Doi vs Samsonova: prediction for the WTA Luxembourg match
We offer a prediction for the match between Doi and Samsonova on September 13. Opponents played against each other in the beginning of the season and Liudmila Samsonova recorded a victory in straight sets. Should we expect another victory in Luxembourg?
Luxembourg tournament is a special one for Misaki Doi. She won her first ever WTA title here in 2015. But after that Japanese player was not so successful in that competition. She participated in two Luxembourg tournaments, but both times she was beaten in the first round.
In 2021 Doi is not performing well. She played 40 matches and won only 16. For the most recent time Doi played an official match at US Open tournament in New York. She managed to win one match there, but in the second round she failed to put up a fight against Pegula (3:6, 2:6).
Liudmila Samsonova is having a best season in her career. Russian player is on the verge of breaking into the Top-50 of the WTA rankings. She is currently at the 52nd spot. In this season Samsonova won the first title in her career, it happened at Berlin tournament.
In the recent North American hard tournaments Samsonova performed unsuccessfully. But we should mention that in Montreal and at US Open 22-year old Russian player reached the second round. Samsonova loves to play on fast surfaces. She has a great record on hard: 48 victories and 26 defeats.
In three out of four most recent Doi's matches this bet was successful
Six most recent matches of Samsonova and the only head-to-head match ended in two sets
Even before her recent success, at the start of the year Liudmila Samsonova recorded a victory over Misaki Doi in the qualification for Adelaide tournament (7:6, 6:3). Moreover, Samsonova will play on her favourite surface. She looks very confident indoors due to her great serve. In our prediction we are expecting a victory from the Russian player.
Our prediction - Samsonova to win with a handicap of (-3.5) games
Prediction: Handicap (-3.5) on Samsonova
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Serve will probably be the key factor on indoor hard courts of Luxembourg. Samsonova is looking better on that front. We don't think that Doi will have a chance to make many breaks. We are expecting a victory from favourite in straight sets.
Our second bet is on total under 21.5 games