Ward vs Purcell
1st Round match at the Pune Challenger.
Odds dropped off on this but a -1.5 games handicap puts it just about right.
I really don't know what wrong with James Ward in the last couple of months, he was gaining back his form gradually but at this moment he is struggling to win matches, however I still see him getting a comfortable victory today.
Ward this year has a 31/26 record on all surface. He reached 2 challenger tournaments final on hard court.
19/14 is his record on hard court this year but his form of 3 wins in last 10 is a major concern.
Ward form at the moment may not be all that good but Purcell is worst. Purcell is having a disaster 2018 on hard court and I don't think his luck will change today.
On this surface this year he has a record of 7/17 and has only won twice since the US Open.
James Ward technically is the better player and yes his form isn't all that but his opponent is worst.
Ward vs Purcell prediction
|Ward -1.5 games||Pinnacle||2.06||8||0-2 LOST (-8 units)|