Due to start at 8:30 pm
Pospisil 2.56, Zverev 1.60
Zverev has won both their previous matches. They last met indoors in October 2016 in Basal. Zverev won in 2 tight sets. The other was in 2012 in Memphis. That was also indoors and he won in 2 sets.
Pospisil has much better overall results in 2018. He has won 34 of his 48 matches. Zverev has been much better on grass with 6 wins from 9 matches. Pospisil won 1 of 4 on grass.
Pospisil beat Donald Young in the last round in straight sets. Young is having an awful season but did take the opening set to a tie break. Pospisil served really well.
Zverev won the title on grass in Eastbourne last month. He had reached the third round at Wimbledon last season but he lost in the first round this season. He was probably tired from the title win the week before. His only success in Newport was a quarter final finish in 2007.
I favour Zverev to win but wait for 1.80 before backing him.