Katie Boulter vs Beatriz Haddad Maia prediction and odds: San Diego Open 2024

Katie Boulter vs Beatriz Haddad Maia prediction and odds: San Diego Open 2024

Katie Boulter is one of the top British female tennis players at the moment. However, she is facing a huge test against the 2nd seed in the San Diego Open today. Can she overcome the brilliant Brazilian, Haddad Maia? Let’s take a look now.

Our favourite Katie Boulter vs Beatriz Haddad Maia predictions

At the end of the day, no matter how one-sided a match may appear on paper, our goal is to establish tennis predictions today that have high-value odds. Of course, in the event of Haddad Maia vs Boulter, the 2nd seeded Brazilian is the favourite. However, despite the difference in ranking between these two, the odds are much closer than things may look on paper.

Therefore, I’ve created the following two predictions for this match:

Haddad Maia to win @ 4/7 (1.57)

These two have never played each other. But with Haddad Maia ranked 13 in the world and Boulter down at 49, there is a clear difference for me. Additionally, Haddad Maia has been more consistent with her results in recent times, which makes me think she has this one in the bag. 

Haddad Maia -2.5 games handicap @ 4/5 (1.80)

Adding to the first prediction, since I believe that Beatriz Haddad Maia will win the match, it’s logical to shoot for a -2.5 games handicap. If she wins in straight sets by any score better than 7-6 7-6, this market will be a winner. Yet if she drops a set, whether this market wins depends on the scores in the three sets played, and whether she wins, of course.

Katie Boulter vs Beatriz Haddad Maia odds

There is an implied win probability for Boulter of 44.40% here, while the chance for Haddad Maia is 63.60%. 

Britain vs Brazil in San Diego second round – the tale of the tape

As my previous predictions show, I think that Haddad Maia will emerge victorious here. However, I should still give some added background for each player to further justify the tips.

Katie Boulter preview

Boulter is ranked 49 in the world right now – much lower than Haddad Maia. As for her form, she hasn’t produced back-to-back wins in a WTA event since the 2023 US Open. This is obviously somewhat concerning, but she still has the sort of game to challenge the 2nd seed.

Beatriz Haddad Maia preview

Haddad Maia has actually lost her opening match in the last two tournaments. However, she lost to the eventual winner in Dubai, and she did make the semi-finals in Abu Dhabi just a few weeks ago. So for me, she’s still showing good form.

Boulter vs Haddad Maia head to head

Despite both individuals boasting top 50 rankings, they have never faced one another in an official WTA tournament. Therefore, this will be the first meeting between the two, and one of them will have a 1-0 lead at the conclusion of this game.

Key match details

Boulter vs Haddad Maia prediction

  • Match Schedule – February 28th, 19:00 GMT
  • Venue – San Diego, USA
  • Viewing Options – Sky Sports, Tennis TV

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