Bianca Andreescu vs Emma Raducanu Prediction and Odds: Miami Open 2023

The 2023 Miami Open draw wasn’t kind for either the world number 31 Bianca Andreescu or the world number 72 Emma Raducanu after matching them against each other. The two Romanian ladies, both born in Canada but Raducanu representing the UK, are struggling for form for some time and this will continue to be the case for the one that loses.

These odds from Ladbrokes were correct at the time of writing.

Bianca Andreescu vs Emma Raducanu – Match Predictions

Although we are expecting a close battle Andreescu’s superior groundstrokes and much better psychological resilience should give her the edge. It seems most bookies agree with us and favour the ‘Canadian-Romanian’ against the ‘British-Romanian’.

Andreescu to Win

We believe Andreescu is in much better shape coming into this match and this should give her a slight edge, which we think will be enough for her to win. Andreescu exited the recent Indian Wells in round 2 against the world number 1 Swiatek, so she had extra days to rest and prepare for this tournament.

At the same time, in her first event since an early exit in Australia Raducanu reached round 4 at Indian Wells where she also lost to Swiatek. Raducanu’s injury-torn season suggests that she has spent a lot of her limited energy during that run and we think now she won’t be as fresh as she was during the first few games in California.

Set 1 After 2 Games 1-1

No matter what transpires in terms of an overall winner we believe the match will be close. Both women know the importance of avoiding early breaks and that’s why our expectation is that after just 2 games the result will be 1-1.

Bianca Andreescu vs Emma Raducanu Preview

Now a closer look at the two players’ individual results in recent months.

Bianca Andreescu

Andreescu has had a mediocre 2023 so far. She exited the Australian Open in round 2 and her only deep run in a tournament so far was during Thailand’s WTA250 where she reached the semifinals before having to retire injured.

Still, Andreescu likes hard courts and the fact that she managed to play a steady number of tournaments over the last 3 months mean that she is starting to rediscover her best form and shape.

Emma Raducanu

Raducanu’s fragile body suffered yet another injury in early January. She tried to play in Australia despite that but was eliminated quickly.

Raducanu then took 2 months off and only made her return last week at the Indian Wells. She did well to achieve 3 wins before losing quickly against the world number 1 Swiatek. However, her prolonged absence was telling and apart from her first 2 matches, she looked tired and fatigued in her last 2 outings in California.

Bianca Andreescu vs Emma Raducanu Head to Head

The only previous meeting between the two was last year during Rome’s Masters. Andreescu was 6-2, 2-1 up in that match when Raducanu retired.

Bianca Andreescu vs Emma Raducanu Match Details

Miami Open Match

  • What is the scheduled start? The match won’t start on Wednesday, March 22nd.
  • How can I watch it? The match will be streamed live on Amazon Prime for fans in the United Kingdom.
  • Who is the bookies’ favourite for the upcoming match? The bookmakers favour Andreescu.

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