Christopher O’Connell vs Frances Tiafoe prediction and odds: Miami Open 2024

Christopher O’Connell vs Frances Tiafoe prediction and odds: Miami Open 2024

The 2024 Miami Open is now hitting top gear as we move into the second-round stage. Of course, this means we have plenty of tennis predictions today for you to observe in relation to this tournament. Yet here, the focus is on O’Connell vs Tiafoe, and I’ve got a couple of top tips for you to check out.

Our favourite Christopher O’Connell vs Frances Tiafoe predictions

As this match approaches, many are hoping that the 21st seed, Frances Tiafoe will put on a show and make it to round three. However, standing in his way is Christopher O’Connell – an Aussie who is ranked 66 in the world right now. So, how do I expect this game to go and what are the best markets to cover?

Let me take you through my predictions now.

Tiafoe to win @ 4/9 (1.44)

These guys have never faced each other professionally. But with Tiafoe holding a much higher ranking combined with the fact that he’s on home soil here, I certainly expect the American to pull through this match.

Tiafoe -2.5 games handicap @ 8/11 (1.73)

As my first prediction confirms, I think that Frances Tiafoe has the win in the big here. And if he’s able to secure a single break of serve in each set, assuming a straight set victory, this market will be a winner. However, if it goes to a deciding set, this one becomes a little trickier, hence the more appealing odds.

Christopher O’Connell vs Frances Tiafoe odds

Based on the moneyline odds for this game, the chance for O’Connell to win is 38.10%. But the probability of a win for Tiafoe is much higher at 69.20%

21st seed to flex his muscles in the Miami heat

I always enjoy looking ahead at Frances Tiafoe’s next match, as I know that it will be entertaining regardless of the result. As for my preview for these two, check out the details below:

Christopher O’Connell preview

Christopher O’Connell is ranked 66 in the world right now. As for his recent form, he did beat Jack Draper in the first round of Indian Wells before losing in straight sets to Alex Zverev. So he can clearly beat some talented guys, but whether he has enough to beat Tiafoe is a big question mark.

Frances Tiafoe preview

At this point in the season, I’m starting to wonder when Tiafoe will display that ‘spark’ that he is known for. He’s had a pretty tame run of things to this point, but the sunshine and humidity of Miami suits his game. Therefore, I feel he will finally find his form and make a deep draw run here.

O’Connell vs Tiafoe head to head

Since the head-to-head between these two is 0-0, there are no previous indicators we can use to look ahead and make predictions for this match.

Key match details

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  • Match Schedule – March 22nd, 16:00 GMT
  • Venue – Miami, USA
  • Viewing Options – Sky Sports, Tennis TV

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