Tiafoe vs Bublik: prediction for the Wimbledon match
Frances Tiafoe was quite lucky with the opponents at the start of Wimbledon 2022. In the first round, the American tennis player defeated Andrea Vavassori (6-4, 6-4, 6-4), then he prevailed over Maximilian Marterer (6-2, 6-2, 7-6). He is yet to surrender a set at the current London Major. Tiafoe has repeated his last year's result - in 2021, he reached the third round of Wimbledon, in which he lost to Karen Khachanov (6-3, 6-4, 6-4).
Alexander Bublik, on the other hand, has had very tough opponents so far. In the first round, he outplayed Marton Fucsovics in three sets (6-1, 6-2, 6-4) - but to be fair, the Hungarian have had back problems for several weeks and couldn't show his best performance. In the second match, Bublik celebrated success over the clay-court specialist Dusan Lajovic (7-6, 6-2, 7-5).
Tiafoe played 5 tie-breaks in his last 5 matches.
In 3 of Bublik's last 5 matches, more than 9 games were played in the first set.
Bublik has recently defeated Tiafoe in Eastbourne; in the third decisive set, the Kazakhstani player didn't surrender a single game. We believe that Bublik can repeat that success and beat Tiafoe again.
Our prediction - Bublik to win
The only grass-court head-to-head match the opponents played was very close, and we expect a similarly tough battle in the upcoming match. Bublik and Tiafoe are both in good form, so take the over here.
Second bet - total over 40 games