Lorenzo Musetti vs Denis Shapovalov prediction and odds: Indian Wells 2024

Lorenzo Musetti vs Denis Shapovalov prediction and odds: Indian Wells 2024

The BNP Paribas Open is now firmly in progress, and the remaining second-round matches in the men’s event are coming up tonight. Of course, this means my tennis predictions today cover several of the top matches scheduled over the next 24 hours. And in terms of the match between Musetti and Shapovalov, I’ve got several predictions for you to consider. 

Our favourite Lorenzo Musetti vs Denis Shapovalov predictions

The two guys involved in this second round match are two of the flashiest players in the men’s game. Both love to go for broke, and both come up with remarkable shots out of nowhere. This guarantees fireworks on the court, but who will manage to edge the other and reach the third round in Indian Wells?

Let me share my two cents for this clash right now.

Musetti to win @ 7/5 (2.40)

As you’ll know if you checked out my Indian Wells 2024 preview, Musetti is a seed in this event. He is seeded 26, to be precise, and Shapovalov is competing in the main draw under a protected ranking. Therefore, it’s very appealing to back a Musetti win at those odds, especially since he has the kind of game that matches well against Shapovalov’s style.

Over 22.5 games @ 19/20 (1.95)

While I believe that Lorenzo Musetti will win, I do not expect this to be a straightforward game. In fact, I expect quite the opposite. I say this because Shapovalov is still working his way back from injury, and Musetti’s results of late haven’t been stellar. So this suggests that a tight encounter is coming up.

Lorenzo Musetti vs Denis Shapovalov odds

Based on the latest odds for this match, Musetti has a 41.70% chance of winning, while Shapovalov’s probability of winning is 65.20%.

Stay tuned for top-level entertainment with Musetti vs Shapovalov coming up tonight!

Regardless of the outcome of this match, we’re all guaranteed a show! As for some extra details on both guys, let me share those now.

Lorenzo Musetti preview

In my opinion, Musetti is one of the most talented players on tour. He has great groundstrokes, yet he also has top-notch feel on the ball, which he uses to his advantage. However, he hasn’t quite made that breakthrough at the top of the game, hence he is ranked 26 right now. 

Denis Shapovalov preview

Shapovalov is also a seriously talented player, and for me, he’s one of the best athletes out there. This makes him a tricky player to beat, but given how aggressively he plays, he can sometimes beat himself through unforced errors. Of course, he will need to reign those in if he has a shot to take out Musetti tonight.

Musetti vs Shapovalov head to head

Despite their similar age, Musetti and Shapovalov have never played each other in an ATP tournament. 

Key match details

Musetti vs Shapovalov prediction

  • Match Schedule – March 9th, 22:00 GMT
  • Venue – Indian Wells, USA
  • Viewing Options – Sky Sports, Tennis TV

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