Opelka – Goffin: will serving the American help the American?
On September 1, Rayleigh Opelka will play her match at the US Open. On this day, the American will fight with David Goffin. Will the underdog be able to create problems for the favorite? – read our forecast.
With his performance at the Masters in New York, Opelka showed that he is well prepared for the US Open Tennis Championships. Last week, the American confidently beat Cameron Norrie (6-3, 6-4), Matteo Berrettini (6-3, 7-6) and Diego Schwartzman (6-3, 7-6). Probably, Rayleigh would have continued to delight with his game, but in the quarterfinals he received a slight injury. In the confrontation with Tsitsipas, with the score 6-5 in his favor, he refused to continue the fight.
In 2019, Opelka started his performances perfectly at US Open. In the first round, he then passed Fabio Fognini. But already in the next fight, the representative of the United States unexpectedly lost to Dominik Koepfer.
Over the past three years, Goffin has steadily advanced to the fourth round of US Open. But this barrier cannot be overcome. Roger Federer stopped him last year.
While the playing form of the Belgian is in doubt. After all, he did not play in the best way at the Masters in New York. He still managed to defeat Bornu Coric (7-6, 6-4), but then unexpectedly lost to Jan-Lennard Struff (4-6, 6-3, 4-6). Whatever it was, David needs to improve, because if he does not defend his last year’s result, he will lose the tenth line of the world ranking.
In face-to-face meetings, the score is still 1-1.
In two head-to-head matches, the opponents played the maximum number of sets.
In the last match between these players, more than 10.5 games were played in all games.
24.10.19 David Goffin Railay Opelka 1 2
Goffin needs to win this meeting, as rating points are at stake. But this meeting is unlikely to be an easy walk for the Belgian. In Opelki too strong innings. It is very difficult to take it. Most likely, everything will be decided on tie-breaks, of which there will probably be many.
Taking into account the history of face-to-face meetings, we believe that this fight will not end in three sets. We also offer to bet on the fact that more than 10.5 games will be played in the first set. Such a bet took place in all three games of the last meeting between these players.
Our prediction is that the total of the 1st set is over 10.5 games for the odds of 2.26 in the bookmaker’s office 1x
We also offer total over 3.5 sets for 1.51