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Lucie Safarova vs Ekaterina Makarova 2018 Wimbledon Tennis Pick, Preview, Odds, Prediction

Ekaterina Makarova vs Lucie Safarova
Date & Time Friday July 6, 2018, 6:30 AM (EDT)
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Tennis | Ekaterina Makarova vs Lucie Safarova
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Czech superstar Lucie Safarova has made it to the third round of Wimbledon. The seven-time WTA title winner is looking very good and will be playing her next round match against Ekaterina Makarova from Russia. This is a game that promises much excitement because we are watching two great tennis players.

Ekaterina Makarova caused one of the biggest surprises of Wimbledon as she eliminated second seed and grand slam winner Caroline Wozniacki. The Russian fought hard against the Danish superstar and managed to get a big win. It has been a good few months for Ekaterina Makarova as she has managed to get some good results in both singles and doubles tennis. This shows that the Russian is in good form and we could see from her last match that she is moving very swiftly and hitting the ball extremely sweetly. Lucie Safarova will be another big test for Ekaterina Makarova but I think the Russian will show her fighting spirit once again.

On the other side of the coin, Lucie Safarova will see this as a great opportunity to make it far into the tournament. The Czech superstar would have been expecting to play Caroline Wozniacki but the upset has allowed an easier game for Lucie Safarova. That being said, Lucie Safarova needs to be careful since her opponent is currently very high on confidence. Safarova has been very strong this tournament having won both her matches in straight sets. This is looking good for the 31-year-old and she will be very hopeful as she heads into this clash.

Taking everything into consideration, I am going to predict that Lucie Safarova wins this match. The Czech superstar is a very solid player and she should be good enough to win. While it is important to note that Ekaterina Makarova is playing well, I don’t think she is good enough to beat an inform Lucie Safarova. We are getting a good price to wager on Lucie Safarova winning this match so that is the bet which I am going to suggest that we make.


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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 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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