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All eyes will be on the John Cain Arena as Lauren Davis and Elise Mertens go head to head on Thursday. With both teams vying for a place in the third round of the Australian Open, which of them will be left standing after this match?
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Lauren Davis vs Elise Mertens – Match Predictions
It can be a real challenge to decide which option to bet on; but don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. Our team of experts are working around the clock to bring you the best value. With that in mind, these are our predictions and tips for Lauren Davis vs Elise Mertens:
Lauren Davis +1.5 Games
We aren’t very convinced by Elise Mertens’ recent form. The Belgian has struggled to find her form in recent weeks; she lost two of her last three matches in straight sets. In contrast, Lauren Davis has been unstoppable lately; she won the Hobart title last week without dropping a single set. As a matter of fact, Davis has won eight matches in a row, surrendering just one set in the process. That said, we think Lauren Davis will win this match, but we’d like to play it safer with the +1.5 games option.
Over 21.5 Games
Although we expect Davis to win, we don’t think this will be a one-sided contest. Despite her recent struggles, Elise Mertens is a top player, and can go toe-to-toe with the best players on tour. Bearing that in mind, it’s also important to point out that both players played out a three-setter in their respective round 1 matches; and on that note, this match will likely go all the way to three sets, and we’re backing the over here.
Lauren Davis vs Elise Mertens Preview
Now that we’ve sorted out our predictions for this match, let’s take a closer look at both players, and how they’ve fared so far this season.
Lauren Davis hoisted the title at Hobart last week, despite being a qualifier. As a matter of fact, she didn’t lose a single set from the qualifying rounds until the final. The American is coming into this match on the back of an eight match winning streak; she’ll look to extend that run to nine matches today.
Elise Mertens was down a set and break in her first round match-up against Muguruza, with the latter serving for the match. However, Mertens clawed her way back into the match, ultimately winning in three sets. This will be a tricky fixture for the Belgian, as she faces an in-form Davis. It’ll be interesting to see how she’ll fare against her American opponent.
Lauren Davis vs Elise Mertens Head to Head
These players will lock horns for the first time on Thursday. This is a bit surprising considering Lauren Davis and Elise Mertens have both been on the WTA Tour for a long time.
Lauren Davis vs Elise Mertens Match Details
- Where is the venue for this match? The John Cain Arena will play host to Lauren Davis vs Elise Mertens
- What are the odds on these players? Lauren Davis 1/1 (2.00) Elise Mertens 4/5 (1.80)
- Where to watch AO 2023 in UK? All Australian Open matches will be broadcast live on Eurosport, you can also live stream this match on Discovery +.