Botic Van de Zandschulp vs Christopher O’Connell prediction and odds: Shanghai Masters 2023

Botic Van de Zandschulp vs Christopher O’Connell prediction and odds: Shanghai Masters 2023
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Both players are in their prime, and the Shanghai Masters tournament seems like a real chance to make some noise on the ATP tour. Get the latest tennis betting tips and predictions here.

Our favourite Botic Van de Zandschulp vs Christopher O’Connell predictions

O’Connel recently won his first title of the year. Still, Van de Zandschulp is seen as the better overall player which makes this a tough match to predict.

Christopher O’Connell to win @ 9/10 (1.90)

O’Connell is having a decent season, and recently, he won a challenger tournament in Shanghai. Now, the competition will be much tougher in the largest city in China, but O’Connell seems ready for it. He has lost only 3 sets in his last 10 matches, which speaks enough on his form. Van de Zandschulp had some promising performances earlier in the season, but he has never defeated the Australian, and given the surface and the recent form of both players, O’Connell is the one to advance further.

First set over 9.5 games @ 7/10 (1.70)

Both players are not very consistent in their play but with the stakes that comes with a Masters tournament, they will both bring their best tennis to Shanghai. Van de Zandschulp is the better overall player but O’Connell has the better serve. This will be a tough match as the 50-50 odds show and the opening set will go the distance over 9.5 games.

Botic Van de Zandschulp vs Christopher O’Connell odds

According to the odds, both players have 50% chances of advancing to the next round.

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.

Who is waiting in the second round?

The winner of this match will play against the 32nd seed Ugo Humbert from France.

Botic Van de Zandschulp

Van de Zandschulp is 68th in the ATP rankings, way lower than his career high 22nd. The Dutch is 18-20 for the season and 9-8 on hard surface.

He is coming off a first round 6-4, 6-3 loss to Alexander Shevchenko in Astana.

Van de Zandschulp reached the final in Munich in April losing to Holger Rune and has not gone past the second in every tournament since then.

Christopher O’Connell

O’Connell is 59th in the rankings, six spots lower than his career high. The 29-year-old is 34-29 for the season and 19-16 on hard surface.

He is coming off a 6-4, 6-1 quarterfinal loss to Grigor Dimitrov in Chengdu.

O’Connell’s best result this season is the title in Shanghai three weeks ago where he defeated Yosuke Watanuki in the final.

Van de Zandschulp vs O’Connell head to head

O’Connell won both previous matches against Van de Zandschulp. The last time they played was in the round of 16 in Marrakech where the Australian won 6-7, 6-4, 6-0. Their first match took place in the final in a futures tournament in 2019 with O’Connell winning the contest 6-4, 7-6.

Botic Van de Zandschulp vs Christopher O'Connell
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Key match details

  • Venue: Grandstand 2
  • Date & time: Thursday, 5th of October, 10:00 GMT
  • Where to watch in UKAmazon Prime

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