Frances Tiafoe vs Max Purcell prediction and odds: Acapulco Open 2024

Frances Tiafoe vs Max Purcell prediction and odds: Acapulco Open 2024

We haven’t gone beyond the first round stage of the 2024 Acapulco Open and already, the top seeds have dropped like flies. This has prompted us to shoot for some more interesting tennis predictions today, given the way that the tournament is shaping up. And for Tiafoe vs Purcell, there are some great markets to cover, as displayed below. 

Our favourite Frances Tiafoe vs Max Purcell predictions

Frances Tiafoe is the 8th seed in Acapulco, so he is expected to get the win against Max Purcell later this evening. However, Purcell has scalped some big names in recent times, and he has a unique style that makes him a threat to many top players. So, what are the most appropriate markets to cover with these factors taken into account?

Purcell to win a set – yes @ 8/11 (1.73)

Although these guys have never played, I believe that Purcell has the kind of game to challenge Tiafoe. He has a great serve and volley style, and his volleys are quite incredible. When you combine that with the fact that Tiafoe isn’t the greatest returner, it’s likely that he could grab a set or more!

Purcell +3.5 games handicap @ 3/4 (1.75)

If Purcell is to take a set from Frances Tiafoe, this market then has a solid chance of pulling through. I think this is also a good play because of the contrasting styles between these two, which could even lead to a tie-break or two in the match.

Frances Tiafoe vs Max Purcell odds

Tiafoe is heavily favoured to win this one based on his 74.10% win probability. As for Purcell, his implied chance of winning is just 33.33%. 

Tiafoe vs Purcell – can the Aussie cause problems for the flashy American?

I covered a bit about Tiafoe in my ATP Acapulco Open preview, but it’s only fair to share more details on both guys before this match kicks off tonight.

Frances Tiafoe preview

Tiafoe is having a subpar season by his standards so far. The American hasn’t really lit up any tournaments this year, and while he did reach the semi-finals in Delray Beach, he was smoked by Tommy Paul. So I don’t feel his confidence will be sky-high here, despite being the 8th seed.

Max Purcell preview

Interestingly, Purcell’s doubles results have been much better than his singles results in the 2024 season. Then again, he has won the Wimbledon men’s doubles before, so this perhaps shouldn’t be so surprising. As for his form in singles, he hasn’t made any deep draw runs, yet he has narrowly lost out to the likes of Casper Ruud and Holger Rune – a good sign of the calibre of player he can challenge.

Tiafoe vs Purcell head to head

Frances Tiafoe and Max Purcell have never played each other in an ATP tournament. So, with a clean slate concerning the head-to-head record, this match should be very interesting indeed.

Key match details

Tiafoe vs Purcell prediction

  • Match Schedule – February 28th, 01:00 GMT
  • Venue – Acapulco, Mexico
  • Viewing Options – Sky Sports, Tennis TV

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