Murray vs De Minaur: prediction for the Laver Cup match
Andy Murray played one match for the British national team at the Davis Cup last week. He got a straight-set victory over Dmitry Popko (6-4, 6-3). Overall, Murray is having a decent season. For instance, he was the runner-up at the tournament in Sydney. In the final match, Murray lost to Aslan Karatsev (3-6, 3-6). In June, Murray reached the final of the Stuttgart Open, where he was defeated by Matteo Berrettini (4-6, 7-5, 3-6).
Alex de Minaur
Alex De Minaur played for Australia at the Davis Cup, and he won in both his matches. After a victory over David Goffin (6-2, 6-2), De Minaur prevailed over Benjamin Bonzi (6-3, 1-6, 6-4). The Australian athlete delivered his best performance on the hard courts of Atlanta, where he defeated Jenson Brooksby in the final match (6-3, 6-3).
De Minaur played fewer than 10 games in the first set in 4 of his last 5 matches.
In the last 5 matches, Murray played 1 tie-break.
Murray and De Minaur have crossed paths once. The Australian won that match, so in theory he has a better chance of winning tonight. Last week, he showed confident performance at the Davis Cup, where he beat Bonzi and Goffin. We give a slight edge to De Minaur here.
Our prediction - De Minaur to win
However, we doubt he will get an easy victory. The previous match between the athletes was quite long, and Murray surely can create problems for any player, especially with the support of the home crowd. Take the over.
Second prediction - total over 20 games