Simona Halep vs Garbine Muguruza Betting Tip Halep To Win – 30th January 2020

Halep can get past the tough challenge of Muguruza

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RomaniaSimona Halep vs Garbine MuguruzaSpain
30th January 04:30hrs
Tennis – Australian Open – Semi Final
Pick Halep to win
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Odds: 4/6 odds taken 14:45 GMT, Wednesday, 29th January

Simona Halpe is one step away from reaching her second career Australian Open Final. While seeds were tumbling around her through the early stages of the tournament, she has held her nerve brilliantly.

There has still not been a dropped set by her in this campaign. She will face up against Spain’s Garbine Muguruza for that shot at the final. The Spaniard dug out a win in a tough quarter-final battle to make the final four of Melbourne for the first time.

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Halep remains strong and focused

There has not been a hint of a blip happening for Simona Halep in her Australian Open 2020 quest. In her quarter-final she was up against Anett Kontaveit and Halep took less than an hour to send the Latvian packing. It was a 6-1 6-1 win for Halep, which really shouldn’t be happening at the business end of a Slam.

But that’s the form that the Romanian is in. She looks really hungry for this title and her defence has been superb. She has not dropped a set so far and in none of her matches played at Melbourne Park in this campaign, has she dropped more than eight games. Now can she keep it going against Muguruzua?

Our betting prediction:
Halep 2-0

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(odds taken 14:45 GMT, Wednesday, 29th January)

Halep’s one previous place in the final of the Australian Open happened in 2018. Since then she has collected two of the seven Slam Titles on offer (French Open 2018 and Wimbledon 2019). This is a golden opportunity now to reach towards adding the Australian Open title to her haul.

The intriguing thing though is that the head to head is even at two wins each from previous completed singles match (not including the Fed Cup). Their most recent meeting was in the 2018 French Open, which Halep won on her way to lifting her first career Slam. So are there good omens for her? Muguruza won the last hardcourt meeting which was in Cincinnati in 2017.


Muguruza on the rise again

Spain’s Muruguza was the hot ticket really starting at Wimbledon 2018 when she reached the final. She lost that but then claimed her first Slam title at Roland Garros the following year. In 2017, she got her hands on that Wimbledon title.

The hard court surface doesn’t necessarily bring out the best in the Spaniard. This is only the second time in her career that she has been past the quarter-finals of a hard court Slam in fact. But Muguruza has looked very good so far in Melbourne and the former World Number One is back on the rise.

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Muguruza has a lot of stature and power in her game. She needed to call on some grit in her quarterfinal match against Anastasia Pavlyuchenko who had defied the odds of her own to reach the final eight of the Australian Open 2020. It was a very tight battle with both players struggling to hold serve throughout.

Muguruza just got across the line in the first set 7-5 which set her up to drive home. But even then her serve wasn’t quite happening. She has knocked out two of the world’s top ten players at the event, sending Elina Svitolina packing in the third round and then Kiki Bertens in the fourth round.


Simona Halep vs Garbine Muguruza Betting Advice

This should be a great fixture between two heavy hitters. Simona Halep it is though, who looks the better option to roll with in Australian Open 2020 betting. Muguruza struggled to hold serve in her quarterfinal match against some dogged defence from Pavlyuchenkova.


Key Facts – Simona Halep vs Garbine Muguruza Betting Tip

  • Simona Halep has not dropped a set in this campaign
  • Garbine Muguruza has eliminated two top-ten seeds
  • Garbine Muguruza is in her first Australian Open semi


No-one on the WTA defends better than Halep. So that puts the advantage fully in the court of the Romanian. Halep just looks less gullible than Muruguza does especially in such a high-pressure situation of a Grand Slam semifinal. The 2-0 option on Halep in set betting looks solid.


The best betting odds for Simona Halep vs Garbine Muguruza

Simona Halep to win: 8/13 at Bet365
Garbine Muguruza: 13/10 at Bet365