Badosa vs Kasatkina: prediction for the WTA Sydney match
Paula Badosa got off to a weak start in 2022 season. In the first round of Adelaide tournament she was eliminated by Victoria Azarenka (3:6, 2:6) without any chance.
Spanish player also had a difficult start at Sydney tournament. Badosa almost lost the first set in the match against inconsistent Ostapenko (7:6, 6:1). After that Badosa recorded a confident victory over Tomljanovic (6:3, 6:4). In the quarter-final she lost one set to Belinda Bencic (7:6, 3:6, 6:3).
Daria Kasatkina satisfied her fans at the start of a new season. Russian player reached the semi-final in second consecutive tournament. One week ago she was crushed by Anisimova in the semi-final of Melbourne tournament (2:6, 0:6).
Kasatkina's performance improved at Sydney. A world No. 26 player beat all of her opponents in straight sets. She recorded confident victories over Kenin (6:4, 6:0), Mertens (6:3, 6:4) and Muguruza (6:4, 6:4). Kasatkina's path in this tournament is very impressive, three consecutive victories is surely not an accident, she also managed to beat the World No. 3 player.
In two out of four most recent matches of Badosa in the new season tiebreaks were played
Each of five most recent matches of Kasatkina ended in straight sets
Daria Kasatkina approached the new season in a wonderful form, she recorded victories over Kenin, Mertens and Muguruza. If Russian player will keep that level of performance Russian player should be able to beat Badosa. Looking at the odds, we can offer to place a bet on Daria to win.
Our prediction - Kasatkina to win the match
A spot in the final is at stake. Both opponents will be extremely motivated, they want to take the opportunity to get the title. We offer to place a bet on total over.
Our second bet is on total over 21 games