Escobar vs Barrios (By: Iniestaone)

First round match from the Santiago challenger between Escobar (#315) and Barrios (#321)

Barrios is finally getting an opponent he can beat in the first round of Santiago which is a home soil tournament for him, he has been here three times and lost in the first round every time as a huge underdog. He took two wins in his most recent tournament in Morelos on hardcourt where he defeated Gomez and Krstin before losing to Descotte in three.

Escobar also lost to Descotte in Morelos which was his most recent match, but that was in the finals after he did a huge run where he took several victories as a big underdog against the likes of Diez, C. Harrison and Kwiatkowski.

Now I don't understand why Escobar is this big of an underdog against Barrios. Sure Barrios will probably win this but I can't see him doing so with a bigger margin than 4 games, Escobar is playing amazing tennis at the moment and he is a lot more experienced than Barrios (nine years older). The head to head reads 2-1 for Barrios but both of those wins came on Futures tournaments which Escobar doesn't seem to care about not nearly as much as the much younger Barrios for whom they actually hold some meaning. Escobar performs a lot better on the challenger circuit and puts much more effort into those tournaments and his only win against Barrios came in the Bogota challenger.

This handicap line is too big considering that these are equal players and that Escobar showed some of his best tennis ever just a week ago

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Escobar vs Barrios predictions

Tip Bookmaker Odds * Stake Result
Escobar +4,5 Pinnacle 1.74 8 14-12 WON (+5.92 units)
* Odds as of post published time and are subject to change.
Escobar vs Barrios betting preview represents the personal opinion of the author (Iniestaone).
+1 -5
 
Comments (4)
David King
Hey Iniestaone, what do you think about Rola - Crepatte at hard Chalenger Zhuhai, tonight at 04.00 AM. Can Crepatte win ... ?!
Thank you.
03/04/2019 - 21:21
iniestaone
Yes I do and i will actually write a preview for that match in a few hours
03/04/2019 - 21:39
David King
In that case as I won before HT on Midtjyland - Nordsjea, the match is still live, I'll take Crepatte. I noticed this player, Crepatte, in last few weeks but then when you said you gonna make preview for him it's look like some telepathy between me and you. I was not sure about him but now lets play on that factor.
03/04/2019 - 22:07
iniestaone
Hey David, i ran into some stuff and had no time to write the preview but the Crepatte bet still stands for me, i've watched him play a lot on the indoor tour this year and he has been great while Rola has played very little tennis and his serve has malfunctioned heavily in the last two matches -- go for Crepatte
03/05/2019 - 05:58
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