Maria Sakkari vs Danielle Collins prediction and odds: Charleston Open 2024

Maria Sakkari vs Danielle Collins prediction and odds: Charleston Open 2024
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Ready for some exclusive tennis predictions today relating to the semi-finals of the Charleston Open? I’ve got you covered right here. This preview focuses on the semi-final of the bottom half of the draw between Sakkari and Collins – an intriguing match that could go either way. Read on to see which way I think it will swing!

Our favourite Maria Sakkari vs Danielle Collins predictions

Everyone knows that Danielle Collins is the player of the moment right now. Despite declaring her plans to retire at the end of the 2024 season, she’s playing the tennis of her life. She won the Miami Open, a 1000-level tournament, last week, and she’s backed it up with big wins in Charleston.

But whether she has a better clay court game than Sakkari, I have my doubts. This helped me come up with the following tips for Sakkari vs Collins today:

Sakkari to win @ 23/20 (2.15)

It’s pretty rare that you get such great odds for a top 10 player to beat a player ranked 22 in the world. This describes Sakkari and Collins, respectively. And while yes, Collins is having a spectacular run right now, I think that Sakkari has the game to take her out on the clay.

Sakkari +2.5 games handicap @ 3/4 (1.75)

Since I’ve stated above that I think Maria Sakkari will win, it makes sense to cover this market too. In doing so, you get the chance of both markets pulling through. Additionally, if Collins does end up beating Sakkari, this market could still win if it’s a tight match!

Maria Sakkari vs Danielle Collins odds

The most recent odds for this match suggest a 46.50% chance of victory for Sakkari and a 60.60% probability of victory for Collins. 

Collins seeking second title in as many weeks, but can she beat Sakkari?

Can Maria Sakkari stop the in-form American in front of a rowdy American crowd? The following previews give further insight.

Maria Sakkari preview

Maria Sakkari isn’t exactly playing bad tennis compared to Collins – quite the opposite. She reached the finals of Indian Wells and the quarters of the Miami Open, losing a tight three-setter to Rybakina. Furthermore, she’s a very handy clay court player, with heavy groundstrokes and great movement, as demonstrated against Kudermetova in the previous round.

Danielle Collins preview

Collins is riding the wave of top form right now following her title at the Miami Open. Backing this up, she’s beaten Badosa, Jabeur (defending champion), Stephens, and Mertens to reach the semi-finals in Charleston. In fact, she’s only dropped one set, which came against Jabeur in round two. So clearly, Sakkari will need to bring her A-game to end this run.

Sakkari vs Collins head to head

Sakkari has a narrow lead over Collins as far as the head-to-head statistics go. She has a 2-1 record against the American, although Collins won their most recent meeting in 2023 – a straight-set victory in Montreal.

Key match details

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  • Match Schedule – April 6th, 19:15 GMT
  • Venue – Charleston, USA
  • Viewing Options – Sky Sports, Tennis TV

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