Cirstea vs Svitolina: prediction for the WTA Indian Wells match
On October 10, Sorana Cirstea will play against Elina Svitolina in the third round of Indian Wells tournament. We offer a prediction from our expert for this match.
Sorana Cirstea approached the Indian Wells tournament after an unsuccessful performance at Ostrava. In the first round of that competition she was beaten by Anett Kontaveit (4:6, 4:6). Nonetheless, Cirstea started the Indian Wells tournament with a confident victory over Misaki Doi (6:2, 6:3).
We should note that Japanese player was a comfortable opponent for her. Cirstea recorded fourth consecutive victory over Doi in head-to-head matches. Cirstea won 48% of points on the receive. She also lost only one game at her serve.
Elina Svitolina is defending ranking points for the semi-final of 2019 edition of the tournament. Ukrainian player had three matches in Chicago, so she has no lack of match practice before the tournament.
In the first match at Indian Wells Svitolina recorded a victory over Martincova (6:2, 7:5) in straight sets. Second set was a difficult one for Svitolina, she lost the advantage twice, letting her opponent to win two games at the receive.
Both head-to-head matches ended with a victory for Svitolina in straight sets
In three out of five most recent matches of the Romanian player more than nine games were played in the first set
Svitolina recorded two victories over the Romanian player in her career and didn't lose a single set in those matches. Ukrainian player is in a great form now, she is ready to defend ranking points, so she should be able to record another confident victory.
Our prediction - Svitolina to win with a handicap of (-4) games
Prediction: Handicap (-4) on Svitolina
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Svitolina recorded seven most recent victories in straight sets. Total of those matches was never higher than 20 games and we are expecting the same result in the third round of Indian Wells tournament.
Our second bet is on total under 20 games