Sorana Cirstea vs Aryna Sabalenka – Pick. WTA Miami quarter-final match. We sent out three picks for today, and this is one of them.
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SORANA CIRSTEA vs ARYNA SABALENKA – PICK
In the later stages of major tournaments, the cream rises to the top! This is especially the case with WTA, and that was confirmed in the two completed quarter-finals!
Nevertheless, that doesn’t mean that the betting underdog will be thrashed! In fact, yesterday’s match between Jessica Pegula and Anastasia Potapova ended on 4/6 6/3 7/6. Since the spread for that match was Pegula -4, the ‘’dog’’ was within the handicap!
For the record, the betting odds for this fixture are Aryna Sabalenka at 1.18 and Sorana Cirstea at 6.30. Whereas, the logical spread is between 5 & 5.5, and this wants to make us side with Cirstea.
Let us start by saying that the 32-year-old Romanian is in the form of her life. In all the years that we have been watching Cirstea, we have never seen her so chilled!
Sorana is loving these courts, and she’s enjoyed wins over three top players. On paper, beating Caroline Garcia (rank) was her biggest win of the week. However, we were even more impressed by the way she took out Karolina Muchova and Marketa Vondrousova.
From what we have been watching, Cirstea is finding plenty of depth and executing her plan! In that last match against Vondrousova, she limited her opponent by narrowing the angles. To cut a long story short, a similar tactic is the best way to play today’s opponent!
Meanwhile, Sabalenka has become a lot more consistent, and her 21/2 YTD supports that theory. The player from Belarus won her three matches in straight sets, and in the last round sent Krejcikova packing with a 6/3 6/2.
On the way to winning the Australian Open, Aryna won six of her seven matches in straight sets. Also, she arrived here on the back of making the final of Indian Wells.
In conclusion, while it would be hard to criticize Sabalenka, we believe Cirstea accomplished even more at this tournament. Her change in temperament is positive, and she’s got a puncher’s chance. For the purpose of betting, it all comes down to this handicap start!
BET: SORANA CIRSTEA +5.5