Carlos Alcaraz vs Dusan Lajovic Prediction and Odds: Miami Open 2023

All eyes will be on the Miami Open’s Stadium Court as World number 1 Carlos Alcaraz and Dusan Lajovic go head-to-head on Sunday. Which of these players will reign supreme at the end of this match?

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

Carlos Alcaraz vs Dusan Lajovic – Match Predictions

As Carlos Alcaraz and Dusan Lajovic set their sights on a place in the round of 16, these are our predictions and tips for this match

Dusan Lajovic to Cover +6.5 Games

Granted, Carlos Alcaraz has won seven matches in a row, and 14 consecutive sets. The Spaniard also has a perfect three wins from three against Lajovic, and all those victories came in straight sets. That said, we expect the current World number 1 to win this match in two sets.

In spite of that, we believe the 6.5 game line is a bit too high for this match. For one, these players clashed twice last month, and Lajovic covered +6.5 both times. As a matter of fact, the Serb won 10 games in the most recent meeting between these players. With that in mind, although we don’t think Lajovic will take a set, he should be able to win at least six games.

Over 18.5 Total Games

We’ve already established that Dusan Lajovic won 10 games the last time these players met. Although Carlos Alcaraz won most of his matches in straight sets, it’s worth mentioning that 10 of his last 13 matches featured at least 19 games. Taking everything into account, we believe that this match will go above the 18.5 game mark.

Carlos Alcaraz vs Dusan Lajovic Preview

We’ve gotten our Carlos Alcaraz vs Dusan Lajovic predictions out of the way. Next, we would like to see how these players have performed in recent weeks.

Carlos Alcaraz

Carlos Alcaraz is fresh off the BNP Paribas Open title, where he defeated all his opponents in straight sets. With that title triumph, the Spaniard regained his spot at the top of the ATP rankings. It’s important to point out that Alcaraz won the Miami Open title last year; he’s eyeing a title defense, and will fancy his chances against Dusan Lajovic today.

Dusan Lajovic

On the other hand, Dusan Lajovic has looked really good in this tournament so far. He kicked off his campaign with a straight sets win over former World number 1 Andy Murray, before beating Maxime Cressy in straight sets. Compared to these players however, Carlos Alcaraz will be a relatively tougher challenge. Can Lajovic get his first career win against the Spaniard?

Carlos Alcaraz vs Dusan Lajovic Head to Head

This will be the third meeting between these players in just over a month. They’ve gone head-to-head three times in their respective careers, with all three encounters happening over the past 14 months. Interestingly, Alcaraz came out on top on all three occasions, all in straight sets.

  • 24/02/23 Alcaraz won 2-0 (Rio de Janeiro, Clay)
  • 18/02/23 Alcaraz won 2-0 (Buenos Aires, Clay)
  • 19/01/22 Alcaraz won 3-0 (Australian Open, Outdoor Hard)

Carlos Alcaraz vs Dusan Lajovic Match Details

Andy Murray Miami Open 2023
Mar 30, 2022; Miami Gardens, FL, USA; An overall view of the grounds and the paddock for the upcoming Formula 1 Miami Grand Prix running through the middle of the grounds at the Miami Open at Hard Rock Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports/Sipa USA – Photo by Icon sport
  • On which day will this match start? The Alcaraz vs Lajovic match is scheduled for Sunday, 26th March.
  • On which court will this match be played? This match will be played at the Miami Open’s Stadium Court.
  • Who do the bookies favour ahead of this match? Carlos Alcaraz is the favourite, by a wide margin.
  • Where can I watch the Miami Open 2023 in the UK? This match will be available on Amazon Prime for fans in the United Kingdom

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