After a huge success yesterday, we are ready to give you our best tip for today. The next interesting game which we liked and choose to predict is going to be again from ATP, Barcelona, Quarter-final between David Goffin and Roberto Bautista-Agut.
Both players are mett six times so far in their careers and the Spaniard leads 2-4. David Goffin has only two wins against his rival, but they have come from a clay court (ATP Monte Carlo, 2018) and the next one is coming from ATP Sofia on a hard indoor court. Currently, the Belgium rival stays on the 10th position in the ATP World ranking, while the Spaniard Ace is on the 15th position so far, moreover, the highest rank to Bautista Agut is 13rd.
According to the bookmakers, the tiny favourite in this game is the Belgium rocket and we agree with their decision. Roberto Bautista Agut will try to win this game but we suspect this doesn’t happen in the tournament. We will offer you two options for this amazing contest. The first tip which we will bet is David Goffin to win and the second one is Over 21.5 games, therefore we suspect a tough game between them.
We are in a bad losing series in the ATP. We really do not know why there are such surprises recently, but we believe that after the bad period there will be the sun on our street. We are continuing following the ATP Monte Carlo, Monaco anyway and our next pick will be for today.
Grigor Dimitrov faces off against his rival of Belgium - David Goffin. They will take a part of quarterfinals of this amazing competition. The Bulgarian Ace is coming off a three sets winning against his rival of Germany - Philipp Kohlschreiber that took 29 games to decide. Dimitrov won 68.4 % of his first serve points and 58.2 % of his second serve points. Dimitrov struggled with his serve yet again, but he won 41% of his return points and gave himself 40 break chances. Dima has played three sets in five of his previous six appearances.
The Bulgarian talent has won four of his previous five quarter-finals appearances, also, he hopes to make his fifth career semi-finals appearance in ATP World Tour Masters 1000, moreover, he has won six of his previous nine encounters on a clay court.
The Belgium talent is coming off a straight-sets win against Roberto Bautista Agut that took 22 games in an event. David won 75.3 % of his first serve points and 51 % of his second serve points. Goffin beat one of the hotter players in the tournament despite being broken three times. Belgium has yet to drop a set this tournament and has a chance to make the semifinals of the Monte Carlo Masters for the second straight year, moreover, he has won five of his previous six quarter-finals challenges, furthermore, he has a chance to make his fourth ATP World Tour Masters 1000 semi-finals appearance of his career. However, David Goffin has won four of his previous six appearances on a clay court.
Without necessarily playing well at the start of the new season, the Bulgarian rocket has some decent results, making the semi-finals in Brisbane, the quarterfinals at the Australian Open, and the final in Rotterdam. The results dried up post-Rotterdam, as he suffered successive opening round defeats in Dubai and Indian Wells, while he could only manage one win in ATP Miami, beating Maximilian Marterer before falling to Jeremy Chardy.
The next interesting game which we choose to predict and make a preview is going to be again from ATP Miami Open, 2nd Round. David Goffin faces off against the Portugal Ace - Joao Sousa. This is going to be their sixth direct clash between them. As the Belgium talent - David Goffin lead in the mutual clashes with an astonishing 4-1.
David Goffin returns to action for the first time since retiring from his semifinal match at Rotterdam with an eye injury. The Belgian Ace did not play a competitive match for one month ago. The Belgian talent has so far won ten matches in 2018, including his wins in the Hopman Cup and Davis cup but his performance in most of those matches was far from convincing. He was beaten by Pablo Carreno Busta, Julien Benneteau, and Richard Gasquet, and even dropped a set against Matthias Bachinger and Marton Fucsovics.
sousa seems to be gathering some momentum after going through a rough patch over the past five months or so, combined with David Goffin's current situation gives Joao Sousa a decent chance in this game. Our advice is Over 21.5 Games. Тhere is a high probability that the Belgian has lost shape and has not fully recovered from the injury.
Another good winning pick yesterday as both players did an amazing game and end of the game Jack Sock beat his opponent in the straight sets. And we were right about our decision to have at least 2 sets in the game. We picked over 2.5 sets on 2.40 odds and it was a great chance to win this one.
The next game is coming from the same tournament but this time is going to be between Dominic Thiem and David Goffin. Meanwhile, David Goffin showed a very bad and poor performance against the Bulgarian rocket - Grigor Dimitrov, as he was defeated in straight short sets 2:0 (6:0:6:2). The Austrian rocket has much better performance than the rival of Belgium. Also, the Austrian rocket was defeated by Grigor Dimitrov, but this does happen in three sets without any tie-break.
As we can see that, Dominic Thiem is a lightly favourite in this game, according to the bookmakers and we agree with them. Also, we think that he is a clear favourite in this game and he has all potential to beat his rival with a big margin Games.
The next game which we choose to predict and give our advice. Rafael Nadal welcome David Goffin in a very important game for the Spaniard. After a disappointing performance, yesterday Roger Federer he reached a tie-break in the second set, but after all, he won.
Ready to take advantage of the 16-time Grand Slam champion’s fitness concerns is Belgium’s David Goffin, who qualified for the event at the O2 Arena for the first time after a late surge. The Belgian pushed Rafael Nadal hard in their most recent clash at the Madrid Masters but the world No.1 is certainly a formidable opponent on his favoured surface. Nadal, however, is yet to win this tournament – having been a runner-up to Roger Federer in 2010 and Novak Djokovic in 2013 – and Goffin will fancy his chances more than on clay, despite it only being his first full appearance in London.
Meanwhile, David Goffin is not such confident like Nadal and we don’t expect a surprise result in this round between them. In our opinion is under 21.5 Games and only Pinnacle Sports showed this amazing value for this game line.
The game which we are going to follow today is the other game from the semi-finals which is going to be played between Rafael Nadal and David Goffin. Favorite for winning this game in the tournament is Rafael Nadal but the Belgian is in an amazing shape at the moment and he will try to make the sensation here. Nadal is 7th on the ATP ranking at this moment while David Goffin is 13th position.
Goffin will be looking to keep building his confidence. The Belgian won on yesterday against Djokovic with astonishing 2-1 (6-2,3-6,7-5) sets. The Spaniard showed us that he is ready to win the ATP Monte Carlo in Monaco. We think, Goffin will get a set here. David showed very impressive game against Djokovic and Nadal have very hard task to win Goffin. The game will be very tough of both players.
Our prediction for this game will be over 20.5 games . Nadal will not disappoint his fans but Goffin will not do that to his Spanish lovers too. Nadal is making his best to crush and smash his opponents but sometimes he needs to save some of his energy and power in order to succeed it to the finals.
Tennis - ATP - Singles . 1/8 Finals of ATP tour in USA - Indian Wells on hard surface between David Goffin from Belgium and Pablo Cuevas from Uruguay starting from 21:30 (+2 GMT) evening.
Goffin is getting better and better, if he keeps playing like this or even better, he might get into top 10. On the other side Cuevas is 30 years old and finally found the balance, after the negative losing streak he won the tournament in Sao Paulo and now here in Indian Wells passed two matches as underdog.
This is their 1st head to head match and Goffin is an obvious favorite, however considering Pablo's form and stuff, we believe that best bet here is over 21.5 games, we do not see any of those two getting this done with ease, expecting at least 1 tie break or 3 sets here.