Garcia vs Rybakina: prediction for the WTA Sydney match
Caroline Garcia, who is currently at the 75th spot of WTA rankings, started the new season with a defeat. She failed to beat Anastasia Sevastova at Melbourne tournament. After that no one expected a breakthrough at Sydney from her.
Nonetheless, Garcia managed to put up a surprise in the first round. She eliminated Jessica Pegula in straight sets (6:4, 7:6). Bookmakers offered solid odds on Frenchwoman's victory, around 4.00. Both opponents put up a confident serving performance, but Garcia put up a more accurate performance on crucial moments of the match.
Since the start of the year Elena Rybakina played six matches. Kazakhstani player recorded victories in five of them. She was defeated only in the final of Adelaide tournament by Ashleigh Barty (3:6, 2:6).
At the start of Sydney competition Rybakina played against the champion of 2020 US Open, Emma Raducanu. As we expected in our prediction, British player is far from her best form. Rybakina recorded a confident victory in just 56 minutes (6:0, 6:1).
This bet played in each of two most recent head-to-head matches
In each of two most recent head-to-head matches more games were played in the second set than in the first one
In our opinion, we shouldn't expect an easy victory from Rybakina in this match. In the first round she crushed out-of-form Raducanu, but she also gave away sets to Sanders and Rogers last week and had an intense match against Doi.
Garcia put up a great performance against Pegula, losing no games at her serve. We think that Frenchwoman should be able to hold on to a plus handicap on games.
Our prediction - Garcia to win with a handicap of (+5) games
We are expecting a brilliant serving performance from both athletes, so it might be a long match. Rybakina and Garcia should be able to beat the total of 20 games.
Our second bet is on total over 20 games