Today you are getting the lot for free - Just need to keep rechecking the site for the next one - Look, Qiang Wang is in absolutely fantastic form, and the opposite has been true of Christina McHale. Nevertheless, these odds are desperately wrong, because their is no way on this planet that Wang should be the six game favourite. Sure McHale needed three sets to beat a no hoper in the last round, but she did win the last two 6-2 6-1. At last weeks Beijing the American sent Magda Linette packing, and she’s also beaten players such has Bencic, Saisai Zheng, Riske, and Diyas this year. Furthermore, this is the girl who went toe to toe with Serena Williams, and claimed other big scalps.
IF YOU HAVE BEEN A PAID SUBSCRIBER TO OUR TENNIS BETS IN THE PAST, YOU CAN HAVE ALL TOMORROWS FOR FREE - JUST WRITE US ''TENNIS PLEASE'' TO ADMIN@BETTING-ANALYST.COM ------- Don’t know what it is with Daria Gavrilova, because she always makes hard work of winning. In fact, the talented Aussie would be top 15 if she could last longer in tournaments. We believe one of the reasons Dasha struggles is because she doesn’t close out, and again she needed three sets to win in the first round here. Monica Niculescu once peaked at rank number 28, but injuries stopped her progressing beyond that number. The 31 year old had only won one from her last nine before playing Ons Jabeur, but that didn’t stop her winning. And, from what we witnessed, the Romanian was really impressive and showed her best level of form for some time. We like Niculescu to at least get within the h’cap.
FREE TIP - The h’capper has over reacted with Pam Sly’s runner HAAFAPIECE. FIDUX was a twice beaten favourite this season, while SHINING ROMEO has a lot of weight. OLD SALT and FORECAST have a bit to prove, so all arrows point to bottom weight SOLSTALLA. The obvious attraction here is bottom weight and her jockey taking off another 3 pounds. She knows how to win, and a mark of 104 is an attractive mark on a track which should suit.
Alison Van Uytvanck is normally a consistent type of player, but she had been going through a poor time before arriving here. In fact, the 24 year old had lost seven consecutive matches, and their was one retirement amongst those defeats. AVU did bounce back to beat Magdalena Rybarikova in the first round here, albeit that player is just 2/10 over the past 14 weeks. What we can say is AVU is at her best when playing indoors (61.7% hard - 76.2% carpet), so she will be hoping to build on that! Anna Karolina Schmiedlova won two qualifications and then followed up with an easy win over Fiona Ferro. From what we have witnessed, the Slovakian is at the top of her game. We should also mention that head to heads are 2-2, so AKS can take confidence from knowing she’s beaten her opponent.
What do they say, you can’t teach old dogs new tricks. And, while we are not suggesting these two 32 year olds fit into that category, lets just say they have been around the block a few times. For the record, from 2006 to 2014 these players met each other six times. Kirsten Flipkens won 4 of those head to heads, and they are 1-1 on indoor hard court. Other stats include Barbora Strycova has the higher rank (29 vs 51), albeit Flipper is 30-23 on the year compared to Strycova 23-22. With that said, the Czech girl is 3-1 on indoor hard, and last season she went 10-3 on the same. That is clearly better than Flipkens 1-3, and 4-4 last year. All in all, Strycova won 58.8% of her matches on such courts, while Flipper is 54.95%. From stats and looking through the YTD (year to date), we get the impression that this match will be closer than the bookies odds suggest. With that in mind, lets take the girl from Belgium with +3.5.
Reaching a career high rank of 37 tells us that Donna Vekic is having a good season. In fact, the 22 year old Croatian is 32-24, and her best result was reaching the final of Washington. It's interesting to note that Vekic decided to return to Europe for this tournament rather than stay in Asia for either Tianjin or Hong Kong, because from what we have seen outdoor suits her better than indoor. Timea Babos is not having the best of years, and has a result her rank slipped from a career high 25 to a current 64. On a more positive note, the Hungarian is 6-1 on indoor hard court, and it's clearly a surface that suits this base-liner. The latter could be key (72% win indoors), and Babos hasn't had what you would call an hard season. At odds of 2.40 she's worth a poke!
Margarita Gasparyan comes here on the back of winning Tashkent. Players she beat included Tatjana Maria and Mona Barthel. With that said, she trails Monica Puig 2-0 on head to heads, and one of them was this year in New Haven. The Olympic gold medalist made the QF in Tianjin, and to do that she beat world number two Caroline Wozniacki. From what we have seen, the girl from Puerto Rico is making a strong comeback and we expect her to win here.
Head to heads are stuck on one apiece, albeit the last time they met was over 3 years ago. Thirty year old Bibiane Schoofs has rarely left the ITF circuit, and she's never been higher than rank 142. Nevertheless, the Dutch girl is having a solid season, and Lesley Kerkhove will certainly need to be ready. With that said, Schoofs came here on the back of two tournament wins, and she's battled past two good opponents this week. All in all, the 4 year younger girl should win this battle for Dutch pride!
Colon Sante Fe are no world beaters, but this looks a winnable game against Newells Old Boys. To be fair, after finishing eleventh last season, the hosts did at least make it into the Copa Sudamericana. And, while they are struggling at that level, they did at least beat Godoy Cruz in their last game at the Estanislao López stadium. Last season Colon won their fixture in Newells Old Boys, and if anything that club looks weaker again. Another interesting aspect is the visitors only took 5 points from 13 road games during the 2017/18 campaign, and so far this season they are 0-1-2 on the road. And, while NOB won their last fixture against Lanus, that team are bottom of the league. Furthermore, the opening goal came from the penalty spot, while the other was in injury time and against ten men! Colon might be playing too much football, but they have a big enough squad and only two players are out. Go with the host!
We have some big odds fancies today - While this one doesn’t fit that category, we believe 100/30 is more than generous! ———Donald McCain has a very interesting contender in ORMESHER. Since he last raced on the flat, Andrew Mullen’s mount won back to back over jumps. In fact, he’s rated 125 in that sphere, so a mark of 63 here looks really attractive - We just can’t see him losing, and that’s especially the case with his trainer being in great form!
Not sure what the bigger test is, picking the winner or spelling these two names! What we can say about these girls is they are both flakey. A couple of years back Anna Karolina Schmiedlova looked like she was heading for a big breakthrough, what followed in 2016 was a season to forget. In fact, the Slovakian on just 8 from 37 matches, and her confidence was on the floor. In 2017, Schmiedlova mainly played on the ITF circuit and recorded a season 41/25. And during the current campaign the 24 year old is 28/25. However, we should mention that she’s been tending to mix ITF with WTA this year, so her level is about the same! Natalia Vikhlyantseva looked like she was going to be a big number, but the 21 year old hasn’t progressed. In fact, the Russian is just 19/24, and like with her countries economy she’s really struggling! If AKS is able to produce here tennis, she should be good enough to beat her disappointing opponent!
Starting pitchers are Mike Clevinger for the hosts and Dallas Keuchel for the visitors. The Indians have done themselves no favours by falling into a deep slump in time for the playoffs. Granted, they are facing one of the top pitching staffs in the league but Terry Francona's squad has managed just 6 hits through 2 games thus far. We have to believe the change of venue and perhaps the change from high 90's throwing power pitchers to sinkerballer Dallas Keuchel can only be a net positive but some of the extended slumps from their top hitters concerns us, namely Jose Ramirez. We believe the Indians have a legitimate chance here in this game with Mike Clevinger on the mound as the 27 year old right hander turned in a fine season and he was at his best facing right handers at home, posting a 2.48 xFIP and K/BB ratio of 7.63. However, the Indians' offense still concerns us and Keuchel's ability to induce groundballs at a high rate nullifies the Indians' power, especially at Progressive Field which can favour left handed batters. Furthermore, the Astros' bullpen was one of the best in the league all season and not much has changed in Games 1 and 2. While we can't bet the hosts as favourites, we believe runs will come at a premium today for both sides!