Linette vs Sabalenka: prediction for the Australian Open match
On January 26, Magda Linette and Aryna Sabalenka will face each other in the semi-final of Australian Open. Should we expect a success from the Polish player? The answer is in our prediction.
Magda Linette's performance is the main sensation of Australian Open. Before 2023, 30-year old Polish player has never reached the semi-final of a Grand Slam tournament. In 2018, she reached the third round, it was her best result in Melbourne.
In five matches of the tournament Magda lost only one set. It happened in the second round match against Kontaveit (3:6, 6:3, 6:4). In two latest matches at Melbourne Linette managed to beat Garcia (7:6, 6:4) and Pliskova (6:3, 7:5). Polish player managed to handle Pliskova's serve, making three breaks.
Sabalenka gained fantastic form at the start of the season, winning the Adelaide tournament. She extended her winning streak to 10 matches in Melbourne, winning all matches in straight sets.
Aryna prefers an offensive style of play, taking initiative in every match. She easily beat Martincova, Rogers, Mertens, Bencic. In the quarter-final Belarusian player secured a comfortable victory over Vekic (6:3, 6:2).
Ставка 2nd set: total under 9.5
This bet played in two latest head-to-head matches
Ставка Sets performance: 1>2
Three of five Sabalenka's Australian Open matches went by that scenario
Belarusian player had two victories over Magda Linette in her career. Sabalenka is in a superb form now, beating all of her opponents quite easily. We think that Polish player won't win a set here.
Our prediction - Sabalenka to win with a handicap of (-4) games
Sabalenka didn't let Linette to win more than four games in two previous head-to-head matches. We believe that Aryna will win this match in straight sets.
Our second bet is on total under 21 games