Maria Sakkari vs Bianca Andreescu Prediction and Odds: Miami Open 2023

The 2023 Miami Open draw sees a tasty round 2 matchup between the world number 10 Maria Sakkari and the world number 31 Bianca Andreescu. Sakkari is certainly having a better 2023 so far and she enters this contest as the favourite. Below are our predictions and free betting tips for the game:

These odds from Ladbrokes were correct at the time of writing.

Maria Sakkari vs Bianca Andreescu – Match Predictions

Although we are expecting a close battle Sakkari seems to be in much better form and shape right now and we think the Greek will be able to win. It seems most bookies agree with us.

Sakkari to Win

Sakkari comes into Miami fresh off a run to the semifinals at Indian Wells where only the world number 2 Sabalenka stopped her. This was the fifth semifinal for the world number 10 already this calendar year and she’s having a very steady season so far. Due to her very strong displays so far in 2023 we back Sakkari to win. She will also have a massive fitness advantage as she had a bye in round 1. At the same time, Andreescu needed over 2 hours to overcome, as we predicted, Emma Raducanu in 3 sets. The Canadian is not in very good shape as it is and only once this year she played more than 2 games in a tournament.

Set 1 After 2 Games 1-1

Despite all said above one must not forget that before her injury-ravaged 2021 and 2022, Andreescu was  number 4 in the world. That is why we think both ladies will be focused early on and try to avoid mistakes. That’s why we think after only 2 games are played the result will be 1-1.

Maria Sakkari vs Bianca Andreescu Preview

Now a closer look at the two players’ individual results in recent months.

Maria Sakkari

Sakkari enters the 2023 Miami Open fresh after reaching the semifinals of Indian Wells. The Greek beat 3 top 30 players on her run to the semis in California and she has established herself as a constant top 10 player over the last 12 months or so.

Sakkari has played in 5 semifinals already this calendar year and her only major disappointment was the round 3 exit from the Australian Open. This was where she suffered her only defeat against a player outside the world’s top 30 in her last 30 matches.

Bianca Andreescu

Andreescu has had a mediocre 2023 so far. She exited the Australian Open in round 2 and her only deep run in a tournament so far was during Thailand’s WTA250 where she reached the semifinals before having to retire injured.

Still, Andreescu likes hard courts and the fact that she managed to play a steady number of tournaments over the last 3 months mean that she is starting to rediscover her best form and shape.

There are serious concerns regarding her fitness though as she played a long round 1 match when needing 3 sets to beat Raducanu.

Maria Sakkari vs Bianca Andreescu Head to Head

This will be the first-ever meeting between the two, so they clearly don’t know each other that well.

Maria Sakkari vs Bianca Andreescu Match Details

Miami Open Match

  • What is the scheduled start? The match won’t start on Friday, March 24th.
  • How can I watch it? The match will be streamed live on Amazon Prime for fans in the United Kingdom.
  • Who is the bookies’ favourite for the upcoming match? The bookmakers favour Sakkari.

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