Murray vs Bautista Agut: prediction for the Australian Open match
Andy Murray and Roberto Bautista Agut face off in the 3rd round of the 2023 Australian Open. Who will progress to the next round? Here's our prediction.
Andy Murray played two fantastic matches in Melbourne. The Briton started his Australian Open campaign with a five-set victory over Matteo Berrettini (6-3, 6-3, 4-6, 6-7, 7-6). After that, he came back from two sets down and celebrated success over Thanasi Kokkinakis (4-6, 6-7, 7-6, 6-3, 7-5). He played a total of five tie-breaks in the two matches.
Roberto Bautista Agut
Roberto Bautista Agut got a landslide victory over Joao Sousa (6-3, 6-2, 6-2) in his opener, but his second-round match was quite dramatic. The Spaniah athlete lost the first two sets to Brandon Holt, but then mounted an incredible comeback (4-6, 2-6, 6-3, 6-2, 6-2). Before the start of the major, Bautista Agut secured the runner-up finish at the tournament in Adelaide.
Ставка1st set: total over 9.5
3 of Bautista Agut's last 5 matches had more than 9 games in the first set.
СтавкаTie-break - yes
Murray has played 5 tie-breaks in his last 5 matches.
Bautista Agut won the previous two head-to-head matches in straight sets. Last year, the Spaniard dropped only one game against Murray in Doha, and in Basel, Andy won five games. We believe Bautista Agut will come ou ton top and progress to the next round.
Our prediction - handicap (-6) to Bautista Agut
The opponents have met six times, twice in the last season. Both previous matches ended in two sets, and we believe that the upcoming battle will be over quickly, too. Take the under.
Second bet - total under 36 games