Jennifer Brady vs Simona Halep Betting – Halep 2-0 Set Betting – 21st January 2020

Halep can come through tricky opener at Australian Open 2020

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American Jennifer Brady will have been pretty happy with her first efforts of the new year, which ended in a quarter final loss at the Brisbane International. There were a couple of very good wins in the run from her.

Will she have enough to challenge Simona Halep? The former number one is heading to Melbourne Park fit and has made the switch back to the coaching setup that saw her have her best ever run at the Australian Open.

Read our Jennifer Brady vs Simona Halep betting tip for more details.

Jennifer Brady v Simona Halep odds*

Simona Halep 4/9
Jennifer Brady 7/4
* (betting odds taken from Betfred on January 19th, 2020 at 1:43 pm)


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Simona Halep hits Melbourne in a positive mood

Things are looking good for Simona Halep ahead of this year’s Australian Open challenge. Last year at the event she was battling to come back from injury and had no coach. This time she is healthy, this time she has returned to the services of Darren Cahill as coach. He was working with her when Halep reached the 2018 Australian Open final.

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They were together when she won the French Open that year, Halep’s first Slam title. So that’s good omens for her. This is not the easiest of opening fixture for her however. For her build up to Melbourne Park, Halep entered the Adelaide International earlier this month.

The former world number one beat Ajla Tomljanovic in her first round, then fell to Aryna Sabalenka in the quarter finals. The 28 year old has had two first round exits at the Australian Open in her last four appearances there. You would expect her to win match like this, but this could be a grind against a confidence player.

Head to head

There has been one previous meeting between Halep and Brady
Halep won the previous meeting 2-1 in Toronto last year
Brady had taken the first set in the match


Key-Facts – Jennifer Brady vs Simona Halep

  • Halep was the 2018 Australian Open Champion
  • Brady beat Ashleigh Barty in Brisbane earlier this month
  • Halep has re-united with the coach that helped her win her first Grand Slam title


Battling Brady will make Halep work

Brady is ranked 49th in the world and the American has had an enjoyable start to the new year. She opened her year at the Brisbane International where she battled back from losing the opening set to beat Maria Sharapova in a final-set tiebreak. That was some wonderful battling qualities which she showed there.

There was better to come from her as well as she took out world number one Ahsleigh Barty in the second round. In straight sets. So despite falling in the next round to Petra Kvitova, that improvement to dump Barty out, would have done wonders for Brady. It also raises the caution levels a bit for Halep in this opening fixture.

Jennifer Brady v Simona Halep Prediction and tip

Brady has had a couple of notable results this season already. But then couldn’t sustain her levels in Brisbane. She’s a good young player, but the experience of Halep has to be backed.

You would expect the best of Halep to come out in the big tournament and this tough workout could actually be beneficial to her in getting her dialled in with focus right from the off. We would push for a Halep 2-0 result in set betting at 11/10* (betting odds taken from Betfred on January 19th, 2020 at 1:43 pm)

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