Jack Draper vs Borna Coric prediction and odds: Italian Open 2024

Jack Draper vs Borna Coric prediction and odds: Italian Open 2024
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The draw isn’t shaping up too well for Draper or Coric, as the winner of this one will play the defending champion, Daniil Medvedev. Then again, this might give them both some extra motivation to score a first round win in the 2024 Italian Open. But who will it be? Check out my predictions below for your answer.

Our favourite Jack Draper vs Borna Coric predictions

Due to the rankings of these two players, both of them received direct entry into the main draw of the Italian Open. However, there’s no clear advantage for either player here, as I wouldn’t classify either of them as a ‘clay court specialist’. That said, based on recent form and results over the clay court season, I believe that the following markets are the most suitable picks:

Draper to win @ 13/20 (1.65)

The odds for Jack Draper to win this match are enticing enough to cover this market. In my opinion, he has played better on the clay in 2024 compared to Coric. He has also shown that he has more potential to carve out big wins in these events in recent times, so he is my pick to win this clash.

Draper -1.5 games handicap @ 4/5 (1.80)

If Draper is to win this match, I see no reason to overlook this market. For Draper to bag a -1.5 games handicap against Coric, he only needs a single break in one of the sets (assuming he takes a 2-0 win). And realistically, this is very possible.

Jack Draper vs Borna Coric odds

The latest moneyline odds indicate that Draper has a 60.60% chance of winning this match. As for Coric, the probability of him winning this one is 46.50%.

Draper or Coric to set up a clash with Medvedev in round two?

Let’s now dive into a couple of previews to go with the tennis predictions today that I’ve shared above.

Jack Draper preview

Draper is ranked 40 in the world right now, thanks to his improved performances over the last 12 months. But his clay court season hasn’t been stellar so far. He’s picked up just a few wins over the course of three tournaments, so I’m sure he’s eager to do well in the 2024 Italian Open. 

Borna Coric preview

Borna Coric was once tipped as the next big thing in tennis, but that was many years ago. That said, he’s still a very handy player, hence he is ranked 55 in the world. And much like Draper, he has snagged just a couple of wins over the clay court swing so far. The most significant of which was a win over Bublik in the first round of Monte Carlo, but things have been a little ropey since.

Draper vs Coric head to head

Draper and Coric have never faced each other on the ATP Tour. Of course, this means the head-to-head records stand at 0-0 right now.

Key match details

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  • Match Schedule – May 8th, 10:00 GMT
  • Venue – Rome, Italy
  • Viewing Options – Sky Sports, Tennis TV

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