Madison Keys vs Polona Hercog 2019 Wimbledon Betting Tip
The second round of the 2019 Wimbledon Championships Ladies’ Singles begin on Wednesday, and one of headlines is the clash between the 17th-seeded Madison Keys and Polona Hercog.
- 2019 Wimbledon Championships (Outdoor/Grass)
- All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, London, UK
- Wednesday 3rd July
Madison Keys News & Form
The 24-year American opened with a convincing straight-set victory over the World No. 107 Luksika Kumkhum 6-3 6-2. After losing her serve at the start of the match, Keys took control and easily defeated Kumkhum. She had 23 winners and 27 unforced errors while earning 84% of her 1st serve points.
Madison Keys came to London as the World No. 16, winning 14 of her 22 matches in 2019. Keys won the title in Charleston on a clay court back in April and reached the quarterfinal at Roland Garros where she lost to a future champion Ashleigh Barty. Madison has a 14-6 record at Wimbledon, reaching the quarterfinal once in 2015.
Polona Hercog News & Form
The 28-year old Slovenian defeated the World No. 47 Viktoria Kuzmova 4-6 7-6 7-5 in the opening round. Hercog had 18 winners (32-50) and 12 unforced errors (27-39) fewer than her opponent while winning 74% of her 1st serve points.
Polona is the World No. 60 at the moment, tallying 25 wins and 16 losses in 2019. She won one title this season, beating Iga Swiatek in the championship match in Lugano on a clay court. Hercog has a 4-8 record at Wimbledon, reaching the third round only once in 2017. However, Polona won 12 of her previous 18 matches on grass including qualifying rounds.
Keys vs Hercog Head to Head
Madison Keys and Polona Hercog met each other only once, and Keys defeated Hercog in straight sets 6-4 7-6 in Rome on the clay court in May 2019. Polona missed plenty of chances to beat Madison, breaking first in both sets.
Keys vs Hercog Betting Odds and Predictions
Madison Keys is listed as a strong favourite to beat Polona Hercog on this one. You can take Keys at 1/4 odds with Ladbrokes or William Hill, while Hercog is a 3/1 underdog with BetVictor or Bet365. The price on Keys to win in straight sets is 4/6 with Coral which tells you a lot about bookmakers’ expectations.
The line on the total games is set at 20.5 with Betway with the over at 10/11 and the under at 4/5. Although we saw a tiebreak in their previous H2H duel this season, the odds on a tiebreak in this match are 9/4 with Ladbrokes or Coral.
Keys vs Hercog Betting Tip & Prediction
Madison Keys is certainly a better player than Polona Hercog, but she could have some problems in this match. Hercog has a good serve and she’s playing in a solid form, so I don’t expect to see a lopsided score.
I think Madison Keys will eventually win this battle, but I’m also looking for more than 20 games in the total, hoping to see Hercog serving well. I suggest you take the over on the total games at 10/11 with Betway. If you prefer a side bet, go with Keys to win in straight sets at 4/6 with Coral.