The action continues in Prague with the J&T Banka Prague Open semi-finals taking place this Friday. Bookmakers Review breaks down the fixture below and lists the best available odds from green listed bookmakers.
Barthel vs. Strycova
As we predicted in our quarter-finals analysis, Mona Barthel proved too strong for Camila Giorgi. Regardless of this Friday’s result, Barthel already secured her return to the top 70 next week. Taking a closer look at Mona’s performance in the previous round against Giorgi, the German featured an incredible comeback from 2 – 5 down in the 2nd set and saving also three set points.
The 2010 WTA Prague runner-up – Barbora Strycova – continues to pursue her first title in the capital of Czech Republic. At the age of 31, Strycova is going through the best moment in her career with a terrific 66.67% winning record this season. Looking now at Barbora’s campaign on this event, the world no.18 reaches this stage of the competition after a huge battle against her fellow countrywoman – Katerina Siniakova.
These two players are no strangers with each of them winning three of their previous six meetings.
Despite Strycova’s outstanding 68.18% career record on this event and impressive results in recent months, it’s impossible to go against Barthel at this time. The German is playing at a phenomenal level and it wouldn’t be surprising to see her securing a place in the final. For that reason, the value is definitely on Mona’s side with William Hill offering 8/5 for her victory. On the other hand, Strycova is available at 57/100 at Pinnacle. Besides the value on Barthel’s moneyline, placing a bet on her +3.5 Game Handicap at 4/5 at Bet365 is also an interesting betting approach for this contest.