What a fortnight of tennis it’s been in Melbourne with the Australian Open drawing record crowds. We’re now down to just two men and two women remaining in their respective draws and will focus this article on the women’s final, which is set to take place on Saturday night, while the men’s will be on Sunday night. We’ve done all the necessary research to come up with our best play for the Sofia Kenin vs Garbine Muguruza match, which you can see below. As always, good luck to everyone following!
Saturday, 7:30pm AEDT
Like usual, the women’s draw at the Australian Open has dished out upset after upset with all the top seeds dropping like flies. Australia’s Ash Barty looked a good thing to lift her maiden AO title with so many other top 10 women struggling, however, she ran into the wall that is Sofia Kenin who will partake in the final against former world number 1 Garbine Muguruza.
Easily the biggest surprise at this year’s AO is Sofia Kenin. The 21-year-old American is coming off a fantastic 2019 campaign that saw her rise to #15 in the world, however, prior to her run to the final this fortnight, Kenin had never ventured beyond the fourth round in a Grand Slam. She did have great success at other tournaments in 2019, picking up three titles in a breakout year for the young star.
Kenin has had a fairly soft run to the final if we’re being truly honest. She’s only had to play two seeded players en route, although she did face a world #1 in Ash Barty in the semi-finals. Kenin has won five of her six matches in straight sets with her only three set win coming against 15-year-old Cori Gauff.
Also a little bit of a surprise this fortnight has been the run to the final by Garbine Muguruza. The 26-year-old Spanish star is no stranger to deep Grand Slam runs; however, she’s coming off her worst year in recent memory as she failed to advance beyond the fourth round in a Slam for the first time since 2013. Muguruza is a former world number 1 and has been a champion of both the French Open (2016) and Wimbledon (2017).
Muguruza has had to go through quite a few highly touted players to reach her fourth Grand Slam final. She came into the AO with a virus and nearly bowed out in the first round; however, she’s since gone from strength to strength and has won her last four matches in straight sets. Her biggest scalp was in the semi-finals where she defeated Simona Halep in a fantastic serving performance.
Both women come into this in fantastic touch and haven’t had to spend too much time on court. Kenin has proven that she’s got the game to match it with the big guns on the big stage; however, she’s never been to a Grand Slam final, so nerves might get the better of her at the start. On the other hand, Muguruza is quite experienced in Grand Slams and is a proven winner when the pressure is on. She’s the bigger hitter of the two and much of this game will be determined by her side of the net, so we’re more than happy to back her in. We expect Muguruza to be winning this in straight sets, however, the value of the games handicap appeals just a little bit more.
Round 14 of the NRL season wraps up on Sunday with two big matches. It's the Knights taking on the Sea Eagles, followed by the Tigers and Bulldogs. Our NRL guru Scooby is back with his preview and NRL tips for both Sunday NRL matches. read more
The 2020 AFL season continues on Sunday with a great little three game slate! PuntingInDanger has been on fire of late and he takes a look at all three games and gives his betting tips here! read more
The NBA Playoffs kick off this Tuesday morning and we will have you covered with a series preview for every matchup throughout the post-season! See our full preview and betting picks for all four Western Conference 1st Round matchups HERE! read more
The NBA Playoffs officially kick off on Tuesday morning and we will be bringing you a full preview and betting picks for every series throughout the post-season! We start our coverage by taking a look at the four 1st Round matchups in the Eastern Conference here. read more
Julian Vallance from Sportsbet takes us through some of the key factors which he uses with pricing upcoming horse races such as performance ratings. Check out his video from Sportsbet here. read more
Over-Round is an important concept for both punters and sportsbooks. It's how Australian sportsbooks make money! All punters should understand over-round, how to spot it, and how to find better value on the Betfair Exchange. read more
Ever wondered why you can get such great odds at Betfair in comparison to other online bookmakers? We break down why that is the case and why Betfair isn't just for professional punters here read more
Lay betting is when you’re betting against an event to occur. You’re betting that a horse won’t win a race, a team won’t win a match or your player will lose to their opponent. Find out more about lay betting at Betfair right here. read more
It seems like only suspension can stop Lachie Neale from securing the Brownlow win after another brilliant performance in Round 11, but there are plenty of other Brownlow betting markets that we'll be tackling as markets open. Let's take a closer look at our Round 11 Brownlow vote predictions. read more
Round 12 in the AFL season gets underway on Thrusday night with the 'Battle of the Bridge' between Sydney and GWS taking place at Optus Stadium. As usual, we have all of the odds for the weekend's action, with the Round 12 odds coming via our friends at Sportsbet. read more
WA racing's leviathan owner-breeder Bob Peters has sent six of his best horses across the Nullabor to tackle some of Australia's biggest races this Spring. Tim Geers takes a look at each of the star WA horses and what races we might see them in throughout the Melbourne Spring. read more
Round 11 of the AFL season gets underway on Saturday and as usual, we have you covered with all of the odds for every game courtesy of our friends at Sportsbet! read more