The WTA tournament in Montreal will open up with a match between Timea Babos v Julia Goerges. Even though Goerges is placed 10th seed, we predict that she won’t walk away with it.
My Prediction For This Game:
Julia Goerges, number 10 in the world, hates playing on hard court, whilst her opponent, Timea Babos, number 38 in the world, loves it. In their only match played on this type of court Babos won easily last year … a convincing 7-5, 6-1. This time maybe Goerges will win, but we have found a great handicap bet on Babos not to lose by 5 or more games, with odds of at 1.83 at Ladbrokes.
The Hungarian is playing really well this year, especially on hard court, where she won a tournament in Taipei. This year her score is 17-17, and 15 of those 17 wins came on hard. Her last two tournaments on hard court she played fantastically; she lost to Garbine Muguruza in the Montreal final and to Maria Sakkari in the second round in San Jose… in a very strange match which ended 6-0, 6-1 for the Greek. Babos must overcome her fear when playing against the top seeds; she has 2-19 record against Top 10 players and this is her chance to improve it.
Julia Goerges had great success in Wimbledon, where she reached the semi-finals and lost to Serena Williams; her last tournament was in Moscow on clay where she lost in the 3rd round to 17-year old Olga Danilovic. Her least favoured court is hard court, but she has a solid 13-5 record this year. Out of those 13 wins, 5 came in January in Auckland where she won the title. Her last two appearances on hard court came in March when she lost two straight games to Anastasija Sevastova (WTA 19) in the Indian Wells and to Carina Withoeft (WTA 101) 2-1 in Miami. Goerges won her only match on clay this season 6-2, 6-4 in Madrid.
Timea Babos last 5 matches on hard court:
Julia Goerges last 5 matches on hard court:
Timea Babos v Julia Goerges matches:
Reasons For And Against The Tip:
✓ Babos’ favourite court is hard, while it’s the least favourite court of Goerges.
✓ Babos’ 15 out of 17 wins this season came on hard court.
✓ Babos won her only match last year on hard court.
✓ Goerges lost her last two games on hard court to lower-ranked players; she played her last matches on hardcourt in March.
✓ Babos has a 2-19 record against Top 10 players.
✘ Goerges won her only match this on clay this season 6-2, 6-4 in Madrid.
Tip: Handicap Total Games Babos (+4.5)
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