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Alison Riske vs. Belinda Bencic - 7/6/19 Wimbledon Tennis Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Belinda Bencic vs. Alison Riske
Date & Time Saturday July 6, 2019, 6:00 AM (EDT)
All England Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club
Wimbledon, England
The Line
A. Riske +170 / B. Bencic -227
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Alison Riske and Belinda Bencic are set the play each other in the third round at Wimbledon. 

Alison Riske won her previous match in 3 sets. It was a good performance by Riske who looked in control during the majority of the match. The receiving was very impressive from Alison Riske as she won 47% of her return points. Alison Riske won 7 return games. The serving was questionable at times but Alison Riske managed to 78% of her service games which was enough for her to secure the victory.
Riske has had a good tournament as she eliminated the number 22 seed, Donna Vekic, in the opening round. Alison Riske won the Rosmalen Grass Court Championship last month which shows that the American is in good form. 

On the other side of the coin, Belinda Bencic has also been playing very good tennis. Bencic won her previous match in straight sets against Kaia Kanepi. During the victory, Belinda Bencic won 88% of her service games and 5 return games. The receiving was especially strong from Bencic as she won 56% of her return points. 

Belinda Bencic has also been in very good form as the Swiss superstar finished second at the Mallorca Open. Bencic has looked very impressive in this tournament as she has won both of her matches in straight sets. 

Belinda Bencic and Alison Riske have played each other twice in the past. Bencic has won on both occasions. The most recent match between these two players was last season at Wimbledon where Belinda Bencic won in 3 sets. 

This should be a very good tennis match since both Riske and Bencic are playing extremely well. As far as predicting a winner is concerned, I am going to pick Belinda Bencic to win this match. Bencic has a 2-0 head-to-head record against Alison Riske meaning that the Swiss superstar will have the momentum on her side. Bencic has been playing outstanding tennis and I see her being too strong for Alison Riske in this match. 

Belinda Bencic

Based in multiple cities around the world, Avijoy is a sports writer and handicapper with over 10 years experience. Avijoy has been at Sports Chat Place since 2015 and has been covering tennis, cricket and soccer. With a degree in statistics, Avijoy provides detailed mathematical edges which allow him to be successful in predicting winners on a consistent basis.   

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