We’ve reached the decisive day with Mona Barthel and Kristyna Pliskova fighting for the J&T Banka Prague Open title. Bookmakers Review breaks down the fixture below and lists the best available odds from green listed bookmakers.
Barthel vs. Pliskova
The German qualifier – Mona Barthel – continues her incredible run in Prague. Despite losing the opening set against Barbora Strycova in the previous round, Barthel proved to be too strong for the no.3 seed. Once again, Mona’s aggressive return to serve was the key to her success with the German winning 48.00% of the points on Strycova’s serve.
Regardless of this Saturday’s result, Kristyna Pliskova has already secured a place in the top 50 for the first time in her career. Known as one of the best servers in the game, Pliskova reaches this stage of the competition with outstanding stats on serve. Besides winning 91.18% of her service games in Prague, Kristyna fired an impressive average of 0.94 aces per service game throughout the tournament.
These two players are no strangers with Barthel winning their first encounter six years ago on a low level tournament while Pliskova emerged victorious earlier this season in Doha.
This should be an exciting contest with Pliskova’s powerful serve contrasting with Barthel’s outstanding return to serve. With both performing at such high level, it’s unlikely to see any of them winning this match in two easy sets. The bookmakers agree with us with Barthel as the slight favourite at 83/100 at BetVictor while Pinnacle offers 53/50 for Pliskova’s victory. With the expectation of a very close affair, our suggestion is for you to place a bet on the Over 21.5 at 4/5 at Bet365.