The sixth day of the 2021 Miami Open kickstarts with some of the top players in action for their third round matches. Naomi Osaka leads the women’s draw while Daniil Medvedev will take to court for the men’s singles play on Sunday, March 28 and you can find our top three betting tips for the day from the Miami Open.
Dusan Lajovic v Frances Tiafoe
This could well be one of the more interesting matches of the day, and probably an underrated one too. Lajovic and Tiafoe have played twice before this and share the head to head 1-1 but neither of those matches have gone to a third set.
It could be different this time around.
Despite having their moments in this series, the bottom-line is their inconsistency and that could lead to a competitive encounter. Tiafoe has already sent one seeded player packing in Dan Evans and will be backing himself to do that again but at 4/9 that’s not what we are looking for.
A three-setter is what we think could be in the offing here.
Lajovic v Tiafoe Betting Tip
Three Sets in the Match: 6/4* (bet365)
Taylor Fritz v Cameron Norrie
Five previous matches between these two have led to three Norrie wins to two for Fritz and yet it’s the latter, American who starts off a bookmaker’s favorite.
It’s Fritz’s recent form that helps, given he is coming off a crushing win against Marcos Giron, defeating him 6-2, 6-2, having earlier registered victories over some of the other in-form or top players as well. In Dubai, for instance, he sent Nikoloz Basilashvili packing after the latter had won the Doha title just the previous week.
Similarly, Fritz had wins over Lorenzo Sonego, David Goffin and Denis Shapovalov before that too, and pushed Novak Djokovic into a fifth set at the Australian Open.
And while Norrie himself has been no mug, especially this season with a semifinal at the Delray Beach and third round in the Australian Open, backing the American to come through with a win.
Frtiz v Norrie Betting Tip
Fritz to win: 4/6* (bet365)
Karolina Pliskova v Jessica Pegula
This has been such a one-sided rivalry in favour of Pegula that despite being a world number six, Pliskova starts off a second-favourite by some distance. They have played twice, both of which came over the last three weeks or so, and Pegula has won just six games over the four sets that have been played in those matches.
So, while Pegula has the wood on Pliskova and should be a huge favourite to win the match too, we expect the Czech player to retaliate for sure. Cannot see a player as classy as Pliskova with a coaching team that she has get dominated this severely for the third time in a row.
Expecting Pliskova to win at least a set here.
Pliskova v Pegula Betting Tip
Pliskova to win a set – Yes: 4/7* (bet365)
*Odds Correct at the Time of Writing