Andrey Rublev vs Andy Murray prediction and odds: Indian Wells 2024

Andrey Rublev vs Andy Murray prediction and odds: Indian Wells 2024

Ready for a few more tennis predictions today for the ongoing BNP Paribas Open? I’ve got several for you to check out ahead of this intriguing second round encounter between Andy Murray and Andrey Rublev. Keep reading for a full breakdown of this game.

Our favourite Andrey Rublev vs Andy Murray predictions

Following a solid win over David Goffin in round one, Andy Murray has set up this clash against the number 5 seed in Indian Wells, Andrey Rublev. Of course, Rublev will be looking to use his power to blast his way into the third round, while Murray will be hoping to use his on-court intelligence to figure out a way to beat Rublev.

That said, let me reveal my two predictions for this match right now.

Rublev to win 2-0 @ 11/20 (1.55)

Given Rublev is one of the top seeds, as shown in my Indian Wells 2024 preview, I’ve got to go with him over Murray. After all, Murray is talking about retirement, while Rublev is ranked 5 in the world. Furthermore, I don’t feel this is a good matchup for Murray, especially given the conditions in Indian Wells, which makes this market a likely winner.

Under 21.5 games @ 4/5 (1.80)

Since my first tip is for Rublev to beat Murray in straight sets, this next market becomes a logical follow-up. Assuming Murray doesn’t push Rublev to a 6-4 7-5 win or worse, this market has a very good chance to pull through. 

Andrey Rublev vs Andy Murray odds

Rublev has an 84.60% probability of winning this game, while the chance for Murray is just 21.70%. 

Rublev seeking efficient passage into third round of Indian Wells 2024

This match is approaching quickly, so let me cover a preview for each guy before wrapping things up.

Andrey Rublev preview

At 5 in the world, not to mention that Rublev is 10 years younger than Andy Murray, he is at a very different stage in his career to the Scotsman. And as we all know, Rublev is one of the biggest hitters on tour, so I doubt that Murray will be able to hang with the speed and precision of shots that Rublev brings to the table. 

Andy Murray preview

While Murray’s 2024 season has been pretty rough, he’s at least mustered up a couple of respectable wins in the last two tournaments. Last week he beat Shapovalov and in his first round here he beat David Goffin. But neither of these two are close to the level that Rublev currently plays at, so I expect Murray to struggle this evening. 

Rublev vs Murray head to head

Interestingly, the head to head between these two is 1-1, although Murray’s win was way back in 2017. As for the most recent meeting, Rublev beat Murray in straight sets in 2021.

Key match details

Rublev vs Murray prediction

  • Match Schedule – March 8th, 20:30 GMT
  • Venue – Indian Wells, USA
  • Viewing Options – Sky Sports, Tennis TV

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