Anisimova vs Sabalenka: prediction for the WTA Madrid match
Amanda Anisimova had a brilliant start to her career, followed by a long slump. In the previous season she failed to make it past the quarter-final in any of WTA tournaments.
Anisimova managed to raise the level of performance in 2022 and won a title at the first tournament of the season, in Melbourne. After that, she also reached the round of 16 at Australian Open. Transition to clay turned out to be successful for the World No. 33 player - she reached the semi-final of Charleston tournament.
Aryna Sabalenka finds herself in a tricky situation. She is defending her title at Madrid. A bad performance here will cost her a huge number of hard-earned points.
World No. 4 player got off to a slow start of the season. She was unable to make it past the first round in four different tournaments. But her performance at Stuttgart should gain some confidence. Aryna managed to defend her points for the final. But in the title match she was beaten by Iga Swiatek (2:6, 2:6).
In three of five latest matches of Anisimova no more than nine games were played in the second set
This bet won in 2 of 3 latest head-to-head matches
Belarusian player has a difficult task to defend a title at Madrid. Sabalenka got an uncomfortable opponent at the start of the tournament. Anisimova recorded three victories in head-to-head matches.
The most recent one took place less than one month ago. Aryna had an advantage, but eventually lost focus. After that tournament Belarusian player performed at Stuttgart and gained match practice. We think that Sabalenkawill be able to beat Anisimova this time.
Our prediction - Sabalenka to win the match
In a recent head-to-head match at Charleston a set exchange took place. In five of six latest matches of Sabalenka no less than 22 games were played. We offer to place a bet on total over.
Our second bet is on total over 21 games