Kiki Bertens v Maria Sakkari Betting Tip 1 – 14th January 2020

Bertens can boss Sakkari on the hard court again

Maria Sakkari /Greece ©imago images / ZUMA Press 13.01.2020

WTA Adelaide: There is a good first-round match coming from WTA Adelaide in what is the final week before the start of the Australian Open. Kiki Bertens will be looking to follow up on a decent start to the year at the Brisbane International. Read our Kiki Bertens v Maria Sakkari betting tip for more details.

Kiki Bertens v Maria Sakkari odds*

Kiki Bertens 4/7
Maria Sakkari 5/4

WTA Tennis Betting at Bet365

Can Bertens build on Brisbane run?

In her first tournament of the new year, Kiki Bertens should have been pleased with her efforts at the Brisbane International. She fought past rising star Dayana Yastremska in the first round, then battled past another tough challenger in Anett Kontaveit in the second round.

Bertens then took fourth seed Naomi Osaka to a decider in the quarter-finals. Overall the tournament was a good workout for Bertens as all three matches of hers went to a decider. So that’s been plenty of game time. Bertens bowed out in the second round of Adelaide twelve months ago.

Head to head

The head to head between Bertens and Sakari is even at 3 wins each
The most recent meeting was won by Sakkari in Charleston last year
2 of Sakkari’s three wins over Bertens has been on clay
Bertens has won all 3 previous hard court meetings

Sakkari aims to get a few matches in.

Greek player Maria Sakkari got a rough draw at the Brisbane International last week. She was up against tournament favourite Naomi Osaka in the first round and subsequently bowed out.

That having been said, having been demolished in the first set, Sakkari showed tremendous fight in winning a second-set tie break to keep herself in the match. She expended herself there though and was no match for Osaka in the third.

So ahead of the Australian Open, the 24 year old is going to be looking for a run in Adelaide. There was really little form from her since the Western & Southern Open in August last year.

Kiki Bertens v Maria Sakkari Prediction and Tip

This may be a close match that goes the distance so off the bat it is worth having a poke at over 2.5 sets at a quote of 6/5 odds* (betting odds taken Bet365 on January 12th, 2020 at 5:00 pm).

All three of Bertens’ games at Brisbane went the distance as did Sakkari’s first-round exit. As for a winner, Bertens has had the edge over Sakkari on hard courts in recent meetings.