Sebastian Ofner vs Alexei Popyrin Prediction and Odds: Umag Open 2023

A place in the quarter-final of the Umag Open is up for grabs as Sebastian Ofner and Alexei Popyrin go toe-to-toe with each other on Wednesday. Which of these players will reign supreme at the end of this match?

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Sebastian Ofner vs Alexei Popyrin – Match Predictions

As both players set their sights on a quarter-final spot, these are our predictions and tips for this match

Sebastian Ofner to Win

To be fair, Alexei Popyrin came out on top the last time these players met. However, the Australian’s recent form doesn’t inspire too much confidence. We would like to point out that Popyrin suffered three losses in his last four matches; he also lost eight of his last 10 singles matches. In contrast, Sebastian Ofner won the Challenger event in Salzburg earlier this month; he has seven wins in his last eight singles matches. Taking both players’ recent form into account, we are fairly confident that Sebastian Ofner will emerge victorious at the end of today’s match.

At Least 23 Total Games

Next, let’s take a look at the over/under games market. It’s important to note that most of Alexei Popyrin’s recent matches have gone over the projected total. In fact, three of the Australian’s last five matches ended in maximum sets, and four of those went above the 22.5 games mark. Likewise, Sebastian Ofner last played at the Bastad Open, where two of three matches he played ended in three sets. That said, we are taking the over 22.5 games option for this match.

Sebastian Ofner vs Alexei Popyrin Preview

Now that we’ve established our Sebastian Ofner vs Alexei Popyrin predictions, let’s see how these players have fared in recent weeks.

Sebastian Ofner

Being the number three seed, Sebastian Ofner didn’t play in the first round of this competition. The Austrian has enjoyed some fine form lately, winning seven of his last eight matches; he’ll be eyeing another victory as he takes on Alexei Popyrin on Wednesday.

Alexei Popyrin

Unlike today’s opponent, Alexei Popyrin isn’t one of this tournament’s seeds, so he featured in the first round. The Australian faced Benjamin Bonzi, defeating the Frenchman in straight sets. This will be a tricky fixture for Popyrin, as he takes on an in-form Sebastian Ofner. It’ll be interesting to see how he matches up against his Austrian opponent.

Sebastian Ofner vs Alexei Popyrin Head to Head

These players will meet for the third time in their respective careers today. Sebastian Ofner and Alexei Popyrin previously clashed on two occasions, both in Challenger events; the head-to-head between these two is currently tied at two wins apiece. Not only will this be their first encounter in an ATP event, this will also be their first meeting on clay courts.

  • 16/06/22 Popyrin won 2-1 (Ilkley Challenger, Grass)
  • 21/07/18 Ofner won 2-0 (Astana Challenger, Outdoor Hard)

Sebastian Ofner vs Alexei Popyrin Match Details

UMAG, CROATIA - JULY 31: View of the stadium during Men’s Single final match on Day 8 of the 2022 Croatia Open Umag at Goran Ivanisevic ATP Stadium on July 31, 2022 in Umag, Croatia. Photo: Jurica Galoic/PIXSELL - Photo by Icon sport
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  • Who won the last time these players met? Alexei Popyrin won the most recent encounter between these players last year.
  • When will this match start? The Ofner vs Popyrin match is scheduled for Wednesday July 26, not before 16:00 BST.
  • On which surface will this match be played? This match will take place on clay.
  • Who do the bookies favour ahead of this match? Sebastian Ofner is the favourite to win today’s match.

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