Alexandrova vs Sakkari: prediction for the WTA Kremlin Cup
Ekaterina Alexandrova suffered three defeats to Maria Sakkari in three head-to-head matches. On October 23, players will fight for a spot in the final of Kremlin Cup. Will Russian player record her first victory over the Greek player?
Two years ago Ekaterina Alexandrova reached the quarter-final of Kremlin Cup, but then lost to Muchova (3:6, 4:6). In this year Russian player improved her result and will fight for a spot in the final.
In the first match Alexandrova got lucky - her opponent, Ons Jabeur, withdrew herself from the match during the second set due to health issues. In the second round Alexandrova recorded an easy victory over Kalinina (6:4, 6:1). In the quarter-final Alexandrova made a huge sensation, beating the World No. 2 player, Aryna Sabalenka in straight sets (6:3, 6:4).
Maria Sakkari has already guaranteed a spot in the WTA Finals tournament for herself after a performance at Moscow, but she also can fight for the Kremlin Cup title.
After the first match it was hard to assess Sakkari's form, because her opponent, Anna Kalinskaya, withdrew herself from the match during the second set. But in the quarter-final Sakkari showed her potential, beating Simona Halep (6:4, 6:4).
In each of three head-to-head matches more games were played in the second set than in the first one
In two most recent head-to-head matches this bet played
Maria Sakkari won all three head-to-head matches. In the match against Halep Greek player proved that she is in a great form, so she should be able to record another victory over a comfortable opponent.
Our prediction - Sakkari to win with a handicap of (-2.5) games
Prediction: Handicap (-2.5) on Sakkari
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Sakkari recorded five victories on indoor courts in the current season, all of those matches ended in two sets. We are expecting the same scenario in the semi-final of Moscow tournament.
Our second bet is on total under 21 games