09 Sep

Pliskova vs Kerber US Open Women’s final preview & prediction

us open finals prediction

US Open finals Karolina Pliskova vs Angelique Kerber preview:

The final game of the women’s US Open 2016 is finally and here and with it comes a new world number 1. Angelique Kerber almost took the no. 1 spot from Serena Williams back at the Cincinnati Masters event as a victory in the finals would’ve given her enough points. However she lost in straight sets to Pliskova who took her sixth title in her career. Karolina has since then been a big upset in this tournament, managing to beat both of the Williams sisters. She defeated Serena Williams for her spot in this final in straight sets, Serena who had lots of question marks surrounding her before the tournament look to be right back on the track just as Pliskova came and showed her that momentum is key. However Williams looked to be suffering and her coach confirmed that she had a knee injury which plagued her during the match.

Angelique Kerber had quite an easier challenge on her way to the US Open finals as she faced Roberta Vinci in the quarterfinals and Wozniacki in the semi, two matches that Angelique managed to win in straight sets. In fact Angelique Kerber hasn’t dropped a single set so far in this grand slam tournament. On the other hand Pliskova has only dropped a single set and that was in her epic comeback match versus Venus Williams where she managed to recover from 4-6, 1-3 and turn the match into 4-6, 6-4, 7-6. A victory that put an important benchmark in Pliskova’s career, reaching a grand slam semifinal. In reaching the final Karolina now has her chance at a grand slam title and a real career legacy.

us open finals prediction

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Pliskova vs Kerber head to head:

Karolina Pliskova and Angelique Kerber are 3-4 in their overall head to head meetings. However in their latest 4 fixtures they’ve won 2 each, 3 out of those fixtures were in finals matches and one was in a semifinal. In 5 out of 7 matches the match have been won in straight sets, however in 2/3 final matches the match has gone over 2.5 sets. Karolina Pliskova will be coming into this match on a 11 game win streak and Angelique Kerber has a 6 game win streak (the previous matches in this US Open ) as she lost the Cincinnate finals to Pliskova.

US Open finals Angelique Kerber vs Karolina Pliskova prediction and picks:

The viking’s prediction for this match is a 3 set victory to Pliskova. In terms of pure skill Angelique Kerber is superior but Karolina Pliskova will surely have the momentum advantage here as it’s her first grand slam final, a match which she reached while defeating both Williams sisters and only dropping one set in total. However Angelique Kerber has looked better in this tournament however she came into this grand slam with another goal except for the title, the no.1 title spot. This feels like it was meant to be Serena Williams vs Angelique Kerber in the final and it’s possibly that Kerber was expecting that aswell and as such wont have a complete game plan planned out against Pliskova.

If Pliskova breaks early then we suggest that you look for the 2-0 Pliskova pick as we might see a repeat of the Cincinnati Masters final where a tired Kerber starting making faults and dropped her game as she started to lose. We value this match at about even odds for both players with their h2h record, Pliskova’s last victory over Kerber aswell as the fact that this is Pliskova’s first grand slam final in mind (it’s bound to be magic, stay away for the under picks even if you go with Kerber). This means that the 2.50 odds on Pliskova is a great value bet and a statisticly good bet.

Pliskova vs kerber prediction

European odds from Nordicbet for the womens US Open final 2016:

Angelique Kerber vs Karolina Pliskova prediction:

Angelique Kerber vs Karolina Pliskova, 1 – 2 @ 4.50  

The viking’s picks for this game:

Angelique Kerber vs Karolina Pliskova, Pliskova to win @ 2.50 

Over 2.5 sets @ 2.12 

 

US Friendly odds from Bovada us friendly online sportsbook for the womens US Open final 2016:

Angelique Kerber vs Karolina Pliskova prediction:

Angelique Kerber vs Karolina Pliskova, 1 – 2 @ +300 

The viking’s picks for this game:

Angelique Kerber vs Karolina Pliskova, Pliskova to win @ +145  

Over 2.5 sets @ +115  

 

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03 Sep

US Open round 4 predictions & picks

Sevastova Konta prediction

US Open review and round 4 picks & predictions:

This year’s US Open has not been without surprises so far and even if most of the big names are still in the mix there’s been a couple of big upsets. One of the big favourites to win the women’s tournament world no.3 Garbine Muguruza was defeated in straight sets in the second round by rank 48th Anastasija Sevastova. In the mens tournament world no.9 Marin Cilic got defeated in the third round versus Jack Sock with 3-0 in sets after winning the first two rounds with 3-0 in sets.

Another big upset was rank 6th Milos Raonic getting dropped in the second round by rank 120th Ryan Harrison with 3-1 in sets. However it would seem that Novak Djokovic is out of his slump and aiming for yet another grand slam final, most likely versus Andy Murray who’s yet to drop a set in the tournament.

Furthermore it would seem that Serena Williams have recovered from her shoulder injury that haunted her at the Cincinnati Masters event as she has absolutely dominated her first games and with Muguruza out Serena’s chances to win another title just sky rocketed.

Sevastova Konta prediction

US Open round 4 picks & predictions:

Here are some of the picks that we here at Bettingviking consider to be the best picks for the 4th round. To see our winner predictions for the whole tournament and to get some possible picks to reach the finals or win the tournament check out our US Open 2016 preview here.

US Open round 4 predictions

Novak Djokovic vs Kyle Edmund prediction:

The viking’s prediction for this fixture is that Djokovic will dominate Edmund. Novak has gotten a lucky start to the tournament with Vesely leaving a WO in the second round and Youzhny retiring at the 6th game of the match in the third one. The two have faced each other one time earlier which was earlier this year, a match that ended 6-3,6-3 in favor of Djokovic.

Kyle Edmund did defeat both Gasquet and Isner, only dropping one set but against a well-rested Djokovic he should stand no chance what so ever.

Novak Djokovic to win with 3 – 0 @ 1.55  

Novak Djokovic to win with 3 – 0 @ -180 

Rafael Nadal vs Lucas Pouille prediction:

The viking’s prediction for this fixture is that the match will go over at least 3.5 sets. Even though Nadal has won every match so far in the tournament with 3-0 and Pouille has played almost 2/3 sets more than him we should not forget that Pouille is one of the underdogs that the experts thought would go far in this tournament, Lucas did reach the quarters of this year’s Wimbledon and when doing so he defeated Del Potro among others.

It’s also good to remember that Nadal is coming from a wrist injury and did have to take a break for several weeks before the Olympics. It’s also worth to note that Nadal did get destroyed at the Cincinnati Master, loosing in the second round with 6-1, 6-3 to Borna Coric. It could be smart to place a small unit play on Pouille in this fixture just for the value and hope that Nadal is feeling his wrist (something which is possible due to the intensity of a grand slam).

Over 3.5 sets @ 2.30  

Over 3.5 sets @ +175 

Nadal vs Edmund prediction

Madison Keys vs Caroline Wozniacki prediction:

The viking’s prediction for this game is an easy victory for Madison Keys. The rank 9 american has had quite an impressive season and is one of the favourites to at least reach the semi-finals. The odds on Keys are a bit high and as such the straight out winner pick holds quite a bit of value, making this a perfect banker pick to slam quite a bit of money on.

Madison keys to win @ 1.47  

Madison keys to win @ -210 

Petra Kvitova vs Angelique Kerber prediction:

This is one of the biggest fixtures of the 4th round of the women’s tournament, featuring two of the big favourites still in the tournament. Kvitova who has been struggling throughout the whole season finally seems to have made a comeback to the top tier of the WTA following a great Olympic performance that ended in a bronze medal, defeating Madison Keys in the bronze match.

Kerber and Kvitova have faced each other several times before and they’re currently 4-4 in head to head matches. However Kerber has won both of their two most recent matches (WTA Championship 2015 and WTA Stuttgart semi-final).

Angelique Kerber on the other hand has climbed the rankings and is just a few points behind Serena to make the world no.1 place, something that will have her more motivated than any other player in this tournament. Pair that with an Australian Open title, a Wimbledon final, an Olympic silver aswell as several other titles on the WTA tour and you get the picture just how good Kerber is this season.

Kerber’s head to head results versus Kvitova aswell as the chance of becoming 1st on the WTA rankings aswell as her superior shape this season makes us here at Bettingviking think that Kerber to win this fixture is one of the best bets so far of the 2016 US Open.

Angelique Kerber to win @ 1.46  

Angelique Kerber to win @ -220 

Kerber vs Kvitova prediction

Johanna Konta vs Anastasija Sevastova prediction:

Yet another interesting fixture and the viking’s prediction for this match is that it ends in over 2 sets. Konta has had quite a good season and quite recently beat Venus Williams for the WTA Stanford title. On the other hand we have Sevastova who will have the confidence boost of defeating Muguruza in straight sets earlier in the tournament.

If you’re looking for pure value in this match then consider taking Sevastova as the out right winner of the match just for the juice.

Over 2.5 sets @ 2.50  

Over 2.5 sets @ +170 

28 Aug

US Open 2016 tennis preview & predictions

Novak Djokovic US open 2016 preview

US Open tennis 2016 preview:

The 2016 US Open starts tomorrow 29th of august over in New York at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center and the viking is here with some pre-tournament predictions and betting advice for you guys. Roger Federer will not be able to attend in this year’s tournament following a problematic knee injury earlier this year, the men’s bracket is stacked however with world no.1 Novak Djokovic, runner up and Wimbledon winner Andy Murray, Rafael Nadal, Stanislas Wawrinka aswell as all the other big ATP names. Djoker are the favourite to win the mens bracket, but after dropping out versus Juan Martin Del Potro in the first round of the Olympics is that the correct winners pick? The latter went on to the finals against Andy Murray where Juan Martin lost with 7-5, 4-6, 6-2, 7-5.

In the women’s tournament Maria Sharapova is still suspended from WTA play following her suspension due to doping at Australian Open, Sharapova’s appeal is set in september and thus she’s out regardless if she’s granted the appeal or not. The WTA’s biggest star Serena Williams had to withdraw from the Cincinnati Masters due to a shoulder injury, with the ladies bracket stacked aswell will she be able to reclaim her title and get her revenge after being so close to a true major (winning all majors in the same year) last year or will she finally drop her number one rank to Angelique Kerber.

With a lot of questions soon to be answered and 3.5 million dollars on the line the 2016 US Open provides us with a lot of nice betting opportunities and profits to be made. For specific match predictions be sure to bookmark our blog or follow us on Twitter to get daily updates on the best US Open picks.

Novak Djokovic US open 2016 preview

US Open 2016 men predictions & picks:

Novak Djokovic:

The current world no.1 have looked as if he has been struggling these last couple of months. After winning the australian open he continued to complete his career grand slam (winning all grand slam titles) at the French Open, but after that the serb hasn’t been his dominant self and dropped out early at Wimbledon just to lose in the first round of the Olympics to Juan Martin Del Potro.

However Nole himself has stated that he’s still at the peak of his career heading into the US Open and the reigning champion is a sure pick to win the title. In order to reach the finals Djokovic could face Gasquet/Isner and then Cilic in the quarters and Nadal in the semis if all players are able to advance to that particular stage. If we see a classic Andy Murray vs Novak Djokovic final then it should be worth to consider that Novak has beaten Andy in two grand slam finals this year and the two titles that Andy did win (Wimbledon and singles gold in Rio) was when Novak was eliminated early in the tournaments.

Novak Djokovic will be coming into the tournament with 4 victories and 1 defeat in his latest 5 ATP singles matches.

Odds:

Novak Djokovic to win the 2016 US Open title @ 1.90  Nordicbet sportsbook

Novak Djokovic to win the 2016 US Open title @ +120 Bovada Sportsbook

Andy Murray:

Andy Murray has had one of the best streaks in his career and he has shown that he can be consistent when it matters. Andy has been in every grand slam final this year and won one of them (Wimbledon), loosing to Djokovic in the other two. Andy then proceeded to win the singles gold medals at the Rio Olympics when he beat Juan Martin Del Potro in the finals.

The question here for Andy is if his recent success is connected to Roger Federer’s knee injury and Novak Djokovic’s recent slump. The US Open will serve as Andy’s final proving ground if he can manage to win yet another grand slam this year and in doing so prove that he can surpass Novak Djokovic. Murray could face Nishikori and Wawrinka later on in the tournament if all players advance to that stage.

Andy Murray will be coming into this tournament with 4 victories and 1 defeat in his latest 5 ATP singles matches, having lost to Marin Cilic in the finals of the Cincinnati Masters.

Odds:

Andy Murray to win the 2016 US Open title @ 3.00  Nordicbet sportsbook

Andy Murray to win the 2016 US Open title @ +175 Bovada Sportsbook

Rafael Nadal:

The Spaniard have only claimed two titles so far this year but he’s still one of the world’s best players. Nadal’s performance at the Rio Olympics where he placed fourth in the mens singles and took the gold in the mens doubles suggests that he will be an opponent that the top tier players will have to watch out for. However if Nadal should reach the semis then it’s quite likely that he will face off versus Djokovic, a match up that Nadal has lost the last 9 out of 10 times.

Rafael Nadal will be coming into this tournament with 2 victories and 3 defeats in his latest 5 ATP singles matches.

Odds:

Rafael Nadal to win the 2016 US Open title @ 21.00  Nordicbet sportsbook

Rafael Nadal to win the 2016 US Open title @ +1800 Bovada Sportsbook

Marin Cilic:

The rank 9 Marin Cilic is another contender for the title at this US Open, he has shown throughout the season that he’s able to both challenge and win against the likes of Federer and Andy Murray. He manage to take his match against Roger Federer to 5 sets in the Wimbledon quarter-finals and in the Cincinnati Masters finals he managed to beat Andy Murray in straight sets. Marin have struggled against Novak though whom have defeated him in straight sets in their 3 latest meetings, if both players reach the quarters where they will face each other then this will serve as a perfect revenge opportunity for Cilic as Novak knocked him out of the tournament last year in the semis with 6-0, 6-1, 6-2.

Marin Cilic will be coming into this tournament with 5 straight victories in his latest 5 ATP singles matches. All of those victories are from the Cincinnati Masters event where he beat Andy Murray, Thomas Berdych, and Grigor Dimitrov among others.

Odds:

Marin Cilic to win the 2016 US Open title @ 25.00  Nordicbet sportsbook

Marin Cilic to win the 2016 US Open title @ +2500 Bovada Sportsbook

Juan Martin Del Potro: 

Juan Martin Del Potro stunned the tennis scene with his return to professional play at the start of this year. He has since then  managed to push himself to the top and has beat Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic and Stanislas Wawrinka in the process. Del Potro has also managed to take the silver medal at the Rio Olympics.

Del Potro will be coming into this tournament with 4 victories and 1 defeat in his latest 5 ATP singles matches.

Odds:

Juan Martin Del Potro to win the 2016 US Open title @ 17.50  Nordicbet sportsbook

Juan Martin Del Potro 2016 US Open title @ +1600 Bovada Sportsbook

The viking’s pick:

Our pick for this year’s tournament is Andy Murray at 3.00, the viking’s prediction is that he will at least reach the finals with his recent consistent performance in mind and if Djokovic manages to meet him there then it will be a match where he has everything to prove and Djokovic has everything to lose.

Andy Murray Us Open 2016 prediction

US Open 2016 women predictions & picks:

Serena Williams:

Serena Williams has had quite a good season this year but not one of her best as she started the year with two grand slam finals loss. First versus one of her big rivals Angelique Kerber at the Australian Open and then at the French Open versus Garbine Muguruza to whom she lost in straight sets. Though Serena managed to rebound and defeated Angelique at Wimbledon.

Post-Wimbledon Serena has been struggling though and first lost in the R16 of the Rio Olympics to Elina Svitolina and after that she had to pull out from the Cincinnati Masters event due to a shoulder injury. Williams will need beat Angelique Kerber as a potential final loss to Kerber would mean that she drops to rank 2 of the WTA.

Serena Williams will be coming into this tournament with 4 victories and 1 defeat in her latest 5 WTA singles matches.

Odds:

Serena Williams to win the 2016 US Open title @ 2.30  Nordicbet sportsbook

Serena Williams to win the 2016 US Open title @ +125 Bovada Sportsbook

Angelique Kerber:

Angelique Kerber has had a great season as she’ve managed to drop from rank 10 to rank 2 during the year. In the process of climbing the WTA ladder she has also won the Australian Open aswell as reached the finals at Wimbledon. In addition to all this she also managed to reach the finals at the Rio Olympics where she lost to Monica Puig with 4-6, 6-4, 1-6. Kerber also managed to reach the finals at the Cincinnati Masters where she lost to Karolina Pliskova in straight sets with 3-6, 1-6.

Kerber is currently looking as one of the most consistent players of the top-10 and will be coming into this tournament with 4 victories and 1 defeat in her latest 5 WTA singles matches.

Odds:

Angelique Kerber to win the 2016 US Open title @ 10.00  Nordicbet sportsbook

Angelique Kerber to win the 2016 US Open title @ +900 Bovada Sportsbook

Garbine Muguruza:

Garbine made a name for herself last year when she was recognized as the big star of the future after a fantastic season which made our readers a lot of money (click the Garbine Muguruza tag to view previous previews & predictions with her). She continued that run this year when she won the French Open and headed into Wimbledon ranked 2nd in the WTA with a chance to get the first spot from Serena.

Garbine was shocked by Jana Cepelova in that grand slam however and dropped out in the second round. She then went on to Rio where she lost to the gold medalist Monica Puig early on in the tournament, though the WTA community is waiting for her to yet again show why she will become the next world no.1 and this could prove to be the perfect opportunity.

Odds:

Garbine Muguruza to win the 2016 US Open title @ 8.00  Nordicbet sportsbook

Garbine Muguruza to win the 2016 US Open title @ +900 Bovada Sportsbook

The viking’s pick:

The viking’s pick for to win the women’s US Open 2016 is Angelique Kerber. Our prediction for the final is Kerber vs Muguruza, with Serena’s recent injury in mind she feels like to much of a wild card to hold any betting value. Some other notable mentions for the women’s bracket are Simona Halep and Madison Keys who could both upset the favourites.

Garbine Muguruza US OPEN 2016

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27 Oct

Garbine Muguruza vs Angelique Kerber BNP Paribas WTA Finals Singapore

The second round of the BNP Paribas WTA Finals Singapore brings an interesting fixture in the world no. 3 Garbine Muguruza versus the world no. 7 Angelique Kerber. Both players have shown great shape coming into this event and both players won their respective first games in an impressive matter. The bookmakers have the odds tied for this fixture which means that there is value to be had in a straight up winner pick.

Angelique Kerber will be coming into this match with 4 victories and 1 defeat in her latest 5 games. Her most notable victory was in the previous round of the WTA Finals event versus Petra Kvitova who held a 4-2 head to head record prior to Kerber´s decisive 6-2 7-6(3) victory in which she turned a 0-3 deficit into 2-4 and finally 7-6, however one could argue that Kvitova paved the way to her own misfortune in that match with 44 unforced errors. Kerber’s single defeat was versus the 21st ranked Jelena Jankovic in the WTA Hong Kong finals, this was quite a devastating defeat since Kerber was up 6-3 6-5 but couldn’t get the match game and eventually lost with 6-3 (4)6-7 1-6.

Garbine Muguruza will be coming into this game with 5 victories in her latest 5 games and she just keeps impressing the tennis community with her performances. Muguruza showed with a  6-3 7-6(4) over Lucie Safarova in the first round that she havent lost her focus that she gained since the Wimbledon loss against Serena Williams. Said focus and great determination has earned Muguruza a great climb in the WTA rankings and she has reached a personal all-time high of rank 3.

Muguruza vs Kerber prediction

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Predicted outcome:

The vikings prediction for this game is that history repeats itself repeats itself and Garbine Muguruza will outmatch Angelique Kerber yet again this year. The two have a head to head record of 3-3 however all of Garbine Muguruza´s victories have been this year. The viking believes that the psychical advantage will be greatly in favor of Muguruza and that in conjunction with a bit better performances make this an easy pick, however this being the WTA Finals and not just an ordinary tournament means that Kerber should be able to put up a good fight. Other interesting picks for this game are over 21.5 games, Garbine Muguruza -1.5 games and there is a big value pick in Garbine Muguruza -1.5 sets.

Garbine Muguruza – Angelique Kerber 2-0 @ 3.35

The vikings picks for this game:

Over 21.5 games @ 1.84

Garbine Muguruza -1.5 games @ 2.23

Garbine Muguruza -1.5 sets @ 3.35

Garbine Muguruza Angelique Kerber, Garbine Muguruza @ 1.89

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