Karolina Pliskova vs Ons Jabeur Betting Tip Pliskova 2-0 – 27th February 2020

Pliskova to make no mistake against tricky Tunisian opponent

Karolina Pliskova /Czech Republic ©imago images / Xinhua 26.02.2020

Czech RepublicKarolina Pliskova vs Ons JabeurTunisia
27th February 1100hrs
Tennis – Qatar – WTA
Pick Pliskova
Bookmaker Bet365
Odds: 2/5 odds taken 1851 GMT, Tuesday 25th February

This will be some round of sixteen action Doha. It is a big one as well with eighth-seed Karolina Pliskova looking to avoid a major banana skin of a tie. She takes on Ons Jabeur who had that brilliant run at the Australian Open and is carrying a big underdog threat.

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Pliskova reaches for the quarters

Karolina Pliskova kicked off her Qatar Total Open campaign with an easy straight-sets win over Bernarda Pera, a qualifier from the USA.

That was nothing more than a warm-up match for Pliskova ahead of some more serious business. The Czech player won that second-round match 6-3, 6-0.

She needs to get something going does Pliskova, who has had a disappointing time of things since picking up the Brisbane International title in her first event of the year.

Our betting prediction:
Pliskova 2-0

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(odds taken 1851 GMT, Tuesday 25th February)

Heading to Qatar, Pliskova had only a W3 L2 match record since the end of the Australian Open, losing to Elena Rybakina in Dubai most recently.

Pliskova is a top-ten seed for this Premier 5 Qatar tournament and notably, her service game win percentage is at almost 87 for the calendar year.


Can Jabeur pull off the upset?

Currently ranked 44th in the world, Ons Jabeur burst onto the scene out of nowhere at the 2020 Australian Open.

At the Slam, she reached the quarterfinals where she stopped by eventual tournament winner Sofia Kenin.

Tunisia’s Jabeur has faced Karolina Plskova once before on the WTA. That happened late last year in the round of 32 at the US Open.

Jabeur put in a great fight in that one. She was blitzed 6-1 in the opening set but ended up taking the match to a decider, which was narrowly won by Pliskova.

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Jabeur is not as strong in her service game as Pliskova is and that is where the difference on the day could be made in this one. You look at 71% of service games won by Jabeur this year and that’s well short of Pliskova’s output.

Jabeur took a wildcard option for Qatar and opened in the first round with a 6-3, 6-2 win over qualifier Katerina Siniakova before beating America’s Jennifer Brady 6-4, 6-3 in the second round.


Karolina Pliskova vs Ons Jabeur Betting Advice

Pliskova’s serve is going to be key to taking this match away from Jabeur. Plsikova has fired off 68 aces this year compared to the 30 by Jabeur and that was with having played a game less.


Key Facts – Karolina Pliskova vs Ons Jabeur Betting Tip

  • Karolina Pliskova is the third seed in Doha
  • Karolina Pliskova has more than double Jabeur’s ace count in 2020 having played fewer matches
  • Ons Jabeur trails Pliskova 1-0 in the head to head


Pliskova hasn’t been on her game since Brisbane, but that tournament win that she recorded at the start of the year shows that she should be regularly beating opposition of this calibre.


The best betting odds for Karolina Pliskova vs Ons Jabeur

Karolina Pliskova to win: 2/5 at Bet365
Ons Jabeur: 2/1 at Bet365