Miami Open Day 3: Osaka Will Prove Too Strong For Wickmayer

João Mourato

Friday, March 22, 2019 1:34 AM UTC

Friday, Mar. 22, 2019 1:34 AM UTC

Join us while we go through the best value bets for this Friday’s action in Miami with the world No.1 Naomi Osaka making her debut at the Hard Rock Stadium.

<h2>Naomi Osaka (1) vs. Yanina Wickmayer (q)</h2><p><a href="" target="_blank" title="Check Osaka - Wickmayer Betting Odds"><strong>Friday, March 22, Miami</strong></a></p><p>Once considered one of the most promising young players on the WTA Tour, Yanina Wickmayer never lived up to expectations. The former world No.12 won her first two titles at the age of 19 but has been outside the Top 50 since 2016. Wickmayer’s game is all about her powerful groundstrokes but she’s also extremely inconsistent. Nevertheless, the 29-year-old Belgian has enjoyed a good run in Miami with a 3-6, 6-3, 6-1 win over Sachia Vickery in the first round.</p><p>Wickmayer will next face the world No.1 Naomi Osaka in the second round of the Miami Open. Osaka failed to defend her title in Indian Wells but is one of the main contenders to lift the trophy in Miami. The 21-year-old won the last two Grand Slams and became the first player to win two major championships in a row since Serena Williams in 2015. Adding to this, Osaka is a big match player and always finds her best tennis on the big stage.</p><p>Looking now at the odds for this contest, the bookmakers are expecting a straightforward win Osaka as the heavy favourite <a href=";a=8cb1fdf6-5659-4f16-a75b-679218b0115e" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Join 10Bet &amp; Start Playing Today!">at 1/5 (1.20) with 10Bet</a> while <a href=";a=4fd3c129-b898-4816-9a61-9f7e8f34295a" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Get in game with Unibet!">Unibet offers 18/5 (4.60)</a> for Wickmayer to win this match. Despite Yanina’s impressive comeback in the previous round, it won’t be easy for the Belgian to overcome such a dangerous player as Osaka. On the other hand, Wickmayer hasn’t won a match against a Top 10 player since 2013. Having said that, our suggestion is to add Osaka’s -1.5 Set Handicap to your <a href="" target="_blank" title="More Predictions &amp; Free Tips">betting tips</a> at 7/10 (1.70) with Pinnacle as the best betting approach for this second-round match.</p>
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