Konjuh vs Vekic: prediction for the WTA Portoroz match
In the first round of Portoroz tournament Ana Konjuh will play against Donna Vekic on September 13. Who will record a victory in Croatian tennis derby? The answer is in our prediction.
In 2021 Ana Konjuh is coming back after injuries and recovering after surgeries. Croatian player got back into the Top-100 and doesn't want to stop on that.
During the series of American hard tournaments Konjuh reached the semi-final at San Jose. She started that tournament from qualification. Konjuh also managed to qualify for US Open, but in the first round of the main draw she failed to beat the eventual finalist of Grand Slam tournament, Fernandez (6:7, 2:6).
Donna Vekic is also coming back on tour after injuries on 2021. A former World No. 19 player is alternating wins with losses. Her best result is the round of 16 at Australian Open and at the Olympics in Tokyo.
Vekic got a difficult draw at US Open. In the first round she had to play against Garbine Muguruza. She managed to put up a fight, but Spaniard played better on tiebreaks (6:7, 6:7).
Only in one out of 5 most recent matches of Konjuh more than nine games were played in the second set
In four most recent matches of Vekic four tiebreaks were played
We will see the match of two talented Croatian players, who have never played a single head-to-head match before. Both players are inconsistent, but they are always fighting until the end, so their matches usually end with a high number of games. We offer to place a bet on total over.
Our prediction - total over 21 games
As for the outcome of the match, we offer to place a bet on Vekic. She is able to put up a more accurate performance in important matches.
Our second bet is on Vekic to win