Mertens vs Jabeur: prediction for the WTA Wimbledon match
Mertens reached the Wimbledon round of 16 only for the second time in her career. In 2019, Belgian player suffered a defeat to Barbora Strycova at that stage.
We can't say that Elise is looking dominant in the current tournament. In first two matches she lost the first set to Osorio Serrano and Udvardy respectively. However, she managed to secure comeback victories in both matches. In the third round Mertens sensationally beat Angelique Kerber (6:4, 7:5). German player made way too many unforced errors - 26, while Mertens had only 14.
After Iga Swiatek got sensationally eliminated from the tournament, Ons Jabeur is one of the main title contenders. Tunisian player has a remarkable record on the grass - 57 wins and only 16 losses.
Ons had a comfortable draw for first three rounds of the tournament. Jabeur is a much better player than Bjorklund, Kawa and Perry, so she beat all of them without losing a single set.
This bet played in each of three latest matches of Mertens
In two of three latest matches of Jabeur no more than nine games were played in the first set
Jabeur easily beat all of her opponents on the way to the round of 16, but Mertens had tougher opponents. Belgian player raised the level of her performance and she is unlikely to slow down now. We think that Mertens is underrated by bookmakers.
Our prediction - Mertens to win with a handicap of (+5) games
All matches of Mertens in London were extremely contested. We are expecting another long match in the round of 16.
Our second bet is on total over 20 games