Clara Burel vs Jessica Pegula prediction and odds: Australian Open 2024

Clara Burel vs Jessica Pegula prediction and odds: Australian Open 2024

With plenty of tennis predictions today for you to choose from, this is a great time to be following the 2024 Australian Open. And for this upcoming game, we have the 5th seed, Pegula, taking on a promising French player, Burel. Which way will it go? Find out within.

Our favourite Clara Burel vs Jessica Pegula predictions

There is quite a difference in the levels of these two players, on paper. Jessica Pegula is ranked 5 in the world, while Clara Burel is ranked outside of the top 50. So naturally, Pegula is favoured to go through to round three, but what are the exact betting markets you should be looking at?

Pegula to win 2-0 @ 1/2 (1.50)

Although these two have never faced each other, it’s clear that Pegula is the more experienced and higher-ranked player. This is confirmed by the fact that she’s one of the top Australian Open seeds this year, not to mention that she reached the quarter-finals in 2023. Of course, she will have great confidence from the way that she wrapped up the 2023 season, too, which makes me think a straight-sets victory is on the cards here.

Pegula -5.5 games handicap @ 3/4 (1.75)

If Pegula brings her best tennis to this second-round match, she can certainly put 6 games between herself and Clara Burel. She just has too much firepower for the young French player, and if she comes out of the blocks quickly, this market has a great chance to pull through.

Clara Burel vs Jessica Pegula odds

The implied probability of a win for Jessica Pegula here is 86.70%. In contrast, the chance of a win for Clara Burel is just 19%.

Pegula to continue her march towards week two at the 2024 Australian Open

This match is right around the corner, but there’s still time for a quick overview of each player before things get started:

Clara Burel preview

At 22 years old and with a career-high of 51, Clara Burel is nowhere near as experienced as Jessica Pegula. Furthermore, she’s never gone beyond the second round of the Australian Open, so it will take a monumental effort to overcome Pegula.

Jessica Pegula preview

Jessica Pegula is one of the most consistent players on tour, and she rarely slips up in these sorts of matches. Of course, this has helped her to achieve her current ranking of 5 in the world. And as referenced earlier, she’s made the quarter-finals in Melbourne for three years running. Therefore, I find it a stretch to consider that this run of good results at the Australian Open will end here.

Burel vs Pegula head to head

Clara Burel and Jessica Pegula have never played each other in a WTA-sanctioned event. This isn’t entirely surprising, however, as Pegula is typically competing in the main draw of top events while Burel is still climbing the ladder, so to speak. 

Key match details

Burel vs Pegula prediction Australian Open

  • Match Schedule – January 18th, 03:00 GMT
  • Venue – Melbourne, Australia
  • Viewing Options – Eurosport, Discovery+

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