Heather Watson vs Barbora Krejcikova Prediction and Odds: Wimbledon 2023

Former British number 1 Heather Watson will go up against former Roland Garros champion Barbora Krejcikova in the first round of the the Wimbledon Championships. As both players contend with each other for a place in the next round, it’ll be interesting to see who will reign supreme at the end of this match.

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Heather Watson vs Barbora Krejcikova – Match Predictions

As Heather Watson takes on Barbora Krejcikova for the first time today, these are our predictions and tips for this match

Barbora Krejcikova to Win in Straight Sets

We would like to point out that these players are on opposite sides when it comes to recent form. On one hand, Barbora Krejcikova reached the final of the Birmingham Open just two weeks ago; she has four wins in her last five singles matches, and those victories came in straight sets. In contrast, Heather Watson suffered three losses in her last four singles matches, all in straight sets. Keeping that in mind, it’s no surprise that Krejcikova is the overwhelming favourite to win this match. Given Heather Watson’s recent struggles, we believe that Barbora Krejcikova will take this in straight sets.

Less Than 21 Total Games

Next, let’s explore the over/under games market for our second Heather Watson vs Barbora Krejcikova prediction. It’s important to note that Heather Watson has been involved in a lot of two-setters; as all of her last nine singles matches ended in minimum sets. Likewise, all of Heather Watson’s last 10 singles matches featured just two sets. Bearing that in mind, it’s not surprising that most of both players’ recent matches have gone below the projected total. Despite her best efforts, we don’t think Heather Watson will win more than nine games today; and that’s why we are taking the under 20.5 games option.

Heather Watson vs Barbora Krejcikova Preview

Now that we’ve established our Heather Watson vs Barbora Krejcikova predictions, let’s see how these players have fared these past few weeks.

Heather Watson

Heather Watson has not particularly enjoyed her best run of form these past few weeks; she managed just one win in her last four matches, with three straight sets losses in that stretch. The former British number 1 will be eyeing a place in the second round of this competition as she takes on Barbora Krejcikova.

Barbora Krejcikova

On the other hand, Barbora Krejcikova reached both the Birmingham Open singles and doubles finals a couple of weeks ago, winning the doubles title. The former French Open champion has four straight sets victories in her last five singles matches, and she’ll set her sights on another win today.

Heather Watson vs Barbora Krejcikova Head to Head

Heather Watson and Barbora Krejcikova will go up against each other for the first time today. This is a bit surprising considering both players are at least 27 years old, and they’ve both been on tour for a fair few years.

Heather Watson vs Barbora Krejcikova Match Details

Heather Watson vs Barbora Krejcikova
Ashleigh Barty (bottom) against Barbora Krejcikova (top) on day seven of Wimbledon at The All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, Wimbledon. Picture date: Monday July 5, 2021.
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