Giorgi vs Svitolina: will Elina advance into the semi-final?
Camila Giorgi is one of the unexpected guests in the quarter-final of the Olympic tournament. In two of her three matches at Tokyo Italian player was an underdog by the bookmakers' choice, but she won all matches without losing a single set.
In the first round Camila beat an American player, Brady (6:3, 6:2). In the second round she recorded another confident victory, this time over Vesnina (6:3, 6:1). Round of 16 match against Karolina Pliskova was the most difficult one for Giorgi. But she still recorded a victory in straight sets (6:4, 6:2).
Unlike her opponent, Elina Svitolina had a difficult road to the quarter-final. All matches of the Ukrainian player ended with 2:1 victory on sets.
We should note that in first two matches Elina's opponents were not particularly strong - Siegemund and Tomljanovic. But both of them managed to put up a good fight against Elina and matches were extremely contested. In the round of 16 Svitolina had to play against Maria Sakkari. It was a nervous and intensive match. Elina had to mount a comeback after a loss in the first set and for another time she proved her mental toughness (5:7, 6:3, 6:4).
In four out of five most recent Svtolina's matches three sets were played
In all three Giorgi's matches at Tokyo more games were played in the first set than in the second one
Svitolina and Giorgi played against each other two times. Players exchanged victories in head-to-head matches. Italian player was looking more confident in first three rounds at Tokyo. We think that it makes sense to place a bet on Camila to win.
Our prediction - Giorgi to win
Svitolina played three long matches at the Olympics and she is unlikely to leave the court without a fight in the quarter-final. In the most recent head-to-head match also three sets were played. We offer to place a bet on total over.
Our second bet is on total over 21 games