Cameron Norrie vs Casper Ruud prediction and odds: Australian Open 2024

Cameron Norrie vs Casper Ruud prediction and odds: Australian Open 2024

The men’s singles has reached the third round. And in this match, two of the leading Australian Open seeds are going up against one another. As you can see, it’s Cam Norrie vs Casper Ruud who are set for a showdown in Melbourne, but who will come out on top?

Our favourite Cameron Norrie vs Casper Ruud predictions

This will be the fourth time that Cam Norrie and Casper Ruud do battle in an ATP event. Things don’t look all that great for Cam Norrie, however, as he has lost to Ruud in all three of their previous meetings. But in Grand Slams, anything can happen, especially when both men endured gruelling five-set battles in the previous round.

Taking these factors into account, I’ve got a couple of tennis predictions today that you should consider if you fancy a wager on this game:

Over 38.5 games @ 17/20 (1.85)

The reason I am shooting for over 38.5 games here is that both men struggled in the previous round. As a result, both will be fatigued, and I feel this sets the stage for a balanced match, with a high chance that things will not finish 3-0 in favour of either player.

Ruud -3.5 games handicap @ 4/6 (1.67)

Although I believe that this could be a somewhat tight match, the head-to-head with these guys tells a clear tale. Ruud has taken out Norrie three times, and in the two matches that were played on outdoor hard courts, Ruud won in straight sets. So based on that, a -3.5 games handicap for the world number 11 seems an appropriate wager.

Cameron Norrie vs Casper Ruud odds

Norrie is the underdog here based on the most recent odds, and his resulting probability of victory is just 32.30%. As for Ruud, his chance of victory looks much better at 73.30%. 

A meeting of two top seeds down under – who will emerge victorious?

It’s time for another thrilling contest in the heat of Melbourne, and the following previews should help you decide who to shoot for:

Cameron Norrie preview

Cam Norrie is playing pretty well at the moment, generally speaking. He looked sharp at the 2024 United Cup, and he played a great first round here. However, he then went five sets with a qualifier, which raised many eyebrows, so I question whether he can take out Ruud in this one.

Casper Ruud preview

Casper Ruud is the higher-ranked and higher-seeded player here, but he hasn’t been on top of his game since the 2023 French Open. Then again, we all know that he is capable of playing truly great tennis. And while he went the distance with Max Purcell in the previous round, I feel this victory in front of a rowdy Australian crowd will give him confidence.

Norrie vs Ruud head to head

Norrie and Ruud have played three times in the past, and the numbers aren’t exactly great for Cameron Norrie. He has taken just one set off Casper Ruud in three attempts, so he does into this one with a 0-3 head-to-head record against the man from Norway.

Key match details

Norrie vs Ruud prediction Australian Open

  • Match Schedule – January 20th, 06:00 GMT
  • Venue – Melbourne, Australia
  • Viewing Options – Eurosport, Discovery+

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