Enzo Couacaud vs Novak Djokovic Prediction and Odds: Australian Open

With the recent loss of the Australian Open’s No.1 seed and defending champion, Novak Djokovic is in the box seat to win the tournament for a tenth time. After a straight forward first round win, he now heads into the second round where he’ll face French qualifier Enzo Couacaud. Here’s a look at how we think that match will unfold, and a few of the best bets to place ahead of the first ball being served on day four.

These odds from Ladbrokes were correct at the time of writing.

Enzo Couacaud vs Novak Djokovic – Match Prediction

Here at Pundit Feed, we love making tennis predictions. Here’s how we see this match unfolding, and what wagers we’d recommend taking:

Set One Under 8.5 Games @ 21/20 (2.05)

Despite only three days of play unfolding at the Australian Open, you’d have to think Novak Djokovic can almost taste his 22nd Grand Slam already. No Carlos Alcaraz, no Nick Kyrgios, no Rafael Nadal. The path is clear for Djokovic to roll all the way to the title here, and he knows it.

Expect Novak to come out focused and ready to get the job done quickly here on day four. He’s had a slight leg tweak the past fortnight, so will be looking to hit winners and minimise his court time in the first week of the Australian Open. Chances are he’ll land a few early breaks and win the first set 6-2 or better.

Total Games Under 26.5 @ 17/20 (1.85)

The reality is, this is an overwhelmingly lopsided match. Enzo Couacaud has never been inside the world’s Top 150 players, despite being in the latter half of his career as a professional tennis player. He’s bene playing Challenger tournaments, and losing. Novak Djokovic, on the other hand, hasn’t lost here in almost five years, and is going for his 10th title.

While sometimes young, enthusiastic qualifiers can give the established favourites a run for their money in the early rounds, this doesn’t feel like one of those matches. Expect Djokovic to wrap this one up in under two hours, and for the loss of only six or seven games.

Enzo Couacaud vs Novak Djokovic Preview

Here’s a little background on each of these players ahead of placing these bets:

Enzo Couacaud

Frenchman Enzo Couacaud is 27 years old, and has been playing tennis professionally the past decade. His career high is No.155 in the world, while he currently sits at No.191 having gone 1-5 so far in 2023. This is his fourth appearance in a Grand Slam, and second time making it to the second round having beaten Hugo Dellien 6-4, 7-5, 6-0 in his opening match.

Novak Djokovic

This is a man that needs little introduction, as one of the best ever tennis players to contest the game. Novak is the tournament favourite with odds of better than 4/5 currently, and is seeking his 10th title here at the Australian Open. His first round match was routine, with the Serbian dispatching Roberto Carballes Baena 6-3, 6-4, 6-0 to progress into the second round.

Enzo Couacaud vs Novak Djokovic Head to Head

This will be the first meeting between these two players.

Enzo Couacaud vs Novak Djokovic Match Details

Enzo Couacaud vs Novak Djokovic Prediction and Odds

  • When will the match start? The match will start at 20:00 GMT on the 19th of January.
  • On which court will the match be played? The match will be played on Rod Laver Arena.
  • Where to watch AO 2023 in UK? You can watch Australian Open on Eurosport broadcast and online, or stream it on Discovery.

About the author

Bren Gray

Bren is our resident Kiwi, and has been playing or watching sports down under in New Zealand for the better part of three decades. With 12+ years experience as a professional writer, Bren loves to dive deep into all things sport to bring the best betting analysis and breaking news here at Pundit Feed.