Strycova vs Flipkens
That's a first round match in Linz between Kirsten Flipkens from Belgium and Barbora Strycova from the Czech republic.
These are two players on the same age, very experienced and also not in good form. H2H they have 5 matches and Flipkens leads 3:2, but it's important to notice the last one was during 2014, so they don't have any recent matches.
So, why I chose to play for Strycova here. There is one main fact- she was the winner in Linz during 2017. I think this will be a huge motivation, because she has to defend the trophy and the points. Maybe the surface suits her game and that helped her to grab the title last season. Normally I am not sure if she will defend it, because of her poor current form, but still she has enough quality to prevail over Kirsten, who is also not in good form as I said. The odds are normal- about 1.50 and I will just pick her to win the match instead of looking for any handicaps.
PS: I found one more match with big chances for success in Linz with about the same odds, but will not post a preview here. It's Alison van Uytvanck to beat Schmiedlova.
Strycova vs Flipkens prediction
|Strycova||Pinnacle||1.51||10||2-0 WON (+5.1 units)|