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The final quarter-final match that makes up the United Cup 2024 schedule is on our doorstep. If you’ve checked the draw, you’ll know that it’s Greece vs Germany for a place in the semi-finals. And for this particular match, it’s Maria Sakkari vs Angelique Kerber. So – which way will this match swing? Find out below.
Our favourite Maria Sakkari vs Angelique Kerber predictions
- 1 Our favourite Maria Sakkari vs Angelique Kerber predictions
- 2 Sakkari seeking to improve record against Kerber
- 3 Key match details
This is a pivotal game in the upcoming United Cup quarter-final clash. The Greece vs Germany tie is set to begin with the 5th installment of Sakkari vs Kerber. Interestingly, it’s Kerber who has a 3-1 head-to-head against the fearsome Greek. However, my Sakkari vs Kerber predictions suggest that this story may just take an unexpected twist.
Sakkari to win 2-0 @ 10/11 (1.91)
Although Kerber has the edge with a 3-1 head-to-head against Sakkari, those wins came several years ago. Additionally, Sakkari has been zoned in during the 2024 United Cup so far. In fact, she has yet to drop a set, and I feel she should be sharp enough to take down the German in two straight sets.
Kerber +4.5 games handicap @ 17/20 (1.85)
Backing up the first of my Sakkari vs Kerber predictions, I feel that Kerber still has the game to take Sakkari close in this match. With that said, I don’t think she can take a set against Sakkari, but she has an attacking game that could force Sakkari to dig deep for the victory.
Maria Sakkari vs Angelique Kerber odds
With the current odds of 1/3 for a Sakkari win, this suggests her chances to pull through are 75%. In contrast, the probability of a win for Kerber is 32.30%.
Sakkari seeking to improve record against Kerber
Ready to place your bets on this game? Before you do so, make sure you familiarise yourself with the previews below.
Maria Sakkari preview
Coming into this match, Maria Sakkari is number 8 in the WTA rankings. She’s also two for two at the United Cup – winning four straight sets against solid opponents. However, she will need to overcome the past in her head here in order to give Greece a 1-0 lead against Germany.
Angelique Kerber preview
With Angelique Kerber making her return to the WTA Tour in 2024, in theory, she shouldn’t be as sharp or as confident as a player like Sakkari. But she reminded us all what she is capable of by pushing Garcia to three sets in her previous match. Additionally, we can’t forget that she has beaten Maria Sakkari three times in the past.
Sakkari vs Kerber head to head
Kerber will take comfort coming into this match that her head to head against Sakkari is very promising. As mentioned above, Kerber has taken out the Greek number one three times – each of these wins coming in straight sets. She also won their most recent encounter, which was back in 2021. Then again, Sakkari beat Kerber in straight sets when they played in Australia at the beginning of 2021.
Key match details
- Match Schedule – January 5th, 06:30 GMT
- Venue – Sydney, Australia
- Viewing Options – Sky Sports, Tennis Channel
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