Jennifer Brady vs Naomi Osaka Tennis Betting Tip Osaka 2-0 – 20th February 2021

Second Australian Open title in sight for Naomi Osaka

Jennifer Brady / USA ©IMAGO / Hasenkopf 18.02.2021

United States Jennifer Brady vs Naomi Osaka
20th February 0600hrs
Tennis – Australia – Australian Open
Pick Osaka 2-0 set betting
Bookmaker Unibet
Odds: 8/13 odds taken 02:09 GMT February 19th, 2021

The final of the Womens’ Australian Open 2021 will be with us in the early hours of Saturday morning.

It is down to 2019 champion Naomi Osaka and surprise finalist Jennifer Brady.

The set up leads to Osaka being the overwhelming odds-on favourite to lift the title at Melbourne Park for the second time in her career.

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Jennifer Brady Preview – Can Brady shine in first Grand Slam final?

25-year-old American Jennifer Brady will step into the biggest match of her career on the weekend.

It will be the first Grand Slam final appearance for her.

There is a monumental task ahead of her as she has to take on Naomi Osaka for the crown.

In the match outright for tennis betting the win for Brady is trading at a quote of 7/2 so she is the sizeable underdog* (odds taken 02:09 GMT February 19th, 2020).

In last year’s US Open Brady made the semi-finals of the tournament, her best ever run in a Slam up to that point.

Brady is currently ranked 24th in the world and doesn’t even have a WTA Tour level title under her belt from her career.

So this has been a huge surprise to see her stepping out in the final on the weekend.

Her run to the final has been relatively untroubled as well.

Our betting prediction:
Osaka -4.5 Games Handicap
8/11

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(odds taken 02:09 GMT February 19th, 2020)

 

Brady powered through the first four rounds of the tournament without dropping a set.

She then faced fellow American Jessica Pegula in the quarter finals and was taken to a deciding set.

That was the same story in the semi finals when she took on Karolina Muchova.

All in all, it adds up to the 22nd seed having reached the showcase match at Melbourne Park without having faced a player seeded higher than her.

Until now and a Brady +4.5 Games Handicap is at even money, just to highlight how tough of a game the bookies think this is going to be for her* (odds taken 02:09 GMT February 19th, 2020).

 

Naomi Osaka Preview – Second Australian Open title for Osaka?

Of the strange pressures of this year’s Australian Open campaign, Osaka’s temperament has been immaculate.

She claimed the title in 2019 but never looked quite mentally on her game on her title defence last year.

Pressure does that. But if she is carrying any pressure this year as one of the pre-tournament front runners she hasn’t shown it.

Osaka is the 2/9 odds-on favourite in the match outright for Australian Open Tennis betting* (odds taken 02:09 GMT February 19th, 2020).

She has only dropped the one set on her path to the final and that was the opener against Garbine Muguruza in the fourth round.

In the semi finals, Osaka faced Serena Williams, the player she beat to claim her first career Grand Slam at the 2018 US Open.

Osaka was right on it from the start in that one, never giving her opponent a whiff of a chance throughout the match.

An Osaka 2-0 option in set betting is at 8/13* (odds taken 02:09 GMT February 19th, 2020).

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Naomi Osaka running away with this final is not hard to imagine. She’s been here before and can handle the pressure.

Now to the head to head.

There have been three previous matches between the two players and Osaka is 2-1 ahead.

The most recent meeting that these two have won was in the 2020 US Open semi-final with Osaka winning in three sets.

 

Jennifer Brady vs Naomi Osaka Betting Advice

We think that this is going to be a lop-sided affair and that Osaka will claim her third career Grand Slam title.

She has looked head and shoulders above the rest of the competition in this tournament.

So the 2-0 set betting at 8/13 in favour of Osaka is a place to start* (odds taken 02:09 GMT February 19th, 2020).

 

Key Facts – Jennifer Brady vs Naomi Osaka Betting Tip

  • Jennifer Brady is in her first Grand Slam final
  • Jennifer Brady lost to Osaka in the 2020 US Open semi’s
  • Naomi Osaka won the 2019 Australian Open title

 

Osaka has been mentally honed in on her game and looks even better than she was here in 2019 and is primed for her fourth career Slam title.

The match outright doesn’t offer punters anything for tennis betting on Brady v Osaka.

But we think that favourite cruises this and an Osaka -4.5 Games handicap is there at 8/11 as an option too* (odds taken 02:09 GMT February 19th, 2020).

 

The best betting odds for Jennifer Brady vs Naomi Osaka

Jennifer Brady to win: 7/2 at Bet365
Naomi Osaka to win: 2/9 at Bet365