Belinda Bencic vs Liudmila Samsonova prediction and odds: Canadian Open 2023

All eyes will be on Court Central as Belinda Bencic and Liudmila Samsonova go toe-to-toe at the National Bank Open. Which of these players will be left standing at the end of this match?

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Belinda Bencic vs Liudmila Samsonova – match predictions

As both players set their sights on a semi-final spot, these are our predictions and tips for this match

Liudmila Samsonova to not go down in straight sets

Although Liudmila Samsonova is the underdog in today’s match, we have been impressed by her performance in this competition. The Russian player held her own against World number 2 Aryna Sabalenka a few hours ago, defeating her in three sets. Furthermore, Samsonova has fared well against today’s opponent in the past; as she won three of four previous clashes with Belinda Bencic, and has never lost to the Swiss player in straight sets. On that note, we believe that Liudmila Samsonova will take at least one set in this match.

At least 22 total games

Next, let’s take a look at the over/under games market. We’ve already established that these players met on four occasions. It may interest you to know that three of those clashes ended in maximum sets. That said, Belinda Bencic is coming off back-to-back three-setters, while Liudmila Samsonova has seen two of her three matches in this competition end in maximum sets. All things considered, we believe that this match will go all the way to three sets; and that’s why we’re taking the over 21.5 games option.

Belinda Bencic vs Liudmila Samsonova preview

Now that we’ve gotten our Belinda Bencic vs Liudmila Samsonova predictions out of the way, let’s see how these players fared in the previous rounds of the Montreal Open.

Belinda Bencic

Belinda Bencic is coming off a grueling three-setter against former World number 2 Petra Kvitova; she had to go through Alycia Parks and Lucia Bronzetti in the previous rounds of this competition too. The Swiss player will fancy her chances against Liudmila Samsonova today.

Liudmila Samsonova

On the other hand, Liudmila Samsonova faced Katerina Siniakova, Qinwen Zheng and Aryna Sabalenka in the previous rounds of the National Bank Open; she has been on an impressive run since last week, winning six of her last seven matches. Samsonova will look to avenge her loss to Belinda Bencic at the Abu Dhabi Open as she takes on the former US Open semifinalist.

Belinda Bencic vs Liudmila Samsonova head to head

Belinda Bencic and Liudmila Samsonova will meet for the fifth time today. Interestingly, the Swiss player currently trails the head-to-head between these players, having lost three of their four previous meetings. However, it’s worth mentioning that Bencic came out on top the last time these players squared off against each other.

Belinda Bencic vs Liudmila Samsonova match details

Aug 11, 2022; Montreal, QC, Canada; General view of centre court during a rain delay in third round play in the National Bank Open at IGA Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Eric Bolte-USA TODAY Sports/Sipa USA - Photo by Icon sport
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  • When will this match start? This match is scheduled for Saturday 12th July, by 00:00 BST.
  • On which court will this match be played? The Bencic vs Samsonova match takes place at the Montreal Open’s Court Central.
  • Who do the bookies favour ahead of this match?
  • Who won the last time these players met? Belinda Bencic came out on top in three sets.

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Kelechi Udoka

Kelechi is a huge sports fan with over 10 years of betting experience. He has written thousands of match previews on football, tennis, basketball and American football in the past few years.