Coco Gauff vs Arantxa Rus prediction and odds: Madrid Open 2024

Coco Gauff vs Arantxa Rus prediction and odds: Madrid Open 2024
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One of the top seeds of the 2024 Madrid Open is starting her campaign on Thursday, April 25th. This is Coco Gauff taking on Arantxa Rus in what should be an intriguing encounter. As for my tennis predictions today, I’ve got a couple of top tips to share with you.

Our favourite Coco Gauff vs Arantxa Rus predictions

Coco Gauff is without question, one of the best clay court players in the world right now. In fact, she’s one of the top players, period, hence she is ranked 3 in the world. As for Arantxa Rus, she’s ranked much lower at 47 in the world, but this match might not be as straightforward as people think.

Therefore, I’ve produced the following predictions:

Rus +6.5 games handicap @ 7/10 (1.70)

In order for Rus to score a +6.5 games handicap against Gauff, she only needs to win 6 games. To be honest, since she’s already played a match at the Madrid Open, I think she will be a little shaper than Gauff out of the gates. And for that reason, I believe this is a good market to cover.

Over 18.5 games @ 4/5 (1.80)

Based on the odds for this match to have over 18.5 games, I believe this one has great value. Once again, if Rus is able to get off to a good start and push Gauff close in the opener, this market then has a big chance of coming through. 

Coco Gauff vs Arantxa Rus odds

The probability of Gauff winning this match is 92.30%, while the chance of Rus winning this match is just 13.30%.

Gauff entering tricky opener against Rus at Madrid Open

Before this match begins, let me share some more information about these two players:

Coco Gauff preview

Coco Gauff might be a fantastic clay court player, but she has not yet played a match at the 2024 Madrid Open. Sure, she should still win this second-round game, but there’s every chance that Arantxa Rus could push her closer than most punters think. Additionally, Gauff took a surprise defeat in the Stuttgart Open last week, which could dent her confidence.

Arantxa Rus preview

Arantxa Rus enjoyed a great week at the Rouen Open last week. She took out the top seed en route to the quarter-finals before losing to Magda Linette. Additionally, she backed this up with a straight-sets win over Fruhvirtova in her first-round match at the Madrid Open. So, for me, she should have enough confidence to challenge Coco Gauff on the red clay in this one. 

Gauff vs Rus head to head

This will be the first time that these two meet in a professional WTA event. Therefore, it will be 1-0 to one of these two when all is said and done in this second round match at the 2024 Madrid Open.

Key match details

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  • Match Schedule – April 25th, 14:15 GMT
  • Venue – Madrid, Spain
  • Viewing Options – Sky Sports, Tennis TV

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