Sabalenka vs Naomi Osaka
R16 on WTA US Open
Two Top 20 players. Already this R16 is great success for both but in fact they have chance to make really big result on this 2018 US Open. Cause who ever wins here would meet in Quarter finals with better player from duel between Vondrousova and Tsurenko. So, even semifinals is very close for either Sabalenka either Osaka.
Of course Sabalenka is favorite today due to everything she has achieved in this season. The 20 year old girl from Belarus is really in amazing form and reached this 20th position on WTA standings, her best ever.
But Osaka is good too. In fact Japanese girl is one position higher. She has excellent ranking mostly due to success earlier in the season when she won the tournament in Indian Wells.
In any case, Sabalenka is favorite but it is question whether you want to risk with her on odds just around 1.60. As for me, I would rather go with over the totals that lately was excellent bet when Sabalenka is in question. Of course her amazing streak of 15 straight over matches (14 of those went into third set) has ended but she still plays more often over matches than under.
For me was surprise that she defeated Petra Kvitova in previous round. Honestly I expected different outcome and my bet was on Kvitova. Sabalenka played another great match but, it should be noted that Kvitova helped a lot with one really poor performance. That was IMO the worst match for Kvitova probably in entire season. She was serving really bad, the match was ended in fact on a double fault while Kvitova made all together 10+ double faults in entire match. So, you can't compete on this level when you have such bad day.
But I still think that such powerful style Kvitova has is the cure for players like Sabalenka. I mean, someone who play powerful as she plays, could beat Sabalenka. So, Kvitova, Serena Williams.. those are the players I would always look to bet on when play against Sabalenka.
That being said, it should be noted that Osaka is also one of the girls who has great power in her shots. So, I think she should be able to hold well here. To win, well, probably not but to play one tied match, yes.
So, I like over the totals here. In so far rounds Osaka was without some really strong opponent but no matter, when you lose only 7 games in total of 6 sets in the first three rounds of Grand Slam tournament, then that's mean something.
Sabalenka vs Naomi Osaka prediction
|Over 21.5||Bet365||1.85||9||Won WON (+7.65 units)|