Halep vs Zidansek: prediction for the WTA Bad Homburg match
Simona Halep got off to a strong start of the grass part of the season. Last week, Romanian player reached the semi-final of Birmingham tournament, but suffered an unexpected defeat to Beatrice Haddad-Maia (3:6, 6:2, 4:6).
Halep got off to a slow start at Bad Homburg tournament. She needed three sets to secure a victory over Katerina Siniakova (4:6, 6:3, 6:4).
Tamara Zidansek was never successful on the grass. She has recorded only six victories and suffered seven defeats on that surface.
Bad Homburg tournament is the third grass tournament of the season for the Slovenian player. She has won two matches on the grass so far. Her opponents were not so strong though. She narrowly beat Tan at Hertogenbosch (1:6, 6:2, 6:4) and also secured a three-set victory over Hatouka at the start of Bad Homburg tournament (2:6, 6:1, 6:4).
Four latest matches of Halep went by that scenario
In four latest matches of Zidansek no more than eight games were played in the second set
Both players started the Bad Homburg tournament with difficult three-set victories. However, Halep had stronger opponent. Overall, Zidansek is not looking great on the grass, it is not her favourite surface, Tamara has problems with her serve, so she is unlikely to cause any problems to the former World No. 1 player. We offer to place a bet on the favourite.
Our prediction - Handicap (-5) games on Halep
In three of four latest victories of Halep she lost no more than five games. We are not expecting a better performance from Zidansek.
Our second bet is on total under 19 games