Karolina Muchova v Johanna Konta Tennis Betting Tip Muchova to win – 17th August 2021

Hard court form suggests Muchova can get past Konta in Cincinnati opener

Championship Tips

Czech Republic Karolina Muchova vs Johanna Konta England
17th August from 1500hrs
Tennis – USA – WTA Cincinnati
Pick Muchvoa to win
Bookmaker 888sport
Odds: 4/7* (odds taken 18:33 GMT on August 16th 2021)

Johanna Konta steps into Cincinnati action on the WTA on Tuesday looking to put together a run of form.

It has been a stop-start season for her because of injury and she faces a tough opener in Ohio.

Konta lines up against the Czech Republic’s Karolina Muchova in the first round, for what is the first meeting between the two players.

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Karolina Muchova Preview – Muchova the pick?

There has not been a great deal of action for Karolina Muchova recently, which puts an interesting spin on this contest.

The Czech player, ranked 23rd in the world, reached the Fifth Round of Wimbledon in a great effort.

Since then she has played just one match.

That was last week in the first round of WTA Montreal in which Oceane Dodin got the better of her.

It was a 2-1 set result that Muchova lost by.

In the match tonight for this opening action in Cincinnati however, Muchova is the 4/7 odds-on favourite* (odds taken 18:33 GMT on August 16th 2021 at 888sport).

Muchova and Konta have never met across the net before on the WTA.

Our betting prediction:
Muchova 2-1 set betting

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* (odds taken 18:33 GMT on August 16th 2021 at 888sport)


Because of a lack of playing time really by both of these, it does make it a slightly tough match to call.

Interestingly, however, is the form that has been delivered respectively on the hard court.

At the start of the year, Muchova put together a brilliant run at the Australian Open.

She reached the Sixth Round there, losing the semi final match against America Jennifer Brady.

That leaves her with a W7 L3 record on the hard court surface in 2021.

It is really that Australian Open form that puts her in the frame for this one.

But the Muchova 2-1 Set Betting option at 3/1 for tennis could be the pick to go with* (odds taken 18:33 GMT on August 16th 2021 at 888sport).


Johanna Konta Preview – Can Konta survive tricky first round test?

This has been a difficult year for Johanna Konta because of injury and other situations causing her to miss tournaments.

She looked to be fully back in the swing of things when winning the title on grass in Nottingham ahead of Wimbledon.

But she was then forced to withdraw from Wimbledon and the Olympics.

So the Brit had to miss out on a lot of big tournament action.

Last week’s appearance in Montreal saw her return to action and that was cut short as well.

Konta was down in her opening match against Shuai Zhang when her opponent retired.

That put Konta through to face Elina Svitolina.

As a big match underdog, Konta pulled out a terrific victory over the Top 10 player after having dropped the first set.

Johanna Konta then withdrew from Montreal ahead of her Third Round match against Cori Gauff.

But after a short rest, she is back in action this week.

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In the match outright for tennis betting, Konta is a quote of 11/8 to pick up the victory* (odds taken 18:33 GMT on August 16th 2021 at 888sport).

Dialling in closer to look at the hard court form of Konta, that’s not too inspiring.

It has been a W4 L5 record from Knota on the blue stuff this season around the world.

Montreal’s action last week was the first time since Cincinnati last year that Konta had won more than two matches in a hard court tournament.

Konta ran to the Fourth Round in Cincinnati last year, not having been in form ahead of the event.


Karolina Muchova vs Johanna Konta Betting Advice

Johanna Konta’s good run at last year’s tournament (which isn’t actually held in Cincinnati) makes this interesting.

So does the fact that neither of these two players have had much playing time since the grass swing of the season indeed.

But the hard court form suggests that the 4/7 odds-on favourite Muchova should be the pick for tennis betting* (odds taken 18:33 GMT on August 16th 2021 at 888sport).


Key Facts – Karolina Muchova vs Johanna Konta Betting Tip

  • Karolina Muchova has played one match (L1) since Wimbledon
  • Karolina Muchova has never faced Knots before
  • Johanna Konta has a W4 L5 record on hard courts this year


It is tricky to get a full read on this fixture because of everything mentioned.

So the suggestion would be that this match is going to need to go the distance to get settled.

Therefore the Muchova 2-1 set betting pick is the option at 3/1* (odds taken 18:33 GMT on August 16th 2021 at 888sport)


The best betting odds for Karolina Muchova vs Johanna Konta

Karolina Muchova to win: 4/7 at Bet365
Johanna Konta to win: 11/8 at Bet365