Cilic vs Goffin
R16 ATP US Open
These over the totals bets on ATP US Open are a little bit tricky. At first it seems like you have safe winner on over when the difference between players is not so big, but in high % it turned out the opposite. Like in my last night pick on over in the Del Potro vs Coric match. But it should be noted that there Coric had injury from the mid second set and that affected him a lot.
I hope there wont be such bad luck here now. Cilic vs Goffin, their 6th mutual meetings. The player from Belgium is 3-2 in this H2H. Two very good players, both Top 10 right now. So, IMO this wont be straight sets win for anyone. Though, out from five meetings, in even four we have had so far 2-0 in favor of one of them. So, only once it was not straight sets. But that was the only time they played best of 5 like they play today. In the mentioned match we saw 3-1 in favor of Goffin and 41 games in total. Of course it is easier for both players to take at least one set when it is match best of 5 than in best of 3.
Cilic has more power and he is favorite today but his better serve was not too much helpful earlier against Goffin given on this 2-3 H2H.
Cilic already played here one very long match. It was in previous round when he faced young and talented Alex Di Minaur (3-2 in sets). Cilic was even 0-2 down there. So, really it would not be surprise for me to we see another classic today when he face more difficult opponent.
Cilic vs Goffin prediction
|Over 39.5||Pinnacle||1.92||8||3-0 LOST (-8 units)|