Join us while we go through the best value bets for this Saturday’s action in Indian Wells with Carla Suarez Navarro and Natalia Vikhlyantseva fighting for a place in the third round of the BNP Paribas Open.
<h2>Carla Suarez Navarro (26) vs. Natalia Vikhlyantseva (q)</h2><p><a href="https://www.oddsmarket.com/tennis/world/wta/indian-wells-usa/vikhlyantseva-vs-suarez-navarro-3742857/" target="_blank" title="Check Suarez Navarro - Vikhlyantseva Betting Odds">Saturday, March 9, Indian Wells</a></p><p>Returning to the BNP Paribas Open brings back great memories to Carla Suarez Navarro. The former world No.6 is a two-time quarter-finalist in Indian Wells and the high bouncing courts in the Californian desert suit her style. Suarez Navarro’s heavy topspin shots are a great weapon on these conditions with the 30-year-old winning 66.67% of the matches played in Indian Wells since 2016. Adding to this, the Spaniard has proved to be a tremendous investment as favourite, winning all her last eight matches on this event when priced below even money.</p><p>Suarez Navarro will kick off her Indian Wells campaign against Natalia Vikhlyantseva on Saturday. The Russian qualifier advanced to the second round of the BNP Paribas open for the second year in a row after a 6-1, 6-1 win over Priscilla Hon in just 68 minutes. Vikhlyantseva broke serve six times and won 60.29% of the points played on Hon’s serve to claim her 15th of the season. The 22-year-old will try to go a step further than a year ago and make it to the third round in the Californian desert for the first time in her career.</p><p>The bookmakers are expecting a close encounter with Suarez Navarro as the slight favourite<a href="http://affiliate.oddsmarket.com/record/v?c=155&a=6a145d2b-505f-491b-a70e-2f5f31742828" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Play at this A+ Rated Bookmaker!"> at 63/100 (1.63) with Pinnacle</a> while <a href="https://a.oddsmarket.com/record/v?c=150&a=bf7f64f4-cd67-4904-9b00-6ded1d41fd18" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Join Bet365 & Start Playing Today!">Bet365 offers 3/2 (2.50)</a> for Vikhlyantseva to win this match. The 22-year-old Russian already won three matches on this event but this will be her first as an underdog. Vikhlyantseva only won 34.62% of the matches when priced above even money throughout her career and lost nine of her last ten official encounters against Top 50 players. On the other hand, Suarez Navarro is a very tough player on these high bouncing conditions and her topspin will create a lot of problems to Vikhlyantseva. For that reason, taking the Spaniard’s moneyline is the best approach for this contest.</p>