Irina-Camelia Begu vs Qinwen Zheng Prediction and Odds: Miami Open 2023

The unseeded Begu will go up against the 23rd seed, Zheng, in this Miami Open 2nd-round match. Yet which markets should you be backing prior to the action starting? Let me give you some insight here.

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

Begu vs Zheng – Match Predictions

We’ve reached the point in the Miami Open where unseeded players or qualifiers will now take on a seeded player. Of course, that’s precisely what we are about to witness when Begu takes on Zheng in this second-round match. Zheng is the higher-ranked and seeded player, while Begu narrowly missed out on being seeded due to her ranking of 34. 

Miami Open tennis 2023

With that said, Begu has already dispatched a wild card in the opening round in straight sets. This will give her some confidence going into this match against Zheng. However, Zheng has enjoyed a solid season so far. And despite withdrawing from Indian Wells last week, I still think she will make it through this match.

So, with these elements in mind, take a look at the tennis predictions today that I’ve come up with for this match:

Zheng To Win

As mentioned above, Zheng was forced to withdraw from Indian Wells last week. But I believe she is over these injury concerns now that she has entered the Miami Open. Furthermore, Zheng has beaten a string of top 30 players in 2023 alone, showing that she has the level required to beat Begu.

Over 20.5 Games

Since Zheng did miss Indian Wells, I feel she might be a little rusty at the beginning of this match. Therefore, I don’t think it’s unrealistic to shoot for the match to have over 20.5 games. And with this market, it still creates an opportunity for both wagers to pull through. 

Begu vs Zheng Preview

To really understand the intricate details ahead of this match, it’s beneficial to see a preview for both players. So let me take care of that right now.

Irina-Camelia Begu Preview

Begu is very much a veteran of the WTA Tour. She’s been ranked as high as 22, and she is 32 years of age. So she’s been around the block, you could say. As for her most recent tournament performance, she lost in the first round of Indian Wells.

Qinwen Zheng Preview

For me, Zheng is one of the most promising young players at the moment. At 20 years old, she is currently enjoying a career-high ranking of 23. This has made her a seed at the 2023 Miami Open, and if she brings her A-game, she definitely has enough in the tank to get the win against Begu. 

Begu vs Zheng Head to Head

Interestingly, Zheng has never played against Begu in a WTA-sanctioned event. This means that we are working from a completely blank canvas in terms of the history between these players. Yet when the final ball has been hit in this game, I have a feeling that this may just turn into a 1-0 head-to-head record in Zheng’s favour.

Begu vs Zheng Match Details

  • Match Schedule – March 23rd, 15:00 GMT
  • Venue – Miami, Florida
  • Viewing Options – Amazon Prime

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