David Goffin vs Borna Coric Prediction and Odds: Hopman Cup 2023

The Hopman Cup brings together Belgium and Croatia together. The rivalry between David Goffin and Borna Coris will be rekindled as the duo look to claim bragging rights not for themselves but for their nations. Get the latest tennis betting tips and predictions here.

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David Goffin vs Borna Coric – Match Predictions

Borna Coric to Win

It would have been difficult to bet against Goffin had he been close to his best. However, the Belgian ace’s return from injury has not been swift. While he will look to his 5-0 winning record against Coric, it is the Croatian who is the favourite here. Coric has not played Goffin on his favoured clay court and we believe he will improve his poor record against the Belgian in this meeting.

2-0 to Borna Coric

Goffin has struggled on clay, as evidenced by his five losses and only one win on the ATP main tour. His clay court triumphs have come on the Challenger circuit but they do not provide reassurance in his meeting with clay court specialist Coric. The Croatian had a decent clay court season, amassing nine wins across Madrid, Rome and French Open. He prefers the red surface and should earn a straight-sets victory over Goffin in this duel.

David Goffin vs Borna Coric Preview

Our predictions for this match have now been established, let’s see how these players have fared so far in the Hopman Cup.

David Goffin

Goffin continues to make strides in the right direction and enjoyed a positive series of results on grass. The Belgian ace accumulated five wins across three competitions, going far at each time of asking. However, he has struggled on clay, losing three of his last four matches on the red surface. Before this poor run, Goffin reached the semi-finals of the Aix-en-Provence Challenger where his journey was cut short by Tommy Paul.

Borna Coric

After first-round outings at Hertogenbosch and Halle, Coric registered two wins on grass but they came in exhibition fixtures against Sebastian Korda and Alex Popyrin. Prior to that, he impressed on clay, reaching the semi-finals of the Madrid Open and quarter-finals at Rome Masters. However, at the French Open, he fell short and could only reach the third round.

David Goffin vs Borna Coric Head to Head

Duels between Goffin and Coric have gone in one, in favour of the Belgian star. The duo have met five times before, with the result being the same. However, they have not met since August 2020, a period that has seen Coric’s ascension while Goffin’s fortunes have dwindled.

David Goffin vs Borna Coric Match Details

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  • When will this match start? This match starts at 15:30 GMT on 20 July.
  • What was David Goffin’s last result? David Goffin tasted a 3-1 defeat in Wimbledon’s third round against Andriy Rublev.
  • What was Borna Coric’s last result? Borna Coric lost 3-2 to Guido Pella in Wimbledon’s first round.

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