Heather Watson vs Johanna Konta Betting Tip Konta -5.5 Games H/C- 1st September 2020

Konta to secure a quick win over compatriot Watson in the open round of the US Open

Heather Watson / Britain ©imago images / Xinhua 02/29/2020

United Kingdom Heather Watson vs Johanna Konta United Kingdom
1st September 1600hrs
Tennis – USA – US Open 2020
Pick Konta -5.5 Games H/C
Bookmaker Unibet
Odds: 8/11 odds taken 23:35 GMT Monday, 31st August

The first round of the US Open 2020 brings us an exciting clash between two of the British players in the draw.

After a cracking week in New York, British Number One Johanna Konta is the strong odds-on favourite to claim this win against her compatriot.

But will Heather Watson be able to shake off her underdog tag and post an impressive success?

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Heather Watson Preview – Can Watson pull off the underdog win?

On the surface of things, this does look as if it is going to be a tough ask for Heather Watson.

The Brit is currently ranked 54th in the world and is a long 9/2 quote to pick up the match success* (odds taken 23:35 GMT Monday, 31st August).

Watson has had a busier year than Konta has, so will that extra playing time give her a little edge?

Watson is a positive W13 L7 from her 2020 efforts on the WTA.

She was in great form at the start of the year, reaching the semis at Hobart and then collecting a title in Mexico at the end of February.

Watson did play in the Western & Southern Open last week following an appearance at Lexington since the season restarted.

She lost in the first round in each of those tournaments.

Our betting prediction:
Konta 6-3 1st Set Score

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(odds taken 23:35 GMT Monday, 31st August)


Back at the Australian Open 2020 Heather Watson did manage to get past the first round.

She beat 64th seed Kristina Pliskova there in three-sets before being swept aside by Elise Mertens.

Waston has completed two singles matches against Konta before and has been on the losing side of the net in each of them.


Johanna Konta Preview – Can Konta build on a big week?

There was a great run to the semifinals of the Western & Southern Open last week for Johanna Konta.

That was at the same venue as the US Open is being played at, so that is some valuable time getting used to the courts that Konta has had.

There was some very composed and controlled tennis from Konta, who lost in three-sets to Victoria Azarenka in the final four after having won the first set.

But she was unflappable through her earlier contests, which should put her in good stead for this fixture.

Konta’s two completed singles wins over Watson have both been in straight sets.

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Johanna Konta 2-0 in set betting is at 2/5 odds, still not offering a great deal of value for punters* (odds taken 23:35 GMT Monday, 31st August).

We can see Konta powerfully marching her way through this first test at Flushing Meadows this week.

She had her serve working very well last week, and once she gets behind that she is very difficult to knock down.


Heather Watson vs Johanna Konta Betting Advice

A confident Johanna Konta is likely going to be too much for Heather Watson to deal with in this one.

But shopping around for a bit of value isn’t that easy, because of the expected ease with which Konta is expected to win.

So we are going to the Games Handicap market for Heather Watson v Johanna Konta tennis betting.


Key Facts – Heather Watson vs Johanna Konta Betting Tip

  • Heather Watson has yet to beat Konta (0-3)
  • Heather Watson has lost her two matches since the season restart
  • Johanna Konta reached the semi’s of the Western & Southern last week


A Konta -5.5 handicap there is at 8/11, backing the British Number One for a comfortable win* (odds taken 23:35 GMT Monday, 31st August).

That’s solid enough for this contest, but we would be hesitant to push that line much further.


The best betting odds for Heather Watson vs Johanna Konta

Heather Watson to win: 9/2 at Bet365
Johanna Konta to win: 1/7 at Bet365