Elina Svitolina v Simona Halep Tennis Winner Odds & Predictions

Svitolina will provide stiff challenge for Halep

Tennis Betting

Wimbledon Semi-Final Preview – 1.00 pm

Former World Number One and current Wimbledon 7th seed Simona Halep will be stepping out in her semi-final challenge against Elina Svitolina on Thursday. Halep came through a straight-sets victory over China’s Zhang Shuai in her quarter-final duel. Svitolina will be stepping out into what is her first-ever Grand Slam semi-final.

Elina Svitolina v Simona Halep Odds*

Simona Halep 4/9
Elina Svitolina 7/4
* (betting odds taken from bet365 on July 9th, 2019 at 10:27 pm)

Halep cruises ahead to final four

Simona Halep is usually one of the players grabbing all of the headlines when it comes to the majors. It’s actually been quiet focus from her at Wimbledon 2019. She was up against Zhang Shaui in the quarter-finals and Halep had to dig deep in a wonderful first set. Halep found herself 4-1 down in that opening set of the match before battling her way back to take it on a tie break. She never looked back winning the second set 6-1.

Elina Svitolina Outright
7/4

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The Romanian has actually come through a tricky run in the draw as she was tested in the second round by Mihaela Buzarnescu, before powering past Victoria Azarenka. Then she put in a composed performance against young sensation Cori Gauff. Halep’s best ever previous finish at Wimbledon was in 2014 when she ran to the semi-finals. She goes at 11/10 for a 2-0 Set Betting win* (betting odds taken from bet365 on July 9th, 2019 at 10:27 pm)

Head to head

The head to head between Halep and Svitolina is interesting because it is Svitolina who is up 4-3 over the Romanian. They have met once this year and that went to Halep in a hard court meeting in Doha. Svitlolina had been on a three-match winning streak against Halep prior to that. This will be the first-ever meeting between the two on grass. The one previous Grand Slam meeting was in 2017 with Halep winning a quarter-final match.

Can Svitolina beat Halep at Wimbledon?

Svtiltonia is in her first Grand Slam semifinal. The Ukrainian endured a good fight against Karolina Muchova in the quarter-finals. Svitolina has actually dropped her first two service games of the match and was immediately under some pressure. But she gathered herself superbly to turn things after having been 5-2 behind and then broke to get herself 6-5 up in that opening set. Svitlinoa stamped her authority over the second set.

That was her fifth Grand Slam quarter-final that she has been too, and this is the first time past that stage. Along the way Svitolina has taken comfortable wins over Daria Gavrilova and Petra Martic while she was tested by Maria Sakkari and Margarita Gasparyan. This has been a very accomplished run overall by her as she lost her first matches at the Nature Valley Classic and the Nature Valley International in her warm-ups on grass.

Predictions

Svitolina can be a tough customer and has enough to get herself in the match. The opening set is going to be so important. At the end of the day, it is Halep who is the one with the proven track record at the top of the game and she has looked pretty dialled in the further the tournament has progressed. This will be a tough scrap as the head to head suggest and so Total Sets of 3 is at 7/4 and worth a look* (betting odds taken from bet365 on July 9th, 2019 at 10:27 pm).


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