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
|Escobar +4,5||Pinnacle||1.74||8||14-12 WON (+5.92 units)|
Escobar vs Barrios betting preview represents the personal opinion of the author (Iniestaone).