Friday, 15 February 2019

WTA DOHA: KERBER (1.62) V MERTENS (2.52)

WTA DOHA

KERBER (1.62) V MERTENS (2.52) 

Kerber leads the head to head 1-0 winning at the Hopman cup in tow tie-breaks in what was not a lot more than an exhibition match. The stats are very close for this match but my feeling is Kerber just does everything that little bit better than Mertens but due purely to backing Kerber on the outright market then I am happy to lay her here at 1.62 even though I think she comes through this match narrowly. 

HALEP (1.69) V SVITOLINA (2.40) 

Svitolina leads the head to head 4-3 having won four of their last 5 meetings, The stats are so close on this matchup also but the key is Svitolina holds serve on average 5% more than Halep although Halep breaks slightly more often but the difference there is minimal. They have only met once on outdoor hard courts in 2017 where Svitolina won dropping just 2 games in the process. This is a very tough match to call but I am going to lay Halep at her current price of 1.69 and work my position from there as I do favour Svitolina for the win, this is the sort of match you need to watch and react in play too.

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