Head to heads are 2-2. Their last match was in May 2014 on clay. Gulbis won in straight sets.
There have been signs of life from the Gulbis clay game recently. He came through a potentially tricky match with Berankis in the last round.
Cilic has not played since Miami in March and his last clay tournament was the French Open last year. He has to be a little rusty and he isn’t a natural clay courter.
I think Gulbis will give him some problems today. The value is on Gulbis. The sets should be close.