Aryna Sabalenka vs Katie Boulter prediction and odds: China Open 2023

Aryna Sabalenka vs Katie Boulter prediction and odds: China Open 2023

The world number one is set to take on the British qualifier, Katie Boulter in the second round of the WTA China Open. So who will win and what markets are best to bet on? Let me reveal my tennis predictions today for this match right now.

Our favourite Aryna Sabalenka vs Katie Boulter predictions

It goes without saying that Sabalenka is heavily favoured to win this match. She was ruthless in her opener against Sofia Kenin, whereas Katie Boulter needed three sets to wriggle past the qualifier, Magdalena Frech in the first round. Therefore, taking such elements into account, I feel the following two WTA China Open predictions display the best value for this match:

Sabalenka to win 2-0 @ 2/5 (1.40)

Given how prolific Sabalenka was in her opening match against Kenin, I can’t see how Boulter will trouble her in this one. Of course, Sabalenka is the current world number one too, so you cannot deny that she is at the top of her game at the moment.

Sabalenka -5.5 games handicap @ 4/6 (1.67)

If Sabalenka is as ruthless as I expect against Katie Boulter, there is no reason she cannot put 6 or more games between them over the course of two sets. After all, she managed to beat the in-form Kenin by a score of 6-1 6-2 just two days ago. 

Aryna Sabalenka vs Katie Boulter odds

With moneyline odds of 1/10 on Sabalenka to win this match, this indicates a 90.9% probability of victory. In contrast, the chance of Boulter winning is just 13.3% due to her 13/2 odds.

The odds in this article were correct at the time of writing, and the odds are subject to change. We recommend checking with your bookmaker before placing a bet.

Aryna Sabalenka set to surge into the last 16

Before placing any wagers on this match, let me take you through a brief preview of Sabalenka and Boulter.

Aryna Sabalenka preview

As referenced throughout, Aryna Sabalenka is the current world number one. She knocked Swiatek off the top spot after reaching the finals of the US Open, and now, she’s hungry for another big title in Beijing. 

Katie Boulter preview

Katie Boulter has actually enjoyed a solid 2023 season, hence her current career-high ranking of number 50. Additionally, she made the round of 32 at the US Open. So she clearly knows how to play well on these rapid hard courts. And she has snagged a set from Sabalenka in the past, yet since then, Sabalenka has improved enormously.

Sabalenka vs Boulter head to head

As things stand in the head-to-head department, it’s 2-0 in favour of Aryna Sabalenka. Both of these matches were quite some time ago, however, with one being in 2019 and the most recent being in 2021. Interestingly, these were both Grand Slam matches too, yet Sabalenka came out on top in both contests. With that said, Boulter did take a set in their most recent encounter before losing in the decider at Wimbledon in 2021.

Key match details

Boulter China Open

  • Match Schedule – October 3rd, 05:30 GMT
  • Venue – Beijing, China
  • Viewing Options – Amazon Prime

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