Leylah Fernandez vs Bernarda Pera prediction and odds: Dubai Open 2024

Leylah Fernandez vs Bernarda Pera prediction and odds: Dubai Open 2024

Have you had a chance to check our WTA Dubai Open preview? The preview covers this 1000-level event in detail, including enticing first-round matches like this one. Of course, the focus here, however, is to give you a couple of predictions to consider for Fernandez vs Pera, which I’ve done below. 

Our favourite Leylah Fernandez vs Bernarda Pera predictions

In order to create high-value tennis predictions today, I strive to cover markets that aren’t simply obvious choices. And in the case of Fernandez vs Pera, with Fernandez a heavy favourite, I’ve gone beyond the main markets to find a couple of gems:

Fernandez to win 2-0 @ 19/20 (1.95)

Fernandez has been playing good tennis in recent weeks. She’s scored wins over the likes of Samsonova, Zheng, and Badosa since the Australian Open, which shows that she is in decent form. And since Pera is ranked 83 in the world, I feel this should be one-way traffic for Fernandez.

Fernandez -4.5 games handicap @ 19/20 (1.95)

The above prediction shows a straight-set win on the cards for Leylah Fernandez. Yet, to complement this market, I believe there is real value in shooting for a -4.5 games handicap in her favour too. Of course, this is a little more demanding than just a straight sets win, but given her consistent style of play, it’s certainly achievable.

Leylah Fernandez vs Bernarda Pera odds

The implied probability of Fernandez winning this match is 73.30%, while the chance for Pera is 32.30%.

Fernandez seeking a routine first-round win against the American qualifier

Fernandez was a direct main draw entrant here due to her ranking, while Pera had to win two matches to qualify. With that in mind, let me share some extra background information for both players ahead of the game tomorrow morning.

Leylah Fernandez preview

Fernandez is currently ranked 38 in the world, which is much higher than Bernarda Pera. She’s been producing consistent results since the Australian Open too, although all of these have been in one tournament – the Qatar Open. Fernandez made the quarters in that event, and since that was just last week, she will be feeling confident going into this tournament.

Bernarda Pera preview

Pera has also been playing well in recent times. She qualified for the Qatar Open before losing to Noskova in the first round, and she produced the exact same feat in the Abu Dhabi Open the week prior to that. So while she’s managing to qualify for these bigger tournaments, she is clearly struggling to step up and beat higher-ranked players in the main draw.

Fernandez vs Pera head to head

Fernandez holds a slight lead over Pera in the head-to-head department, with a 1-0 advantage. This shows they’ve only played once, and this was in Washington in 2023 – a match that Fernandez won in straight sets. 

Key match details

Fernandez vs Pera Prediction

  • Match Schedule – February 19th, 07:00 GMT
  • Venue – Aviation Club Tennis Centre, Dubai
  • Viewing Options – Sky Sports, Tennis TV

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