristina Mladenovic and was more consistent at her serve. Swiss player managed to beat Anisimova in the only head-to-head match. We are expecting another victory from Bencic.
Our prediction - Bencic to win
We can't say that there is a huge difference on class between two opponents - athletes are pretty even, so we are expecting a long match.
Our second bet is on total over 21 games