Ostapenko vs Swiatek: prediction for the WTA Indian Wells match
Jelena Ostapenko has an experience of beating Iga Swiatek. On October 12, players will fight for a quarter-final spot at Indian Wells tournament. Will we see an interesting match? The answer is in our prediction.
Jelena Ostapenko was looking good in recent European indoor tournaments. Latvian player reached the final of Luxembourg tournament, in which she was beaten by Tauson (3:6, 6:4, 4:6). Ostapenko got a difficult draw at Ostrava, in the second round she was eliminated by the eventual runner-up of the tournament, Sakkari (4:6, 2:6).
At Indian Wells Ostapenko started with a victory over Hsieh Su-Wei (6:3, 6:0). Then she had a difficult match against Putintseva, in which she had to play three sets (6:3, 2:6, 6:3). Overall, Ostapenko performed well and proved her persistance. Latvian player always performs well in matches against members of Top-10, so she is unlikely to leave the court without a fight in the match against Swiatek.
After US Open Iga Swiatek, just like her today opponent, performed at Ostrava tournament. And just like Ostapenko, she was beaten by Maria Sakkari (4:6, 5:7), it happened in a quarter-final.
So far Swiatek is flawless at Indian Wells. Petra Martic won only four games in a match against her (6:1, 6:3). Veronika Kudermetova managed to snatch only one game (6:1, 6:0). Now she will play against Ostapenko, who is an extremely unpredictable player. We think that Polish player is still remembering the match at 2019 Birmingham tournament, in which Swiatek was destroyed by Ostapenko (6:0, 6:2).
This bet won in four most recent matches of Jelena Ostapenko
In three out of five most recent matches of Swiatek no more than nine games were played in the second set
Polish player was flawless in first two matches of Indiana Wells tournament, so she is a clear favourite of the match against Latvian player. But we shouldn't underestimate Ostapenko. In some matches she is able to put up an outstanding performance and in such matches it is extremely hard to stop her. We offer to place a risky bet on Ostapenko to win at least one set.
Our prediction - Ostapenko to win with a handicap of (+1.5) sets
Prediction: Handicap (+1.5) sets for Ostapenko
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We are expecting a set exchange in this match. In this case, a bet on total over is a good choice. Players can beat the total of 20 games even in two sets.
Our second bet is on total over 20 games