Elise Mertens vs Danielle Collins prediction and odds – US Open 2023

An interesting fixture is on the cards as Elise Mertens and Danielle Collins take the court on Wednesday. Which of these players will advance to the third round of the US Open when it’s all said and done?

Danielle Collins
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Elise Mertens vs Danielle Collins – match predictions

As Elise Mertens and Danielle Collins to toe-to-toe with each other, these are our predictions and tips for this match

Danielle Collins to cover -3.5 games @ 17/20 (1.85)

We would like to point out that number 32 seed Elise Mertens has been inconsistent these past couple of months; she has as many wins as she has losses in her last 10 matches. By comparison, Danielle Collins has fared relatively better than her Belgian opponent, as she won seven of her last nine matches. It’s also worth mentioning that recent clashes between these players have been one-sided; as Danielle Collins came out on top the last three times they met. Taking everything into account, we believe that Collins will not only win this match, she should also cover -3.5 games.

Under 21.5 total games @ 4/5 (1.80)

Next, let’s take a look at the over/under games market. We’ve already established that these players squared off against each other on four occasions; it’s also fair to point out that three of those ended in two sets. In the same vein, Danielle Collins has been involved in a lot of two-setters lately; as six of her last seven matches ended in minimum sets. Keeping in mind that those six matches went comfortably below the 21.5 games mark, we are taking the under option for this match.

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

Can Mertens halt her losing streak against Collins?

Now that our Elise Mertens vs Danielle Collins predictions are out of the way, let’s see how these players performed in the first round.

Elise Mertens

Elise Mertens met qualifier Mirjam Bjorklund in the first round; she had to claw her way back into the match after surrendering the first set, and needed a deciding set tiebreak in order to win. Compared to Bjorklund however, Danielle Collins will be a relatively bigger fish to fry. It’ll be interesting to see how Mertens matches up against the American.

Danielle Rose Collins

On the other hand, Danielle Rose Collins had to go through Linda Fruhvirtova in the previous round; she didn’t have too much trouble defeating the Czech player in straight sets, dropping just two games in the process. Collins will battle Elise Mertens for a third round spot, and she’ll look to extend her winning streak against the Belgian to four games.

Mertens vs Collins head to head

It may interest you to know that these players first met at Wimbledon five years ago, and it was Elise Mertens who won that match in straight sets. However, she has struggled against Danielle Collins since then, losing their next three clashes. As these players meet for the fifth time today, Danielle Collins leads the head-to-head with three wins from four previous encounters. This will also be the third meeting between these two in a grand slam.

Key match details

Elise Mertens
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  • Surface: Outdoor hard.
  • Time and date: Wednesday 30th August, by 16:00 BST.
  • Bookies’ favourite: Danielle Rose Collins.

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Kelechi Udoka

Kelechi is a huge sports fan with over 10 years of betting experience. He has written thousands of match previews on football, tennis, basketball and American football in the past few years.