Sousa to Take Advantage of Anderson’s Hip Problems in Miami

João Mourato

Sunday, March 24, 2019 8:26 PM UTC

Sunday, Mar. 24, 2019 8:26 PM UTC

The action continues at the Hard Rock Stadium with Kevin Anderson and Joao Sousa fighting for a place in the fourth round of the Miami Open.

<h2>Kevin Anderson (6) vs. Joao Sousa</h2><p><a href="" target="_blank" title="Check Anderson - Sousa Betting Odds"><strong>Monday, March 25, Miami</strong></a></p><p>Two-time Grand Slam finalist Kevin Anderson made a winning return to the ATP Tour. After more than two months away from the court due to an elbow injury, Anderson claimed his first win since the Australian Open. Known as one of the best servers in the game, the 32-year-old South-African fired 17 aces to take down Jaume Munar in the second round of the Miami Open. Nevertheless, the No.6 seed seemed to struggle with his movement and took a medical timeout in the second to receive treatment on his right hip.</p><p>Anderson will next face Joao Sousa for a place in the fourth round of the Miami Open. The Portuguese No.1 has always enjoyed plenty of success in Miami. The slow court conditions at the Hard Rock Stadium suit Sousa’s style with the 29-year-old wining 83.33% of the matches played in his last two apperaces on this event. Sousa has yet to drop a set at the Miami Open this year after an impressive 7-6(6), 6-4 win over No.31 seed Steve Johnson in one hour and 35 minutes.</p><p>These two players will face each other for the second time in their careers. Sousa leads 1-0 in their head-to-head after a straight-sets victory over the South-African in the last edition of the ATP Nice in 2016.</p><p>Looking now at the odds for this contest, Anderson is the favourite to win at 53/100 (1.53) <a href=";a=bf7f64f4-cd67-4904-9b00-6ded1d41fd18" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="A+ Rated Bookmaker!">with Bet365</a>. The South-African is the more experienced player at this level and his serve is one of the best of all time. However, the slow courts in Miami are not ideal for Anderson’s style with the world No.7 winning only 70.69% of his first-serve points against Munar in the previous round. On the other hand, Sousa knows how to play against big servers and his aggressive baseline game will exploit Kevin’s hip problems. With this in mind, the value is clearly on Sousa’s tennis betting odds at 8/5 (2.60) <a href=";a=a710bfac-73c1-4a57-b441-2caf1b9f397b" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Join William Hill &amp; Start Playing Today!">at William Hill</a> with his +1.5 Set Handicap at 63/100 (1.63) <a href=";a=6a145d2b-505f-491b-a70e-2f5f31742828" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Play at this A+ Rated Bookmaker!">at Pinnacle</a> as a good approach for this contest.</p>
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