Daria Kasatkina v Maria Sharapova Betting Tips and Predictions
It’s time for the Two Russian tennis players to ho head to head with Daria Kasatkina v Maria Sharapova. The ladies are meeting in the second round of WTA tournament in Montreal. It’ll be a corker because this will be the very first time they go head to head. Sharapova is hoping to prepare herself for the US Open by getting A good result here… and we think she will ultimately be the victorious Russian.
My Prediction For This Game:
Maria Sharapova is ranked ten places lower than Daria Kasatkina, but that isn’t reflective of overall player ability. Sharapova is just returning from her doping ban, so she’s had to start from rock bottom; despite this, she still managed to come in at 22nd position on the WTA rankings. She has entered this tournament full of confidence and should easily make it to the third round. 888sport.com is giving awesome odds of 1.75 for that.
The Russian 21-year old, Kasatkina, is currently 12th in the world and her score so far this year is 33-18. Hard court is her favourite surface and this year she has a result of 14-8; strangely, despite her love of hard court, her only two WTA titles came on clay. In first round of this tournament she managed to beat Maria Sakkari 6-4, 4-6, 6-1, but the Greek player couldn’t even stand up properly in the third set because of the fatigue she was still suffering from the previous tournament. However, Kasatkina is also fatigued because she has played far too many games in last three months.
The former number 1 is returning from a doping ban and she still hasn’t fully found her game yet. The 31-year old finished ranked at number 59 (16-6) last year, and currently she is at number 22 (16-9). Her aim now is to try to reach at least the semifinals of a Grand Slam, but she has failed all three times this year; she lost in the third round of Australian Open, lost in the quarterfinals of Roland Garros and lost in the first round of Wimbledon. Therefore, the US Open is her only focus and last chance, so she needs to prepare for it in the upcoming tournaments. In the Montreal Open first round she beat Sesil Karatancheva 6-1, 6-2 which is the main reason we’ve gone with out betting pick.
Daria Kasatkina last 5 matches on hard court:
Maria Sharapova last 5 matches on hard court:
Reasons For And Against The Tip:
✓ Sharapova needs a good result in this tournament in preparation for the US Open.
✓ Sharapova won her first round 6-1, 6-2; she is rested and full of confidence.
✓ Sharapova is much more experienced and is an overall much better player than Kasatkina.
✓ Kasatkina didn’t play well in the first round; she is also fatigued.
✘ Kasatkina has played well this year and she is on 33-18 score.
Tip: Maria Sharapova to win.
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