Kanepi vs Keyes: prediction for the WTA Indian Wells match
Kaia Kanepi and Madison Keyes exchanged victories in two head-to-head matches. Who will take the lead on head-to-heads after a match at Indian Wells on October 7?
An experienced Estonian player is having a shaky season. Since the start of the year Kaia Kanepi recorded 22 victories and suffered 12 defeats. That result seems good, but she recorded 10 of her victories at ITF tournaments, she sometimes participates in those competitions in an attempt to gain form.
As for WTA tournaments, Kanepi's biggest achievement is the final of Melbourne tournament on February, she also reached the third round at Australian Open. In the most recent match Kanepi was beaten by Teichmann in the first round of Chicago tournament (6:7, 5:7).
Madison Keyes is having a disappointing season. Since the start of the year American player won only 10 matches out of 24. She managed to perform well in grass tournaments though. Keyes reached the quarter-final of Berlin tournament and the round of 16 at Wimbledon.
Keyes is approaching the start of Indian Wells tournament after a string of five consecutive losses. She failed to win a single match at any of North American hard tournaments. On September 29, she withdrew herself during the match against Aliaksandra Sasnovich in the first round of Chicago tournament.
Both head-to-head matches ended in two sets
In each of two head-to-head matches Kanepi and Keyes played no more than nine games in the second set
In an upcoming match at Indian Wells we will see two players, both of whom are having a disappointing season. Keyes is currently on a six-match losing streak. After Wimbledon American player failed to record a single victory and she failed to end her most recent match due to injury. We think that Kanepi will have more chances for a victory in this match.
Choosing a bet on the total, we should look at the history of head-to-head matches. In each of them opponents played no more than 19 games. We are expecting the same scenario at Indian Wells.
Our second bet is on total under 21 games