Pliskova vs. Buzarnescu
Mihaela Buzarnescu staged one of the most impressive success stories on the WTA Tour. In just nine months, the Romanian has gone from outside the top 500 to making her top 40 debut. Adding to this, the 29-year-old reached her first WTA final earlier this season at the Hobart International. Playing on clay brings the best out of Buzarnescu with the Romanian winning 79.41% of the matches played over the last 12 months on red dirt. Looking now at Mihaela's campaign on this event, the No.7 seed reaches this stage of the competition after a 6 - 0 7 - 6 win over qualifier Antonia Lottner.
Last year’s runner-up Kristyna Pliskova hopes to go a step further this year in Prague. Despite slow start to 2018, the 26-year-old is always a dangerous opponent because of her huge serve. The Czech is enjoying great success in recent weeks with an impressive 71.43% winning record this season on clay. Adding to this, Pliskova fired an incredible average of 1.19 aces per service game on her previous two matches in the 2018 J&T Banka Prague Open.
The bookmakers expect a close encounter with Buzarnescu as the slight favourite at 87/100 at Pinnacle while 5Dimes offers 21/20 for Pliskova’s victory. Despite Kristyna’s brilliant record in Prague, it won’t be easy for the Czech to overcome such a talented player as Mihaela. On the other hand, the Romanian won all her last 11 matches against left-handed players. With this in mind, our suggestion is for you to place a bet on Buzarnescu’s moneyline at 87/100 at green listed bookmaker Pinnacle as the best betting approach for this contest.
Best Play: Mihaela Buzarnescu ML at 87/100 at Pinnacle