Iga Swiatek vs Sloane Stephens prediction and odds: Dubai Open 2024

Iga Swiatek vs Sloane Stephens prediction and odds: Dubai Open 2024

If you had a chance to view my WTA Dubai Open preview, you’ll know that Iga Swiatek is my tip to win the title. And her campaign in this event starts tomorrow morning against Sloane Stephens. That said, I’ve got my two predictions lined up for this match below.

Our favourite Iga Swiatek vs Sloane Stephens predictions

It can be tricky to create high-value tennis predictions today when any individual is so heavily favoured to win a match. However, that doesn’t stop us from scouring the markets to find the best plays for any WTA match, and I believe I’ve found two quality markets to wager on for Swiatek vs Stephens:

Under 17.5 games @ 10/11 (1.91)

It goes without saying that ‘under 17.5 games’ would be a tall order for any individual on the WTA Tour against Sloane Stephens. However, Iga Swiatek is the exception to that statement, and I firmly believe she will dismantle the American in round two of the Dubai Open. I say that not only because of the form that Swiatek is in but because Stephens went three sets against a qualifier in her opener.

Swiatek -6.5 games handicap @ 7/10 (1.70)

Based on the first prediction, you already know that I think Swiatek will smoke Stephens in this match. I think she will get the job done in straight sets, and I’d be surprised if Stephens can keep up with the pace and quality of Swiatek’s tennis. Therefore, I believe that this is a suitable market to cover.

Iga Swiatek vs Sloane Stephens odds

Unsurprisingly, the probability for Swiatek to win here is very high at 96.20%. As for Stephens, her chance of winning is just 7.7% based on the latest odds.

Swiatek to keep the streak alive in Dubai Open 

Having cleaned up the 1000-level event in Qatar last week, Swiatek is eyeing up another title in Dubai. But will she breeze past Stephens like I predict? The following previews should give you an idea.

Iga Swiatek preview

Swiatek is the world number one, as I’m sure you know. And since she won the Qatar Open last week, beating her rival, Rybakina, in the process, her confidence will be through the roof at the moment. Furthermore, she has beaten Stephens in straight sets both times they’ve played.

Sloane Stephens preview

Sloane Stephens has been a highly-ranked player in her time, yet currently, she is ranked outside of the top 40. This shows a huge difference between herself and Swiatek, and the fact she went three sets with a qualifier in round one paints a picture of what could occur here.

Swiatek vs Stephens head to head

The head-to-head between Swiatek and Stephens is fixed at 2-0 in favour of the world number one. Both of these matches were played on outdoor hard courts back in 2022, and both of them resulted in straight-set victories for Swiatek.

Key match details

Swiatek vs Stephens prediction

  • Match Schedule – February 20th, 07:00 GMT
  • Venue – Dubai, United Arab Emirates
  • Viewing Options – Sky Sports, Tennis TV

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