Gracheva vs Minella: prediction for the WTA Luxembourg match
In 2021 Varvara Gracheva was beaten by Mandy Minella on clay surface. On September 14, Russian player will have a chance to take revenge at Luxembourg indoor tournament. Will Gracheva record a victory?
Varvara Gracheva made it to the Top-100 of WTA rankings in 2021, she is currently at 82nd position. Russian player put up a great performance in North American hard tournaments. She reached the semi-final of Chicago tournament and then she reached the third round of US Open. Gracheva recorded a memorable victory over Paula Badosa (6:4, 6:4) in the second round of New York tournament.
In this season Gracheva played only one match on indoor court. In the first round of Lyon tournament she was beaten by an experienced Hungarian player, Babos (4:6, 7:5, 3:6).
A career of 35-year old Mandy Minella is slowly approaching it's end. She rarely performs in big tournaments and only sometimes she puts up a good performance.
Since the start of the year Minella advanced past the first round in only one WTA tournament. It happened at a clay tournament in Lausanne, where she recorded a victory over her today opponent, Varvara Gracheva (6:3, 6:2). At a home tournament experienced player will try to put up her best performance and to beat the young Russian player once again.
Four most recent matches of Minella ended with a total under 9.5 games in the first set
In three out of five most recent matches of Gracheva this bet was successful
Just like in Lausanne match Varvara Gracheva is an overwhelming favourite. But Minella managed to secure a victory over Gracheva in July. This time Minella will play at home indoor tournament, so she will try to put up a fight. We offer to place a bet on a plus handicap for the underdog.
Our prediction - Minella to win with a handicap of (+5.5) games
Prediction: Handicap (+5.5) for Minella
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Most of Gracheva's matches in this season were contested. She lacks consistency, but she rarely loses without a fight. We offer to place a bet on total over.
Our second bet is on total over 19.5 games