Due to start at 3 pm
Buyukakcay 3.00, Cirstea 1.48
Buyukakcay won their only previous meeting. That was in Istanbul on clay in April 2016. Buyukakcay won in straight sets. She was the local player that day. This time they are on Cirstea’s home courts.
Buyukakcay has better overall results in the last 12 months and in 2018. Her clay results are also stronger. She has had some strong weeks in ITF clay tournaments this season.
This is Cirstea’s home tournament but she has a poor record there. She lost in the first round last year as strong favourite. She is not having a great season but does come with the occasional decent performance. I think as the local player she will feel some pressure to play well and that may work against her today.
Some value on Buyukakcay. Lay Cirstea around 1.35 and remove liability at 1.70. Good chance of 3 sets. I give Buyukakcay the edge to take the match.